Mining; declaration of the appointment of a supervisor

A supervisor (responsible person) can be appointed in accordance with §§ 58 ff of the Federal Mining Act to fulfill the duties arising from mining regulations and to manage and supervise the operation.


The overall responsibility for safety and order in an operation subject to mining law lies first and foremost with the mine operator, represented by the company's board of directors or, in the case of legal entities and trading partnerships, the persons authorized to represent the company by law, the articles of association or the partnership agreement.

Responsibility for the management and supervision of individual parts of the operation can be delegated to other supervisors (responsible persons) (Sections 58 ff of the Federal Mining Act - BBergG). The application for the naming of the delegation of responsibility (appointment) must be made in writing (Section 60 (1) BBergG).

The duties and powers must be precisely described in the appointment; the powers must correspond to the duties. It must be ensured by internal instructions that the responsible persons can fulfill their tasks and exercise their powers.


Prerequisite for appointment as a responsible person:

  • personal reliability
  • physical suitability
  • Technical qualification


Submit the form (see under "Forms") on the appointment of a responsible person according to §§ 58 ff of the Federal Mining Act to the responsible office.


  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Bestellung als Aufsichtsperson gemäß §§ 58 ff. Bundesberggesetz (BBergG)
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Status: 19.05.2023

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

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