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 fulfil the duties arising from mining regulations and to manage and supervise the operation. The competent mining authority shall make the official appointment.


The overall responsibility for safety and order in an operation subject to mining law lies first of all with the mine operator, represented by the company's board of directors or, in the case of legal persons and commercial partnerships, the persons authorised to represent the company by law, the articles of association or the memorandum of association.

Responsibility for the management and supervision of individual parts of the operation may 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).

In the appointment, the duties and powers shall be described in detail; the powers shall correspond to the duties. It must be ensured by internal regulations that the responsible persons can fulfil 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 in accordance with §§ 58 ff of the Federal Mining Act to the competent authority.


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Bestellung als Aufsichtsperson gemäß §§ 58 ff. Bundesberggesetz (BBergG)
    Please note

    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: 28.06.2021

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

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