30 CFR 45.2 - Definitions.
As used in this part:
(a) Act means the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, Pub. L. 91-173, as amended by Pub. L. 95-164;
(c) Independent contractor means any person, partnership, corporation, subsidiary of a corporation, firm, association or other organization that contracts to perform services or construction at a mine; and,
(d) Production-operator means any owner, lessee, or other person who operates, controls or supervises a coal or other mine.