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Mining

The Technical Regulatory Authority performs national surveillance of the compliance with mining safety requirements as well as the obligatory documentation and the requirements of a liable specialist.


Estonia has remarkable oil shale, gravel, sand, limestone, clay, and peat depositories and an advanced mining industry. The mining of mineral resources includes preparatory work for removing the resource from its natural state, the removal itself, and also the transport and primary processing of the mined coal within the mining area and its service land.

The terms and requirements of the field of mining have been established in the Earth’s Crust Act

The TRA performs national surveillance of the compliance with mining safety requirements as well as the obligatory documentation and the requirements of a liable specialist.