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The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association, and its two branches, the Holmes Mine Rescue Association, and Holmes Safety Association, are separate entities from the United States Department of Labor (DOL) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).  DOL and MSHA are not requesting, collecting or handling any monies or other resources associated with conducting the 2020 International Mines Rescue Competition at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy.

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