do góry

Until 1939

1922

  • On July 24th the State Mining Authority (SMA) is established in Katowice by the Council of Ministers. SMA's administrative area covers the Silesian province.
  • On June 27th four new District Mining Offices (in Rybnik, Królewska Huta — nowadays Chorzów, Katowice and Tarnowskie Góry) are established by the Minister of Industry and Trade.

1923

  • On July 2nd the "Mining-and-Police Ordinance of the State Mining Authority in Katowice" is implemented.

1924

  • On the initiative of the SMA, experimental mine "Barbara" and Mine Rescue Centre in Pniówek (later moved to Mikołów) are established.

1930

  • The first Polish Mining Law is introduced by the Polish President.

1939

  • After World War II breaks out, invaders take control over three State Mining Authorities (Germans over Authorities in Katowice and Cracow, Russians over Authority in Lvov).

From 1945 to 1989

1946

  • On July 1st SMAs in Katowice and Cracow, with their respective territorial competencies, are restored by the Council of Ministers after World War II.

1951

  • On January 3rd a new, central State Mining Authority in Katowice is given territorial competence over the whole of Poland.

1953

  • On May 6th a new Mining Law is decreed.

1954

  • In accordance to the decree from 21st October 1954, the SMA is transformed into a central administrative body subordinated to the Prime Minister instead of the Minister of Mining.

1955

  • SMA undertakes legislative work on structuring work and safety rules pertaining to the mining industry. "The Collection of Regulations for Work Safety and Health Protection" is issued as the first result.

1960

  • A Commission for Surface Protection from Mining Damage is established within the SMA. The Commission worked until 1996. Its work has since then been continued by the Commission for Surface Protection appointed by the President of the SMA.

1969

  • The President of the SMA establishes a Work Group for Mining Regulation.
  • SMA along with scientific institutes and interested ministries cooperate to prepare the Prime Minister's Occupational Safety and Health, and Fire Safety in Underground Mining Plants Regulation.

1973

  • The “Detailed Regulations for Mining Operation and Deposit Management in Underground Mining Plants Extracting Hard Coal and Lignite” are passed. In the following years, with SMA’s participation, respective regulations for other types of mining plants are being issued.

1988

  • The Prime Minister establishes the Commission for the Reform of Mining Law and Geological Law chaired by the SMA’s President. The Commission drafted the “Act of Geological and Mining Law”, which is passed by the Parliament of the Republic of Poland and signed by the President of the Republic of Poland on 4th February 1994

After 1989

1995

  • Implementing acts for the Geological and Mining Law are passed.

1996

  • The President of the SMA establishes The Committee for Work Safety in Mining.
  • SMA organizes the 2nd Meeting of the Heads of European State Mining Authorities.

1999

  • The Archive of Mine Survey and Geological Documentation is established.
  • The SMA participates in the drafting of amendments to the Geological and Mining Law and their presentation to the Polish Parliament.
  • Work on new implementing acts for the Geological and Mining Law is started.

2001

  • On July 27th the act amending the Geological and Mining Law is passed by the Parliament and enters into force on 1st January 2002.

2002

  • Mining Offices are, of now, responsible for the supervision and control of mining plants extracting common minerals.
  • As of now, minister competent for public administration supervises the President of SMA.

2004

  • On May 1st the SMA’s President becomes a specialized authority responsible for market surveillance with respect to products used in mines and an authority for recognition of professional qualifications in mining professions.
  • The 10th Meeting of the Heads of European State Mining Authorities – organized by the SMA – is held in Wrocław.
  • On December 1st the SMA receives a certificate of Quality Management System ISO 9001:2001 in the scope of tasks under the Mining and Geological Law.

2007

  • In accordance with the amendments made to the Mining and Geological Law the SMA’s President is, of now, supervised by the minister competent for the environment.
  • On November 23rd the SMA celebrates the 85th anniversary of its establishment. The celebrations are taking place on the premises of the Silesian Library.

2011

  • On June 9th the Polish Parliament passes a bill amending the Mining and Geological Law. The bill enters into force 1st January 2012.
  • The 17th Meeting of the Heads of European State Mining Authorities – organized by the SMA – takes place in Cracow.
  • Under the motto "Mining with Principles", the celebrations of 90 years of mining supervision in Poland begin.

2012

  • On June 22nd in the Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze ceremonial celebrations of 90 years of mining supervision in Poland are held under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski.
  • On August 27th a mutual agreement of cooperation is signed by the the President of the SMA and the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection – Piotr Litwa and Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel respecitively.
  • On September 14th in Donieck, Ukraine, the President of SMA Piotr Litwa signs the Declaration of Cooperation between the SMA and the Ukrainian State Service of Mining Supervision and Industrial Safety.
  • On October 25th during the ongoing celebrations of 90 years of mining supervision in Poland a new SMA's mining supervision heritage hall is opened.
  • On November 16th the SMA's President Piotr Litwa receives the prestigious "Black Diamonds" Special Award for people, institutions, organizations or companies rendering great merit to the development of Silesian industry.

2013

  • On January 19th the SMA is honoured by the Hard-coal Mining Employers' Association with the "Oskard" – an award for people or institutions shaping the face of the mining industry and improving the Silesian region.
  • On January 19th the President of SMA Piotr Litwa receives the Platinum Laurel for Skill and Competence. It is awarded during the celebrations of 90 years of mining supervision in Poland and in recognition of the President's personal merit to the extracting industry.
  • Marzena Rabiasz, the 1st female mining-police officer in the rank of a general and the Director of the District Mining Office in Kielce, is presented with "Narcyz 2013" – an award by the Rybnik Industrial District's Chamber of Industry and Commerce for exceptional women representing culture, science, politics, medicine, among other fields.

2014

  • On April 1st the new SMA's Statute enters into force changing its organizational structure. Two new departments are established: the Department of Underground and Opencast Mining and the Department of Borehole Mining and Drilling, as well as the Internal Control and Audit Office.

2015

  • The District Mining Office in Gdańsk is established.

2016

  • As of now, minister competent for energy supervises the President of SMA.

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