252. Notices to local authorities.

Where it is proposed to carry on any underground coal-mining operations1, the responsible person2 must give notice3 of the operations to any local authority4 whose area includes land which may be affected by subsidence as a result of the operations5. Where any underground coal-mining operations are being carried on, the responsible person must give notice of such facts as may be prescribed6 to any local authority whose area includes land which has been or may be affected by subsidence as a result of the operations7. Failure to give a required notice is an offence