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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Energy
Chapter 40. Safety and Health Regulations for Mineral Mining

4VAC25-40-5550. Frequency and method of examinations.

Examinations for dangerous conditions including tests for flammable gas with an acceptable device shall be made at least once each week, and at intervals of not more than seven days, by the certified foreman, except during weeks in which the mine is idle for the entire week.

The certified foreman shall:

1. Examine and make tests:

a. In the return of each split where it enters the main return;

b. On accessible pillar falls;

c. At seals;

d. In the main return;

e. In at least one entry of each intake and return airway in its entirety;

f. In idle workings; and

g. In abandoned workings, insofar as conditions permit;

2. Mark his initials and the date at the places examined;

3. Report dangerous conditions promptly to the operator or other designated person; and

4. Record the results of the examination with ink or indelible pencil in a book kept for that purpose at a designated place on the surface of the mine.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 15.279, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

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