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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

4VAC25-40-790. Transportation.

A. Vehicles used to transport explosives shall be:

1. In good mechanical condition;

2. Posted with warning signs;

3. Provided with suitable fire extinguishers;

4. Provided with a nonsparking cargo area equipped with sides and tailgate;

5. Kept free of extraneous materials in the cargo area;

6. Operated at safe speeds over routes that expose the minimum number of personnel; and

7. Operated with the minimum number of persons required to safely transport the explosives.

B. Explosives and detonators shall be transported in separate vehicles unless they are separated by four inches of hardwood or the equivalent.

C. When explosives or detonators are transported by an electrically-powered vehicle, the cargo area shall be electrically insulated and covered.

D. Vehicles containing explosives shall not be left unattended or taken into a shop or building for any reason.

E. No person shall smoke while transporting explosives.

F. Explosives, detonators, or blasting agents shall not be transported on mantrips.

G. Explosives and detonators shall be transported in substantial, nonconductive, closed containers. Containers shall not be stacked higher than the sides or tailgate of the vehicle.

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 § 6.2, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

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