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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 14.6. Requirements Applicable to Surface Mineral Mining
7/15/2019

§ 45.1-161.309. Health regulations.

A. The Director shall have the authority to promulgate regulations requiring that sources of dust at surface mineral mines be wetted down unless controlled by dry collection measures, or other means approved by the Director.

B. The Director shall have the authority to promulgate regulations providing that miners at surface mineral mines which are subject to inspection by the Department pursuant to § 45.1-161.292:54 shall not be exposed to noise levels that exceed the federal limit adopted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration for non-coal miners. The regulations shall provide that if such exposure exceeds the federal limit, the Director may require the operator to employ feasible engineering and administrative control measures.

1994, c. 28; 1997, c. 390.

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