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Chapter 14.3. Requirements Applicable to Underground Coal MinesRead Chapter

  • Article 1. General ProvisionsRead all
  • § 45.1-161.105
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Scope of chapter
    § 45.1-161.106
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Regulations governing conditions and practices at underground coal mines
    § 45.1-161.107
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Standards for regulations
  • Article 3. Proximity of Mining to Gas and Oil Wells, and Abandoned AreasRead all
  • § 45.1-161.121
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Mining in proximity to gas and oil wells
    § 45.1-161.122
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Mining in proximity to abandoned areas
  • Article 5. Explosives and BlastingRead all
  • § 45.1-161.126
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Surface storage of explosives
    § 45.1-161.127
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Underground transportation of explosives
    § 45.1-161.128
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Underground storage of explosives
    § 45.1-161.129
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Blasting practices; penalty
    § 45.1-161.130
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Blasting cables
    § 45.1-161.131
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Misfires
    § 45.1-161.132
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Explosives and blasting practices in shaft and slope operations
  • Article 8. Mine Openings and EscapewaysRead all
  • § 45.1-161.162
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Mine openings
    § 45.1-161.163
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Separation of openings
    § 45.1-161.164
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Number of miners in openings
    § 45.1-161.165
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Maintenance of mine openings
    § 45.1-161.166
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Signs, life lines, and equipment
    § 45.1-161.167
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Examination of escapeways
    § 45.1-161.168
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Longwall escape routes and plan
    § 45.1-161.169
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Fire protection
    § 45.1-161.170
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Unused openings
  • Article 9. IlluminationRead all
  • § 45.1-161.171
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Portable illumination
    § 45.1-161.172
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Underground illumination
    § 45.1-161.173
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Inspection of electric illumination equipment
  • Article 10. Personal Safety; SmokingRead all
  • § 45.1-161.174
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Checking system; tracking system
    § 45.1-161.175
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Protective clothing
    § 45.1-161.176
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Noise levels and ear protection
    § 45.1-161.177
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Smoking materials prohibited; penalty
    § 45.1-161.178
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Allowing persons to work in a mine with smoker's articles; penalty
    § 45.1-161.179
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Posting of notice
    § 45.1-161.180
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Smoking in surface and other areas
  • Article 12. First Aid Equipment; Medical Care; Emergency Medical Services ProvidersRead all
  • § 45.1-161.197
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) First aid equipment
    § 45.1-161.198
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Attention to injured persons
    § 45.1-161.199
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Certified emergency medical services providers
  • Article 13. Fire Prevention and Fire ControlRead all
  • § 45.1-161.200
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Firefighting equipment; fire prevention
    § 45.1-161.201
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Duties in case of fire
    § 45.1-161.202
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Emergency response plans; list of next of kin
    § 45.1-161.203
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Reporting fires; response
    § 45.1-161.204
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Fire prevention in transportation of mining equipment
    § 45.1-161.205
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Storage and use of flammable fluids and materials
    § 45.1-161.206
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Diesel powered equipment
    § 45.1-161.207
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Arcs, sparks and flames
  • Article 14. Ventilation, Mine Gases and Other Hazardous ConditionsRead all
  • § 45.1-161.208
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Pre-shift examinations
    § 45.1-161.209
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) on-shift examinations
    § 45.1-161.210
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Weekly examinations
    § 45.1-161.211
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Examinations of fans
    § 45.1-161.212
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Record of examinations
    § 45.1-161.213
    Repealed
    § 45.1-161.214
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Notice of hazardous conditions
    § 45.1-161.215
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Notice of monitor tampering prohibition
    § 45.1-161.216
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Main fans
    § 45.1-161.217
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Fan stoppage plan
    § 45.1-161.218
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Auxiliary fans
    § 45.1-161.219
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Volume of air
    § 45.1-161.220
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Bleeder systems
    § 45.1-161.221
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Coursing of air
    § 45.1-161.222
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Actions for excessive methane
    § 45.1-161.223
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Crosscuts
    § 45.1-161.224
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Permanent stoppings
    § 45.1-161.225
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Ventilation controls
    § 45.1-161.226
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Line brattice
    § 45.1-161.227
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Ventilation with air from certain areas
    § 45.1-161.228
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Worked-out areas
    § 45.1-161.229
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Air quality
    § 45.1-161.230
    Repealed
    § 45.1-161.231
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Examination of mines for explosive gas and other hazardous conditions
    § 45.1-161.232
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Tampering with methane monitoring devices prohibited; penalty
    § 45.1-161.233
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Allowing persons to work in mine where methane monitoring equipment disconnected; penalty
    § 45.1-161.233:1
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Intentionally bypassing safety devices; prohibition
    § 45.1-161.234
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Control of coal dust
    § 45.1-161.235
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Rock dusting
  • Article 16. Additional Duties of Certified Persons and Other MinersRead all
  • § 45.1-161.249
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Duties of mine foreman
    § 45.1-161.250
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Employment and duties of top persons; plan for excavation of shaft or slope
    § 45.1-161.251
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Employment of inexperienced underground miners
    § 45.1-161.252
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Employment of authorized persons