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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 14.3. Requirements Applicable to Underground Coal Mines

§ 45.1-161.205. (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Storage and use of flammable fluids and materials.

A. Underground storage places for oil, grease and flammable hydraulic fluid shall be of fireproof construction.

B. Oil, grease and flammable hydraulic fluid kept underground for current use shall be in closed metal containers.

C. Provisions shall be made to prevent accumulation of spilled oil or grease at the storage places or at the locations where such materials are used.

D. Oily rags, oily waste, and wastepaper shall be kept in closed metal containers until removed for disposal.

E. No gasoline, benzene, kerosene or other flammable oils shall be used underground in powering machinery.

F. All oxygen and acetylene bottles used underground shall be secured while in use. When stored underground, oxygen and acetylene bottles shall be placed in a safe location, protected from physical damage, with caps in place where provided for on the tank, and secured upright or elevated, whichever mine heights allow.

Code 1950, §§ 45-14.1, 45-43; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, §§ 45.1-89, 45.1-90, 45.1-100; 1974, c. 323; 1978, cc. 118, 729; 1981, c. 131; 1984, c. 590, § 45.1-89, c. 639; 1985, c. 500; 1994, c. 28; 1996, c. 774.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.