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

§ 45.1-161.238. (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Flammable or combustible materials.

A. Oil, grease, and similar flammable materials shall be kept in closed containers, separate from other materials so as not to create a fire hazard to nearby buildings or mines. If oil or grease is stored in a building, the building or room in which it is stored shall be of fireproof construction and well ventilated.

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

C. The area within 100 feet of all mine openings shall be kept free of combustible material; however, this shall not apply to the temporary storage of not more than a one day's supply of such materials.

D. All oxygen and acetylene bottles shall be stored in racks designated and constructed for the storage of such bottles with caps in place and secured when not in use. Any storage place for such materials shall be posted to prohibit smoking.

Code 1950, § 45-85.9; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-39; 1978, c. 729; 1994, c. 28.

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.