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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 14.5. Requirements Applicable to Underground Mineral Mines
12/16/2019

§ 45.1-161.299. Bare wires and cables.

A. The Director shall promulgate regulations requiring bare wires, and cables other than ground wires, grounded power wires, and trailing cables to be supported by insulators and away from combustible materials, roof, and ribs.

B. Until final regulations promulgated by the Director pursuant to subsection A become effective, wires and cables not encased in armor shall be supported by well-installed insulators and shall not touch combustible materials, roof, or ribs; however, this requirement shall not apply to ground wires, grounded power conductors, and trailing cables.

Code 1950, §§ 45-82, 45-82.1; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-78; 1993, c. 442; 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.