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Chapter 7. Requirements Applicable to Underground Coal Mines; Mine ConstructionRead Chapter

  • Article 1. General ProvisionsRead all
  • § 45.2-700
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Scope of chapter
    § 45.2-701
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Regulations governing conditions and practices at underground coal mines
    § 45.2-702
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Standards for regulations
  • Article 2. Additional Duties of Certified Persons and Other MinersRead all
  • § 45.2-703
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duties of mine foreman
    § 45.2-704
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Employment and duties of top persons; plan for excavation of shaft or slope
    § 45.2-705
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Employment of inexperienced underground miners
    § 45.2-706
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Employment of authorized persons
  • Article 3. Proximity of Mining to Gas or Oil Wells or Abandoned AreasRead all
  • § 45.2-707
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mining in proximity to gas or oil wells
    § 45.2-708
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mining in proximity to an abandoned area
  • Article 4. Roof, Face, and Rib ControlRead all
  • § 45.2-709
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Roof, face, and ribs to be secure
    § 45.2-710
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Roof control plans
    § 45.2-711
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Instruction of miners
    § 45.2-712
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Copies of plan
    § 45.2-713
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Automated temporary roof support systems
    § 45.2-714
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Supplies of materials for supports
    § 45.2-715
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Examination and testing of roof, face, and ribs
    § 45.2-716
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mapping of roof falls
    § 45.2-717
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Unsafe conditions
    § 45.2-718
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Removal of supports
  • Article 5. Explosives and BlastingRead all
  • § 45.2-719
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Surface storage of explosives and detonators
    § 45.2-720
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Underground transportation of explosives and detonators
    § 45.2-721
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Underground storage of explosives and detonators
    § 45.2-722
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Blasting practices; penalty
    § 45.2-723
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Blasting cables
    § 45.2-724
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Misfires
    § 45.2-725
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Explosives and blasting practices in shaft and slope operations
  • Article 6. Mine Openings and EscapewaysRead all
  • § 45.2-726
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mine openings
    § 45.2-727
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Separation of openings
    § 45.2-728
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Number of miners in openings
    § 45.2-729
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Maintenance of mine openings
    § 45.2-730
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Signs, life lines, and equipment
    § 45.2-731
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Examination of escapeways
    § 45.2-732
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Longwall escape routes and plan
    § 45.2-733
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Fire protection
    § 45.2-734
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Unused openings
  • Article 7. HoistingRead all
  • § 45.2-735
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Hoisting equipment
    § 45.2-736
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Hoisting ropes
    § 45.2-737
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Hoisting cages
    § 45.2-738
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Shaft and slope conditions
    § 45.2-739
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Signaling; signal code
    § 45.2-740
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Inspections of hoisting equipment
    § 45.2-741
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Hoisting engineers
    § 45.2-742
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Operations of hoisting equipment
    § 45.2-743
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Maintenance of hoisting equipment
  • Article 8. TransportationRead all
  • § 45.2-744
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Haulage roads
    § 45.2-745
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Track switches and rails
    § 45.2-746
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Clearance on haulage roads
    § 45.2-747
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Conveyor crossings
    § 45.2-748
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Shelter holes
    § 45.2-749
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Refuge from moving traffic
    § 45.2-750
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Inspection of underground equipment
    § 45.2-751
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Maintenance of equipment
    § 45.2-752
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Self-propelled equipment
    § 45.2-753
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Pushing cars
    § 45.2-754
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Transportation of material
    § 45.2-755
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Securing cars
    § 45.2-756
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Riding on cars
    § 45.2-757
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Back-poling
    § 45.2-758
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Operation of equipment
    § 45.2-759
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Dispatchers
    § 45.2-760
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Availability of mantrips
    § 45.2-761
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mantrips
    § 45.2-762
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mantrip loading and unloading areas
    § 45.2-763
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Transporting miners by conveyor belt
  • Article 9. Surface AreasRead all
  • § 45.2-764
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Housekeeping; noxious fumes
    § 45.2-765
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Lighting
    § 45.2-766
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Flammable or combustible materials
    § 45.2-767
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Hazardous crane operations
    § 45.2-768
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Controlling dust at the surface
    § 45.2-769
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Scaffolding and overhead protection
    § 45.2-770
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Welding and cutting
    § 45.2-771
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Fire prevention and fire control
    § 45.2-772
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Surface equipment
    § 45.2-773
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Travel ways and loading and haulage areas
    § 45.2-774
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Electricity
    § 45.2-775
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Surface blasting
    § 45.2-776
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Ground control