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Chapter 9. Requirements Applicable to Surface Coal MinesRead Chapter

  • Article 1. General ProvisionsRead all
  • § 45.2-900
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Scope of chapter
    § 45.2-901
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Regulations governing conditions and practices at surface coal mines
    § 45.2-902
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Standards for regulations
  • Article 2. Work Area Examinations, Recordkeeping, and ReportingRead all
  • § 45.2-903
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Safety examinations
    § 45.2-904
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Records of examinations
    § 45.2-905
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Areas with safety or health hazards; duties of surface mine foreman
  • Article 3. Personal ProtectionRead all
  • § 45.2-906
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Personal protection devices and practices
    § 45.2-907
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Housekeeping
    § 45.2-908
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Noxious fumes
  • Article 4. First Aid Equipment; Medical Care; Emergency Medical Services ProvidersRead all
  • § 45.2-909
    (Effective October 1, 2021) First aid equipment
    § 45.2-910
    (Effective October 1, 2021) First aid training
    § 45.2-911
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Attention to injured persons
  • Article 5. Fire Prevention and Fire ControlRead all
  • § 45.2-912
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Firefighting equipment; duties in case of fire; fire precaution in transportation of mining equipment; fire prevention generally
    § 45.2-913
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duties in case of fire
    § 45.2-914
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Fire precautions
  • Article 6. Surface EquipmentRead all
  • § 45.2-915
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Haulage and mobile equipment; operating condition
    § 45.2-916
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Equipment operation
    § 45.2-917
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Safety measures on equipment
    § 45.2-918
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Transportation of personnel
    § 45.2-919
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Lighting
    § 45.2-920
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Shop and other equipment
    § 45.2-921
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Hydraulic hoses
  • Article 7. Travel Ways and Loading and Haulage AreasRead all
  • § 45.2-922
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Stairways, platforms, runways, and floor openings
    § 45.2-923
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Loading and haulage work area requirements
    § 45.2-924
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Equipment operation
  • Article 8. Dust ControlRead all
  • § 45.2-925
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Control of dust and combustible material
  • Article 9. ElectricityRead all
  • § 45.2-926
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Overhead high-potential power lines; surface transmission lines; electric wiring in surface buildings
    § 45.2-927
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Transformers
    § 45.2-928
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Grounding
    § 45.2-929
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Circuit breakers and switches
    § 45.2-930
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Electrical trailing cables
  • Article 10. Explosives and BlastingRead all
  • § 45.2-931
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Surface storage of explosives and detonators
    § 45.2-932
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Misfires
    § 45.2-933
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Minimum blasting practices
  • Article 12. Auger and Highwall MiningRead all
  • § 45.2-935
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Inspection of electric equipment and wiring; checking and testing methane monitors
    § 45.2-936
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Highwall inspections
    § 45.2-937
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Penetration of underground mines; testing
    § 45.2-938
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Safety precautions
  • Article 13. Proximity of Mining to Gas or Oil Wells or Vertical Ventilation HolesRead all
  • § 45.2-939
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Surface coal mining; distance from wells; requirements