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Rules and Regulations Governing the Use of Diesel Powered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines [4 VAC 25 ‑ 90]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulation sets forth requirements for operation and maintenance, ventilation, air quality, fire protection, and fuel for diesel engines being used in underground coal mining.
State Authority Virginia Code Sections ,45.1-161.3 ,45.1-161.106 45.1-161.206
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1.) To reduce the exposure of underground coal miners to the harmful constituents of diesel exhaust.
2.) To provide for safe operation of underground diesel powered equipment.
3.) To provide for safe storage and handling of diesel fuel in underground coal mines.
4.) To encourage more productive coal mines.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Email Address: mike.skiffington@dmme.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Technical amendments resulting from periodic review Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/19/2012.
Amendments to Existing Regulation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/18/2001.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to Existing Regulation NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 1/1/1900 before the comment period ended.