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Rules and Regulations Governing Installation and Use of Cabs and Canopies [4 VAC 25 ‑ 120]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulation protects persons operating self-propelled mobile equipment at the face of coal mines from roof falls.
State Authority Virginia Code Sections 45.1-161.3 and 45.1-161.106
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. To provide effective protection from falling roof rock for underground face mobile equipment operators.
2. To encourage more productive mines.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
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Telephone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120
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7/30/2020 Completed Retain As Is
9/8/2015 Completed Retain As Is
7/14/2011 Completed Retain As Is
9/28/2007 Completed Retain As Is