20 CFR Appendix C to Part 718, Blood-Gas Tables

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Appendix C to Part 718 - Blood-Gas Tables

The following tables set forth the values to be applied in determining whether total disability may be established in accordance with § 718.204(b)(2)(ii). The values contained in the tables are indicative of impairment only. They do not establish a degree of disability except as provided in § 718.204(b)(2)(ii) of this subchapter, nor do they establish standards for determining normal alveolar gas exchange values for any particular individual. Tests must not be performed during or soon after an acute respiratory or cardiac illness. A miner who meets the following medical specifications must be found to be totally disabled, in the absence of rebutting evidence, if the values specified in one of the following tables are met:

(1) For arterial blood-gas studies performed at test sites up to 2,999 feet above sea level:

Arterial PCO2 (mm Hg) Arterial PO2 equal to or less than (mm Hg)
25 or below 75
26 74
27 73
28 72
29 71
30 70
31 69
32 68
33 67
34 66
35 65
36 64
37 63
38 62
39 61
40-49 60
Above 50 ( 1)

1 Any value.

(2) For arterial blood-gas studies performed at test sites 3,000 to 5,999 feet above sea level:

Arterial PCO2 (mm Hg) Arterial PO2 equal to or less than (mm Hg)
25 or below 70
26 69
27 68
28 67
29 66
30 65
31 64
32 63
33 62
34 61
35 60
36 59
37 58
38 57
39 56
40-49 55
Above 50 ( 2)

2 Any value.

(3) For arterial blood-gas studies performed at test sites 6,000 feet or more above sea level:

Arterial PCO2 (mm Hg) Arterial PO2 equal to or less than (mm Hg)
25 or below 65
26 64
27 63
28 62
29 61
30 60
31 59
32 58
33 57
34 56
35 55
36 54
37 53
38 52
39 51
40-49 50
Above 50 ( 3)

3 Any value.

[ 65 FR 80045, Dec. 20, 2000, as amended at 78 FR 59115, Sept. 25, 2013]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
U.S. Code: Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS

§ 901 - Short title

§ 902 - Definitions

§ 903 - Coverage

§ 904 - Liability for compensation

§ 905 - Exclusiveness of liability

§ 906 - Compensation

§ 907 - Medical services and supplies

§ 908 - Compensation for disability

§ 909 - Compensation for death

§ 910 - Determination of pay

§ 911 - Guardian for minor or incompetent

§ 912 - Notice of injury or death

§ 913 - Filing of claims

§ 914 - Payment of compensation

§ 915 - Invalid agreements

§ 916 - Assignment and exemption from claims of creditors

§ 917 - Lien against compensation

§ 918 - Collection of defaulted payments; special fund

§ 919 - Procedure in respect of claims

§ 920 - Presumptions

§ 921 - Review of compensation orders

§ 921a - Appearance of attorneys for Secretary, deputy commissioner, or Board

§ 922 - Modification of awards

§ 923 - Procedure before deputy commissioner or Board

§ 924 - Witnesses

§ 925 - Witness fees

§ 926 - Costs in proceedings brought without reasonable grounds

§ 927 - Powers of deputy commissioners or Board

§ 928 - Fees for services

§ 929 - Record of injury or death

§ 930 - Reports to Secretary

§ 931 - Penalty for misrepresentation

§ 932 - Security for compensation

§ 933 - Compensation for injuries where third persons are liable

§ 934 - Compensation notice

§ 935 - Substitution of carrier for employer

§ 936 - Insurance policies

§ 937 - Certificate of compliance with chapter

§ 938 - Penalties

§ 939 - Administration by Secretary

§ 940 - Deputy commissioners

§ 941 - Safety rules and regulations

§ 942 - Annual report

§ 943 - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–348, § 1(15), Nov. 8, 1965, 79 Stat. 1311

§ 944 - Special fund

§ 945 to 947 - Repealed. Pub. L. 98–426, § 25, Sept. 28, 1984, 98 Stat. 1654

§ 948 - Laws inapplicable

§ 948a - Discrimination against employees who bring proceedings; penalties; deposit of payments in special fund; civil actions; entitlement to restoration of...for penalties and payments; insurance policy exemption from liability

§ 949 - Effect of unconstitutionality

§ 950 - Separability

U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Presidential Documents

Reorganization ... 1950 Plan No. 6

Title 20 published on 20-May-2017 03:30

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 20 CFR Part 718 after this date.

  • 2014-04-17; vol. 79 # 74 - Thursday, April 17, 2014
    1. 79 FR 21606 - Black Lung Benefits Act: Standards for Chest Radiographs
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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective May 19, 2014. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of May 19, 2014.
      20 CFR Parts 718 and 725