30 CFR 75.331 - Auxiliary fans and tubing.

§ 75.331 Auxiliary fans and tubing.

(a) When auxiliary fans and tubing are used for face ventilation, each auxiliary fan shall be -

(1) Permissible, if the fan is electrically operated;

(2) Maintained in proper operating condition;

(3) Deenergized or shut off when no one is present on the working section; and

(4) Located and operated to avoid recirculation of air.

(b) If a deficiency exists in any auxiliary fan system, the deficiency shall be corrected or the auxiliary fan shall be deenergized immediately.

(c) If the air passing through an auxiliary fan or tubing contains 1.0 percent or more methane, power to electrical equipment in the working place and to the auxiliary fan shall be deenergized, and other mechanized equipment in the working place shall be shut off until the methane concentration is reduced to less than 1.0 percent.

(d) When an auxiliary fan is stopped -

(1) Line brattice or other face ventilation control devices shall be used to maintain ventilation to affected faces; and

(2) Electrical equipment in the affected working places shall be disconnected at the power source, and other mechanized equipment shall be shut off until ventilation to the working place is restored.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

Title 30 published on 06-Jun-2018 04:01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 30 CFR Part 75 after this date.

  • 2018-03-26; vol. 83 # 58 - Monday, March 26, 2018
    1. 83 FR 12904 - Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust
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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Mine Safety and Health Administration
      Request for information; reopening of the rulemaking record for public comments.
      The comment period for the request for information, published on June 8, 2016 (81 FR 36826), which closed on January 9, 2018 (82 FR 2284), is reopened. Comments must be received on or before midnight Eastern Standard Time on March 26, 2019.
      30 CFR Parts 57, 70, 72, and 75