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You have selected undergound diesel equipment, other non-self-propelled equipment (light duty) after 11/25/1999, and other areas of mine.

The Advisor indicates that this is allowed.

The minimum requirements are:

1. Automatic fire suppression system (NRITL). 75.1909(j)(3)

2. One 10A:60B.C portable fire extinguisher. 75.1909(a)(2)

Additional text of the regulations and text in the Program Policy Manual not included in this Advisor may be relevant for compliance decisions. This answer may not address all particular situations which may occur at your mine. Please contact your local MSHA District Manager for more specific guidance.

 

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