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Title: MSHA approval process

The hazardous nature of the underground mining environment necessitates the use of equipment and mining products designed to ensure safe usage in this hostile environment. Title 30, code of federal regulations (30 CFR) includes requirements that all equipment and products intended for use in potentially gassy areas of underground mines be approved by the mine safety and health administration (MSHA). Design and performance requirements for many of the products intended for use in the underground environment are also part of 30 CFR. This paper describes the processes available to potential applicants for obtaining MSHA approval. Emphasis is placed on ventilation-related products. A program available to operators for modifying approved equipment is described. A proposed regulation that would broaden the scope of design standards accepted by MSHA is discussed.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20021011
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 8th US Mine Ventilation Symposium, Rolla, MO (US), 06/11/1999--06/17/1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the 8th US mine ventilation symposium, by Tien, J.C. [ed.], 740 pages.
Publisher:
University of Missouri-Rolla Press, Rolla, MO (US)
Research Org:
Approval and Certification Center, Triadelphia, WV (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; US MSHA; UNDERGROUND MINING; MINING EQUIPMENT; LICENSING; VENTILATION SYSTEMS; SAFETY STANDARDS; CERTIFICATION; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY