Prohibiting Electronic Liquid-Vaporizing Devices at Underground Bituminous Coal Mines
Amends the smoking prohibition at underground bituminous coal mines to expressly prohibit the use or possession of liquid vaporizing devices.
Sensitive Ground Fault
Adds a provision to address the safety of cables powering certain machines at underground bituminous coal mine sites.
Proximity Detection Systems
Implements existing federal regulations that require underground coal mine operators to equip certain mining machines with proximity detection systems.
Standards for Surface Facilities
Implements existing federal mine safety requirements for the surface areas of underground mine sites.
Requirements for High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines
Establishes electrical safety standards for the installation, use and maintenance of high-voltage continuous mining machines in underground bituminous coal mines.
Maintenance of Incombustible Content of Rock Dust
Requires that where rock dust is to be applied in bituminous coal mines, the incombustible content of the combined coal dust, rock dust and other dust resent in the mine's intake and return airways must not be less than 80%.
Requirements for Automated External Defibrillators
Requires the placement of an automated external defibrillator at various areas of an underground mine operation.
Underground Coal Mine Safety
Adds a new chapter to establish safety standards relating to coal mine operations.