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Regulation #7-558: 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.

Regulation Details
IRRC Number 3292 Proposed Regulation Received February 25, 2021
Agency Name Board of Coal Mine Safety PA Bulletin Publish Date March 13, 2021
Regulation Status Final-Form Close of Public Comment April 12, 2021
PA Code 25 Pa. Code Chapter 208.375-208.376 Final Due By April 12, 2023
Analysts Assigned Laura  Campbell  (LC)
Fiona E. Cormack  (FEC)
IRRC Comments Due May 12, 2021
Final-Form Regulation Received June 16, 2022
Public Meeting Date July 21, 2022
Published as Final N/A
Actions Taken
No IRRC Actions taken at this time

  • Proposed Regulation
  • Final Regulation
  • Related Documents

Public Comments on Proposed Regulation

April 13, 2021

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

There are currently no legislative comments on the proposed or final regulation.


IRRC Comments on Proposed Regulation

May 12, 2021

Public Comments on Final Regulation

There are currently no public comments on the final regulation.


Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

There are currently no legislative comments on the proposed or final regulation.


IRRC Order(s)

There are currently no IRRC orders.


In addition to comments, IRRC occasionally receives other correspondence and written materials from state agencies and the legislature regarding pending regulations. These documents can be found on this portion of our website.

There are currently no related documents.