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Rules and Regulations Governing Disruption of Communications in Mines [4 VAC 25 ‑ 70]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulation ensures that there is a system of communication between those mining coal underground and mine personnel on the surface so miners can get help in case of an emergency.
State Authority Virginia Code Sections ,45.1-161.3 ,45.1-161.106 45.1-161.191
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To provide for the safety of persons at the mine by providing a system of emergency communication.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Email Address: mike.skiffington@dmme.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120
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