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Rules and Regulations Governing the Installation and Use of Automated Temporary Roof Support Systems [4 VAC 25 ‑ 60]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulation serves to protect miners from unsupported roof falls before permanent roof supports are installed in a newly mined area of an underground coal mine.
State Authority Virginia Code Sections ,45.1-161.3 ,45.1-161.106 45.1-161.114
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 1. To provide for the safety of persons assigned to install permanent roof support at the mine by reducing the risk of accident or injury from fall of roof material.

2. To encourage more productive coal mines.
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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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