(a) Except where alternative compliance is permitted, every operator
of an underground mine shall designate, in advance, the location of the mine
rescue station serving the mine. See MSHA's Program Policy Manual
(b) Mine rescue stations are to provide a centralized storage
location for rescue equipment. This centralized storage location may be
either at the mine site, affiliated mines, or a separate mine rescue
structure. See MSHA's Program Policy Manual (c) Mine rescue stations shall provide a proper storage environment
to assure equipment readiness for immediate use.