MSHA - Code of Federal Regulations - 30 CFR 57.3461
30 CFR § 57.3461
(a) Operators of mines which have experienced a rock burst shall
(1) Within twenty four hours report to the nearest MSHA
office each rock burst which:
(i) Causes persons to be withdrawn;
(ii) Impairs ventilation;
(iii) Impedes passage; or
(iv) Disrupts mining activity for more than one
(2) Develop and implement a rock burst control plan
within 90 days after a rock burst has been experienced.
(b) The plan shall include--
(1) Mining and operating procedures designed to reduce the
occurrence of rock bursts;
(2) Monitoring procedures where detection methods are
(3) Other measures to minimize exposure of persons to
areas which are prone to rock bursts.
(c) The plan shall be updated as conditions warrant.
(d) The plan shall be available to an authorized representative of the
Secretary and to miners or their representatives.
Subpart C--Fire Prevention and Control
Authority: § 101, Federal Mine Safety
and Health Act of 1977, Pub. L. 91-173 as amended by Pub. L. 95-164, 91 Stat.
1291 (30 U.S.C. 811).
For further information: See MSHA's Program Policy Manual