MSHA - Code of Federal Regulations - 30 CFR 57.6131
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30 CFR § 57.6131
Location of explosive material storage facilities.


(a) Storage facilities for any explosive material shall be--

(1) Located so that the forces generated by a storage facility explosion will not create a hazard to occupants in mine buildings and will not damage dams or electric substations; and

(2) Detached structures located outside the blast area and a sufficient distance from powerlines so that the powerlines, if damaged, would not contact the magazines.

(b) Operators should also be aware of regulations affecting storage facilities in 27 CFR part 55, in particular, §§ 55.218 and 55.220. This document is available at any MSHA Metal and Nonmetal Safety and Health district office.


[56 FR 46508, Sept. 12, 1991; 56 FR 52193, Oct. 18, 1991; 58 FR 31908, June 7, 1993; 58 FR 69596, Dec. 30, 1993]

NOTE: At 58 FR 69596, December 30, 1993, the effective date of §57.6131(a)(1) is stayed until January 31, 1994.