MSHA - Code of Federal Regulations - 30 CFR 70.201
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MSHA - Title 30 CFR
30 CFR § 70.201
Sampling; general requirements.


(a) Each operator shall take respirable dust samples of the concentration of respirable dust in the active workings of the mine as required by this part with a sampling device approved by the Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services under part 74 (Coal Mine Dust Personal Sampler Units) of this title.

(b) Sampling devices shall be worn or carried directly to and from the mechanized mining unit or designated area to be sampled and shall be operated portal to portal. Sampling devices shall remain operational during the entire shift or for 8 hours, whichever time is less.

(c) Upon request from the District Manager, the operator shall submit the date on which collecting any respirable dust samples required by this part will begin.

(d) During the time for abatement fixed in a citation for violation of §70.100 (Respirable dust standards) or §70.101 (Respirable dust standard when quartz is present), the operator shall take corrective action to lower the concentration of respirable dust to within the permissible concentration and then sample each production shift until five valid respirable dust samples are taken.


For further information: See MSHA's Program Policy Manual
[45 FR 24000, Apr. 8, 1980, as amended at 47 FR 28095, June 29, 1982]