30 CFR § 72.630 Drill dust control at underground areas of underground mines.
(a) Dust resulting from drilling in rock shall be controlled by use of
permissible dust collectors, or by water, or water with a wetting agent, or by
ventilation, or by any other method or device approved by the Secretary that
is as effective in controlling the dust.
(b)Dust collectors. Dust collectors shall be maintained in
permissible and operating condition. Dust collectors approved under Part
33--Dust Collectors for Use in Connection with Rock Drilling in Coal Mines of
this title or under Bureau of Mines Schedule 25B are permissible dust
collectors for the purpose of this section.
(c)Water control. Water used to control dust from drilling
rock shall be applied through a hollow drill steel or stem or by the flooding
of vertical drill holes in the floor.
(d)Ventilation control. To adequately control dust from drilling rock, the
air current shall be so directed that the dust is readily dispersed and
carried away from the drill operator or any other miners in the area.
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