Compliance Guides and eLaws Advisors

Compliance Guides
 
  RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES
on REPAIR or REBUILD and MAINTENANCE of CIRCUIT BREAKERS
 
  INTERPRETATION OF 30 CFR 75.1100-1 AND 75.1100-2
Regarding Water Delivery Capability of Coal Mine Waterlines when Fighting a Fire with a Firehose and Nozzle
 
  Diesel Equipment Inventory Questions and Answers
 
 
  Mine Emergency Response Development (MERD)
Contest Guidelines

The Mine Emergency Response Development (MERD) exercise contest guidelines provide for the development of MERD exercises that will fulfill the requirements of a mine rescue contest for the purpose of 30 C.F.R. §49.60. A local mine rescue contest is training that provides an objective evaluation of demonstrated mine rescue team skills and can be a MERD exercise or a practical simulation exercise, such as a fire or explosion drill, where the team participates in simulated mine rescue team exercises and wears breathing apparatus.

 
  Questions and Answers
On MSHA's Program Policy Letter (PPL) (P13-V-12) regarding the Examination, Evaluation, and Effectiveness of Bleeder Systems
 
  Questions and Answers
On MSHA's Program Policy Letter (PPL) (P11-V-13) on Post-Accident Two-Way Communications and Electronic Tracking Requirements of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act (MINER Act)
 
  Questions and Answers
for MSHA's Final Rule On Conveyor Belt, Fire Prevention And Detection, And Use Of Air From The
Belt Entry  (updated 3/2010)
     
      Questions and Answers
    for Final Rule On Refuge Alternatives
     
      Questions and Answers
    for Sealing Abandoned Areas in Underground Coal Mines; Final Rule
     
      Questions and Answers (Revised June 2008)
    for Mine Rescue Teams; Final Rule

    The Mine Rescue Teams Final Rule was effective on February 8, 2008. MSHA held five stakeholder meetings across the country to discuss the final rule. This compliance guide was developed to address questions and comments received during those meetings. An optional form which operators may use to certify annually that each team meets the requirements of 30 CFR part 49 Subpart B is also available. For more information contact Mike Kalich at kalich.michael@dol.gov or call 202-693-9714.

       See Form

    MSHA has developed an Instructor Guide (IG-110); "Responding to a Mine Emergency" specifically designed to assist in developing a training program that meets the requirements of 30 CFR Part 75.1501(a)(2). The IG is organized into 11 sections, corresponding with the topics listed in Part 75.1501(a)(2). To assist in making the training appropriate for each mine, each section lists recommended site-specific materials that should be used in developing an effective program, tailored to your operation.

       See IG-110

    The Mine Rescue Teams Final Rule was effective on February 8, 2008. MSHA held five stakeholder meetings across the country to discuss the final rule. This PowerPoint was developed for use at stakeholder meetings. This is not a stand-alone document. Please consult the final rule and other guidance documents for compliance information. For more information contact Mike Kalich at kalich.michael@dol.gov or call 202-693-9714.

       PPT Version     PDF Version

     
      Questions and Answers
    for Emergency Mine Evacuation; Final Rule
     
      Compliance Guide
    for Tree Cutting Activities (updated 11/26/2019)
     
      Compliance Guide
    for Mine Emergencies under New; 75.1501 and 75.1502
     
      Compliance Guide
    for MSHA's Safety Standards for the Use of Belt Entry As an Intake Air Course to Ventilate Working Sections and Areas Where Mechanized Mining Equipment is Being Installed or Removed
     
      Compliance Guide
    Part 6, "Testing And Evaluation By Independent Laboratories and
    Non-MSHA Product Safety Standards"
     
      Compliance Guide
    HazCom 30 CFR Part 47
     
      Compliance Guide
    HazCom 30 CFR Part 47
    Telling Miners About Chemical Hazards
     
      Compliance Guide
    For High-Voltage Longwall Regulations 30 C.F.R. Parts 18 and 75
     
      Compliance Guide
    To MSHA's Occupational Noise Exposure Standard
     
      Compliance Guide
    For MSHA's Modified Regulations on Training and Retraining of Miners
     
      Compliance Guide
    For MSHA's Part 46 Training Regulations

    Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines - Version 3 - Published May 28, 2001.

    We developed this guide to provide information to the surface nonmetal mining community about the new Part 46 training regulations. This is the third edition of this Compliance Guide. We have added additional questions and answers based on questions we have received since the release of the first guide.

    We (MSHA) also wrote this Compliance Guideline in the more personal style advocated by the President's executive order on "Plain Language." In this guideline "you" refers to the mine operator and independent contractor, and "we" and "us" refer to MSHA.

     
      Compliance Guide
    For Regulations on Diesel-Powered Equipment Used in Underground Coal Mines
     
     
      Compliance Guide II
    For Regulations on Diesel-Powered Equipment Used in Underground Coal Mines

    This is a supplement to the Compliance Guide issued October of 1997

     
      Compliance Guide
    for Metal And Nonmetal Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) Standard

    This document is presented in a question and answer format with the questions asked from the perspective of the mine operator. The terms "standard" and "rule" are interchangeable and mean the same thing in this guide.

     
      Compliance Guide
    for Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans - 30 CFR Part 77.1900

    Developing a Comprehensive Slope and Shaft Sinking Plan

    eLaws Advisors
     
      The Mine Safety and Health Administration works to protect the health and safety of workers in America's mines by administering the federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and enforcing compliance with mandatory safety and health standards. MSHA has developed certain on-line advisors which will help provide compliance assistance. Links to these advisors are provided below. These advisors are hosted on the U.S. Department of Labor's website.