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Electrically Operated Equipment Field Approval Application (Coal Only)

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Individual field approvals will be issued by MSHA under the provisions 30 CFR, Part 18, Subpart E for electrically operated machines commercially built, or constructed, by the owner-coal mine operator of such machines including any associated electrical equipment, electrical components, and electrical accessories. Approvals will not be issued under the provisions of this Subpart E for electrically operated mining equipment manufactured or rebuilt primarily for sale or resale to any operator of a coal mine, or for small electrically operated equipment which consumes less than 2,250 watts of electricity, or for instruments and other small devices which employ electric power.

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Expiration Date
Wed, 07/31/2024 - 15:30
Filing Options

Form 2000-38 may be completed online, printed (or printed and filled in manually) and sent to MSHA.

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Contact Information

Questions regarding this form should be directed to MSHA at (877) 778-6055 or

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