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- MSHA Fire Suppression and Fire Protection Advisor

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The Department of Labor is providing this information as a public service. The regulations and related materials are maintained on this system to enhance public access to information on Department of Labor programs. This is a service that is continually under development. The user should be aware that, while we try to keep the information timely and accurate, there will often be a delay between official publication of the materials and their appearance in or modification of this system. Further, the conclusions reached by this system rely on the accuracy of the data provided by the user. Therefore,we make no express or implied guarantees. The Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations remain the official sources for regulatory information published by the Department of Labor. We will make every effort to correct errors brought to our attention.

MSHA's Fire Protection and Suppression Advisor is interactive software. It is intended to help users understand MSHA's fire protection and suppression requirements for underground coal mines. This Advisor is meant to provide summary guidance and should not be relied upon as a comprehensive answer. Users are encouraged to read the full text of the applicable MSHA standards in conjunction with the Program Policy Manual and relevant case law, and consult with their local MSHA District Manager for answers to specific questions.