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- MSHA Fire Suppression and Fire Protection Advisor

You have selected undergound diesel equipment, diesel fuel storage facilities and areas, permanent diesel fuel storage facilities, and other areas of mine.

The Advisor indicates that this is allowed.

The minimum requirements are:

1. Automatic fire suppression (NRITL) meeting 75.1912.75.1903(a)(5)

2.Vented to return.75.1903(a)(4)

3. 240-lbs. Rock dust and Two 10A:60B:C portable fire extinguishers75.1903(b)(1)
OR
Three 10A:60B:C portable fire extinguishers.75.1903(b)(2)

Additional text of the regulations and text in the Program Policy Manual not included in this Advisor may be relevant for compliance decisions. This answer may not address all particular situations which may occur at your mine. Please contact your local MSHA District Manager for more specific guidance.

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