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- MSHA Fire Suppression and Fire Protection Advisor

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

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The minimum requirements are:

1. 240-lbs. Rock dust and Two10A:60B:C portable fire extinguishers75.1903(b)(1)
OR
Three 10A:60B:C portable fire extinguishers.75.1903(b)(2)

2. For non-self-propelled fuel transportation units with electrical components connected to a source of electrical power, a fire suppression system meeting the requirements of 5.1107-3 thru 75.1107-6, 75.1107-8 thru 75.1107-16.75.1906(g)

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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