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- MSHA Fire Suppression and Fire Protection Advisor

You have selected underground electrical equipment, mobile equipment, battery operated personnel carrier and small battery operated mobile equipment for carrying persons and small hand tools, and primary escapeway with miners inby.

The Advisor indicates that this is allowed.

The minimum requirements are:

1A. Two 10 pound multipurpose dry chemical portable fire extinguishers.75.380(f)(5)(ii)
1B. Automatic dry chemical fire suppression system (NRITL).75.380(f)(5)(i) and

2. One 2A:10B:C portable fire extinguisher.75.1100-2(d)

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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