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- MSHA Fire Suppression and Fire Protection Advisor

You have selected undergound diesel equipment, compressors and pumps, compressors 5 HP or over, and primary escapeway with miners inby.

The Advisor indicates that it is allowed to maintain escapeway. 75.380(f)(3)(ii)(A)

The minimum requirements are:

1. Automatic fire suppression system (NRITL) meeting 75.1911. 75.1909(j)(3)

2. One 10A:60B.C portable fire extinguisher. 75.1909(a)(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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