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- MSHA Fire Suppression and Fire Protection Advisor

You have selected underground electrical equipment, compressors and pumps, compressor less than 5 HP, and component compressors on locomotives or rockdusting machine, and primary escapeway with miners inby.

The Advisor indicates that this is allowed. 75.380(f)(3)(ii)(B) and 75.380(f)(3)(ii)(C)

The minimum requirement is:

Two 2A:10B:C portable fire extinguishers or one having at least twice the minimum capacity. 75.344(c)

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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