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- MSHA Fire Suppression and Fire Protection Advisor

You have selected underground electrical equipment, compressors and pumps, submersible pump, permissible pump, pump located on or near a working section, pump used in an anthracite mine, and small portable pump, and primary escapeway with no one inby.

The Advisor indicates that this is allowed.
75.380(f)(3)(iv)(B) Submersible
75.380(f)(3)(iv)(C) Permissible
75.380(f)(3)(iv)(D)Pump located on or near a working section
75.380(f)(3)(iv)(E)Pump used in an anthracite mine
75.380(f)(3)(iv)(F)Small portable pump

The minimum requirement is:

1A. Two 2A:10B:C portable fire extinguishers or one having at least twice the minimum capacity at permanent installations.75.1100-2(e)(1)
1B. One 2A:10B:C portable fire extinguisher and 240 pounds of rock dust at temporary installations.75.1100-2(e)(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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