The comment period for the agency’s previously proposed changes to Title 56, Series 3 Rules “Governing Those Employed in and Around Surface Mines in West Virginia”is set for Wednesday, July 15th. The Title 56, Series 3 amendments were proposed by the OMHS&T and primarily address the following sections:  section 359-388 and section 15 relating to blasting operations; section 9 relating to instruction of employees; section 10 relating to daily inspections;  section 13 relating to highwall safety & dump points; section 17 relating to haulage roadways & vehicles and the certification of coal truck drivers; section 19 (new) relating to highwall mining; section 21 (new) relating to steep slope safeguards; and, section 48 relating to mine mapping.
Proposed Agency Rule: Title 56 Series 3 Governing Surface Mines
Comment period ends July 15 at 5pm.

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