Department of Natural Resources - Diesel Equipment in Underground Coal Mines - Records.

Published: 2011-11-03

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(A) A record shall be made of all emissions tests, preoperational examinations, and maintenance and repairs of all equipment in a mine's complete diesel-powered equipment package.

(B) The records made pursuant to this rule shall meet the requirements of this rule.

(C) Written certification. The person performing the emissions test, preoperational examination, maintenance or repair shall certify by date, time, engine hour reading and signature that the emissions test, examination, maintenance or repair was made.

(D) Results of tests and examinations. Records of emissions tests and preoperational examinations shall include the specific results of such tests and examinations.

(E) Records of maintenance and repairs shall include the work that was performed, any fluids or oil added, parts replaced or adjustments made, and the results of any subsequently required emissions testing.

(F) Retention of pre-operational examination record. Records of the pre-operational examinations required under paragraph (A) of rule 1501:10-2-18 of the Administrative Code shall be retained for the previous one-hundred-hour maintenance cycle.

(G) Certain records to be countersigned. Records of emissions tests, one-hundred-hour maintenance tests, and repairs shall be countersigned once each week by either the certified mine electrician or certified mine foreperson.

(H) Other records retention. All records required by this rule, except those listed in paragraph (F) of this rule, shall be retained for at least one year at a surface location at the mine, and made available for inspection by the chief or his or her representative and by miners and their representatives.