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Equipment Approvals

Stipulation of Settlement between the PCA and DER DEP

PA Bituminous Equipment Approval Application Process

Mining equipment, power substations, fan installations, and personnel conveyances used at or in Pennsylvania underground mining operations must have Bureau approval before being placed in operation. This approval is mandated and assures that mining equipment is designed and maintained in a safe condition. Modification to the electrical circuitry or the physical components of the equipment must also receive approval. Act 182 of 1996 (PDF) includes a requirement for approval of diesel-powered equipment and operating plans.