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  1. CERTIFIED PERSON STUDY GUIDE SHAFT AND SLOPE

  2. Technical Guidance 580-2200-011 Sinking of Shafts and Slopes for Underground Mines

  3. Effective Date: October 1, 2005

  4. Request in writing • 30 CFR Part 77 Subpart T (Underground Coal Mines-Health and Safety Standards-Slope and Shaft Sinking).

  5. Shaft and Slope Construction Supervisor • 21 years of age • 2 years practical experience sinking of slopes and shafts • 1 year practical experience sinking of slopes and shafts • Bachelor of Science Degree in mining engineering • Coal mine foreman or Assistant mine foreman certificate • Industrial mineral underground mine foreman certificate • An acceptable certificate of qualification issued by another state • Trained in the detection of oxygen and explosive gases / mechanics of all gas detection devices • Passed a written test with a score of 80 %

  6. Blaster • Possess a license issued pursuant to Chapter 210

  7. Pennsylvania code

  8. Chapter 210

  9. Chapter 210.11 • 210.11 Definitions • Blaster • Blaster Learner • Blaster License • Demolition Blasting • Person

  10. 210.13 General • 210.13 (a) A person may not detonate explosives or supervise blasting activities unless the person has obtained a blaster's license • 210.13(c) Upon request, a blaster shall exhibit a blasters license • Authorized Department Representative • Blaster's employer • Police Officer • 210.13(d) Blaster's license is not transferable

  11. 210.14 Eligibility requirements

  12. BLASTERS LICENSE • 21 YRS OLD • blaster learner • 1YRS PRACTICAL BLASTER EXPERIENCE SHAFT AND SLOPE • AND TAKEN DEP CLASS ON EXPLOSIVES • AND PASSED DEP EXAMINATION FOR BLASTERS 80 PERCENT SCORE

  13. 210.15 License Application

  14. Department forms • $50 check payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania • Submitted 2 week prior to test

  15. Notarized statement • Experience as blaster leaner • Competence

  16. 210.17 Issuance and renewal of licenses • Blasters license will be issued for 3 years • Within the 3 year period have had 8 Hours CEU in Department approved Blasting and Safety courses • Submit a copy of the 8 hr CEU Certificate • Submit a $30 check payable to the Commonwealth • Renewed within 1 year of its expiration date

  17. 210.18 Out of State Blaster License • Another States licensing program provides training on the storage, handling and use of explosives • Examination that is equivalent to Chapter 210 • Copies of the other state's explosives training and exam materials • Subtopic • Proof of License

  18. 210.19 Suspension, Modification and Revocation • The Department may suspend, modify or revoke a blaster's license for violations of Chapter 210 / Chapter 211

  19. ATF Background Check Sec. 555.33

  20. Safe Explosives Act • Effective date November 25, 2002 • Prohibited Persons Categories; • Aliens • Persons who have dishonorably discharged from the military • Citizens of the US who have renounced their citizenship • Felons • Fugitives • Users of, and persons addicted to, controlled substances • Persons who have been adjudicated metal defectives or committed to mental institutions • All prohibited persons are permitted to apply to the BATF for relief from Federal explosives disabilities

  21. Samples • When requested by ATF, manufacturers and importers of explosives must submit samples, as well as information on their chemical composition

  22. Intrastate Permit • limited permit • farmers or construction companies that acquire and use explosives infrequently and within their State of residence • will allow the purchaser to receive explosive materials from an in-State explosives licensee or permittee on no more than six (6) occasions during the period of the permit • Will be valid for one year

  23. Required Industry Information • Responsible persons are required to submit to ATF identifying information, fingerprints, and photographs • Employee of licensees and permittees who will be possessing explosive materials must submit identifying information • ATF must issue letters of clearance for those responsible persons and possessor employees who are not prohibited from possessing explosives • Responsible person or employee subject o an explosives prohibition, ATF must provide information on the appeal process

  24. Inspections • ATF will have to physically inspect all ATF licensees and permittees at least once every three calendar years • User permits and licenses, ATF must verify by visual inspection that new applicants and renewal applicants have places of storage for explosive materials

  25. chapter 211

  26. 211.101 Definitions • access point • air blast • blast site • blast area • barricade • misfire • blaster • magazine • inner perimeter security • outer perimeter security

  27. 211.101 Definitions (2) • scaled distance • scaled table of distance • required distance for seismograph readings

  28. 211.112 Magazine license and fees • 211.112(a) Shall store explosives in a magazine licensed by the Department • A person may not construct, install or modify a magazine • 211.112(b) magazine license specifications • types of explosives • quantities of explosives • conditions to comply with other standards • 211.112(c) license expires DEC 31 each year

  29. 211.113 Application Content • Applicant's name, address and telephone number • Contact person • Types and quantities of explosives • Map, plan or sketch of the site location showing • nearest buildings • nearest railways • nearest highways • existing barricades • proposed barricades • Plan showing the design and specifications of the magazine

  30. 211.113 Application Content (2) • Plan showing the design and specifications, dimensions and locations of all security measures • The latitude and longitude of outdoor magazines • except Type 3 • The latitude and longitude of indoor magazines containing high explosives

  31. 211.114 Displaying the license • Magazine license or legible copy shall be conspicuously displayed • Shall be displayed inside the magazine or adjacent to the magazine

  32. 211.115 Explosive storage

  33. 27 CFR Part 555 Subpart K (relating to storage), are incorporated herein by reference.

  34. 211.115(a1) Classify explosives

  35. 211.115(a2)Determine which class of explosive may be stored in each type of magazine

  36. 211.115(a3)Determine quantity of explosive stored

  37. 211.115(a-4) Determine construction standards

  38. 211.115(a5) Site the magazine

  39. 211.115(a6) Specify maintenance and housekeeping

  40. 211.115(a7) Grant variances

  41. Security measures (211.115.d)

  42. 211.115(d1) Each magazine site shall be inspected at least daily at approximately 24-hour intervals

  43. Equipped with electronic intrusion detection devices

  44. Inspected daily (24 hour intervals)

  45. magazines containing no explosive are not required to be inspected • Must reflect date last explosives were removed

  46. Each inspection • Include the magazine • Access points and perimeter security • Inspection can be in person or electronically by remote cameras • Record of Inspection • Maintained 3 years • Name of person • Date and time inspection began /ended • Remarks • Action taken on problems • Dates no inspection / no explosives

  47. Magazine and outer perimeter gates at the site are equipped with electronic intrusion detection devices

  48. Outer perimeter

  49. Obstructs, wheeled vehicles

  50. surround the entire magazine site • 25 feet away from the exterior of any magazine • 25 feet away from the inner perimeter security measures