PART 6. FUEL.
§22A-2A-601. Specifications for fuel.
(a) The commission shall establish standards for fuel to be
used in diesel-powered equipment in underground coal mines. A
purpose of these standards is to require the use of low volatile
fuels that will lower diesel engine gaseous and particulate
emissions and will reduce equipment maintenance by limiting the
amount of sulfur in the fuel. Another purpose of the standards for
fuel is to reduce the risk of fire in underground mines by
establishing a minimum flash point for the diesel fuel used.
(b) Rules of the commission shall require each coal mine using
diesel equipment underground to establish a quality control plan
for assuring that the diesel fuel used complies with the standards
established pursuant to this section. The rules shall also
establish a procedure under which each mine operator will provide
evidence that the diesel fuel used in diesel-powered equipment
underground meets the standards for fuel established by the