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(a) The inspector shall under W.S. 16-3-101 through 16-3-115 promulgate rules and regulations to implement this act. Rules and regulations shall be promulgated under this act for all types of mines and mining or for specific types of mines or mining as required to implement this act and to comply with applicable federal law. The rules and regulations shall be no more stringent than federal rules and regulations and shall provide the flexibility necessary in application to specific instances and implement the basic purpose of giving all mining operations and coal mines the greatest freedom consistent with the public interest and the safety of employees and the general public. The inspector shall adopt applicable rules and regulations to the extent necessary to implement the provisions of chapter 3 of this title for which there are no applicable federal rules and regulations. The inspector shall submit all rules and regulations to the council for final approval. The rules implementing the provisions of chapter 3 of this title shall:
(i) To the extent not in conflict with an express provision of chapter 3 of this title, provide for consistency and equivalency but not more stringent than rules and regulations adopted by the MSHA under Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 56, 57, 75 and 77, as may be amended, including provisions incorporated by reference in those rules and regulations; and
(ii) Authorize variances to safety rules upon petition by the affected operator and a determination by the inspector that:
(A) An alternative method of achieving the result of the standard exists that will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the standard;
(B) Application of the standard will result in a diminution to safety of the miners; or
(C) Failure to grant the variance would be inconsistent with action taken on the same petition by the MSHA.
(b) The inspector of mines shall by rule or regulation:
(i) Adopt and enforce a uniform code of signals;
(ii) Determine at which mining operations the code of signals shall be effective;
(iii) Prescribe the manner by which the code of signals shall be displayed or distributed.
(c) Any person giving or causing to be given false signals, or riding upon any cage, skip or bucket upon signals that designate to the engineer that no employees are aboard, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Wyoming Statutes Title 30. Mines and Minerals § 30-2-205. Rules and regulations; uniform code of signals; penalty for false signals - last updated December 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wy/title-30-mines-and-minerals/wy-st-sect-30-2-205/
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