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Mining Technology (MNG T)

MNG T 216 Mine Regulations and Laws (3) State and federal mining regulations and application to underground coal mines. Relationship with company policies and consequences of non-compliance.

MNG T 216 "Mine Regulations and Laws" (3)

"Mine Regulations and Laws" is a fourth semester course that builds on the knowledge gained in the prerequisite, MNG T 110, by providing more advanced study into state and federal regulations and company policies regarding equipment and electrical inspection, personnel safety and egress, and measurement of related environmental conditions within the mine. This class includes discussions on the interaction of state and federal regulation and the conflicts created by applying each. The consequences of non-compliance are also discussed. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
a. This course is designed to familiarize the student with the applicable underground coal mining regulations and how they are interpreted and enforced.
b. For a specified situation, find and interpret appropriate sections of PA Bituminous Coal Mining Act.
c. Develop and evaluate alternative solutions to a proposed regulatory issue.
d. Conduct a discussion with a mining inspector, in regards to a violation and potential monetary penalty.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: MNG T 110

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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