§ 880-X-12A-.05. General Program Requirements
(1) Operators shall --
(a) Designate a certified blaster(s) as blaster(s)-in-charge for each blast to be detonated in surface coal mining and reclamation operations;
(b) Ensure that all employees who perform blasting tasks under the supervision of a blaster-in-charge have training in the use and handling of explosives;
(c) Limit the size of a blasting crew supervised by a properly certified blaster-in-charge such that the operator ensures that its blaster(s)-in-charge can provide adequate direct supervision to crew members and remain in control of blast design, preparation, and execution so that blasting complies with applicable State and Federal regulations; and
(d) Ensure that a blaster-in-charge supervises no more than one crew at any given time.
(2) A blaster-in-charge shall --
(a) Ensure that blast design and execution meet standards prescribed in Rules 880-X-10C-.30 - 880-X-10C-.35 or 880-X-10D-.28 - 880-X-10D-.32 and Rule 880-X-12A;
(b) Directly supervise blast preparation and execution at the blast site to ensure that such standards are met; and
(c) Be present at the site when the blast is detonated.
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 80, 90, 91.
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