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Title 20Chapter VISubchapter BPart 718Subpart D → Appendix


Title 20: Employees' Benefits
PART 718—STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING COAL MINERS' TOTAL DISABILITY OR DEATH DUE TO PNEUMOCONIOSIS
Subpart D—Presumptions Applicable to Eligibility Determinations


Appendix C to Part 718—Blood-Gas Tables

The following tables set forth the values to be applied in determining whether total disability may be established in accordance with §718.204(b)(2)(ii). The values contained in the tables are indicative of impairment only. They do not establish a degree of disability except as provided in §718.204(b)(2)(ii) of this subchapter, nor do they establish standards for determining normal alveolar gas exchange values for any particular individual. Tests must not be performed during or soon after an acute respiratory or cardiac illness. A miner who meets the following medical specifications must be found to be totally disabled, in the absence of rebutting evidence, if the values specified in one of the following tables are met:

(1) For arterial blood-gas studies performed at test sites up to 2,999 feet above sea level:

Arterial PCO2 (mm Hg) Arterial PO2 equal to or less than (mm Hg)
25 or below75
2674
2773
2872
2971
3070
3169
3268
3367
3466
3565
3664
3763
3862
3961
40-4960
Above 50(1)

1Any value.

(2) For arterial blood-gas studies performed at test sites 3,000 to 5,999 feet above sea level:

Arterial PCO2 (mm Hg) Arterial PO2 equal to or less than (mm Hg)
25 or below70
2669
2768
2867
2966
3065
3164
3263
3362
3461
3560
3659
3758
3857
3956
40-4955
Above 50(2)

2Any value.

(3) For arterial blood-gas studies performed at test sites 6,000 feet or more above sea level:

Arterial PCO2 (mm Hg) Arterial PO2 equal to or less than (mm Hg)
25 or below65
2664
2763
2862
2961
3060
3159
3258
3357
3456
3555
3654
3753
3852
3951
40-4950
Above 50(3)

3Any value.

[65 FR 80045, Dec. 20, 2000, as amended at 78 FR 59115, Sept. 25, 2013]

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