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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Energy
Chapter 130. Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations

4VAC25-130-850.14. Examination.

(a) The division shall insure that candidates for blaster certification are examined by reviewing and verifying:

(1) The person has passed the DM written examination covering blasting practices, transportation and storage of explosives, DM rules and regulations, and blast controls; and

(2) The person has also passed the division's Blaster's Coal Surface Mining Endorsement Test covering Part 850, 4VAC25-130-816.61 through 4VAC25-130-816.68 and 4VAC25-130-817.61 through 4VAC25-130-817.68; and

(3) The person must file an application and furnish proof of experience to the DM's Board of Mine Examiners. The minimum experience shall be at least one year of practical blasting field experience.

(b) Applicants for blasters certification shall be examined, by both the division and DM at a minimum, in the topics set forth in 4VAC25-130-850.13(c).

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3 and 45.1-230 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-03-19 § 850.14, eff. December 15, 1981; amended, eff. June 28, 1982; October 28, 1982; December 14, 1982; October 11, 1983; December 27, 1983; May 8, 1984; June 22, 1984; August 2, 1984; October 16, 1985; January 7, 1987; July 22, 1987; November 25, 1987; October 12, 1988; December 26, 1990; July 1, 1991; July 17, 1991; November 20, 1991; July 7, 1992; May 5, 1993; October 19, 1994.

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