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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Energy
Chapter 20. Board of Coal Mining Examiners Certification Requirements

4VAC25-20-100. Underground electrical repairman.

A. Applicants shall possess one year of electrical experience in underground coal mining under the direction of a certified underground electrical repairman or appropriately related work experience approved by the chief.

B. Applicants shall pass the underground electrical repairman and gas detection examinations.

C. Applicants may be given six months credit for electrical educational training from a college, technical school, or vocational school.

D. Applicants who are certified may perform electrical work at underground locations.

E. Continuing education requirements.

1. An underground electrical repairman certification shall remain valid if the certified person meets the MSHA annual electrical retraining requirements (30 CFR 75.153(g)).

2. Submission of a copy of documentation sent to MSHA shall be acceptable to meet this requirement.

3. If a certificate expires because the certificate holder fails to complete the electrical retraining requirements, then the holder of the expired certificate shall meet requirements of Part I (4VAC25-20-10 et seq.) of this chapter and pass the electrical repairman examination prior to reinstatement of certification by the board.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.28, 45.1-161.29, and 45.1-161.34 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-04-2 § 2.6, eff. June 30, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 22, eff. August 20, 1997; Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. August 25, 2004.

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