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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

4VAC25-20-140. Hoisting engineer.

A. Applicants shall possess two years of practical mining experience and one year of hoisting experience under the direction of a certified hoisting engineer or appropriately related work experience approved by the chief. A certified hoisting engineer shall verify the hoisting experience.

B. The applicant shall pass the hoisting engineer and gas detection examinations.

C. After the examination has been successfully completed, the applicant shall obtain written permission from a mine official to have a representative from the division observe the applicant's operation of hoisting equipment at the mine. Permission shall be on company stationery, signed by the company official, and submitted to the division.

D. A certified hoisting engineer may act as an automatic elevator operator after completing the on-site demonstration required by 4VAC25-20-240 C.

E. A hoisting engineer must be recertified every five years by:

1. Presenting written proof that he has performed hoisting engineer duties in his work during two of the last three years immediately preceding the expiration date; or

2. Retaking and passing the practical demonstration section of the hoisting engineer examination and meeting requirements of subsection C of this section.

F. Failure to maintain education or training requirements shall result in suspension of a person's certification pending completion of continuing education or training. If the continuing education or training requirement is not met within two years from the suspension date, the certification shall be revoked by the BCME.

G. The division shall send notice of any suspension to the last address the certified person reported to the division in accordance with 4VAC25-20-20 I. Upon request, the department will provide the mine operator and other interested parties with a list of individuals whose certification is in suspension or has been revoked.

Statutory Authority

§ 45.2-103 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-04-2 § 2.10, eff. June 30, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 22, eff. August 20, 1997; Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. August 25, 2004; Volume 38, Issue 13, eff. March 31, 2022.

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