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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
10/15/2021

4VAC25-20-185. Surface mine inspector.

A. Applicants shall possess mining experience as described in § 45.1-161.20 of the Code of Virginia.

B. Applicants shall be given three years credit for a degree in mining engineering from an approved four-year college.

C. Applicants shall hold a valid Surface Mine Foreman Certificate.

D. Applicants shall meet the continuing education requirements of 4VAC25-20-70 for surface mine foreman.

E. Applicants shall pass the surface mine inspector examination.

F. A certificate will not be issued until an applicant is employed by DMME and shall only remain valid while the person is employed by the department.

G. Applicants who already possess a valid underground mine inspector certification pursuant to 4VAC25-20-180 shall be deemed to have met the requirements of this section.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 1, eff. October 19, 2017.

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