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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
8/18/2022

4VAC25-20-40. Requirements for reciprocity.

A. Reciprocity shall be available for persons certified by states which accept the corresponding Virginia certifications and whose certification requirements are substantially equivalent to Virginia's.

B. If reciprocity is requested by a person certified in another state which accepts the corresponding Virginia certification, a current copy of the pocket card or certificate, and documentation from the other state shall be submitted in addition to fulfilling the requirements in 4VAC25-20-20 and meeting other conditions established in the reciprocity agreement between the two states. These conditions shall at a minimum include the following:

1. Applicants for electrical reciprocity must pass the practical and the mine electrical records sections of the Virginia exam.

2. Applicants for mine foreman must take the Virginia Mining Law and Mine Records sections of the Virginia exam.

3. Applicants for advanced first aid who hold a current mine emergency technician certification from another state must take the eight hours of training with regard to recertification of CPR and the elements relevant to the advanced first aid program in Virginia.

C. Applicants for a surface blaster certification shall pass any other examinations required by the DMLR with a score of at least 85% and meet any corresponding DMLR requirements.

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 § 1.4, 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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