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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

4VAC25-20-420. Conduct of formal hearings.

A. All hearings shall be heard during scheduled meetings of the board, on a case-by-case basis, in the order the petitions appear on the docket.

B. Hearings shall be held in the department's Big Stone Gap office, unless a different location is agreed to by mutual consent of the parties to the hearing and the Chairman of the BCME.

C. Hearings requiring case decisions shall be recorded.

D. Each party has the right to be represented by legal counsel.

E. The chairman, with the concurrence of the majority of the board present at a hearing, shall have the authority to limit evidence to that relevant to the issues. Any proofs, rebuttal, and cross examination which are immaterial, insubstantial, privileged, or repetitive may be excluded.

F. The chairman may continue, adjourn and reconvene the hearing as necessary.

G. Decisions of the board shall be made based on a preponderance of the evidence placed before it.

Statutory Authority

§ 45.2-103 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 22, eff. August 20, 1997.Amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 13, eff. April 4, 2007; Volume 38, Issue 13, eff. March 31, 2022.

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