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Chapter 14.2. Coal Mine Safety ActRead Chapter

  • Article 1. General ProvisionsRead all
  • § 45.1-161.7
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Short title
    § 45.1-161.8
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Definitions
    § 45.1-161.9
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Safety and health
    § 45.1-161.10
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Special safety rules
    § 45.1-161.11
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Persons not permitted to work in mines
    § 45.1-161.12
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Prohibited acts by miners or other persons; miners to comply with law
    § 45.1-161.13
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Safety materials and supplies
    § 45.1-161.14
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Notifying miners of violations; compliance with Act
  • Article 2. Chief, Director and Mine InspectorsRead all
  • § 45.1-161.15
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Appointment of Chief
    § 45.1-161.16
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Qualification of Chief
    § 45.1-161.17
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Affiliations of Department personnel with labor union, coal company, etc.; interest in coal mine; inspections of mines where inspector previously employed
    § 45.1-161.18
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Appointment of mine inspectors
    § 45.1-161.19
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Qualifications of mine inspectors generally
    § 45.1-161.20
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Qualifications of inspectors of coal mines
    § 45.1-161.21
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Duties of the Chief
    § 45.1-161.22
    Repealed
    § 45.1-161.23
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Technical specialists
  • Article 3. Certification of Coal Mine WorkersRead all
  • § 45.1-161.24
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Board of Coal Mining Examiners
    § 45.1-161.25
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Meetings of Board of Coal Mining Examiners; compensation
    § 45.1-161.26
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Records of Board of Coal Mining Examiners
    § 45.1-161.27
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Nominations for Board of Coal Mining Examiners
    § 45.1-161.28
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Certification of certain persons employed in coal mines; powers of Board of Coal Mining Examiners
    § 45.1-161.29
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Examinations required for Coal Mining Certifications
    § 45.1-161.30
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Performance of certain tasks by uncertified persons; penalty
    § 45.1-161.31
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Examination fees; Coal Mining Examiners' Fund
    § 45.1-161.32
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Replacement of lost or destroyed certificates
    § 45.1-161.33
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Reciprocal acceptances of other certifications
    § 45.1-161.34
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Continuing education requirements
    § 45.1-161.35
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Revocation of certificates
    § 45.1-161.36
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Reexamination
    § 45.1-161.37
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) General coal miner certification
    § 45.1-161.38
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) First-class mine foreman certification
    § 45.1-161.39
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Surface foreman certification
    § 45.1-161.40
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Chief electrician certification
    § 45.1-161.41
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Top person certificate
  • Article 5. Licensing of MinesRead all
  • § 45.1-161.57
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) License required for operation of coal mines; term
    § 45.1-161.58
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Fee to accompany application for license; fund; disposition of fees
    § 45.1-161.59
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Application for license
    § 45.1-161.60
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Denial or revocation of license
    § 45.1-161.61
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Operating without license; penalty
    § 45.1-161.62
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Annual reports; condition to issuance of license following transfer of ownership
    § 45.1-161.63
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Notices to Department; resumption of mining following discontinuance
    § 45.1-161.64
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Maps of mines required to be made; contents; extension and preservation; use by Department; release; posting of map
    § 45.1-161.65
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) When the Chief may cause maps to be made; payment of expense
    § 45.1-161.66
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Making false statements; penalty
  • Article 6. Rescue Crews; Rescue TeamsRead all
  • § 45.1-161.67
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Mine rescue and first aid stations
    § 45.1-161.68
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Mine rescue crews
    § 45.1-161.69
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Duty to train crew
    § 45.1-161.70
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Qualification for crew membership; direction of crews
    § 45.1-161.71
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Crew members to be considered employees of the mine where emergency exists; compensation; workers' compensation
    § 45.1-161.72
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Requirements of recovery work
    § 45.1-161.73
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) State-designated mine rescue teams
    § 45.1-161.74
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Mine Rescue Fund
    § 45.1-161.75
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Inspections; Mine Rescue Coordinator
    § 45.1-161.76
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Workers' compensation; liability
  • Article 7. Mine Explosions; Mine Fires; AccidentsRead all
  • § 45.1-161.77
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Reports of explosions and mine fires; procedure
    § 45.1-161.78
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Operators' reports of accidents; investigations; reports by Department
    § 45.1-161.79
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Reports of other accidents and injuries
    § 45.1-161.80
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Duties of mine inspectors
  • Article 8. Mine InspectionsRead all
  • § 45.1-161.81
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Frequency of mine inspections
    § 45.1-161.82
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Evaluation of risks at mines
    § 45.1-161.83
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Review of inspection reports and records
    § 45.1-161.84
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Advance notice of inspections; confidentiality of trade secrets
    § 45.1-161.85
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Scheduling of mine inspections
    § 45.1-161.86
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Denial of entry
    § 45.1-161.87
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Duties of operator
    § 45.1-161.88
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Duties of inspectors
    § 45.1-161.89
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Certificates of inspection
  • Article 9. Enforcement and Penalties; Reports of ViolationsRead all
  • § 45.1-161.90
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Notices of violations
    § 45.1-161.91
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Closure orders
    § 45.1-161.92
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Tolling of time for abating violations
    § 45.1-161.93
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Injunctive relief
    § 45.1-161.94
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Violations; penalties
    § 45.1-161.95
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Prosecution of violations
    § 45.1-161.96
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Fees and costs
    § 45.1-161.97
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Reports of violations
  • Article 10. Virginia Coal Mine Safety BoardRead all
  • § 45.1-161.98
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board continued; membership; appointments; expenses
    § 45.1-161.99
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Meetings of the Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board; notices; quorum
    § 45.1-161.100
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Powers and duties of the Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board