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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 14.2. Coal Mine Safety Act
12/11/2019

§ 45.1-161.29. Examinations required for Coal Mining Certifications.

A. The Board of Coal Mining Examiners may require examination of applicants for certification; however, the Board shall require examination of applicants for the mine inspector certification. The Board may require such other information from applicants as may be necessary to ascertain competency and qualifications for each task. Except as specifically provided by this Act, the Board shall prescribe the qualifications for any certification. The examinations shall be conducted under such rules, conditions and regulations as the Board shall promulgate. Such rules, when promulgated, shall be made a part of the permanent record of the Board, shall periodically be published and shall be of uniform application to all applicants.

B. Any certificate issued by the Board shall be valid from the date of issuance unless and until it has been suspended pursuant to § 45.1-161.34, or has been revoked by the Board pursuant to § 45.1-161.35.

Code 1950, §§ 45-23, 45-28; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-12; 1972, c. 784; 1978, c. 729; 1980, c. 442; 1984, c. 237; 1994, c. 28.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.