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Chapter 11. Mineral Mine Safety ActRead Chapter

  • Article 1. General ProvisionsRead all
  • § 45.2-1100
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mineral Mine Safety Act
    § 45.2-1101
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Definitions
    § 45.2-1102
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Safety and health
    § 45.2-1103
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Special safety rules
    § 45.2-1104
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Persons permitted to work in mines; age requirements
    § 45.2-1105
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Prohibited acts by miners or other persons; miners to comply with law
    § 45.2-1106
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Safety materials and supplies
    § 45.2-1107
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Notifying miners of violations; compliance with Act
  • Article 2. Director and Mining InspectorsRead all
  • § 45.2-1108
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Affiliations of Department personnel with labor union, mining company, etc.; interest in mine; inspections of mines where inspector previously employed
    § 45.2-1109
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Appointment and general qualifications of mine inspectors
    § 45.2-1110
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Qualifications of mine inspectors
    § 45.2-1111
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duties of Director
    § 45.2-1112
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Technical specialists
  • Article 3. Certification of Mineral Mine WorkersRead all
  • § 45.2-1113
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Records of Board of Mineral Mining Examiners
    § 45.2-1114
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Certification of certain persons employed in mineral mines; powers of the Department
    § 45.2-1115
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Examinations required for Mineral Mining Certifications
    § 45.2-1116
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Performance of certain tasks by uncertified persons; penalty
    § 45.2-1117
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Examination fees; Mineral Mining Examiners' Fund
    § 45.2-1118
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Reciprocal acceptance of other certifications
    § 45.2-1119
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Renewal of certificates
    § 45.2-1120
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Revocation of certificates
    § 45.2-1121
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Reexamination
    § 45.2-1122
    (Effective October 1, 2021) General mineral miner certification
    § 45.2-1123
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Foreman certification
  • Article 4. Licensing of Mineral MinesRead all
  • § 45.2-1124
    License required for operation of mineral mines; term
    § 45.2-1125
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Fee to accompany application for license; Mineral Mine License Fund; disposition of fees
    § 45.2-1126
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Application for license
    § 45.2-1127
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Denial or revocation of license
    § 45.2-1128
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Operating without license; penalty
    § 45.2-1129
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Annual reports; condition to issuance of license following transfer of ownership
    § 45.2-1130
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Notices to Department; resumption of mining following discontinuance
    § 45.2-1131
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Maps of mines required to be made; contents; extension and preservation; use by Department; release; posting of map
    § 45.2-1132
    (Effective October 1, 2021) When the Director may cause maps to be made; payment of expense
    § 45.2-1133
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Making false statements; penalty
  • Article 5. Mine Rescue TeamsRead all
  • § 45.2-1134
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mine rescue and first aid stations
    § 45.2-1135
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mine rescue teams
    § 45.2-1136
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duty to train team
    § 45.2-1137
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Qualification for team membership; direction of teams
    § 45.2-1138
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Team members considered employees of the mine where emergency exists; compensation; workers' compensation
    § 45.2-1139
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Requirements of recovery work
    § 45.2-1140
    (Effective October 1, 2021) State-designated mine rescue teams
    § 45.2-1141
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mine Rescue Fund
    § 45.2-1142
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Inspections; Mine Rescue Coordinator
    § 45.2-1143
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Workers' compensation; liability
  • Article 6. Mine Explosions; Mine Fires; AccidentsRead all
  • § 45.2-1144
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Reports of explosions and mine fires; procedure
    § 45.2-1145
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Operators' reports of accidents; investigations; reports by Department
    § 45.2-1146
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Reports of other accidents and injuries
    § 45.2-1147
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duties of mine inspectors
  • Article 7. Mine InspectionsRead all
  • § 45.2-1148
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Frequency of mine inspections
    § 45.2-1149
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Evaluation of risks at mines
    § 45.2-1150
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Review of inspection reports and records
    § 45.2-1151
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Advance notice of inspections; confidentiality of trade secrets
    § 45.2-1152
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Scheduling of mine inspections
    § 45.2-1153
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Denial of entry
    § 45.2-1154
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duties of operator
    § 45.2-1155
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duties of inspectors
    § 45.2-1156
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Certificates of inspection
  • Article 8. Enforcement and Penalties; Reports of ViolationsRead all
  • § 45.2-1157
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Notices of violations
    § 45.2-1158
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Closure orders
    § 45.2-1159
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Tolling of time for abating violations
    § 45.2-1160
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Injunctive relief
    § 45.2-1161
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Violations; penalties
    § 45.2-1162
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Prosecution of violations
    § 45.2-1163
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Fees and costs
    § 45.2-1164
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Reports of violations
  • Article 9. Miner TrainingRead all
  • § 45.2-1165
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Training programs
    § 45.2-1166
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mineral mining safety training
    § 45.2-1167
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mineral mining safety training programs