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Chapter 5. Coal Mine Safety ActRead Chapter

  • Article 1. General ProvisionsRead all
  • § 45.2-500
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Coal Mine Safety Act
    § 45.2-501
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Definitions
    § 45.2-502
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Safety and health
    § 45.2-503
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Special safety rules
    § 45.2-504
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Age requirement to work in mines
    § 45.2-505
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Prohibited acts by miners or other persons; miners to comply with law
    § 45.2-506
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Safety materials and supplies
    § 45.2-507
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Notifying miners of violations; compliance with Act
  • Article 2. Chief of the Division of Mines of the Department and Mine InspectorsRead all
  • § 45.2-508
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Appointment of Chief
    § 45.2-509
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Qualification of Chief
    § 45.2-510
    (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
    § 45.2-511
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Appointment and general qualifications of mine inspectors
    § 45.2-512
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Qualifications of coal mine inspectors
    § 45.2-513
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duties of the Chief; penalty
    § 45.2-514
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Technical specialists
  • Article 3. Certification of Coal Mine WorkersRead all
  • § 45.2-515
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Board of Coal Mining Examiners; purpose
    § 45.2-516
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Board membership; terms; meetings
    § 45.2-517
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Board compensation; expenses
    § 45.2-518
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Records of the Board
    § 45.2-519
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Nominations for the Board
    § 45.2-520
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Certification of certain persons employed in coal mines; powers and duties of the Board
    § 45.2-521
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Examinations required for Coal Mining Certifications
    § 45.2-522
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Performance of certain tasks by uncertified persons; penalty
    § 45.2-523
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Coal Mining Examiners' Fund
    § 45.2-524
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Examination fees
    § 45.2-525
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Replacement of lost or destroyed certificates
    § 45.2-526
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Reciprocal acceptances of other certifications
    § 45.2-527
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Continuing education requirements
    § 45.2-528
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Board action; suspend, revoke, or take other action
    § 45.2-529
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Reexamination
    § 45.2-530
    (Effective October 1, 2021) General coal miner certification
    § 45.2-531
    (Effective October 1, 2021) First-class mine foreman certification
    § 45.2-532
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Surface foreman certification
    § 45.2-533
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Chief electrician certification
    § 45.2-534
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Top person certification
  • Article 4. Licensing for Operation of Coal MinesRead all
  • § 45.2-535
    (Effective October 1, 2021) License required for operation of a coal mine; term
    § 45.2-536
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Coal Mine Operator License Fund
    § 45.2-537
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Application for license for the operation of a coal mine
    § 45.2-538
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Denial or revocation of license for the operation of a coal mine
    § 45.2-539
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Operating without license; penalty
    § 45.2-540
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Annual reports; condition to issuance of license following transfer of ownership
    § 45.2-541
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Discontinuance of the working of a mine; notices to Department; resumption of mining following discontinuance
    § 45.2-542
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Maps of mines required to be made; contents; extension and preservation; use by Department; release; posting of map
    § 45.2-543
    (Effective October 1, 2021) When the Chief may cause maps to be made; payment by operator
    § 45.2-544
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Making false statements; penalty
  • Article 5. Mine Rescue TeamsRead all
  • § 45.2-545
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mine rescue and first aid stations
    § 45.2-546
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mine rescue teams
    § 45.2-547
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duty to train teams
    § 45.2-548
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Qualification for team membership; direction of teams
    § 45.2-549
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Team members to be considered employees of the mine where emergency exists; compensation; workers' compensation
    § 45.2-550
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Requirements of recovery work
    § 45.2-551
    (Effective October 1, 2021) State-designated mine rescue teams
    § 45.2-552
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Mine Rescue Fund
    § 45.2-553
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Inspections; Mine Rescue Coordinator
    § 45.2-554
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Workers' compensation; liability
  • Article 6. Mine Explosions; Mine Fires; AccidentsRead all
  • § 45.2-555
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Reports of explosions and mine fires; procedure
    § 45.2-556
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Operators' reports of accidents; investigations; reports by Department
    § 45.2-557
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Reports of other accidents and injuries
    § 45.2-558
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duties of mine inspectors
  • Article 7. Mine InspectionsRead all
  • § 45.2-559
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Frequency of mine inspections
    § 45.2-560
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Evaluation of risks at mines
    § 45.2-561
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Review of inspection reports and records
    § 45.2-562
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Advance notice of inspections; confidentiality of trade secrets
    § 45.2-563
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Scheduling of mine inspections
    § 45.2-564
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Denial of entry
    § 45.2-565
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duties of operator
    § 45.2-566
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duties of inspectors
    § 45.2-567
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Inspection reports
  • Article 8. Enforcement and Penalties; Reports of ViolationsRead all
  • § 45.2-568
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Notices of violations
    § 45.2-569
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Closure orders
    § 45.2-570
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Tolling of time for abating violations
    § 45.2-571
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Injunctive relief
    § 45.2-572
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Violations; penalty
    § 45.2-573
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Prosecution of violations
    § 45.2-574
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Fees and costs
    § 45.2-575
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Reports of violations
  • Article 9. Virginia Coal Mine Safety BoardRead all
  • § 45.2-576
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board; purpose
    § 45.2-577
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Membership; terms; compensation; quorum; meetings
    § 45.2-578
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Powers and duties of the Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board
  • Article 10. Miner TrainingRead all
  • § 45.2-579
    (Effective October 1, 2021) First aid training of coal miners
    § 45.2-580
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Training programs
    § 45.2-581
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Additional coal mining training programs