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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 14.2. Coal Mine Safety Act
12/2/2021

Article 10. Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board.

§ 45.1-161.98. (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board continued; membership; appointments; expenses.

A. The Virginia Mine Safety Board is continued as the Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board. The Board shall be composed of nine members appointed by the Governor, subject to the confirmation of the General Assembly, as follows: three shall be appointed from a list of individuals nominated by the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance, three shall be appointed from a list of individuals nominated by the United Mine Workers of America, and three shall be appointed from the Commonwealth at large. All members of the Board shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor and shall be residents of the Commonwealth.

B. The members of the Board shall elect its chairman. Members shall serve for terms of four years and their successors shall be appointed for terms of the same length, but vacancies occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term. Any member may be reappointed for successive terms. Members shall receive no compensation for their services but shall receive reimbursement for actual expenses.

1990, c. 963, § 45.1-5.2; 1994, c. 28; 2014, c. 438.

§ 45.1-161.99. (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Meetings of the Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board; notices; quorum.

The Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board shall hold meetings at such times and places as shall be designated by the chairman. The chairman may call a meeting of the Board at any time and shall call a meeting of the Board within twenty days of receipt by the chairman of a written request by another member of the Board. Notification of each meeting of the Board shall be given in writing to each member by the chairman at least five days in advance of the meeting. The chairman and any four or more members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business of the Board.

1990, c. 963, § 45.1-5.3; 1994, c. 28.

§ 45.1-161.100. (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Powers and duties of the Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board.

The Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board shall have the power to advise and make recommendations to the Chief on matters relating to the health and safety of persons working in the Virginia coal industry. The Board shall serve as the regulatory work committee for the Department on all coal mine health and safety regulations not under the jurisdiction of the Board of Coal Mining Examiners.

1990, c. 963, § 45.1-5.3; 1994, c. 28.