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Certification Requirements for Mineral Miners [4 VAC 25 ‑ 35]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Sets forth requirements for certification of mineral miners in Virginia. Establishes experience and education requirements for the various types of certifications, examination requirements, certification, reciprocity with other states, continuing education, and certification renewal. Certifications classifications include general mineral miner, underground foreman, surface foreman, surface foreman - open pit, surface blaster, underground mining blaster, mineral mining electrician, and mine inspector.
State Authority :45.1-161.292 19
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. To provide a pool of qualified and certified mining employees.

2. To ensure that miners are knowledgeable of the practices and processes of mining minerals in a safe and productive manner.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Email Address: mike.skiffington@dmme.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to reduce regulatory burden on mineral mine operators Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2013.
Amendments to allow for more efficient certification process for mineral miners Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/3/2014.
Amendments to reflect elimination of Board of Mineral Mining Examiners Ch 803 of 2012 Acts of Assemb Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/18/2012.
Amend the Certification Requirements for Mineral Miners (4 VAC 25-35) to incorporate Administrative Process Act and executive order changes as a result of the periodic review. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/25/2004.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to enable more efficient electronic certification & payment processes for mineral miners Proposed Stage withdrawn before the Governor's office completed its review.
General Mineral Miner Certification Records -