Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Certification Requirements for Mineral Miners [4 VAC 25 ‑ 35]
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.
Action 1016
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to amend the DMME's Certification Requirements for Mineral Miners (4 VAC 25-35). The regulation sets forth requirements for certification of mineral miners in Virginia and 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.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 8/30/2000
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
1614 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/12/2002.
2184 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 04/25/2003 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
2294 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/28/2003.
2616 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/25/2004.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Email Address:
Phone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this board.