Vol. 27 Iss. 2 - September 27, 2010

Certification Requirements for Mineral Miners
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy intends to consider amending the following regulation: 4VAC25-35, Certification Requirements for Mineral Miners. The purpose of the proposed action is to amend the certification requirements for mineral miners to allow for electronic submission of certification forms and payment of associated fees. Doing so will allow the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the Board of Mineral Mining Examiners to more effectively and efficiently serve their customers. Additionally, the Board of Mineral Mining Examiners will consider revising all aspects of the certification process which includes, but is not limited to, the format and content of applications and supporting documents, examination requirements, proof of certification, and the temporary certification process.

The agency intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: § 45.1-161.292:19 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: October 27, 2010.

Agency Contact: Michael Skiffington, Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, 1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219-3402, telephone (804) 692-3212, FAX (804) 692-3237, TTY (800) 828-1120, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R11-2542; Filed September 8, 2010, 12:18 p.m.