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 Date this page was last updated:  04/21/2015

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WV Office of MHST (2015)
Title 56, Series 20 -
Final filing Rules Governing the Safety of Those Employed In and Around Quarries in West Virginia filed April 20, 2015 with the WV Secretary of State; Effective date - July 1, 2015

WV Office of  MHST (2014)
Title 56, Series 20 -  Notice of Agency Approval of Proposed Rule and Filing with the Legislative Rule Making Review Committee - Rule Governing the Safety of Those Employed in and Around Quarries in West Virginia filed July 29, 2014  with the Secretary of State.
Title 56, Series 20 - Notice of a Comment Period on Proposed Legislative Rule filed June 25, 2014 with the Secretary of State.

WV Office of  MHST (2013)
Title 56 Series 19 - Notice of Emergency Amendment to an Emergency Rule Governing Substance Abuse Screening, Standards and Procedures filed April 8, 2013 with WV Secretary of State.

Title 56 Series 19 -Emergency Rule - Rules Governing Substance Abuse Screening, Standards and Procedure
Title 56 Series 19 - Notice of Comment Period - Rules Governing Substance Abuse Screening, Standards and Procedure

Title 56, Series 17 -Notice of Agency Adoption of a Procedural or Interpretive Rule or Legislative Rule Exempt from Legislative Review Governing the Procedures for the Organization and Implementation of a Coal Dust Lab and Coal Dust, Rock Dust Sampling Standards filed March 26, 2013 with the Secretary of State.
Title 56, Series 17 -Notice of Comment Period on Proposed Procedural Rule Governing the Procedures for the Organization and Implementation of a Coal Dust Lab and Coal Dust, Rock Dust Sampling Standards filed February 7, 2013 with the Secretary of StateCoal Dust Survey Program

 

Rules and Regulations Governing the Safety of Miners  Employed In and Around River
Load-outs  
NOTE: These rules were withdrawn on October 1, 2009.

Title 56 Series 14  Agency Rule (filed June 30, 2009)

Title 56 Series 14 (filed May 1, 2009) Comment period ends June 1, 2009 at 5 pm.  Note: WV Series number was changed to "14" by the WV Secretary of State's office. 

Rules and Regulations Governing the Safety of Those Employed in and Around Preparation Plants in West Virginia

Title 56 Series 16 Rules and Regulations Governing the Safety of Those Employed in and Around Preparation Plants in West Virginia  This proposed rule was withdrawn as of July 29, 2009 and will be re-proposed at a later date.  The scheduled hearing for July 30, was cancelled.


Rules and Regulations Governing Subpoenas of Mine Inspectors

Title 56 Series 15 Rules and Regulations Governing Subpoenas of Mine Inspectors (filed June 12, 2009 comment period ends July 13th, 2009 at 5 p.m. This proposed rule was withdrawn.

 


WV Board of Miner Training, Education and Certification (2012)

Title 48 Series 7 - Notice of Rule Modification of a proposed rule.  Filed December 17, 2012 with WV Secretary of State.
Title 48 Series 7Notice of Agency Approval of Proposed Rule filed August 22, 2012 with WV Secretary of State.

Title 48 Series 7 - Emergency Rule filed July 13, 2012 with WV Secretary of State.  Approved as Emergency Rule by the WV Secretary of State on August 23, 2012.
Title 48 Series 7 - Notice of Comment Period filed July 13, 2012 with WV Secretary of State

Agency Approved Proposed Rule (Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee): Title 48 Series 8. Filed July 27, 2007
Emergency Rule: Rules for Alternative Training Programs for Apprentice Electricians  Title 48 Series 8Filed May 17, 2007.
Notice of Comment Period: Title 48 Series 8 Rules for Alternative Training Programs.  Filed May 17, 2007.

WV Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety (2011)

PROPOSED REGULATION Hoisting machinery, telephones, safety devices, hoisting engineers and drum runners
Title 36 Series 47 (dated 10/05/2011) comment period ends 11/06/2011

WV Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety (2010)

Title 36 Series 44  Filed with WV Secretary of State: 11-3-2010. Effective Date: 01-01-2011. Mine Rescue Requirements  For the Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training.
Title 36 Series 27 Surface Areas and Oil and Gas Operators Operating on Mine Property (dated May 7, 2010 effective August 5, 2010)
Title 36 Series 49 Barometer Requirements (dated 4/22/2010) Comment period ends 5-28-2010
Title 36 Series 50 Belt Conveyor Rules (dated 4/22/2010) Comment period ends 5-28-2010
Title 36 Series 51 Accessible Outlets (dated 4/22/2010) Comment period ends 5-28-2010
Title 36 Series 52 Notification of Fires (dated 4/22/2010) Comment period ends 5-28-2010
Title 36 Series 53 Testing Machine Mounted Methane detectors (dated 4/22/2010) Comment period ends 5-28-2010

WV Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety (2009)

Proposed Regulations Governing High Voltage Continuous Miners
Title 36 Series 48 (dated 11/2/2009) comment period ends 12-2-2009

Rules governing Surface Areas
Cover Letter and General Information
Title 36 Series 27  (Final version filed May 12, 2008)
Title 36 Series 27  (proposed version filed October 10, 2007)

WV Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety (2007)

Title 36 Series 14  (proposed version filed October 10, 2007)
Title 36 Series 18
 (proposed version filed October 10, 2007)

 

WV Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety;

Proposed Regulations Governing Unused and Abandoned Parts of Mine

Final Rule: Title 36 Series 17 (Filed October 2, 2007)

Notice of Comment Period: Title 36 Series 17   Proposed 8-7-2007    (Comment Period ended 9-6-2007)


Senate Bill 68     Signed and enrolled April 3, 2007.


Proposed Regulations Governing Criteria and Standards for Alternative Training Programs for Apprentice Coal Mine Electricians

Agency Approved Proposed Rule (Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee): Title 48 Series 8. Filed July 27, 2007

Emergency Rule:  Rules for Alternative Training Programs for Apprentice Electricians  Title 48 Series 8.  Filed May 17, 2007.

Notice of Comment Period: Title 48 Series 8 Rules for Alternative Training Programs.  Filed May 17, 2007.


Rules and Regulations Governing Standards for Certification of Electricians

Final Regulation: Rules and Regulations Governing the Standards for Certification of Coal Mine Electricians Title 48, Series 7 Filed April 26, 2007.

Modified Proposed Regulation: Rules and Regulations Governing the Standards for Certification of Coal Mine Electricians Title 48, Series 7 Filed January 18, 2007.

Proposed Regulations:  Rules and Regulations Governing the Standards for Certification of Coal Mine Electricians Title 48, Series 7.  Filed July 28, 2006.

Rules and Regulations Governing the Standards for Certification of Coal Mine Electricians Title 48, Series 7Filed June 19, 2006, for public hearing.


Mine Rescue Requirements for the Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training Title 36 Series 44

Final Regulations: Mine Rescue Requirements for the Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training Filed June13, effective July 13.

Proposed Regulations: Mine Rescue Requirements for the Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training;  Title 36 Series 44.  Filed May 5, 2006 (Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety).  Public hearing June 6, 2006. 


Rules Governing Protective Clothing & Equipment Title 56 Series 4

Rules Governing Protective Clothing & Equipment  Final Version (Filed 4-26-2007)

Rules Governing Protective Clothing & Equipment  (as amended) (Filed 1-18-2007)

Rules Governing Protective Clothing & Equipment  (as amended) (Filed 6-9-2006)

Rules Governing Protective Clothing & Equipment  Agency approved (Filed 4-27-2006)

Rules Governing Protective Clothing & Equipment  (as amended) Filed 2-27-2006

Emergency Rules governing Protective Clothing & Equipment (original version) Filed 2-1-2006 (original version)


Mine & Industrial Accident Rapid Response System (Title 170 Series 1)

Mine & Industrial Accident Rapid Response System (WV Div. of Homeland Security & Emergency Management)


Final Rules Governing Safety Provisions for Clearing Crews
Title 56, Series 2

This rule addresses clear cutting operations that are on mining property to remove trees and brush in advance of mining activity. This rule is not intended to regulate commercial timbering or logging operations.

Use the link below to view or print a final version of this regulation:
56-02 Safety Provisions for Clearing Crews


WV Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety;
Rules and Regulations - for the Construction of Shaft and or Slope Operations       May, 2005

36-1 Construction of Shaft and or Slope Operations


WV Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety:
Proposed Rule - Title 36, Series 27 (Section 13)  Surface Areas (Safety Devices)

Proposed regulations requiring the use of video cameras on large trucks and other safety devices on smaller vehicles. Filed October 18, 2004.
Proposed Vehicle Safety Devices Regulation


West Virginia Diesel Commission:
Rules for Operating Diesel Equipment in Underground Mines in West Virginia,
  Title 196, Series 1,    


Effective March 30, 2004 these regulations establish guidelines for the use of Diesel Equipment in underground mines in West Virginia.
Diesel Equipment Operation in Underground Mines in West Virginia


Penalty Assessment Regulations Effective July 1, 2002 these regulations revise the penalty assessments for violations.

Penalty Assessment Regulations


Regulation / Title 56 Series 10  Rules Governing Reporting Requirements for Independent Contractors  

 Rules Governing Reporting Requirements for Independent Contractors


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