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DIVISION OF MINES

ENFORCEMENT AND LICENSING


Mine Inspector

The Division of Mines Enforcement and Licensing Section issues mine license, performs inspections, investigations, and other health and safety related activities at coal mines within the Commonwealth.

Enforcement

Enforcement activities are mandated by the Coal Mine Safety Laws of Virginia and help to ensure that mining operations are conducted in compliance with the minimum standards established by law.


Licensing

Section 45.1-161.57 of the Coal Mine Safety Laws of Virginia states that no person shall engage in the operation of any coal mine within the Commonwealth without first obtaining a license from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.


For more information, contact the Big Stone Gap office at (276) 523-8225 or e-mail Terri Gibson.