ENFORCEMENT AND LICENSING
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 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.
|Administrative Review of Violations||Reporting Mine Accidents|
|Enforcement Actions||Risk Assessment|
|Inspections||Virginia Coal Mining Laws and Regulations|
|Investigation of Mine Accidents|
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.
|Abandonment Requirements||Licensing Requirements and Fees|
|Annual Reporting Requirements||Reporting Changes in Licensing Information|
For more information, contact the Big Stone Gap office at (276) 523-8225 or e-mail Terri Gibson.