Guidance Documents


Guidelines for Virginia Coal Miners Resource Manual, May 2004 PDF
Laws and Regulations Link

Information Pamphlets and Brochures
Mine Emergency Directory PDF
Mine Rescue Notification Plan PDF

Memorandums to Operators
DM 21-07 Submittal of Electronic Signatures and Seals for Maps, Drawings and Plans PDF
DM 16-03 Mine Incident, Response & Recovery Plan PDF
DM 14-06 Certification Examinations On-Line PDF
DM 14-04 Definition of Serious Personal Injury PDF
DM 14-03 Remote Control Continuous Miners PDF
DM 14-02 Surface First Aid Supplies PDF
DM 11-05 Roof Bolter Mounted Cooling Fans PDF
DM 11-02 Emergency Response Plan PDF
DM 09-04 Virginia Substance Abuse and Quick-Test Screening PDF
DM 06-07 Use of Alternative Seal Methods and Materials Pursuant to 30 CFR PDF

Training Materials
Study Guides Web Link
Instructor List PDF
Class Roster PDF
HALTS Safety & Accident Alerts Link

Training Videos
The Right Choice Video
Step Up To The Plate Video
Lead The Way Video
No Way Out Video
A Miners' Bond Video
A Miners' Bond - Darrell Holbrook Exclusive Interview Video


Operator Assistance


Generic Plans
Auxiliary Fan Plan PDF
Base Rood Control Plan PDF
Bleeder Plan PDF
Deviation Plan PDF
Emergency Response Plan PDF
Fan Stoppage Plan PDF
Fan Stoppage (Intentional) Plan PDF
Gas Well MW200F (Underground) Plan PDF
Gas Well MW200F (Surface) Plan PDF
Gas Well MW200F (Underground HWM) Plan PDF
Gas Well MW500F (Underground) Plan PDF
Gas Well MW500F (Surface) Plan PDF
Ground Control Plan PDF
Mine Through (Additional Measures) Plan PDF
Overcast Boomhole Blasting Plan PDF
Pushing Cars Plan PDF
Sheathed Explosives Plan PDF
Smoker Search Plan PDF
Solid Shooting Plan PDF
Stockpile Safety Plan PDF
Substance Abuse Plan PDF


Electrical

Coal Mine Safety employs two electrical specialists fully equipped with modern instruments to test and evaluate mine surface high voltage substations and underground and surface electrical systems and installations. They available to perform an evaluation of the electrical system in use at your mine and will make recommendations to improve the efficiency and safety of your electrical system, as well as give safety talks and conduct scheduled classes in electrical retraining.



Mapping
Map Submittal Memo PDF
Virginia Deep Mine Map Prototype File Autocad- Zip
Deep Mine File Layer Names with Descriptions EXCEL
Surface Map Requirements PDF
Underground Map Requirements PDF


Reopening Inspections

Reopening InspectionsAn inactive coal mine may not resume production until a mine inspector has inspected the mine and any identified deficiencies have been corrected. An "inactive mine" is defined as a mine where coal has not been excavated or processed, or work other than examinations by a certified person or emergency work to preserve the mine, has been performed for a period of thirty days. Our specialists will perform a complete inspection of your coal mine including the roof, ventilation, electrical, and record books. Discrepancies will be noted and be corrected by the operator for a return visit before the operator may resume production activities.

Surface Map Requirements PDF
Underground Map Requirements PDF
Coal Employment Enhancement Credit External Web Link
(DM-TC-1) - Coal Employment Enhancement Tax Credit Production/ Labor Report Form PDF


Roof Control

Coal Mine Safety employs three roof control specialists well equipped with stratascopes, roof bolt pull-test equipment, computers, and other state of the art equipment used in evaluating mine roof. They will visit your mine site to evaluate the type of roof support system that you are currently installing. Roof bolt pull tests can be performed to evaluate the installation of different types of roof bolting systems. They can evaluate mine pillar design by using computer applications, as well as assist in developing a roof control plan or supplement for the conditions found at the mine. Coal Mine Safety and MSHA jointly review and approve roof control plans and supplements. We are also available to give safety talks, discuss health and safety issues, and teach certain classes such as new miner training, annual retraining, and continuing education classes.

Generic Roof Control Plan PDF


Ventilation

Coal Mine Safety employs two ventilation specialists well equipped with specialized equipment such as altimeters, magnahelics, and pitot tubes. They will visit your mine and evaluate the mine ventilation system, assist in the development of the bleeder plan and other required plans, as well as performing detailed ventilation surveys. We are also available to conduct safety talks and other meetings and aid in the instruction of new miner training, annual retraining, and continuing education.



Forms

Advanced First Aid Practical Stations and CPR PDF
Annual Tonnage Reporting PDF
Application for Certification Examination PDF
Application for Coal Mining License PDF
Application for Endorsement Blaster's Certification PDF
Application for Permit to Drill a Vertical Ventilation Hole PDF
Application-Recertification Endorsement Blaster's Certification PDF
Coal Employment Enhancement Tax Credit Production/Labor Report PDF
Drillers Log PDF
Drilling Report PDF
Gas Detection Check List PDF
Hoisting Engineering Observation and Question Form PDF
Notice of Change in Operator License Application Information PDF
Notice of Operator Intent PDF
Notice of Right to Appeal PDF
Plugging Affidavit PDF
Substance Abuse Reporting Form PDF
Verification of Training Completed-General Coal Miner Certification PDF
Verification of Training for Continuing Education PDF
Verification of Work Experience Form PDF


Requirement Sheets

Reciprocity

Reciprocity is available for persons certified by states which accept the corresponding Virginia certifications and whose certification requirements are substantially equivalent to Virginia's. Although, Kentucky does not accept Advanced First Aid, Electrical or Mine Foreman certification reciprocity from Virginia, Virginia has established a special recognition for Kentucky Mine Emergency Technician and Underground and Surface Electrical certifications.

Advanced First Aid PDF
Advanced First Aid Instructor PDF
Advanced First Aid KY Reciprocity PDF
Advanced First Aid WV Reciprocity PDF
Mandatory Blaster Training Modules PDF
Surface Blaster PDF
Blaster Affidavit PDF
Surface Blaster - Mineral Mining to Coal Mine Safety Reciprocal Requirements PDF
Surface Blaster - WV Reciprocity PDF
Automatic Elevator Operator PDF
Board of Coal Mining Examiners Instructor PDF
Chief Electrician (Surface and Underground) PDF
Surface Electrical Repairman PDF
Surface Electrical Repairman Conversion to Underground Electrical Repairman PDF
Surface Electrical Repairman - KY Reciprocity PDF
Surface Electrical Repairman - WV Reciprocity PDF
Electrical Maintenance Foreman (Surface and Underground) PDF
Dock Foreman PDF
First Class Mine Foreman PDF
First Class Mine Foreman - KY Reciprocity PDF
First Class Mine Foreman - WV Reciprocity PDF
Surface Facilities Foreman for Shops, Labs Warehouses PDF
Surface Foreman PDF
Surface Foreman - WV Reciprocity PDF
Surface Foreman - KY Reciprocity PDF
First Class Shaft/Slope Foreman PDF
First Class Shaft/Slope Foreman - WV Reciprocity PDF
General Coal Miner PDF
Hoisting Engineer PDF
Underground Electrical Repairman PDF
Underground Electrical Repairman - KY Reciprocity PDF
Underground Electrical Repairman - WV Reciprocity PDF
Mine Inspector PDF
Mine Inspector Surface PDF
Underground Diesel Engine Mechanic PDF
Preparation Plant Foreman PDF
Qualified Gas Detection PDF
Underground Shot Firer PDF