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West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

Certificate of Approval Extensions

In accordance with WV Code 22A-2-63, application for extension of Certificates of Approval must be submitted to the Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training within thirty (30) days after the first day of January of each year.  Such applications must be accompanied by a one hundred ($100.) fee.  An extension to the existing Certificate of Approval will be granted, if at the time such application is made, the operator has paid or otherwise appealed all penalty assessments and all required monthly reports have been filed.  In addition, your permit must have an approved Comprehensive Mine Safety Program and your company must be in compliance with Workers' Compensation requirements, Unemployment Compensation and the WV Division of Labor. Approved Extensions will be issued the first week in February.

Please read carefully the instructions and if you have questions, contact one of our offices.

For your convenience the Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training is providing PDF applications for extensions (see links below) note: all applications must be signed.  If you choose, you can also pay extension fees on-line.  If you choose to pay by check, you will need to submit payment to the local regional office (click here for regional map and addresses) (All applications must be filed or postmarked no later than January 31)

Use the following links to apply on-line:

Underground and Surface Mines 

Independent Contractors

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