Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R616. Labor Commission, Boiler, Elevator and Coal Mine Safety.

Rule R616-1. Coal, Gilsonite, or other Hydrocarbon Mining Certification.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R616-1-1. Authority and Purpose.

This rule is established pursuant to Section 40-2-401 et seq., which authorize the Labor Commission to enact rules governing the certification of individuals to work in the positions of underground mine foreman, surface mine foreman, fire boss, underground electrician or surface electrician in coal mines, gilsonite mines or other hydrocarbon mines in Utah.

R616-1-2. Definitions.

A. "Commission" means the Labor Commission created in Section 34A-1-103.

B. "Division" means the Division of Boiler, Elevator and Coal Mine Safety of the Labor Commission.

C. "Certification" means a person being judged competent and qualified by the Division for a mining position identified in Section 40-2-402 by meeting standards established by the Division and the examining panel pursuant to the requirements in Sections 40-2-401 and 402.

R616-1-3. Fees.

As required by Section 40-2-401, the Labor Commission shall establish and collect fees for certification sufficient to fund the Commission's miner certification process. The Commission's fees schedule shall be submitted to the Legislature for approval pursuant to Section 63J-1-301(2).

R616-1-4. Code of Federal Regulations.

The provisions of 30 CFR, sections 1 through 199, "Federal Underground Coal Mine Safety Standards," 11th ed., July 1, 1996, are hereby incorporated by reference.

R616-1-5. Initial Agency Action.

Division action either granting or denying an applicant's application for certification are classified as informal adjudicative actions pursuant to Section 63G-4-202 of the Utah Administrative Procedures Act and shall be adjudicated accordingly.


certification, labor, mining

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

May 23, 2007

Notice of Continuation

November 3, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

34A-1-104; 40-2-1 et seq.

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R616, please contact the promulgating agency (Labor Commission, Boiler, Elevator and Coal Mine Safety). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.