805 KAR 7:060. Program approval.


      RELATES TO: KRS 351.101, 351.102, 351.105, EO 2009-538

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 351.070(13), 351.106(1)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 352.070(13) authorizes the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations necessary and suitable for the proper administration of KRS Chapter 351. KRS Chapter 351.106(1) requires the Mining Board to establish a program of training and education of inexperienced underground and surface coal miners. EO 2009-0538, effective June 12, 2009, abolishes the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet and establishes the new Energy and Environment Cabinet. This administrative regulation establishes the procedure for public and private entities to submit training programs to the Mining Board for approval.


      Section 1. A training program for inexperienced miners shall be approved by the board if the proposed program meets the criteria and objectives of 805 KAR 7:020, and the instructors teaching the program have been certified by the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration.


      Section 2. (1) A person who desires to provide a training program to inexperienced miners shall submit the proposed training program to the Mining Board, P.O. Box 2244, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602-2244, for review.

      (2) The proposed training program shall contain the following information:

      (a) The address and location of the training facility to be used;

      (b) A description of the equipment and facilities to be used;

      (c) A list of the participating instructors;

      (d) The content areas in the training program for which each instructor shall be responsible;

      (e) The approximate number of students per class;

      (f) The dates on which the training program will be conducted;

      (g) The name and address of the person responsible for the formulation and implementation of the training program;

      (h) An outline of the proposed program showing how it meets the criteria and objectives of 805 KAR 7:020;

      (i) A list of instructional material to be used including films or programmed material and noting where the material will be used within the instructional sequence; and

      (j) A description of the instructional methods to be used throughout the program including lecture-demonstration, personalized instruction, and team-teaching.


      Section 3. (1) Approval granted by the board in accordance with the provisions of this administrative regulation shall be conditional upon the practical implementation of the training program in a manner consistent with the criteria and objectives of 805 KAR 7:020.

      (2) The department shall have the authority to monitor an approved program without prior notice. (4 Ky.R. 529; eff. 7-5-1978; Am. 5 Ky.R. 349; eff. 2-7-1979; 11 Ky.R. 1901; eff. 7-9-1985; 26 Ky.R. 213; 756; eff. 10-13-1999; 36 Ky.R. 658; 1221; eff. 12-11-2009.)