fees are non-refundable after applications for examination are accepted by the
State Mining Council.
Examination fees shall be determined by the State Mining Council each year, by
dividing the cost of the prior year's examinations by the number of exam
applications accepted for the prior year's examination.
(c) Examination fee shall be set by June 1 of
each calendar year for the next examination year.
(d) Applicants must meet all qualification
requirements by April 1 of the examination year. The State Inspector of Mines
will review applications to verify experience. Any that he has a concern with
will be brought before the State Mining Council for review and final
determination of eligibility. The State Mining Council shall vote to accept all
applicants that meet the qualification criteria.
(e) The dates, places and times of each exam
shall be published in the newspaper nearest to the location where the exams are
to be held and by posting the published notice at all mines where applicants
(f) The hours of
examination shall be from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on each day stated in the
published notices. Hours of testing will be posted at each testing
(g) The State Inspector of
Mines shall prepare all examination packets for each qualified applicant from
subject matter provided by the State Mining Council.
(h) Examination materials shall be
safeguarded against disclosure to unauthorized personnel. Examinations shall
remain in the custody of the State Inspector of Mines or members of the State
(i) The State
Mining Council will periodically review examinations to assure current and
applicable subject matter.
test packets will be marked with the applicants assigned identification number
and the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security Number. The State
Inspector of Mines shall assign the identification numbers.
(k) A cover sheet, or sheets, for all
examinations will be provided that will give a written description of how the
test scoring is weighted, procedures governing conduct and examination rules.
The examinee is required to sign, affix the designated test number and date
this sheet. This sheet shall be turned in separately from the examination
packet when the testing is completed. This sheet will also list the complete
contents of the testing packet and the examinee will be required to acknowledge
receipt of the contents.