Coal Mine Board of Examiners

The Mine Safety & Training Program is the administrative arm of the Colorado Coal Mine Board of Examiners.    The Board is responsible for setting standards, examination, training and certification of coal miners in the positions of mine foreman (surface and underground), fireboss, shotfirer, surface blaster and electrician in compliance with federal MSHA requirements.    The Board meets and conducts certification examinations quarterly.    The Board consists of four voting members and one ex officio member appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the General Assembly.   Board members serve four year terms.    The Board appoints 2-3 members to serve on the Electrical Advisory Panel.

COLORADO COAL MINE BOARD OF EXAMINERS (December 3, 2018)

COLORADO COAL MINE BOARD OF EXAMINERS (December 3, 2018)

Stephen Laramore
Colowyo Coal Co
Colowyo Mine
5731 Highway 13
Meeker, Colorado 81641

(970) 824-1229 (W) / (970) 824-1239 (F)
slaramore@tristategt.org

 

Michael McFarland
GCC Energy LLC
King Coal 2 Mine
6473 CR 120
Hesperus, Colorado 81326

(970) 385-4528 x 6526 (W) / (970) 385-4638 (F)
mmcfarland@gcc.com

 

John Poulos
Mountain Coal Co LLC
West Elk Mine
​5147 Highway 133
Somerset, Colorado 81434

(970) 929-2219 (W) / (970) 929-5050 (F)
jpoulos@archcoal.com

Mike Zimmerman
Twentymile Coal Co
Foidel Creek Mine
29515 RCR 27
Oak Creek, Colorado 80467

(970) 870-2762 (W) / (970) 870-2774 (F)
mike_zimmerman@peabodyenergy.com

ELECTRICAL ADVISORY PANEL

Steve O'Connel
Mountain Coal Co LLC
West Elk Mine
5147 Highway 133
Somerset Colorado 81434

(970) 929-2266 (W) / (970) 929-5054 (F)
soconnell@archcoal.com

 

ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT

Bill York-Feirn 
Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety 
Mine Safety Training Program 
1313 Sherman St., Rm 215 
Denver CO 80203 
bill.york-feirn@state.co.us

(303) 866-3567 x 8151 (W) 
(303) 832-8106 (F)​

Kim Harvill 
Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety 
Mine Safety Training Program 
1313 Sherman St., Rm 215 
Denver CO 80203 
kim.harvill@state.co.us

(303) 866-3567 x 8123 (W) 
(303) 832-8106 (F)

 

Notice:

The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform is currently conducting a sunset review of the Coal Mine Board of Examiners.  Analysis is performed to determine if the Act is necessary and should be continued, modified, or repealed.  To provide input on this review, please visit: http://www.dora.state.co.us/pls/real/OPR_Review_Comments.Main