§22A-2A-301. The West Virginia Diesel Equipment Commission abolished; transfer of duties and responsibilities; transfer of equipment and records; continuation of prior approvals of diesel equipment for use in underground coal mines; continuation of rules of the commission.

     (a) The West Virginia Diesel Equipment Commission is hereby abolished. All duties and responsibilities heretofore imposed upon the commission are hereby imposed upon the Director of the Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training.

     (b) On the effective date of the reenactment of this section, all equipment and records necessary to effectuate the purposes of this article shall be transferred to the director.

     (c) The rules of the commission in effect immediately prior to the effective date of the reenactment of this section shall remain in force and effect until promulgation of new or additional rules by the director pursuant to section three hundred eight of this article. To the extent the director finds that the commission rules in effect on the effective date of the reenactment of this section adequately fulfill any of the duties of the commission that are transferred to the director by the reenactment of any of the provisions of this article, such rules are deemed to be actions taken by the director to fulfill such duties.

     (d) All approvals of diesel-powered equipment, diesel power packages or engines and exhaust emissions control and conditioning systems made by the commission and in effect prior to the effective date of this article shall remain in full force and effect.