The Board shall be composed of seven members who shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and
consent of the Senate. Not more than four members of the Board shall be of the same political party.
One of the appointees to the Board shall be a person who by reason of previous vocation, employment or
affiliations, can be classed as one capable and experienced in coal mining, one experienced in the
practice of agriculture, one capable and experienced in modern forestry practices, one capable and
experienced in engineering, one capable and experienced in water pollution control or water conservation
problems, one with significant experience in the advocacy of environmental protection, one shall be a
person who represents the general public interest.
In any case brought before the Board relating to quarry operations, two alternate Board members will
serve on the Board who have expertise related to the operation of quarries. These two alternate members
will serve in place of the Board member appointed due to his or her expertise in coal operations and the
Board member which has been appointed due to his or her expertise in forestry.
Members of the Board shall be appointed as follows:
- Two members appointed to serve a term of two years
- Two members appointed to serve a term of three years
- Two members to serve a term of four years
- One member to serve a term of five years.