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Coal Surface Mining Regulations [4 VAC 25 ‑ 140]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulations establish general and specific rules for prospecting permits, mining permits, bonds, operation and reclamation procedures, haulage ways, revegetation and other matters related to coal surface mining for both surface and underground and underground coal mining operations.
State Authority Virginia Code Sections ,45.1-161.3 ,45.1-200 and and 45.1-220.3
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To get all interim permits released or converted to Chapter 19 permits.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Email Address: mike.skiffington@dmme.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal of interim coal surface mining regulations - -

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Action to repeal obsolete regulations as the result of actions taken by the 2013 General Assembly. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/29/2013.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal of interim coal surface mining regulations NOIRA Stage withdrawn before DPB completed its review.