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Regulation Governing Vertical Ventilation Holes and Mining Near Gas and Oil Wells [4 VAC 25 ‑ 101]
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Description To establish guidelines that govern drilling, equipping, and operating of vertical ventilation holes which are used to remove methane gas from underground coal mines and the practice of mining near or through vertical ventilation holes or gas wells. This regulation is being developed to replace the existing regulation that is being repealed.
State Authority ,45.1-161.3 ,45.1-161.106 ,45.1-161.121 45.1-161.254 and and 45.1-161.292
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 1. To establish guidelines that govern drilling, equipping, and operating of vertical ventilation holes which are used to remove methane gas from underground coal mines.
2. To establish safe practices when mining near or through vertical ventilation holes or gas wells.
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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
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
To promulgate the Regulation Governing Vertical Ventilation Holes and Mining Near Gas and Oil Wells Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/18/2001.