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Safety and Health Regulations for Mineral Mining [4 VAC 25 ‑ 40]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulation addresses general safety requirements at surface and underground mineral mines, ground control, fire prevention and control, air quality and physical agents, explosives, mobile equipment, personal protection, electricity, materials handling, guards, mining near gas and oil wells and reporting requirements.
State Authority Code of Virginia Sections ,45.1-161.3 ,45.1-161.294 45.1-161.305
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 protect the public health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. To provide for the safety and health of persons and property on or near mineral mines.

3. To encourage more productive mineral mines.
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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
Amendments to repeal duplicative safety and health regulations Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2013.
Technical Corrections and Amendments for Clarity, Consistency and Improved Safety Resulting from Periodic Review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/8/2009.