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Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Regulations Governing the Use of Arbitration to Resolve Coalbed Methane Gas Ownership Disputes [4 VAC 25 ‑ 165]
New regulation to administer arbitration process for coalbed methane gas ...
Action 3346 / Stage 5629
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 1/11/2011  11:33 pm  
pdf Agency Statement (modified 8/17/2010)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/20/2010    
red ball Governor's Approval Memo 12/17/2010   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 10/27/2011   Not granted  

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority Chapter 442 of the 2010 Acts of Assembly
Exempt from APA No, this stage/action is subject to article 2 of the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Attorney General Review Submitted on 8/17/2010
Review Completed: 8/20/2010
Result: Certified
DPB Review Submitted on 8/23/2010
Review Completed: 9/3/2010
DPB's policy memo is "Governor's Confidential Working Papers"
Secretary Review Secretary of Commerce and Trade Review Completed: 9/21/2010
Governor's Review Review Completed: 12/17/2010
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 12/20/2010
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 1/17/2011    Volume: 27  Issue: 10
Comment Period Ended 2/16/2011
Effective Date 12/20/2010
Expiration Date 12/19/2011
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:
Telephone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120
This person is the primary contact for this board.

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Action 3346:
New regulation to administer arbitration process for coalbed methane gas ownership disputes
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (5629) Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 12/19/2011.
Proposed   (5947) Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/21/2012.
Final   (6515) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/19/2013.