Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Gas and Oil Regulation [4 VAC 25 ‑ 150]
Amendment to accept the Virginia Coordinate System of 1983 instead of the Virginia Coordinate System of 1927
Action 2601
General Information
Action Summary The Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is amending 4VAC25-150, Virginia Gas and Oil Regulation. The amendment will allow acceptance of permit applications using the Virginia Coordinate System of 1983, instead of requiring the use of the 1927 Virginia Coordinate System, as specified in the existing regulation. Current industry practice is to use the more modern 1983 coordinate system for describing the locations of wells and core holes. Applicants for permits under this chapter must currently convert their coordinates back to the 1927 system, as required by the regulation, in order to submit them to the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy’s Division of Gas & Oil. The amendment will allow applicants to use the updated 1983 coordinate system.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [001194]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
4528 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/11/2008.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Email Address:
Phone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this board.