Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of 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 ownership disputes
Action 3346
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this action is to administer the arbitration process mandated in Chapter 442 of the 2010 Acts of Assembly. The act created a voluntary arbitration process for parties with conflicting claims of ownership of coalbed methane gas.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002556]
Associated Mandates Coalbed methane gas; Gas & Oil Board to order arbitration to resolve conflicting claim of ownership.
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
5629 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
5947 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/21/2012.
6515 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/19/2013.
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.