Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations [4 VAC 25 ‑ 130]
Amendments regarding the administrative hearing process, consistency with federal regulations, and civil penalties
Action 1755
General Information
Action Summary Amends the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations to: revise references to sections in the Virginia Administrative Process Act to reflect the renumbering that became effective October 1, 2001; provide direction as to where requests for formal administrative review and notices of judicial appeal shall be filed; maintain consistency with corresponding federal amendments regarding survey requirements and the rebuttable presumption of subsidence determinations; maintain consistency with federal regulations regarding thick overburden; and increase the civil penalties for violations of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act that result in personal injury or fatality.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
3185 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/03/2005.
3593 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/06/2006.
3924 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/04/2007.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Gavin Bledsoe  / Legal Services Officer
Address: P.O. Drawer 900
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219-0900
Email Address:
Phone: (276)523-8157    FAX: (276)523-8163    TDD: (800)828-1120