Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations [4 VAC 25 ‑ 130]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendments regarding consistency with federal law on topsoil and revegetation standards and water diversion design.
Action 2322
General Information
Action Summary Amendments to the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations are being made to reflect the deletion of the last sentence of Section 510(e) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1260(e)) enacted by the U. S. Congress per the “Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006” regarding the termination date of September 30, 2004 that pertained to the remining of previously mined lands. The amendments will make the Virginia regulation consistent with the federal statute.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: § 2.2-4006 A 4 c.
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
4065 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/16/2007.
Contact Information
Name / Title: David Spears  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Ninth Street Office Building, 8th Floor
202 N. Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Email Address:
Phone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120