Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations [4 VAC 25 ‑ 130]
Amendments regarding review of decisions not to inspect or enforce and consistency with federal regulations on topsoil standards, revegetation standards, and water diversion design
Action 2332
General Information
Action Summary This action will amend the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations to achieve consistency with federal standards on revegetation, topsoil, and water diversion structures during reclamation of mined lands. It will also implement a 30-day deadline for filing applications for review and requests for hearing on decisions not to take enforcement action under the regulation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [000717]
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
4087 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/08/2007.
4405 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/03/2008.
4865 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/18/2009.
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.