Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations [4 VAC 25 ‑ 130]
Amendments pertaining to ownership and control, valid existing rights
Action 3157
General Information
Action Summary The Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is amending 4VAC25-130, Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations. Sections dealing with valid existing rights and ownership and control of coal surface mining activities are being amended to maintain consistency with corresponding federal rules. A subsection containing definitions of terms is being eliminated and the definitions moved to a different section containing definitions for consolidation and internal consistency. These amendments will make the chapter more consistent with federal regulations, more accurate, easier to understand, and more aligned with standard agency practices.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [-1]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
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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

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