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Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Regulations Governing the Use of Arbitration to Resolve Coalbed Methane Gas Ownership Disputes [4 VAC 25 ‑ 165]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation implements the arbitration process created by the General Assembly to help resolve disputes over ownership of coalbed methane gas.
State Authority 45.1-361.15 and 45.1-361.22 :1 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority N/A
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The goal of this regulation is to clearly establish the parameters of the arbitration process.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Regulatory action to reflect agency name change and recodification of Title 45.1 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/31/2022.
New regulation to administer arbitration process for coalbed methane gas ownership disputes Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/19/2013.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
4/4/2023 Filed Pending
8/17/2018 Agency Completed Retain As Is