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Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Rules and Regulations Governing Blasting in Surface Mining Operations [4 VAC 25 ‑ 110]
Review 1410
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 7/15/2015
Review Announcement
Pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of VAC citation: 4 VAC 25-110, Rules and Regulations Governing Blasting in Surface Mining Operations.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 17 (2014).

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins August 10, 2015, and ends on August 31, 2015.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to Name: Michael A. Skiffington, Title: Program Support Manager, Address: 1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor, City: Richmond, State: Virginia, Zip: 23219, Telephone: 804-692-3212, FAX: 804-692-3237, email address:

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 8/10/2015
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ends on 8/31/2015

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (9/8/2015)
Attorney General Certification
Submitted to OAG: 7/15/2015
Review Completed: 7/15/2015
Result: Certified
pdf Review Memo