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Public Participation Guidelines
            Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Public Participation Guidelines - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 11
            Public participation in permit processing - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 130 - section 773.13
            Citizens’ requests for inspections - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 130 - section 842.12
            Requirements to release performance bonds - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 130 - section 800.40

 

 

Coal Mining

Coal Mine Reclamation
       Laws
            Virginia Coal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act - (PDF)
            Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 19

       Regulations
            Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 130

 

Coal Mine Safety & Health
       Laws
            Mines and Mining - (PDF)
            Code of Virginia - Title 45.1
            Coal Mine Safety Act - (PDF)
            Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 14.2

       Regulations
            Board of Coal Mining Examiners Certification Requirements - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 20
            Rules and Regulations Governing the Installation and Use of Automated Temporary Roof Support System - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 60
            Regulations Governing Disruption of Communications in Mines - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 70
            Regulations Governing the Use of Diesel-Powered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 90
            Regulations Governing Vertical Ventilation Holes and Mining Near Gas and Oil Wells - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 101
            Regulations Governing Blasting in Surface Mining Operations - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 110
            Requirements for Installation and Use of Cabs and Canopies - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 120
            Regulations Governing Coal Stockpiles and Bulk Storage and Handling Facilities - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 125

 

 

Gas and Oil

Gas and Oil Extraction
       Laws
            Virginia Gas and Oil Act - (PDF)
            Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 22.1
            Virginia Geothermal Energy Resources Conservation Act - (PDF)
            Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 15.1

       Regulations
            Virginia Gas and Oil Regulations - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 150
            Virginia Gas and Oil Board Regulations - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 160
            Geothermal Energy Regulations - (PDF)
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 170

 

 

Mineral Mining

Mineral Mine Reclamation

News Changes in Reclamation Regulations 2013

       Laws and Regulation
          Printable PDF Version
          Online Code of Virginia
            Administration
            Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 14.1
            Rights of Land Owners Adjacent to Mineral Mines
            Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 14.7:1
            Permits for Certain Mining Operations; Reclamation of Land
            Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 16
            Mineral Mine Refuse Piles, Water and Silt Retaining Damns
            Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 18.1

          Online Virginia Adminstrative Code
            Reclamation Regulations for Mineral Mining
            Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 31

Mineral Mine Safety & Health

News Changes in Safety and Health Regulations 2013

       Laws
                Printable PDF Version
                Online Code of Virginia
                   Administration
                   Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 14.1
                   Mineral Mine Safety Act
                   Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 14.4:1
                   Requirements Applicable to Underground Mineral Mines
                   Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 14.5
                   Requirements Applicable to Surface Mineral Mining
                   Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 14.6
                   Rights of Owners of Land Adjacent to Mineral Mines
                   Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 14.7:1
                   Mineral Mining Refuse Piles, Water and Silt Retaining Damns
                   Code of Virginia - Title 45.1 - Chapter 18.1


      Regulations
            Printable PDF Version
            Online Adminstrative Code
                  Certification Requirements for Mineral Miners
                  Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 35
                  Mineral Mine Safety and Health Regulations
                  Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 40