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Agency 25 - DEPARTMENT OF MINES, MINERALS AND ENERGY

Chapter 10PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES [REPEALED]
Chapter 11PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES
Chapter 20BOARD OF COAL MINING EXAMINERS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Chapter 30MINERALS OTHER THAN COAL SURFACE MINING REGULATIONS [REPEALED]
Chapter 31RECLAMATION REGULATIONS FOR MINERAL MINING
Chapter 35CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR MINERAL MINERS
Chapter 40SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR MINERAL MINING
Chapter 50RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF DIESEL ENGINE MECHANICS IN UNDERGROUND COAL MINES [REPEALED]
Chapter 60RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE INSTALLATION AND USE OF AUTOMATED TEMPORARY ROOF SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Chapter 70REGULATIONS GOVERNING DISRUPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS IN MINES
Chapter 80RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING ADVANCED FIRST-AID [REPEALED]
Chapter 90REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF DIESEL-POWERED EQUIPMENT IN UNDERGROUND COAL MINES
Chapter 100REGULATIONS GOVERNING VERTICAL VENTILATION HOLES AND MINING NEAR GAS AND OIL WELLS [REPEALED]
Chapter 101REGULATIONS GOVERNING VERTICAL VENTILATION HOLES AND MINING NEAR GAS AND OIL WELLS
Chapter 110REGULATIONS GOVERNING BLASTING IN SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS
Chapter 120REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION AND USE OF CABS AND CANOPIES
Chapter 125REGULATIONS GOVERNING COAL STOCKPILES AND BULK STORAGE AND HANDLING FACILITIES
Chapter 130COAL SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION REGULATIONS
Chapter 140COAL SURFACE MINING REGULATIONS [REPEALED]
Chapter 145REGULATIONS ON THE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN MINING OPERATORS TO PERFORM RECLAMATION PROJECTS
Chapter 150VIRGINIA GAS AND OIL REGULATION
Chapter 160VIRGINIA GAS AND OIL BOARD REGULATIONS
Chapter 165REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF ARBITRATION TO RESOLVE COALBED METHANE GAS OWNERSHIP DISPUTES
Chapter 170GEOTHERMAL ENERGY REGULATIONS



Chapter 10PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30[Repealed]
Section 40[Repealed]
Section 50[Repealed]
Section 60[Repealed]
Section 70[Repealed]
Section 80[Repealed]
Section 90[Repealed]



Chapter 11PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Notification list
Section 40Information to be sent to persons on the notification list
Section 50Public comment
Section 60Petition for rulemaking
Section 70Appointment of regulatory advisory panel
Section 80Appointment of negotiated rulemaking panel
Section 90Meetings
Section 100Public hearings on regulations
Section 110Periodic review of regulations
Section 120Agency secretary for purpose of appeal



Chapter 20BOARD OF COAL MINING EXAMINERS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 15Definitions
Section 20General requirements
Section 30Examination requirements
Section 40Requirements for reciprocity
Section 45Approval of continuing education programs and sponsors
Section 50First class mine foreman
Section 60First class shaft or slope foreman
Section 70Surface foreman
Section 80Surface blaster
Section 90Underground shot firer
Section 100Underground electrical repairman
Section 110Surface electrical repairman
Section 120Electrical maintenance foreman (surface and underground)
Section 125Electrical maintenance foreman (surface)
Section 129Chief electrician (surface and underground)
Section 130Chief electrician (surface)
Section 140Hoisting engineer
Section 150Top person
Section 160Preparation plant foreman
Section 170Dock foreman
Section 180Mine inspector
Section 190Underground diesel engine mechanic
Section 200Diesel engine mechanic instructor
Section 210Advanced first aid
Section 220Advanced first aid instructor
Section 230Surface facilities foreman for shops, labs and warehouses
Section 240Automatic elevator operator
Section 250Gas detection qualification
Section 255General coal miner (GCM) surface and underground
Section 259BCME instructor
Section 260[Repealed]
Section 340Examinations
Section 350Actions brought before the BCME
Section 360Purpose and scope
Section 370Determination by the inspector to conduct an on-site examination
Section 380Notification of intent to conduct an on-site examination
Section 390Procedures for conducting on-site examination
Section 400Results of the on-site examination
Section 410Prehearing procedures
Section 420Conduct of formal hearings
Section 430Post-hearing procedures
FORMSFORMS (4VAC25-20)



Chapter 30MINERALS OTHER THAN COAL SURFACE MINING REGULATIONS [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 10:1APPENDIX. [REPEALED]



Chapter 31RECLAMATION REGULATIONS FOR MINERAL MINING (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Scope
Section 30Compliance
Section 40Modifications
Section 50[Repealed]
Section 60Other governmental agencies and laws
Section 70Exemptions
Section 80Contiguous area
Section 90Operator conference with inspector
Section 100Mineral mining permits
Section 110Permit application
Section 120Permit fee and bond
Section 130Mineral mining plans
Section 140Marking of permit boundaries
Section 150Maps
Section 160Legal right
Section 170Permit application notifications
Section 180Impoundments
Section 190Availability of permits
Section 200Exemption for restricted mining
Section 210Annual renewal
Section 220Requirements for bonding of mineral mines
Section 230Period of liability
Section 240Bond amount
Section 250General terms and conditions of bond
Section 260Form of performance bond
Section 270Replacement of bonds
Section 280Release of bond
Section 290Intensive agricultural use
Section 300Inspections for adequacy of vegetation and bond release
Section 310Bond forfeiture
Section 320Minerals Reclamation Fund (MRF)
Section 330Protected structures and sensitive features
Section 340Signs
Section 350Roads
Section 360Operation and reclamation
Section 370Slopes
Section 380Treatment of acid material
Section 390Handling of spoil piles and stockpiles of minerals
Section 400Overburden, refuse, spoil and waste fills
Section 405Disposal of waste
Section 410Storage of top soil
Section 420Screening
Section 430Completion of active mining
Section 440Drainage and sediment control
Section 450Sediment basins
Section 460Intermittent or perennial streams
Section 470Natural drainageways
Section 480Diversions
Section 490Water quality
Section 500Water impoundments
Section 505Reporting impoundment failures
Section 510Alternative methods of stabilization
Section 520Revegetation
Section 530Process in revegetation
Section 540Trees and shrubs
Section 550[Repealed]
Section 560Informal review
Section 570Formal review
FORMSFORMS (4VAC25-31)



Chapter 35CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR MINERAL MINERS (create report)
Section 5Definitions
Section 10Initial certification requirements
Section 20Examination requirements
Section 30Reciprocity requirements
Section 40Renewal requirements
Section 50Underground foreman
Section 60Surface foreman (this certification is for a person whose job duties include overseeing blasting activities)
Section 70Surface foreman, open pit (this certification is for a person whose job duties do not include overseeing blasting activities)
Section 75Cement plant examiner
Section 80Surface blaster
Section 90Underground mining blaster
Section 100Mineral mining electrician (electrical repairman)
Section 110Mine inspector
Section 120General mineral miner
FORMSFORMS (4VAC25-35)



Chapter 40SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR MINERAL MINING (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 25Purpose and authority
Section 30[Repealed]
Section 40Certification
Section 50Duties of mine operators
Section 60[Repealed]
Section 70Approval procedure
Section 80[Repealed]
Section 90Documents incorporated by reference
Section 100Employee training
Section 110Inexperienced employees
Section 120When foreman required
Section 130Examination by foreman
Section 140First aid training for foreman
Section 145Inspection of mobile and stationary equipment
Section 150Assignment of persons to hazardous areas
Section 160Emergency medical assistance
Section 170Emergency telephone numbers
Section 180Emergency communication systems
Section 190Compliance with regulations
Section 200Illumination requirements
Section 210Cleanliness
Section 220Water supplies
Section 230Toilet facilities
Section 240Waste receptacles
Section 250Use of intoxicating substances
Section 260Posting hazards
Section 270Refuse piles, water and silt retaining dams
Section 280Horseplay prohibited
Section 290Restricted access
Section 300Closure of roads or openings
Section 310Starting machinery
Section 320[Repealed]
Section 330Proper use of machinery
Section 340Lubricating machinery
Section 350Repairing machinery
Section 360Maintaining machinery
Section 365Construction and maintenance of structures
Section 370Operation of grinding wheels
Section 380Stationary grinding machines
Section 385Mobile crane requirements for personnel hoisting
Section 388Rope requirements
Section 390Stability requirements
Section 400Open pit mine rims
Section 410Benches
Section 420Scaling of hazardous areas
Section 430Hazardous conditions
Section 440Installation of rock bolts
Section 450Correction of unsafe conditions
Section 460Examination for unsafe conditions
Section 470Keeping clear of equipment
Section 480Trimming of faces
Section 490Smoking near flammable and combustible materials
Section 500Warning and evacuation procedures
Section 510Flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks
Section 520Storage of flammable materials
Section 530Distance of storage tanks from mine opening
Section 540Storage buildings or areas
Section 550Shut-off valves
Section 560Solvents
Section 570Waste materials
Section 580Use of flammable liquids for cleaning
Section 590Battery charging areas
Section 600Refueling engines
Section 610Fire equipment
Section 620Welding operations
Section 630Training and practice drills
Section 640Firefighting assistance
Section 650Conveyor belts
Section 660Removing flammable and combustible gases from containers
Section 670Fire extinguishers
Section 680Exits or escapeways
Section 690Fire-resistant buildings near underground openings
Section 700Grass, weeds and underbrush
Section 710Dust or gases
Section 720Employee exposure limits to airborne contaminants
Section 730[Repealed]
Section 740Dust sources
Section 750[Repealed]
Section 760Silica compounds
Section 770Employee exposure to noise limits
Section 780Storage of explosive materials
Section 790Transportation
Section 800Use of explosives
Section 810Recordkeeping
Section 820Procedure where a misfire occurs during a blast
Section 830When traffic to be stopped
Section 840Mudcapping
Section 850Blasting near underground mines
Section 860Blasting near pipelines or electrical lines
Section 870Streams and watercourses
Section 880Ground vibration from blasting
Section 890Air overpressure limits
Section 893Action plans
Section 895Lower vibration and airblast levels
Section 900[Repealed]
Section 910Seismic testing and evaluation
Section 920Electric detonators
Section 925Electronic detonators
Section 930Nonelectric blasting
Section 940[Repealed]
Section 950[Repealed]
Section 960[Repealed]
Section 970[Repealed]
Section 980Drilling of boreholes
Section 990Drills to be attended
Section 1000Storage of steel and tools
Section 1010Moving vehicle-mounted drills
Section 1020Power failures
Section 1030Hands to be kept clear
Section 1040[Repealed]
Section 1050Boreholes
Section 1060Moving handheld drills
Section 1070Handling of boulders
Section 1080Walls or benches
Section 1090Rotary jet piercing equipment
Section 1095Drill logs required for boreholes intended for blasting
Section 1100Boilers and pressure vessels
Section 1110Air compressors
Section 1120Compressed-air receivers
Section 1130Compressor-air intakes
Section 1140Draining compressed-air receivers
Section 1150Inspection openings in compressed-air receivers
Section 1160Operating compressors
Section 1170Discharge pipes
Section 1180[Repealed]
Section 1190Repairs
Section 1200Improper uses
Section 1210Locking devices
Section 1220Storage of oxygen cylinders
Section 1230Maintaining regulators
Section 1240Tank valves to be kept closed
Section 1250Securing cylinders
Section 1260Valves and gauges to be protected
Section 1270Use of gauges, regulators and valves
Section 1280Boiler equipment and maintenance
Section 1290Welding operations
Section 1300[Repealed]
Section 1320Brakes on mobile equipment
Section 1330Emergency brakes
Section 1340Requirements for starting or moving equipment
Section 1350Construction of operators' cabs
Section 1360Windows of cabs
Section 1370Safety equipment
Section 1380Extraneous materials in cabs
Section 1390Operating speeds
Section 1400Dust control measures
Section 1410Restraining berms or guards
Section 1420Operation under power control
Section 1430Maintaining control of equipment
Section 1440Suspending loads over cabs
Section 1450Mounting and dismounting moving equipment
Section 1460Prohibited means of transportation
Section 1470Securing equipment in travel position
Section 1480Securing dippers, buckets and scraper blades
Section 1490[Repealed]
Section 1500Securing electrically-powered mobile equipment
Section 1510Setting brakes
Section 1520Warning lights
Section 1530Removal of hazards
Section 1540Traffic rules
Section 1550Heating and cooling cabs
Section 1560Getting on or off equipment
Section 1570Audible warning devices
Section 1580Backup alarms
Section 1590Railroad equipment
Section 1600Avoiding mobile equipment in operation
Section 1610Design of chute-loading installations
Section 1620Berms or bumper blocks
Section 1630Anchoring of sizing devices
Section 1640Truck spotters
Section 1650Warning devices where clearance is restricted
Section 1660Tire repairs
Section 1670Towing equipment
Section 1680Working on equipment in raised position
Section 1685Repairs or maintenance
Section 1690First aid materials
Section 1700Life jackets or belts
Section 1710Hard hats
Section 1720Protective footwear
Section 1730Safety glasses or goggles
Section 1740Safety harnesses
Section 1750Requirements for welding or cutting
Section 1760Loose fitting clothing
Section 1770When gloves to be worn
Section 1780Wearing of rings
Section 1785Light reflecting personal protection material
Section 1790Requirements for grinding wheels
Section 1800Dumping locations
Section 1810Safe access
Section 1820Requirements for walkways and stairways
Section 1830Condition of ladders
Section 1840Portable ladders
Section 1850Anchoring fixed ladders
Section 1860Fixed ladders to project above landings
Section 1870Painting wooden ladders
Section 1880Debris to be cleared
Section 1890Railings and walkway surfaces
Section 1900Clearances above travelways
Section 1910Climbing or descending ladders
Section 1920Protective covers
Section 1930Crossovers
Section 1940[Repealed]
Section 1950Slippery walkways
Section 1960Snow and ice removal
Section 1970Inclining fixed ladders
Section 1980[Repealed]
Section 1990Landings for fixed ladders
Section 2000Steep fixed ladders
Section 2010Scaffolds and working platforms
Section 2015Installation of electrical circuits; supervision of electrical work
Section 2020Fuses or circuit breakers to be used
Section 2030Switches to be provided
Section 2040Trailing cables of mobile equipment
Section 2050Current-carrying capacity
Section 2060Running over cables
Section 2070Distribution boxes
Section 2080Making connections under load
Section 2090Insulating wires and cables
Section 2100Avoiding power lines
Section 2110Electrical transmission wires
Section 2120Splices in cables
Section 2130Shovel trailing cables
Section 2140De-energizing electrical equipment
Section 2150De-energizing power circuits
Section 2160Labeling of switches
Section 2170Clearance around equipment
Section 2180Nonconductive electrical safety mats
Section 2190Posting danger signs
Section 2200Access by authorized persons
Section 2210Guarding accessible equipment
Section 2220Grounding equipment
Section 2230Grounding metal fences and buildings
Section 2240Frame grounding
Section 2250Testing after installation or repair
Section 2260[Repealed]
Section 2270Correcting dangerous conditions
Section 2280Dust-proof and water-proof electrical equipment
Section 2290Inspection and cover plates to be kept in place
Section 2300Handheld electric tools
Section 2310Extension lights
Section 2320Lamp sockets
Section 2330Removing or replacing fuses
Section 2340Fuse replacement tools
Section 2350Trailing cables to be clamped
Section 2360Storing surplus trailing cables
Section 2370Operating controls
Section 2380Design of switches and boxes
Section 2390Lightning grounds
Section 2400Overhead power lines
Section 2410Incompatible line installations
Section 2420[Repealed]
Section 2430[Repealed]
Section 2440Protecting power lines
Section 2450Bare power line precautions
Section 2460Transformer requirements
Section 2470Transformer enclosures to be locked
Section 2480Lightning arrester for telephone circuits
Section 2490Lightning arrester for power circuits
Section 2500Moving equipment near power lines
Section 2510[Repealed]
Section 2520Water or neutralizing agents
Section 2530Personal protection equipment
Section 2540Storage of materials
Section 2550Confined space hazard
Section 2560Safe storage of hazardous materials
Section 2570Storage of corrosive and other materials
Section 2580Hitches and slings
Section 2590Tag lines
Section 2600Suspended loads
Section 2610Dropping elevated materials
Section 2620Riding loads or hooks
Section 2630Storage of reactive materials
Section 2640Handling of molten material
Section 2650Overhead crane equipment
Section 2660Overhead crane bridges
Section 2670Lift trucks
Section 2680Accessible moving parts
Section 2690Overhead belts
Section 2700Conveyor guarding; conveyor belts and idlers
Section 2710Conveyor openings
Section 2720Use of stop cords
Section 2730Protruding setscrews
Section 2740When guards to be in place
Section 2750Maintenance of guards
Section 2760Flying or falling material protection
Section 2770Ground support
Section 2780Loose ground
Section 2790Inspection of work area
Section 2800Scaling bar to be provided
Section 2810Timbers to be blocked or wedged
Section 2820Installation of ground support in shafts
Section 2830Shaft pillars
Section 2840Rock-bolt installations
Section 2850Acceptable rock-bolting materials
Section 2860Rock-bolt hole drill bits
Section 2870Rock-bolt torque tests
Section 2880Rock-bolt anchorage tests
Section 2890Torque test requirements
Section 2900Accumulation of flammable materials
Section 2910Fire alarm systems
Section 2915No smoking near flammable materials
Section 2920Use of flammable materials underground
Section 2930Use of liquefied petroleum gases
Section 2940Underground storage of petroleum products
Section 2950Where transformer stations and other rooms to be placed
Section 2960Oil or fuel storage areas
Section 2970Trailing cables
Section 2980Open flame restrictions
Section 2990When power circuits to be de-energized
Section 3000Fire doors to be provided
Section 3010Timbered mine entrances
Section 3020Waterline outlets
Section 3030Welding or cutting near combustible materials
Section 3040Fire protection at conveyor pulleys
Section 3050[Repealed]
Section 3060[Repealed]
Section 3070[Repealed]
Section 3080[Repealed]
Section 3090[Repealed]
Section 3100Firefighting personnel
Section 3110[Repealed]
Section 3120[Repealed]
Section 3130Conveyor switches
Section 3140Stationary diesel equipment installation
Section 3150Stationary diesel equipment sensors
Section 3160Oxygen content in mines
Section 3170Ventilation
Section 3180Fan housings and air ducts
Section 3190Air intakes and returns
Section 3200Air current effectiveness
Section 3210Fan maintenance
Section 3220Mine atmosphere test instruments
Section 3230[Repealed]
Section 3240Access to inadequately ventilated areas
Section 3250Installation of ventilation tubing
Section 3260Ventilation door operation
Section 3270Requirements for ventilation doors
Section 3280Ventilation door closing
Section 3290Sampling for radon gas
Section 3300Maximum annual exposure
Section 3310Maximum concentrations
Section 3320Changes in permissible exposures
Section 3325Storage and use of explosives
Section 3328Certified underground blaster
Section 3330Construction of underground storage magazines
Section 3340Use of storage magazines
Section 3350Day-box magazines
Section 3360Detonator-storage magazines
Section 3370Notification of hoisting personnel
Section 3380When hoisting to be stopped
Section 3390Attending vehicles loaded with explosives
Section 3400Cars containing explosives to be pulled
Section 3410Warning of blasting
Section 3420Leaving blasting area; reentering blasting area
Section 3430Misfires to be reported
Section 3440Secondary blasting
Section 3450Isolating explosives from static electricity
Section 3460Electric blasting
Section 3470Initiating blasts from safe location
Section 3475Blasting in gassy mines
Section 3478Stemming
Section 3480Drilling machine operation
Section 3490Drilling machine control levers
Section 3500Secure footing when drilling
Section 3510Procedure when collaring holes
Section 3520Procedure for moving portable drills
Section 3530Receptacles or racks
Section 3540Warning to persons below jumbo decks
Section 3550Anchoring of drills on columns
Section 3560Carrying tools or materials on top of locomotives
Section 3570Coupling or uncoupling cars
Section 3580Makeshift couplings
Section 3590Mantrip cars
Section 3595Transportation of miners
Section 3600Signalmen
Section 3610Open dry hole collars
Section 3620Hazardous chute lips
Section 3630Empty chutes
Section 3640Danger from chute-pulling operations
Section 3650Safety lines to be provided
Section 3660Loosening hang-ups
Section 3670Shelter holes to be provided
Section 3680Design of shelter holes
Section 3690Trip lights
Section 3700Operation of mantrip cars
Section 3710Discharge and boarding points
Section 3720Mantrip passengers
Section 3730Movement of rock or material trains
Section 3740Use of flexible ladders
Section 3750Trap doors in ladderways
Section 3760Size of openings in ladderways
Section 3770Entering manways
Section 3780Working floors in stopes
Section 3790Steep travelways
Section 3800[Repealed]
Section 3810Maintaining separate escapeways
Section 3820Escape routes
Section 3830Refuge areas
Section 3840Development of escape and evacuation plan
Section 3850Telephone or voice communications
Section 3855Communications
Section 3860Inclined escapeways
Section 3870Emergency hoisting facilities
Section 3880Check-in and check-out system
Section 3890Bare wires and cables
Section 3900Metal pipelines
Section 3910Insulation of power lines
Section 3920Fastening power cables
Section 3930Disconnecting switches
Section 3940Transformer stations
Section 3950Trolley feeder wires
Section 3955Fire precautions in transportation of mining equipment
Section 3958Use of track as electrical power conductor
Section 3960Splices in trailing cables
Section 3970Machines not using cable reels
Section 3980Welding operations
Section 3990Self-rescue requirements
Section 4000Requirements for self-rescue devices
Section 4010Landing shaft conveyances
Section 4020Individual lamps to be carried
Section 4030[Repealed]
Section 4040Inspections to follow fire or explosion
Section 4050[Repealed]
Section 4060Mine emergency and self-rescue training
Section 4061Mine rescue stations
Section 4062Rescue apparatus
Section 4063Rescue crews to be provided
Section 4064Alternative mine rescue capability
Section 4065Mine evacuation drills
Section 4066Instruction in escape plans
Section 4070Capacities of hoists
Section 4080Anchoring hoists
Section 4090Connecting driving mechanisms to personnel hoists
Section 4100Brakes on personnel hoists
Section 4110Personnel hoist clutches
Section 4120Brakes on automatic hoists
Section 4130Friction hoist overtravel protection
Section 4140Overtravel prevention on personnel hoists
Section 4150Friction hoists
Section 4160Overtravel bypass switches
Section 4170Emergency braking for electric hoists
Section 4180Position indicators
Section 4190Placement of hoist controls
Section 4200Drum flanges
Section 4210Drum grooves
Section 4220Engine-powered hoists
Section 4230Standards for wire ropes
Section 4240Installation of wire ropes
Section 4250Guide ropes
Section 4260Wire rope examination
Section 4270Requirements for rope ends
Section 4280Load end attachment
Section 4290New ropes
Section 4300Safety device attachments
Section 4310Secondary safety connections
Section 4320Headframes and sheaves
Section 4330Clearance requirements
Section 4340Fleet angles
Section 4350Platforms
Section 4360Diameter specifications
Section 4370Support grooves
Section 4380Metal bonnets
Section 4390Use of buckets to hoist persons
Section 4400Specifications for buckets used to hoist persons
Section 4410Ratings for ropes suspending platforms
Section 4420Rope guides
Section 4430Use of manually-operated hoists
Section 4440Use of automatic hoists
Section 4450Fitness requirements for hoist persons
Section 4460Competency of hoist persons
Section 4470Use of extreme caution
Section 4480Speed for hoisting persons
Section 4490Maximum speeds
Section 4500Authorized persons
Section 4510Balancing cages
Section 4520Lowering conveyances by brakes
Section 4530Maximum number of persons to ride
Section 4540Persons in charge
Section 4550Conduct on conveyances
Section 4560Moving conveyances
Section 4570Doors to be closed
Section 4580Riding in loaded buckets
Section 4590When skips shall be empty
Section 4600Hoisting rock or supplies
Section 4610Limitations on riding shaft conveyance
Section 4620Open hooks
Section 4630Speeds for open buckets
Section 4640Where buckets to be stopped on lowering
Section 4650Where buckets to be stopped on raising
Section 4660Blocking cars
Section 4670Securing materials in buckets
Section 4680Placement of conveyances not in use
Section 4690Signaling between stations and hoist room
Section 4700When telephone instructions are acceptable
Section 4710Signals to hoist operator
Section 4720Standard hoisting signals
Section 4730Posting of signal codes
Section 4740Positioning signal devices
Section 4750Qualifications of persons giving signals
Section 4760Safety gates on landings
Section 4770Stop blocks or derail switches
Section 4780Where guides to be provided
Section 4790Construction of dumping facilities
Section 4800Shaft station clearance requirements
Section 4810Safe passage around compartments
Section 4820Maintaining shaft sets
Section 4830Persons working in shafts
Section 4840Posting of signs
Section 4850Performing inspections and repairs
Section 4860Bulkheads or equivalent protection
Section 4870Ladders in shafts
Section 4880Inspection and testing procedures
Section 4890Records to be kept
Section 4900Replacement parts
Section 4910Lubrication of ropes
Section 4920Cutting of ropes for inspections
Section 4930Cutting of ropes to distribute wear
Section 4940Ropes to be calipered
Section 4950Electromagnetic or other nondestructive testing
Section 4960Substandard ropes
Section 4970Testing on each shift
Section 4980Testing with empty conveyances
Section 4990Inspection of ropes and connections
Section 5000Inspection of safety catches
Section 5010Inspection of shafts
Section 5020Inspection of sheaves
Section 5030Lubrication of rollers
Section 5040[Repealed]
Section 5060Gassy mines
Section 5070Effect of detection of flammable gases
Section 5080Smoking materials prohibited
Section 5090Use of open flames
Section 5100Supervision of use of open flames
Section 5110Limit on percentage of gases
Section 5120Installation of main fans
Section 5130Operation of main fans
Section 5140Intakes and returns
Section 5150Single shaft intakes and returns
Section 5160Failure of fans
Section 5170Failure of ventilation
Section 5180Inspection after ventilation failure
Section 5190Access of personnel after fan shutdown
Section 5200Operation of booster fans
Section 5210Equipping booster fans
Section 5220Installation and operation of auxiliary fans
Section 5230Inspection of auxiliary fans
Section 5240Failure of auxiliary fans
Section 5250Volume and velocity of air current
Section 5260Quantity of air standards
Section 5270Measurement of air quantities
Section 5280Ventilation of battery-charging and transformer stations
Section 5290Intake air for pumps and compressors
Section 5300Changes in ventilation
Section 5310Adjustments in ventilation
Section 5320Detection of flammable gas
Section 5330Use of air passing by opening of unsealed abandoned area to ventilate
Section 5340Use of air passing through abandoned panels to ventilate
Section 5350Abandoned areas to be sealed
Section 5360Construction of seals
Section 5370Fitting of seals for atmosphere sampling and pressure measurement
Section 5380Crosscut intervals
Section 5390Closing crosscuts
Section 5400Line brattices
Section 5410Composition of brattices
Section 5420Damaged brattices
Section 5430Crosscuts at abandoned rooms
Section 5440Where entries or rooms to be started
Section 5450Construction specifications for stoppings
Section 5460Airtight stoppings
Section 5470Installation of air locks
Section 5480Ventilation of air locks
Section 5490Doors to be kept closed
Section 5500Overcasts and undercasts
Section 5510Preshift examinations
Section 5520Authorized personnel
Section 5530Removal of danger signs
Section 5540Detection devices
Section 5550Frequency and method of examinations
Section 5560Examination reports
Section 5570Ventilation of gassy mines
Section 5580Airflow to be maintained
Section 5590Fan installation doors
Section 5600Diesel-powered equipment
Section 5610Trolley wires
Section 5620Permissible equipment required
Section 5630Permissible distribution boxes required
Section 5640Electric equipment
Section 5650Permissible electric lamps
Section 5660Permissible or approved explosives
Section 5670Written list of conditions
Section 5680[Repealed]
Section 5700Examinations for gas
Section 5710Limitations on firing shots
Section 5720[Repealed]
Section 5730[Repealed]
Section 5750Notice of intent to mine near gas or oil wells
Section 5760Application for mining near gas or oil wells
Section 5770Mining plan
Section 5780Approval to mine near plugged gas or oil well
FORMSFORMS (4VAC25-40)



Chapter 50RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF DIESEL ENGINE MECHANICS IN UNDERGROUND COAL MINES [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30[Repealed]
Section 40[Repealed]
Section 50[Repealed]
Section 60[Repealed]
Section 70[Repealed]
Section 80[Repealed]
Section 90[Repealed]
Section 110[Repealed]



Chapter 60RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE INSTALLATION AND USE OF AUTOMATED TEMPORARY ROOF SUPPORT SYSTEMS (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20General requirements
Section 30[Reserved]
Section 40Approval and waivers
Section 50[Reserved]
Section 70Minimum requirements for machines using, or used as, automated temporary roof support systems



Chapter 70REGULATIONS GOVERNING DISRUPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS IN MINES (create report)
Section 10General requirements



Chapter 80RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING ADVANCED FIRST-AID [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 90REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF DIESEL-POWERED EQUIPMENT IN UNDERGROUND COAL MINES (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Diesel equipment approval
Section 30Operation of diesel equipment
Section 40Maintenance of diesel equipment
Section 50Ventilation of diesel equipment
Section 60Emission testing and evaluation
Section 70Air quality
Section 80Fire protection for diesel-powered equipment
Section 90Fuel specifications
Section 100Fuel use, storage, and handling
Section 110[Reserved]
Section 120[Repealed]
Section 130[Reserved]
Section 270[Repealed]
Section 280[Reserved]
Section 300[Repealed]
Section 310[Reserved]
Section 340[Repealed]
Section 350[Reserved]
Section 360[Repealed]
Section 370[Reserved]
FORMSFORMS (4VAC25-90)



Chapter 100REGULATIONS GOVERNING VERTICAL VENTILATION HOLES AND MINING NEAR GAS AND OIL WELLS [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]



Chapter 101REGULATIONS GOVERNING VERTICAL VENTILATION HOLES AND MINING NEAR GAS AND OIL WELLS (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Application for permits; maps or plats; notice
Section 30Receipt of coal seam information; decision on casing
Section 40Expiration of permit
Section 50Venting methane; bleeder system
Section 60Requirements for issuance of permit
Section 70Filing of objections; scheduling of hearing
Section 80Location of vertical ventilation hole
Section 90Recordkeeping
Section 100Review of action of chief
Section 110Casing requirements for vertical ventilation holes
Section 120Survey requirements
Section 130Correction requirements
Section 140Filing of report
Section 150Mining within 500 feet of a vertical ventilation hole or gas well
Section 160Mining within 200 feet of a vertical ventilation hole, gas well or pipeline
Section 170Pillars of coal to be left unmined, and other protective measures
Section 180Mining within 200 feet of a plugged vertical ventilation hole or gas well
Section 190Mining seams impacted by vertical ventilation holes and coalbed methane wells intended to degas the seams being mined
Section 200Plugging of vertical ventilation holes
Section 210Identifying plugged holes; plugging affidavit
Section 220Annual report; abandonment
FORMSFORMS (4VAC25-101)



Chapter 110REGULATIONS GOVERNING BLASTING IN SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Certification
Section 30[Reserved]
Section 60[Repealed]
Section 70[Reserved]
Section 130[Repealed]
Section 140[Reserved]
Section 170[Repealed]
Section 180[Reserved]
Section 200Records
Section 210Blasting safety
Section 220[Reserved]
Section 320[Repealed]



Chapter 120REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION AND USE OF CABS AND CANOPIES (create report)
Section 10General requirements
Section 20[Reserved]



Chapter 125REGULATIONS GOVERNING COAL STOCKPILES AND BULK STORAGE AND HANDLING FACILITIES (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20General provisions for coal stockpiles and on stockpiles with underlying feeders
Section 30Safety precautions for stockpiles with underlying feeders
Section 40Storage bins, bunkers, hoppers, and silos



Chapter 130COAL SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION REGULATIONS (create report)
Section 700.1Scope
Section 700.2Authority and citation to federal law
Section 700.3Effective date
Section 700.5Definitions
Section 700.11Applicability
Section 700.12Petitions to initiate rule making
Section 700.14Availability of records
Section 700.15Computation of time
Section 701.11Applicability
Section 702.5Definitions
Section 702.11Application requirements and procedures
Section 702.12Contents of application for exemption
Section 702.13Public availability of information
Section 702.14Requirements for exemption
Section 702.15Conditions of exemption and right of inspection and entry
Section 702.16Stockpiling of minerals
Section 702.17Revocation and enforcement
Section 702.18Reporting requirements
Section 705.4Responsibility
Section 705.11Who shall file
Section 705.13When to file
Section 705.15Where to file
Section 705.17What to report
Section 705.19Resolving prohibited interests
Section 705.21Appeals procedures
Section 705.22Penalties for failure to file disclosure statements
Section 705.23Other state and local government agencies
Section 705.24Confidentiality and access to disclosure statements
Section 705.25Gifts and gratuities
Section 707.11Applicability
Section 707.12Information to be maintained on site
Section 740.1Scope and purpose
Section 740.4Responsibilities
Section 740.11Applicability
Section 740.13Permits
Section 740.15Bonds on federal lands
Section 740.17Inspection, enforcement and civil penalties
Section 740.19Performance standards
Section 761.1Scope
Section 761.3Authority
Section 761.11Areas where mining is prohibited or limited
Section 761.12Procedures
Section 761.13Exception for existing operations
Section 761.16Submission and processing of requests for valid existing rights determinations
Section 762.1Scope and responsibility
Section 762.11Criteria for designating lands as unsuitable
Section 762.13Land exempt from designation as unsuitable for surface coal mining operations
Section 762.14Exploration on land designated as unsuitable for surface coal mining operations
Section 764.11General process requirements
Section 764.13Petitions
Section 764.15Initial processing, recordkeeping, and notification requirements
Section 764.17Hearing requirements
Section 764.19Decision
Section 764.21Data base and inventory system requirements
Section 764.23Public information
Section 764.25Responsibility for implementation
Section 772.1Scope and purpose
Section 772.11Notice requirements for exploration removing 250 tons of coal or less
Section 772.12Permit requirements for exploration removing more than 250 tons of coal, or occurring on lands designated as unsuitable for surface coal mining ...
Section 772.13Coal exploration compliance duties
Section 772.14Commercial use or sale
Section 772.15Public availability of information
Section 773.1Scope and purpose
Section 773.11Requirements to obtain permits
Section 773.12Regulatory coordination with other agencies
Section 773.13Public participation in permit processing
Section 773.15Review of permit applications
Section 773.16Criteria for permit approval or denial; existing structures
Section 773.17Permit conditions
Section 773.19Permit issuance and right of renewal
Section 773.20Improvidently issued permits; general procedures
Section 773.21Improvidently issued permits; rescission procedures
Section 774.1Scope and purpose
Section 774.11Division review of permits
Section 774.12Post-permit issuance requirements
Section 774.13Permit revisions
Section 774.15Permit renewals
Section 774.17Transfer, assignment, or sale of permit rights
Section 775.11Administrative review
Section 775.13Judicial review
Section 777.1Scope
Section 777.11Format and contents
Section 777.12Preapplication conference
Section 777.13Reporting of technical data
Section 777.14Maps and plans; general requirements
Section 777.15Completeness
Section 777.17Permit fees
Section 778.1Scope and purpose
Section 778.13Identification of interests
Section 778.14Violation information
Section 778.15Right-of-entry information
Section 778.16Status of unsuitability claims
Section 778.17Permit term
Section 778.18Insurance
Section 778.21Proof of publication
Section 778.22Facilities or structures used in common
Section 779.4Responsibilities
Section 779.11General requirements
Section 779.12General environmental resources information
Section 779.18Climatological information
Section 779.19Vegetation information
Section 779.21Soil resources information
Section 779.22[Repealed]
Section 779.24Maps; general requirements
Section 779.25Cross sections, maps and plans
Section 780.4Responsibilities
Section 780.11Operation plan; general requirements
Section 780.12Operation plan; existing structures
Section 780.13Operation plan; blasting
Section 780.14Operation plan; maps and plans
Section 780.16Fish and wildlife information
Section 780.18Reclamation plan; general requirements
Section 780.21Hydrologic information
Section 780.22Geologic information
Section 780.23Reclamation plan; land use information
Section 780.25Reclamation plan; siltation structures, impoundments, banks, dams, and embankments
Section 780.27Reclamation plan; surface mining near underground mining
Section 780.29Diversions
Section 780.31Protection of public parks and historic places
Section 780.33Relocation or use of public roads
Section 780.35Disposal of excess spoil
Section 780.37Road systems
Section 780.38Support facilities
Section 783.4Responsibilities
Section 783.11General requirements
Section 783.12General environmental resources information
Section 783.18Climatological information
Section 783.19Vegetation information
Section 783.21Soil resources information
Section 783.22Land-use information
Section 783.24Maps; general requirements
Section 783.25Cross sections, maps and plans
Section 784.4Responsibilities
Section 784.11Operation plan; general requirements
Section 784.12Operation plan; existing structures
Section 784.13Reclamation plan; general requirements
Section 784.14Hydrologic information
Section 784.15Reclamation plan; land use information
Section 784.16Reclamation plan; siltation structures, impoundments, banks, dams, and embankments
Section 784.17Protection of public parks and historic places
Section 784.18Relocation or use of public roads
Section 784.19Underground development waste
Section 784.20Subsidence control plan
Section 784.21Fish and wildlife information
Section 784.22Geologic information
Section 784.23Operation plan; maps and plans
Section 784.24Road systems
Section 784.25Return of coal processing waste to abandoned underground workings
Section 784.29Diversions
Section 784.30Support facilities
Section 785.1Scope
Section 785.13Experimental practices mining
Section 785.14Mountaintop removal mining
Section 785.15Steep slope mining
Section 785.16Permits incorporating variances from approximate original contour restoration requirements for steep slope mining
Section 785.17Prime farmland
Section 785.18Variances for delay in contemporaneous reclamation requirement in combined surface and underground mining activities
Section 785.19Remining areas with pollution discharges
Section 785.20Augering
Section 785.21Coal preparation plants not located within the permit area of a mine
Section 785.22In situ processing activities
Section 785.25Lands eligible for remining
Section 789.1Petition for award of costs and expenses under Section 45.1-249E of the Act
Section 789.2Intervention
Section 790.1Purpose
Section 790.11Service of notice
Section 790.12Contents of notice
Section 795.1Scope and purpose
Section 795.6Eligibility for assistance
Section 795.7Filing for assistance
Section 795.8Application approval and notice
Section 795.9Program services and data requirements
Section 795.10Qualified laboratories
Section 795.11Assistance funding
Section 795.12Applicant liability
Section 800.11Requirement to file a bond
Section 800.12Form of the performance bond
Section 800.13Period of liability
Section 800.14Determination of bond amount
Section 800.15Adjustment of amount
Section 800.16General terms and conditions of bond
Section 800.17Bonding requirements for underground coal mines and long-term coal-related surface facilities and structures
Section 800.20Surety bonds
Section 800.21Collateral bonds
Section 800.23Escrow bonding
Section 800.24Combined surety/escrow bonding
Section 800.30Replacement of bonds
Section 800.40Requirements to release performance bonds
Section 800.50Forfeiture of bonds
Section 800.51Administrative review of performance bond forfeiture
Section 800.52Bond forfeiture reinstatement procedures
Section 800.60Terms and conditions for liability insurance
Section 801.2Scope
Section 801.4Objective
Section 801.11Participation in the pool bond fund
Section 801.12Entrance fee and bond
Section 801.13Self-bonding
Section 801.14Reclamation tax
Section 801.15Collection of the reclamation tax and penalties for non-payment
Section 801.16Reinstatement to the pool bond fund
Section 801.17Bond release application
Section 801.18Criteria for release of bond
Section 801.19Forfeiture
Section 815.1Scope and purpose
Section 815.2Permitting information
Section 815.13Required documents
Section 815.15Performance standards for coal exploration
Section 816.11Signs and markers
Section 816.13Casing and sealing of drilled holes; general requirements
Section 816.14Casing and sealing of drilled holes; temporary
Section 816.15Casing and sealing of drilled holes; permanent
Section 816.22Topsoil and subsoil
Section 816.41Hydrologic-balance protection
Section 816.42Hydrologic balance; water quality standards and effluent limitations
Section 816.43Diversions
Section 816.45Hydrologic balance; sediment control measures
Section 816.46Hydrologic balance; siltation structures
Section 816.47Hydrologic balance; discharge structures
Section 816.49Impoundments
Section 816.56Postmining rehabilitation of sedimentation ponds, diversions, impoundments, and treatment facilities
Section 816.57Hydrologic balance; stream buffer zones
Section 816.59Coal recovery
Section 816.61Use of explosives; general requirements
Section 816.62Use of explosives; preblasting survey
Section 816.64Use of explosives; blasting schedule
Section 816.66Use of explosives; blasting signs, warnings, and access control
Section 816.67Use of explosives; control of adverse effects
Section 816.68Use of explosives; records of blasting operations
Section 816.71Disposal of excess spoil; general requirements
Section 816.72Disposal of excess spoil; valley fills/head-of-hollow fills
Section 816.73Disposal of excess spoil; durable rock fills
Section 816.74Disposal of excess spoil; preexisting benches
Section 816.75Disposal of excess spoil; zoned concept
Section 816.76Disposal of excess spoil; incidental reclamation
Section 816.79Protection of underground mining
Section 816.81Coal mine waste; general requirements
Section 816.83Coal mine waste; refuse piles
Section 816.84Coal mine waste; impounding structures
Section 816.87Coal mine waste; burning and burned waste utilization
Section 816.89Disposal of noncoal mine wastes
Section 816.95Stabilization of surface areas
Section 816.97Protection of fish, wildlife, and related environmental values
Section 816.99Slides and other damage
Section 816.100Contemporaneous reclamation
Section 816.102Backfilling and grading; general requirements
Section 816.104Backfilling and grading; thin overburden
Section 816.105Backfilling and grading; thick overburden
Section 816.106Backfilling and grading; previously mined areas
Section 816.107Backfilling and grading; steep slopes
Section 816.111Revegetation; general requirements
Section 816.113Revegetation; timing
Section 816.114Revegetation; mulching and other soil stabilizing practices
Section 816.116Revegetation; standards for success
Section 816.131Cessation of operations; temporary
Section 816.132Cessation of operations; permanent
Section 816.133Postmining land use
Section 816.150Roads; general
Section 816.151Primary roads
Section 816.152Existing roads
Section 816.180Utility installations
Section 816.181Support facilities
Section 817.11Signs and markers
Section 817.13Casing and sealing of exposed underground openings; general requirements
Section 817.14Casing and sealing of underground openings; temporary
Section 817.15Casing and sealing of underground openings; permanent
Section 817.22Topsoil and subsoil
Section 817.41Hydrologic-balance protection
Section 817.42Hydrologic balance; water quality standards and effluent limitations
Section 817.43Diversions
Section 817.45Hydrologic balance; sediment control measures
Section 817.46Hydrologic balance; siltation structures
Section 817.47Hydrologic balance; discharge structures
Section 817.49Impoundments
Section 817.56Postmining rehabilitation of sedimentation ponds, diversions, impoundments, and treatment facilities
Section 817.57Hydrologic balance; stream buffer zones
Section 817.59Coal recovery
Section 817.61Use of explosives; general requirements
Section 817.62Use of explosives; preblasting survey
Section 817.64Use of explosives; general performance standards
Section 817.66Use of explosives; blasting signs, warnings, and access control
Section 817.67Use of explosives; control of adverse effects
Section 817.68Use of explosives; records of blasting operations
Section 817.71Disposal of excess spoil; general requirements
Section 817.72Disposal of excess spoil; valley fills/head-of-hollow fills
Section 817.73Disposal of excess spoil; durable rock fills
Section 817.74Disposal of excess spoil; preexisting benches
Section 817.75Disposal of excess spoil; zoned concept
Section 817.76Disposal of excess spoil; incidental reclamation
Section 817.81Coal mine waste; general requirements
Section 817.83Coal mine waste; refuse piles
Section 817.84Coal mine waste; impounding structures
Section 817.87Coal mine waste; burning and burned waste utilization
Section 817.89Disposal of noncoal mine wastes
Section 817.95Stabilization of surface areas
Section 817.97Protection of fish, wildlife, and related environmental values
Section 817.99Slides and other damage
Section 817.100Contemporaneous reclamation
Section 817.102Backfilling and grading; general requirements
Section 817.106Backfilling and grading; previously mined areas
Section 817.107Backfilling and grading; steep slopes
Section 817.111Revegetation; general requirements
Section 817.113Revegetation; timing
Section 817.114Revegetation; mulching and other soil stabilizing practices
Section 817.116Revegetation; standards for success
Section 817.121Subsidence control
Section 817.122Subsidence control; notice
Section 817.131Cessation of operations; temporary
Section 817.132Cessation of operations; permanent
Section 817.133Postmining land use
Section 817.150Roads; general
Section 817.151Primary roads
Section 817.152Existing roads
Section 817.180Utility installations
Section 817.181Support facilities
Section 819.1Scope
Section 819.11Auger mining; general
Section 819.13Auger mining; coal recovery
Section 819.15Auger mining; hydrologic balance
Section 819.17Auger mining; subsidence protection
Section 819.19Auger mining; backfilling and grading
Section 819.21Auger mining; protection of underground mining
Section 823.1Scope and purpose
Section 823.4Responsibilities
Section 823.11Applicability
Section 823.12Soil removal and stockpiling
Section 823.14Soil replacement
Section 823.15Revegetation and restoration of soil productivity
Section 824.2Objectives
Section 824.11Mountaintop removal; performance standards
Section 825.11Operational requirements
Section 825.12Treatment of discharges
Section 825.13Request for bond release
Section 825.14Criteria and schedule for release of bonds on pollution abatement areas
Section 827.1Scope
Section 827.11General requirements
Section 827.12Coal preparation plants; performance standards
Section 828.2Objectives
Section 828.11In situ processing; performance standards
Section 828.12In situ processing; monitoring
Section 840.11Inspections by the division
Section 840.12Right of entry
Section 840.14Availability of records
Section 840.16Compliance conference
Section 842.11Immediate inspections
Section 842.12Citizens' requests for inspections
Section 842.14Review of adequacy and completeness of inspections
Section 842.15Review of decision not to inspect or enforce
Section 843.11Cessation orders
Section 843.12Notices of violation
Section 843.13Suspension or revocation of permits; pattern of violations
Section 843.14Service of notices of violation, cessation orders, and show cause orders
Section 843.15Informal public hearing
Section 843.16Formal review of citations
Section 843.18Inability to comply
Section 845.2Objective
Section 845.11Assessment determination
Section 845.12When a penalty will be assessed
Section 845.13Point system
Section 845.15Assessment of separate violations for each day
Section 845.16Waiver of use of formula to determine civil penalty
Section 845.17Procedures for assessment of civil penalties
Section 845.18Procedures for assessment conference
Section 845.19Request for hearing
Section 845.20Final assessment and payment of penalty
Section 846.2[Repealed]
Section 846.12When an individual civil penalty may be assessed
Section 846.14Amount of the individual civil penalty
Section 846.17Assessment of an individual civil penalty
Section 846.18Penalty payment
Section 850.1Scope
Section 850.5Definition
Section 850.12Effective date
Section 850.13Training
Section 850.14Examination
Section 850.15Certification
Section 874.12Eligible coal lands and water
Section 874.13Reclamation objectives and priorities
Section 877.11Written consent for entry
Section 877.13Entry and consent to reclaim
Section 877.14Entry for emergency reclamation
Section 879.11Land eligible for acquisition
Section 879.12Procedures for acquisition
Section 879.13Acceptance of gifts of land
Section 879.14Management of acquired land
Section 879.15Disposition of reclaimed land
Section 882.12Appraisals
Section 882.13Liens
Section 882.14Satisfaction of liens
FORMSFORMS (4VAC25-130)
DIBRDOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (4VAC25-130)



Chapter 140COAL SURFACE MINING REGULATIONS [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30[Repealed]
Section 40[Repealed]
Section 50[Repealed]
Section 60[Repealed]
Section 70[Repealed]
Section 80[Repealed]
Section 90[Repealed]
Section 100[Repealed]
Section 110[Repealed]
Section 120[Repealed]
Section 130[Repealed]
Section 140[Repealed]
Section 150[Repealed]
Section 160[Repealed]
Section 170[Repealed]
Section 180[Repealed]
Section 190[Repealed]
Section 200[Repealed]
Section 210[Repealed]
Section 220[Repealed]
Section 230[Repealed]
Section 240[Repealed]
Section 250[Repealed]
Section 260[Repealed]
Section 270[Repealed]
Section 280[Repealed]
Section 290[Repealed]
Section 300[Repealed]
Section 310[Repealed]
Section 320[Repealed]
Section 330[Repealed]
Section 340[Repealed]
Section 350[Repealed]
Section 360[Repealed]
Section 370[Repealed]
Section 380[Repealed]
Section 390[Repealed]
Section 400[Repealed]
Section 410[Repealed]
Section 420[Repealed]
Section 430[Repealed]
Section 440[Repealed]
Section 450[Repealed]
Section 460[Repealed]
Section 470[Repealed]
Section 480[Repealed]
Section 490[Repealed]
Section 500[Repealed]
Section 510[Repealed]
Section 520[Repealed]
Section 530[Repealed]
Section 540[Repealed]
Section 550[Repealed]
Section 560[Repealed]
Section 570[Repealed]
Section 580[Repealed]
Section 590[Repealed]
Section 600[Repealed]
Section 610[Repealed]
Section 620[Repealed]
Section 630[Repealed]
Section 640[Repealed]
Section 650[Repealed]
Section 660[Repealed]
Section 670[Repealed]
Section 680[Repealed]
Section 690[Repealed]
Section 700[Repealed]
Section 710[Repealed]
Section 720[Repealed]
Section 730[Repealed]
Section 740[Repealed]
Section 750[Repealed]
Section 760[Repealed]
Section 770[Repealed]
Section 780[Repealed]
Section 790[Repealed]
Section 800[Repealed]
Section 810[Repealed]
Section 820[Repealed]
Section 830[Repealed]
Section 840[Repealed]
Section 850[Repealed]
Section 860[Repealed]
Section 870[Repealed]
Section 880[Repealed]
Section 890[Repealed]
Section 900[Repealed]
Section 910[Repealed]
Section 920[Repealed]
Section 930[Repealed]
Section 940[Repealed]
Section 950[Repealed]
Section 960[Repealed]
Section 970[Repealed]
Section 980[Repealed]
Section 990[Repealed]
Section 1000[Repealed]
Section 1010[Repealed]
Section 1020[Repealed]
Section 1030[Repealed]
Section 1040[Repealed]
Section 1050[Repealed]
Section 1060[Repealed]
Section 1070[Repealed]
Section 1080[Repealed]
Section 1090[Repealed]



Chapter 145REGULATIONS ON THE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN MINING OPERATORS TO PERFORM RECLAMATION PROJECTS (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Operator requirements
Section 30Compliance with other laws and obligations
Section 40Financial information; bonding



Chapter 150VIRGINIA GAS AND OIL REGULATION (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Basis and authority
Section 30Other laws and regulations
Section 40Registration
Section 50Gas or oil in holes not permitted as a gas or oil well
Section 60Due dates for reports and decisions
Section 70[Repealed]
Section 80Application for a permit
Section 90Plats
Section 100Operations plans
Section 110Permit supplements and permit modifications
Section 120Transfer of permit rights
Section 130Notice of permit applications and modifications
Section 135Waiver of right to object to permit applications
Section 140Objections to permit applications
Section 150Hearing and decision on objections to permit applications
Section 160Approval of permits and permit modifications
Section 170Enforcement
Section 180Notices of violation
Section 190Closure orders
Section 200Show cause orders
Section 210Monthly reports
Section 220Annual reports
Section 230Commencement of activity
Section 240Signs
Section 250Blasting and explosives
Section 260Erosion, sediment control and reclamation
Section 270Stormwater management
Section 280Logs and surveys
Section 290Actual well or corehole location
Section 300Pits
Section 310Tanks
Section 320Blowout prevention
Section 330Swabbing, perforating and wireline operations
Section 340Drilling fluids
Section 350Gas, oil or geophysical operations in hydrogen sulfide areas
Section 360Drilling, completion and other reports
Section 370Wellhead equipment
Section 380Incidents, spills and unpermitted discharges
Section 390Shut-in wells
Section 400Measurement of gas and oil
Section 410Venting and flaring of gas; escape of oil
Section 420Disposal of pit and produced fluids
Section 430Disposal of solids
Section 435Plugging for abandonment or plug-back operations
Section 440Abandonment of a gas or oil well or corehole as a water well
Section 450Identification, plugging and control of wells or coreholes in which radioactive source logging tools have been abandoned
Section 460Identifying plugged wells and coreholes; plugging affidavit
Section 470Release of bond
Section 480Orphaned wells; right of entry
Section 490Applicability, conventional gas and oil wells and Class II injection wells
Section 500Application for a permit, conventional well or Class II injection well
Section 510Plats, conventional wells or Class II injection wells
Section 520Setback restrictions, conventional wells or Class II injection wells
Section 530Casing requirements for conventional gas or oil wells
Section 540[Repealed]
Section 550Applicability, coalbed methane wells
Section 560Application for a permit, coalbed methane well operations
Section 570[Repealed]
Section 580Variance request to convert a vertical ventilation hole to a coalbed methane gas well
Section 590Plats, coalbed methane wells
Section 600Setback restrictions, coalbed methane wells
Section 610Casing requirements for coalbed methane gas wells
Section 620Coalbed methane gas wellhead equipment
Section 630Report of produced waters, coalbed methane wells
Section 640[Repealed]
Section 650Conversion of a coalbed methane well to a vertical ventilation hole
Section 660Applicability, ground-disturbing geophysical activity
Section 670Application for a permit, geophysical activity or coreholes
Section 680Plats, coreholes
Section 690Operations plans, coreholes.
Section 700Setback restrictions, coreholes
Section 710[Repealed]
Section 711Voids and lost circulation zones
Section 720Applicability; gathering pipelines
Section 730General requirements for gathering pipelines
Section 740Operations plans for gathering pipelines
Section 750Inspections for gathering pipelines
FORMSFORMS (4VAC25-150)



Chapter 160VIRGINIA GAS AND OIL BOARD REGULATIONS (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Authority and applicability
Section 30Administrative provisions
Section 40Notice of hearings
Section 50Applications for field rules
Section 60Applications for exceptions to minimum well spacing requirements
Section 70Applications to pool interests in a drilling unit: conventional gas or oil or no conflicting claims to coalbed methane gas ownership
Section 80Applications to pool interests in a drilling unit: conflicting claims to coalbed methane gas ownership
Section 90Standards for escrow accounts
Section 100Allowable cost which may be shared in pooled gas or oil operations
Section 110Recordkeeping
Section 120Applications to change the unit operator for a unit established by order of the board
Section 130Appeals of the director's decisions
Section 140Miscellaneous petitions to the board
Section 150Effective dates for and enforcement of board orders
Section 160[Repealed]
Section 190Civil charges
Section 200Surveys and tests
Section 210[Repealed]



Chapter 165REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF ARBITRATION TO RESOLVE COALBED METHANE GAS OWNERSHIP DISPUTES (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Costs of arbitration
Section 30Qualification of arbitrators
Section 40Agreement to arbitrate
Section 50Conflicts of interest
Section 60Location
Section 70Postponement of arbitration
Section 80Discovery
Section 90Extension of arbitration
Section 100Determination of arbitrator
Section 110Ex parte communications
Section 120Fees
Section 130Disbursement of proceeds
FORMSFORMS (4VAC25-165)



Chapter 170GEOTHERMAL ENERGY REGULATIONS (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Resource conservation
Section 30Bonds, permits and fees
Section 40Notification of intent to proceed
Section 50Well construction and maintenance
Section 60Records, logs and general requirements
Section 70Groundwater monitoring
Section 80Abandonment and plugging of wells
Section 90Environmental protection; impacts; noise abatement
FORMSFORMS (4VAC25-170)