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Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations [4 VAC 25 ‑ 130]
Amend requirements for coal mine permit boundary markers and blasting near residences and occupied buildings
General Information
Action Summary Requires coal mine permit boundary markers located on steep slopes above private dewllings or occupied buildings to be made of or marked with fluorescent or reflective paint. Requires persons conducting blasting operations on coal mines within 1,000 feet of a dwelling or occupied building to conduct seismic monitoring of the blasting.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Associated Mandates Coal Mine Permit Boundary Markers & Blasting
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3120 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 8/9/2006.
3570 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 6/3/2006.
3702 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/26/2006.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Email Address:
Phone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this board.