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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]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amendments regarding consistency with federal law on topsoil and revegetation standards and water diversion design.
General Information
Action Summary Amendments to the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations are being made to reflect the deletion of the last sentence of Section 510(e) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1260(e)) enacted by the U. S. Congress per the “Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006” regarding the termination date of September 30, 2004 that pertained to the remining of previously mined lands. The amendments will make the Virginia regulation consistent with the federal statute.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Exempt Citation: § 2.2-4006 A 4 c.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
4065 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/16/2007.
Contact Information
Name / Title: David Spears  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Ninth Street Office Building, 8th Floor
202 N. Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Email Address:
Phone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120