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Rules and Regulations Governing Blasting in Surface Mining Operations [4 VAC 25 ‑ 110]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulation ensures that blasting performed in conjunction with coal mining is performed safely and efficiently. It serves to protect miners, persons living close to mines, and property from fly rock and other hazards associated with blasting.
State Authority Virginia Code Sections ,45.1-161.3 ,45.1-161.254 45.1-161.286
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. To provide for the safety of persons at the mine by reducing the risk of accident or injury from blasting in surface coal mines.
2. To protect off-site property from damage caused by blasting in surface coal mines.
3. To encourage more productive coal mines.
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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: mike.skiffington@dmme.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120
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