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Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Regulations Governing the Use of Arbitration to Resolve Coalbed Methane Gas Ownership Disputes [4 VAC 25 ‑ 165]
Review 1663
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 6/20/2018
Short Title
Review of 4 VAC 25-165
Review Announcement
Pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of 4 VAC 25-165, Regulations Governing the Use of Arbitration to Resolve Coalbed Methane Gas Ownership Disputes.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 17 (2014).

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins July 23, and ends at 5 p.m. on August 13, 2018.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to Michael Skiffington, Regulatory Coordinator, DMME Division of Administration, 1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor, Richmond, Virginia, 23219, or email

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Public Comment Period
Begin Date: 7/23/2018      End Date: 8/13/2018

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf Agency Result Document   (8/17/2018)
Attorney General Certification
Result of Review: Certified

pdf Review Memo       6/23/2018