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Department of Energy
Reclamation Regulations for Mineral Mining [4 VAC 25 ‑ 31]
Amendments to reclamation regulations for mineral mining resulting from periodic review
General Information
Action Summary As a result of periodic review, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is amending 4VAC25-31, Reclamation Regulations for Mineral Mining. The amendments will facilitate the use of electronic permitting and forms, clarify reclamation and post-mining land use requirements, and expand the types of financial instruments that can be used for performance bonds. Miscellaneous obsolete items, such as addresses that have changed, will be updated. These amendments are needed to keep the regulation current, accurate, and clear.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [001913]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Dated 12/17/2008
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5110 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/05/2009.
5876 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/21/2012.
6514 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/19/2013.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of 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.