Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of Energy

General Notice
Regulatory Advisory Committee for Regulations Governing the Use of Arbitration to Resolve Coalbed Methane Gas Ownership Disputes
Date Posted: 4/13/2011
Expiration Date: 5/12/2011
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
No comment forum defined for this notice.

The Virginia Gas and Oil Board (Board) published an Emergency/NOIRA regulation concerning the use of arbitration to resolve coalbed methane gas ownership disputes (4 VAC 25-165 et seq.) in the Virginia Register on January 17, 2011.  In the background document supporting the regulation, the Board indicated its willingness to form a regulatory advisory committee to assist in drafting the permanent replacement regulation.  During the comment period for the concurrently filed permanent NOIRA, the Board received no offers to participate on the committee.  Therefore, the Board will proceed in drafting the permanent replacement regulation without the use of an advisory committee.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, 23219-3402
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120