Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Regulation Governing Vertical Ventilation Holes and Mining Near Gas and Oil Wells
[4 VAC 25 ‑ 101]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 4/23/2020
Notice of Periodic Review
Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, this regulation is undergoing a periodic review.
The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018). http://TownHall.Virginia.Gov/EO-14.pdf.
The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form.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.
In order for you to receive a response to your comment, your contact information (preferably an email address or, alternatively, a U.S. mailing address) must accompany your comment. 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.
Name / Title:
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 5/25/2020 [Volume: 36 Issue: 20]
begins on the publication date and ends on 6/15/2020
Comments Received: 0
Retain the regulation with no changes
Governor's Office approves the agency decision on 01/06/2022
Attorney General Certification
Submitted to OAG: 4/23/2020
Review Completed: 5/2/2020
Governor's Office Review
Submitted to Governor: 5/2/2020
Governor's Review: Approved 1/6/2022