Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Rules and Regulations Governing Blasting in Surface Mining Operations [4 VAC 25 ‑ 110]
Review 808
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 7/3/2007
Notice of Periodic Review
Pursuant to Executive Order 36 (2006), The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) is conducting a periodic review and invites public comment on the following regulations:

4VAC 25-60 Rules and Regulations Governing the Installation and Use of Automated Temporary Roof Support Systems

4VAC 25-70 Rules and Regulations Governing Disruption of Communications in Mines

4VAC 25-90 Rules and Regulations Governing the Use of Diesel Powered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines

4VAC 25-101 Regulation Governing Vertical Ventilation Holes and Mining Near Gas and Oil Wells

4VAC 25-110 Rules and Regulations Governing Blasting in Surface Mining Operations

4VAC 25-120 Rules and Regulations Governing Installation and Use of Cabs and Canopies

The department will consider whether these existing regulations are essential to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public. The department welcomes specific comments on the performance and effectiveness of these regulations and also requests suggestions to improve the content and organization of the regulations to make them more understandable and useful.

The comment period for this review begins on August 6, 2007 and ends at 5 p.m. on September 5, 2007. Comments may be submitted to Tabitha Hibbitts Peace, Policy Analyst, DMME Division of Administration, P.O Drawer 900, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219-0900 or email .

Regulations may be viewed online at the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall site located at, or copies will be sent upon request.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 8/6/2007
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 9/5/2007

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (9/28/2007)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line