Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Coal Surface Mining Regulations [4 VAC 25 ‑ 140]    (Repealed)
Review 962
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 6/30/2009
Notice of Periodic Review
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

Notice of Periodic Review of Regulation

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 regulation:

4VAC 25-140 Coal Surface Mining Regulations

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

The comment period for this review begins on July 20, 2009 and ends at 5 p.m. on August 19, 2009. 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 7/20/2009
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 8/19/2009

Comments Received: 3

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (9/4/2009)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line