Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Gas and Oil Regulation [4 VAC 25 ‑ 150]
Expanding disclosure of ingredients used in well stimulation & completion & reviewing best practices
Action 4117
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this regulatory action is to ensure the gas and oil regulation reflects current industry best practices and to expand disclosure of ingredients used in gas and oil well stimulation and completion on permitted gas and oil operations in the Commonwealth. The existing regulation will also be reviewed to determine if current requirements are sufficient to properly regulate drilling in different geographical areas of the Commonwealth.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003940]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Petition to require oil and gas operators to participate in Frac Focus website
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
6829 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/12/2014.
7185 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/04/2015.
7634 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/28/2016.
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.