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Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Safety and Health Regulations for Mineral Mining [4 VAC 25 ‑ 40]
Technical Corrections and Amendments for Clarity, Consistency and Improved Safety Resulting from Periodic Review
General Information
Action Summary As a result of periodic review, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy intends to amend 4VAC25-40, Safety and Health Regulations for Mineral Mining. The current action is intended to improve this chapter by making technical corrections, clarifying unclear language, updating references, making the regulation internally consistent and consistent with the Code of Virginia, and strengthening certain provisions dealing with mine safety. Sections to be strengthened relate to blasting, mine rescue, and construction and maintenance of mine structures.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [000944]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Dated 5/10/2007
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
4319 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/26/2007.
4669 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/26/2008.
5019 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/08/2009.
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.