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Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

Regulations Governing the Use of Arbitration to Resolve Coalbed Methane Gas Ownership Disputes [4 VAC 25 ‑ 165]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation implements the arbitration process created by the General Assembly to help resolve disputes over ownership of coalbed methane gas.
State Authority 45.1-361.15 and :45.1-361.22 1 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority N/A
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The goal of this regulation is to clearly establish the parameters of the arbitration process.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Michael Skiffington  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3402
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)692-3212    FAX: (804)692-3237    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
New regulation to administer arbitration process for coalbed methane gas ownership disputes Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/19/2013.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
6/20/2018 Retain As Is