Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Energy
Department of Energy
Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations

Meeting Details
Date / Time 9/9/2008  9:30 am
Location Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy’s office located at
3405 Mountain Empire Road; Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Conference Room 219 of the Buchanan-Smith Building 
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 7/28/2008   (78k)
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 9/9/2008   (4k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The purpose of this hearing is to receive written and oral public comments on proposed amendments to the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations. The amendments would maintain consistency with corresponding federal regulations, allow more natural designs of stream restoration channels, and clarify requirements for requesting formal hearing to review the agency’s decisions not to inspect or enforce sections of the regulations on particular sites. The public hearing is being conducted pursuant to §45.1-230 of the Code of Virginia, as amended, § 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Administrative Process Act, and §2.2-4100 et seq. of the Virginia Register Act.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to discuss a proposed change to regulation
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
General business of the board
This meeting is a public hearing to discuss the following proposed change(s)
Amendments regarding review of decisions not to inspect or enforce and consistency with federal regulations on topsoil standards, revegetation standards, and water diversion design

Contact Information
Name / Title: Gavin M. Bledsoe  / Legal Services Officer
Address: Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
P.O. Drawer 900
Big Stone Gap, 24219
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)523-8157    FAX: (276)523-8163    TDD: (800)828-1120