Laws and Regulations 

Public

Public Participation Guidelines

Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Public Participation Guidelines - (PDF)
Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 11

Public participation in permit processing - (PDF)
Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 130 - section 773.13

Citizens’ requests for inspections - (PDF)
Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 130 - section 842.12

Requirements to release performance bonds - (PDF)
Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 130 - section 800.40


Coal Mine Reclamation

Laws

Virginia Coal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act - (PDF)
Code of Virginia - Title 45.2 - Chapter 19

Regulations

Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations - (PDF)
Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 130


Coal Mine Safety & Health

Laws

Code of Virginia - Title 45.2

Coal Mine Safety Act - (PDF)

Code of Virginia - Title 45.2 - Chapter 14.2

Regulations

Board of Coal Mining Examiners Certification Requirements - (PDF)

Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 20

Rules and Regulations Governing the Installation and Use of Automated Temporary Roof Support System - (PDF)

 Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 60

  Regulations Governing Disruption of Communications in Mines - (PDF)

 Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 70

  Regulations Governing the Use of Diesel-Powered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines - (PDF)

  Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 90

  Regulations Governing Vertical Ventilation Holes and Mining Near Gas and Oil Wells - (PDF)

 Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 101

  Regulations Governing Blasting in Surface Mining Operations - (PDF)

  Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 110

  Requirements for Installation and Use of Cabs and Canopies - (PDF)

  Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 120

  Regulations Governing Coal Stockpiles and Bulk Storage and Handling Facilities - (PDF)

 Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 125


 Gas and Oil

 Laws

  Virginia Gas and Oil Act

 Code of Virginia - Title 45.2 - Chapter 22.1

 Regulations

 Virginia Gas and Oil Regulations

 Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 150

  Virginia Gas and Oil Board Regulations

 Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 160

  Geothermal Energy Regulations

  Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter 170


Geology and Mineral Resources

 Laws

  Division of Geology and Mineral Resources

 Code of Virginia - Title 45.2 - Chapter 25


Mineral Mine Reclamation

 Laws

  Mineral Mining

Regulations

 Reclamation Regulations for Mineral Mining

 Virginia Administrative Code- Chapter 31

 Certification Requirements for Mineral Miners

 Virginia Administrative Code- Chapter 35

 Safety and Health Regulations for Mineral Mining

 Virginia Administrative Code- Chapter 40