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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Energy
Chapter 101. Regulations Governing Vertical Ventilation Holes and Mining Near Gas and Oil Wells

4VAC25-101-30. Receipt of coal seam information; decision on casing.

A. When an application to drill a vertical ventilation hole has been submitted and notice has been given as required in 4VAC25-101-20, all interested persons who are owners, lessees, or operators of any coal seams located above the seam from which methane gas is to be removed may furnish information to the chief regarding the elevations and thickness of the seams, if known.

B. The chief shall, prior to the drilling of the hole, approve those seams, which the operator will be required to protect by use of casing as described in 4VAC25-101-110.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.106, 45.1-161.121, 45.1-161.254 and 45.1-161.292 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 20, eff. July 18, 2001.

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