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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

4VAC25-101-60. Requirements for issuance of permit.

A. The chief shall issue a permit when the following criteria have been met:

1. An application for a permit to drill and operate has been received, accompanied by a an accurate map or plat showing the proposed location of the hole and other required information;

2. No objection to the proposed location has been made by any interested person within the specified 10-day period, or right to object waivers have been submitted in accordance with 4VAC25-101-20 E, in which case, the 10-day period shall not apply;

3. No objection to the proposed location has been raised by the chief; and

4. All other conditions for the issuance of a permit have been met.

B. If an operator shows compelling safety reasons for drilling a vertical ventilation hole without delay, and submits proof in writing that none of the persons with standing to object to the permit have any objections, the chief may waive the notice requirements under 4VAC25-101-20, and may issue the permit to drill a vertical ventilation hole, provided all other conditions for permit issuance have been met.

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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