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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Chapter 130. Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations
10/21/2020

4VAC25-130-705.4. Responsibility.

Part 705
Restrictions on Financial Interests of State Employees

(a) The Director shall:

(1) Provide advice, assistance, and guidance to all State employees required to file statements pursuant to 4VAC25-130-705.11;

(2) Inform annually each State employee required to file a statement with the Director of the name, address, and telephone number of the person who may be contacted for advice and counseling;

(3) Furnish a blank statement 45 days in advance of the filing date established by 4VAC25-130-705.13(a) to each State employee required to file a statement;

(4) Promptly review the statement of employment and financial interest and supplements, if any, filed by each employee, to determine if the employee has correctly identified those listed employment and financial interests which constitute a direct or indirect financial interest in an underground or surface coal mining operation;

(5) Resolve prohibited financial interest situations by ordering or initiating remedial action or by reporting the violation to the Director of the OSM;

(6) Certify on each statement that review has been made, that prohibited financial interests, if any, have been resolved, and that no other prohibited interests have been identified from the statement;

(7) Submit to the Director of the OSM such statistics and information as the Director of the OSM may request to enable the preparation of the required annual report to Congress;

(8) Submit to the Director of the OSM, the initial listing and the subsequent annual listing of positions as required by 4VAC25-130-705.11(b), (c), and (d).

(b) Employees performing any duties or functions under the Act shall:

(1) Have no direct or indirect financial interest in coal mining operations;

(2) File a fully completed statement of employment and financial interest annually on the specified filing date; and

(3) Comply with directives from persons responsible for approving statements or ordering remedial action.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3 and 45.1-230 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-03-19 § 705.4, eff. December 15, 1981; amended, eff. June 28, 1982; October 28, 1982; December 14, 1982; October 11, 1983; December 27, 1983; May 8, 1984; June 22, 1984; August 2, 1984; October 16, 1985; January 7, 1987; July 22, 1987; November 25, 1987; October 12, 1988; December 26, 1990; July 1, 1991; July 17, 1991; November 20, 1991; July 7, 1992; May 5, 1993; October 19, 1994.

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