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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Energy
Chapter 130. Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations

4VAC25-130-779.19. Vegetation information.

(a) The permit application shall contain a map or narrative describing the vegetation within the proposed permit area and within any proposed reference area.

(b) Where a vegetation map is utilized, show the outline of the proposed permit area, and show north point indicator. Sufficient adjacent areas shall be included to allow evaluation of vegetation as important habitat for fish and wildlife for those species of fish and wildlife identified under 4VAC25-130-780.16.

(c) Explain the results of the vegetative survey conducted on the area to be affected by the proposed mining operation. This survey must include as a minimum:

(1) Names, addresses, and qualifications of persons or organizations which collected and analyzed the data.

(2) Dates of the collection and analyses.

(3) Names, addresses, and positions of people in private, academic publications, or governmental agencies who contributed to the preparation of the vegetative survey.

(d) Delineate the major plant communities of canopy, shrubs, and understory types.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-03-19 § 779.19, 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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