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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
7/6/2020

4VAC25-130-784.23. Operation Plan; Maps and Plans.

Each application shall contain maps and plans as follows:

(a) The maps, plans and cross sections shall show the land proposed to be affected throughout the operation, the underground mining activities to be conducted, and any change in a facility or feature to be caused by the proposed operations, if the facility or feature was shown under 4VAC25-130-783.24 and 4VAC25-130-783.25.

(b) The following shall be shown for the proposed permit area:

(1) Buildings, utility corridors and facilities to be used;

(2) The area of land to be affected within the proposed permit area, according to the sequence of mining and reclamation;

(3) Each area of land for which a performance bond or other equivalent guarantee will be posted under Subchapter VJ;

(4) Each coal storage, cleaning and loading area;

(5) Each topsoil, spoil, coal preparation waste, underground development waste, and noncoal waste storage area;

(6) Each water diversion, collection, conveyance, treatment, storage, and discharge facility to be used;

(7) Each source of waste and each waste disposal facility relating to coal processing or pollution control;

(8) Each facility to be used to protect and enhance fish and wildlife and related environmental values;

(9) Each explosive storage and handling facility;

(10) Location of each sedimentation pond, permanent water impoundment, coal processing waste bank, and coal processing waste dam and embankment, in accordance with 4VAC25-130-784.16 and disposal areas for underground development waste and excess spoil, in accordance with 4VAC25-130-784.19;

(11) Each profile, at cross sections specified by the division, of the anticipated final surface configuration to be achieved for the affected areas;

(12) Location of each water and subsidence monitoring point; and

(13) Location of each facility that will remain on the proposed permit area as a permanent feature, after the completion of underground mining activities.

(c) Maps, plans, and cross sections required under paragraphs (b) (4), (5), (6), (10), and (11) of this section shall be prepared by, or under the direction of and certified by a qualified registered professional engineer, or certified professional geologist, with assistance from experts in related fields, such as land surveying and landscape architecture, except that—

(1) Maps, plans, and cross sections for sedimentation ponds may only be prepared by a qualified registered professional engineer and;

(2) Excess spoil and underground development waste facilities maps, plans, and cross sections may only be prepared by a qualified registered professional engineer.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-03-19 § 784.23, 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; Volume 15, Issue 06, eff. January 6, 1999.

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