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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

4VAC25-130-784.24. Road Systems.

(a) Plans and drawings. Each applicant for an underground coal mining and reclamation permit shall submit plans and drawings for each road, as defined in 4VAC25-130-700.5, to be constructed, used, or maintained within the proposed permit area. The plans and drawings shall

(1) Include a map, appropriate cross sections, design drawings, and specifications for road widths, gradients, surfacing materials, cuts, fill embankments, culverts, bridges, drainage ditches, low-water crossings, and drainage structures;

(2) Contain the drawings and specifications of each proposed road that is located in the channel of an intermittent or perennial stream, as necessary for approval of the road by the division in accordance with 4VAC25-130-817.150(d)(1);

(3) Contain the drawings and specifications for each proposed ford of perennial or intermittent streams that is used as a temporary route, as necessary for approval of the ford by the division in accordance with 4VAC25-130-817.151(c)(2);

(4) Contain a description of measures to be taken to obtain approval of the division for alteration or relocation of a natural stream channel under 4VAC25-130-817.151(d)(5);

(5) Contain the drawings and specifications for each low-water crossing of perennial or intermittent stream channels so that the division can maximize the protection of the stream in accordance with 4VAC25-130-817.151(d)(6); and

(6) Describe the plans to remove and reclaim each road that would not be retained under an approved postmining land use, and the schedule for this removal and reclamation.

(b) Primary road certification. The plans and drawings for each primary road shall be prepared by, or under the direction of, and certified by a qualified registered professional engineer, or a qualified registered professional land surveyor, experienced in the design and construction of roads, as meeting the requirements of this chapter; current, prudent engineering practices; and any design criteria established by the division.

(c) Geotechnical analysis. A report of appropriate geotechnical analysis shall be submitted, where approval of the division is required for alternative specifications, or for steep cut slopes under 4VAC25-130-817.150 and 4VAC25-130-817.151.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-03-19 § 784.24, 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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