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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
7/5/2020

4VAC25-130-795.9. Program Services and Data Requirements.

(a) To the extent possible with available funds, the division shall select and pay a qualified laboratory to make the determination and statement and provide other services referenced in paragraph (b) of this section for eligible applicants who request assistance.

(b) The division shall determine the data needed for each applicant or group of applicants. Data collected and the results provided to the division shall be sufficient to satisfy the requirements for:

(1) The determination of the probable hydrologic consequences of the surface mining and reclamation operations in the proposed permit area and adjacent areas, including the engineering analysis and the designs necessary for the determination in accordance with 4VAC25-130-780.21(f), 4VAC25-130-784.14 (e) and any other applicable provisions of this chapter;

(2) The drilling and statement of the results of test borings or core samplings for the proposed permit area in accordance with 4VAC25-130-780.22(b) and 4VAC25-130-784.22(b) and any other applicable provisions of this chapter;

(3) The development of cross-section maps and plans required by 4VAC25-130-779.25 and 4VAC25-130-783.25;

(4) The collection of archeological and historic information and related plans required by 4VAC25-130.779.12 (b), 4VAC25-130-783.12 (b), 4VAC25-130-780.31, 4VAC25-130-784.17, and any other archeological and historic information required by the division;

(5) Pre-blast surveys required by 4VAC25-130-780.13; and

(6) The collection of site specific resources information, the production of protection and enhancement plans for fish and wildlife habitats required by 4VAC25-130-780.16 and 4VAC25-130-784.21, and information and plans for any other environmental values required by the division under the Act.

(c) Data collection and analysis may proceed concurrently with the development of mining and reclamation plans by the applicant.

(d) Data collected under this program shall be made publicly available in accordance with 4VAC25-130-773.13(d). The division shall develop procedures for interstate coordination and exchange of data.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-03-19 § 795.9, 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 16, Issue 15, eff. May 10, 2000.

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