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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

4VAC25-130-800.16. General Terms and Conditions of Bond.

(a) The performance bond shall be in an amount determined by the division as provided in 4VAC25-130-800.14 or Part 801.

(b) The performance bond shall be payable to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Director-Division of Mined Land Reclamation.

(c) The performance bond shall be conditioned upon faithful performance of all the requirements of the Act, this chapter, and the approved permit, including completion of the reclamation plan.

(d) The duration of the bond shall be for the time period provided in 4VAC25-130-800.13.

(e)(1) The bond shall provide a mechanism for a bank or surety company to give prompt notice to the division and the permittee of any action filed alleging the insolvency or bankruptcy of the surety company, the bank, or the permittee, or alleging any violations which would result in suspension or revocation of the surety or bank charter or license to do business.

(2) Upon the incapacity of a bank or surety company by reason of bankruptcy, insolvency, or suspension or revocation of a charter or license, the permittee shall be deemed to be without bond coverage and shall promptly notify the division. The division, upon notification received through procedures of Paragraph (e)(1) of this section or from the permittee, shall, in writing, notify the permittee who is without bond coverage and specify a reasonable period, not to exceed 90 days, to replace bond coverage. If an adequate bond is not posted by the end of the period allowed, the permittee shall cease coal extraction and shall comply with the provisions of 4VAC25-130-816.132 or 4VAC25-130-817.132 and shall immediately begin to conduct reclamation operations in accordance with the reclamation plan. Mining operations shall not resume until the division has determined that an acceptable bond has been posted.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-03-19 § 800.16, 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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