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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

4VAC25-130-800.60. Terms and Conditions for Liability Insurance.

(a) The division shall require the applicant to submit prior to permit issuance a certificate issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in the Commonwealth certifying that the applicant has a public liability insurance policy in force for the surface coal mining and reclamation operations for which the permit is sought. Such policy shall provide for personal injury and property damage protection in an amount adequate to compensate any persons injured or property damaged as a result of the surface coal mining and reclamation operations, including the use of explosives, and who are entitled to compensation under the applicable provisions of Virginia law. Minimum insurance coverage under split limit for bodily injury and property damage shall be $300,000 for each occurrence and $500,000 aggregate. Minimum insurance coverage for bodily injury and property damage combined shall be $1,000,000 for each occurrence and $1,000,000 aggregate.

(b) The policy shall be maintained in full force during the life of the permit or any renewal thereof, including the liability period necessary to complete all reclamation operations under this chapter.

(c) The policy shall include a rider requiring that the insurer notify the division whenever substantive changes are made in the policy including any termination or failure to renew.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-03-19 § 800.60, 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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