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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
10/21/2020

4VAC25-130-801.19. Forfeiture.

In the event of bond forfeiture pursuant to 4VAC25-130-800.50, the bond submitted in accordance with 4VAC25-130-801.12(b) shall:

(a) Be utilized by the division in performing the necessary reclamation work before any monies are utilized from the Pool Bond Fund; however,

(b) If an emergency, imminent danger or harm to the public or environment exists, the division may utilize the Pool Bond Fund for reclamation of those mining operations bonded pursuant to 4VAC25-130-801.12 (c) and (d) if the Director determines that collection will delay the essential and necessary reclamation work required. Bond amounts subsequently collected shall be deposited into the Pool Bond Fund, up to but not exceeding the full amount of liabilities which the Pool Bond Fund incurred.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-03-19 § 801.19, 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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