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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Energy
Chapter 130. Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations

4VAC25-130-827.12. Coal preparation plants; performance standards.

Construction, operation, maintenance, modification, reclamation, and removal activities at coal preparation plants shall comply with the following:

(a) Signs and markers for the coal preparation plant, coal processing waste disposal area, and water-treatment facilities shall comply with 4VAC25-130-816.11.

(b) Any stream channel diversion shall comply with 4VAC25-130-816.43.

(c) Drainage from any disturbed area related to the coal preparation plant shall comply with 4VAC25-130-816.45 through 4VAC25-130-816.47, and all discharges from these areas shall meet the requirements of 4VAC25-130-816.41 and 4VAC25-130-816.42 and any other applicable State or Federal law.

(d) Permanent impoundments associated with coal preparation plants shall meet the requirements of 4VAC25-130-816.49 and 4VAC25-130-816.56. Dams constructed of, or impounding, coal processing waste shall comply with 4VAC25-130-816.84.

(e) Disposal of coal processing waste, noncoal mine waste, and excess spoil shall comply with 4VAC25-130-816.81, 4VAC25-130-816.83, 4VAC25-130-816.84, 4VAC25-130-816.87, 4VAC25-130-816.89, and 4VAC25-130-816.71 through 4VAC25-130-816.75, respectively.

(f) Fish, wildlife, and related environmental values shall be protected in accordance with 4VAC25-130-816.97.

(g) Support facilities related to the coal preparation plant shall comply with 4VAC25-130-816.181.

(h) Roads shall comply with 4VAC25-130-816.150 through 4VAC25-130-816.152.

(i) Cessation of operations shall be in accordance with 4VAC25-130-816.131 and 4VAC25-130-816.132.

(j) Erosion and air pollution attendant to erosion shall be controlled in accordance with 4VAC25-130-816.95.

(k) Adverse effects upon, or resulting from, nearby underground coal mining activities shall be minimized by appropriate measures including, but not limited to, compliance with 4VAC25-130-816.79.

(l) Reclamation shall follow proper topsoil handling, backfilling and grading, revegetation, and postmining land use procedures in accordance with 4VAC25-130-816.22, 4VAC25-130-816.100, 4VAC25-130-816.102, 4VAC25-130-816.104, 4VAC25-130-816.106, 4VAC25-130-816.111, 4VAC25-130-816.113, 4VAC25-130-816.114, 4VAC25-130-816.116, and 4VAC25-130-816.133, respectively.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-03-19 § 827.12, 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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