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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Energy
Chapter 31. Reclamation Regulations for Mineral Mining
8/19/2022

4VAC25-31-210. Annual renewal.

A. If a permitted mineral mine operator wishes to continue operations, the mineral mining permit shall be renewed each year within 10 days of the anniversary date. If the time requirements set forth herein are not met, the permit shall expire 10 days following the anniversary date.

B. A renewal fee in the amount of $16 per acre for previous acres disturbed plus estimated additional acres to be disturbed in the next 12 months shall accompany the permit renewal submitted to the director.

C. The permit renewal shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the director. The renewal shall be signed by the applicant or his legal representative. The permit renewal and maps must be received by the anniversary date and meet the requirements in 4VAC25-31-100 through 4VAC25-31-220.

D. If in a given year there are no changes to the map required in 4VAC25-31-150, the operator may submit a certification instead of the map for the year. The certification shall read as follows: "I, the undersigned, hereby certify that no changes have been made in the different areas or in other map features since the last annual permit renewal or modification."

E. If at renewal time, bond or other surety is less than the required coverage, the director will notify the operator in writing of the amount required. The operator shall submit the required bond according to the requirements in 4VAC25-31-220 through 4VAC25-31-270 before the area is disturbed.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3 and 45.1-180.3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 11, 2003.

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