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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Energy
Chapter 40. Safety and Health Regulations for Mineral Mining

4VAC25-40-5750. Notice of intent to mine near gas or oil wells.

A. Before removing minerals, or extending any mine workings or mining operations within 500 feet of any permitted gas or oil well, or gas or oil well being drilled, the operator of such mine shall give notice by certified mail to the well operator, the gas and oil inspector and the director, and shall forward with the notice an accurate map or maps on a scale of 400 feet to the inch showing its mine workings and projected mine workings beneath the tract of land or within 500 feet of the gas or oil well.

B. After giving notice and furnishing the map, the operator may proceed with mining operations as shown on the map, but shall not remove minerals or conduct any mining operations nearer than 200 feet to any permitted well or well that is being drilled without the consent of the director.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

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