Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
12/5/2019

Agency 25. Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

Preface
Agency Summary
Chapter 10
Public Participation Guidelines [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 50
[Repealed]
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 70
[Repealed]
Section 80
[Repealed]
Section 90
[Repealed]
Chapter 11
Public Participation GuidelinesRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Notification List
Section 40
Information to Be Sent to Persons on the Notification List
Section 50
Public Comment
Section 60
Petition for Rulemaking
Section 70
Appointment of Regulatory Advisory Panel
Section 80
Appointment of Negotiated Rulemaking Panel
Section 90
Meetings
Section 100
Public Hearings on Regulations
Section 110
Periodic Review of Regulations
Section 120
Agency Secretary for Purpose of Appeal
Chapter 20
Board of Coal Mining Examiners Certification RequirementsRead all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 15
Definitions
Section 20
General Requirements
Section 30
Examination Requirements
Section 40
Requirements for Reciprocity
Section 45
Approval of Continuing Education Programs and Sponsors
Section 50
Underground Mine Foreman
Section 60
First Class Shaft or Slope Foreman
Section 70
Surface Mine Foreman
Section 80
Surface Blaster
Section 90
Underground Shot Firer
Section 100
Underground Electrical Repairman
Section 110
Surface Electrical Repairman
Section 120
Electrical Maintenance Foreman (Surface and Underground)
Section 125
Electrical Maintenance Foreman (Surface)
Section 129
Chief Electrician (Surface and Underground)
Section 130
Chief Electrician (Surface)
Section 140
Hoisting Engineer
Section 150
Top Person
Section 160
Preparation Plant Foreman
Section 170
Dock Foreman
Section 180
Underground Mine Inspector
Section 185
Surface Mine Inspector
Section 190
Underground Diesel Engine Mechanic
Section 200
Diesel Engine Mechanic Instructor
Section 210
Advanced First Aid
Section 220
Advanced First Aid Instructor
Section 230
Surface Facilities Foreman for Shops, Labs and Warehouses
Section 240
Automatic Elevator Operator
Section 250
Gas Detection Qualification
Section 255
General Coal Miner (Gcm) Surface and Underground
Section 259
Bcme Instructor
Section 260
[Repealed]
Section 340
Examinations
Section 350
Actions Brought Before the Bcme
Section 360
Purpose and Scope
Section 370
Determination by the Inspector to Conduct an on-Site Examination
Section 380
Notification of Intent to Conduct an on-Site Examination
Section 390
Procedures for Conducting on-Site Examination
Section 400
Results of the on-Site Examination
Section 410
Prehearing Procedures
Section 420
Conduct of Formal Hearings
Section 430
Post-Hearing Procedures
FORMS
Forms (4VAC25-20)
Chapter 30
Minerals Other Than Coal Surface Mining Regulations [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 10:1
Appendix. [Repealed]
Chapter 31
Reclamation Regulations for Mineral MiningRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Scope
Section 30
Compliance
Section 40
Modifications
Section 50
[Repealed]
Section 60
Other Governmental Agencies and Laws
Section 70
Exemptions
Section 80
Contiguous Area
Section 90
Operator Conference with Inspector
Section 100
Mineral Mining Permits
Section 110
Permit Application
Section 120
Permit Fee and Bond
Section 130
Mineral Mining Plans
Section 140
Marking of Permit Boundaries
Section 150
Maps
Section 160
Legal Right
Section 170
Permit Application Notifications
Section 180
Impoundments
Section 190
Availability of Permits
Section 200
Exemption for Restricted Mining
Section 210
Annual Renewal
Section 220
Requirements for Bonding of Mineral Mines
Section 230
Period of Liability
Section 240
Bond Amount
Section 250
General Terms and Conditions of Bond
Section 260
Form of Performance Bond
Section 270
Replacement of Bonds
Section 280
Release of Bond
Section 290
Intensive Agricultural Use
Section 300
Inspections for Adequacy of Vegetation and Bond Release
Section 310
Bond Forfeiture
Section 320
Minerals Reclamation Fund (Mrf)
Section 330
Protected Structures and Sensitive Features
Section 340
Signs
Section 350
Roads
Section 360
Operation and Reclamation
Section 370
Slopes
Section 380
Treatment of Acid Material
Section 390
Handling of Spoil Piles and Stockpiles of Minerals
Section 400
Overburden, Refuse, Spoil and Waste Fills
Section 405
Disposal of Waste
Section 410
Storage of Top Soil
Section 420
Screening
Section 430
Completion of Active Mining
Section 440
Drainage and Sediment Control
Section 450
Sediment Basins
Section 460
Intermittent or Perennial Streams
Section 470
Natural Drainageways
Section 480
Diversions
Section 490
Water Quality
Section 500
Water Impoundments
Section 505
Reporting Impoundment Failures
Section 510
Alternative Methods of Stabilization
Section 520
Revegetation
Section 530
Process in Revegetation
Section 540
Trees and Shrubs
Section 550
[Repealed]
Section 560
Informal Review
Section 570
Formal Review
FORMS
Forms (4VAC25-31)
Chapter 35
Certification Requirements for Mineral MinersRead all
Section 5
Definitions
Section 10
Initial Certification Requirements
Section 20
Examination Requirements
Section 30
Reciprocity Requirements
Section 40
Renewal Requirements
Section 50
Underground Foreman
Section 60
Surface Foreman (This Certification Is for a Person Whose Job Duties Include Overseeing Blasting Activities)
Section 70
Surface Foreman, Open Pit (This Certification Is for a Person Whose Job Duties Do Not Include Overseeing Blasting Activities)
Section 75
Cement Plant Examiner
Section 80
Surface Blaster
Section 90
Underground Mining Blaster
Section 100
Mineral Mining Electrician (Electrical Repairman)
Section 110
Mineral Mine Inspector
Section 120
General Mineral Miner
FORMS
Forms (4VAC25-35)
Chapter 40
Safety and Health Regulations for Mineral MiningRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 25
Purpose and Authority
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
Certification
Section 50
Reporting of Accidents and Injuries by the Operator
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 70
Approval Procedure
Section 80
[Repealed]
Section 90
[Repealed]
Section 100
Employee Training
Section 110
Inexperienced Employees
Section 120
When Foreman Required
Section 130
Examination by Foreman
Section 140
First Aid Training for Foreman
Section 145
Inspection of Mobile and Stationary Equipment
Section 150
Assignment of Persons to Hazardous Areas
Section 160
Emergency Medical Assistance
Section 170
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Section 180
Emergency Communication Systems
Section 190
Compliance with Regulations
Section 200
Illumination Requirements
Section 210
Cleanliness
Section 220
Water Supplies
Section 230
Toilet Facilities
Section 240
Waste Receptacles
Section 250
Use of Intoxicating Substances
Section 260
Posting Hazards
Section 270
Refuse Piles, Water and Silt Retaining Dams
Section 280
Horseplay Prohibited
Section 290
Restricted Access
Section 300
Closure of Roads or Openings
Section 310
Starting Machinery
Section 320
[Repealed]
Section 330
Proper Use of Machinery
Section 340
Lubricating Machinery
Section 350
Repairing Machinery
Section 360
Maintaining Machinery
Section 365
Construction and Maintenance of Structures
Section 370
Operation of Grinding Wheels
Section 380
Stationary Grinding Machines
Section 385
Mobile Crane Requirements for Personnel Hoisting
Section 388
Rope Requirements
Section 390
Stability Requirements
Section 400
Open Pit Mine Rims
Section 410
Benches
Section 420
Scaling of Hazardous Areas
Section 430
Hazardous Conditions
Section 440
Installation of Rock Bolts
Section 450
Correction of Unsafe Conditions
Section 460
Examination for Unsafe Conditions
Section 470
Keeping Clear of Equipment
Section 480
Trimming of Faces
Section 490
Smoking Near Flammable and Combustible Materials
Section 500
Warning and Evacuation Procedures
Section 510
Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks
Section 520
Storage of Flammable Materials
Section 530
Distance of Storage Tanks from Mine Opening
Section 540
Storage Buildings or Areas
Section 550
Shut-Off Valves
Section 560
Solvents
Section 570
Waste Materials
Section 580
Use of Flammable Liquids for Cleaning
Section 590
Battery Charging Areas
Section 600
Refueling Engines
Section 610
Fire Equipment
Section 620
Welding Operations
Section 630
Training and Practice Drills
Section 640
Firefighting Assistance
Section 650
Conveyor Belts
Section 660
Removing Flammable and Combustible Gases from Containers
Section 670
Fire Extinguishers
Section 680
Exits or Escapeways
Section 690
Fire-Resistant Buildings Near Underground Openings
Section 700
Grass, Weeds and Underbrush
Section 710
Dust or Gases
Section 720
Employee Exposure Limits to Airborne Contaminants
Section 730
[Repealed]
Section 740
Dust Sources
Section 750
[Repealed]
Section 760
Silica Compounds
Section 770
Employee Exposure to Noise Limits
Section 780
Storage of Explosive Materials
Section 790
Transportation
Section 800
Use of Explosives
Section 810
Recordkeeping
Section 820
Procedure Where a Misfire Occurs During a Blast
Section 830
When Traffic to Be Stopped
Section 840
Mudcapping
Section 850
Blasting Near Underground Mines
Section 860
Blasting Near Pipelines or Electrical Lines
Section 870
Streams and Watercourses
Section 880
Ground Vibration from Blasting
Section 890
Air Overpressure Limits
Section 893
Action Plans
Section 895
Lower Vibration and Airblast Levels
Section 900
[Repealed]
Section 910
Seismic Testing and Evaluation
Section 920
Electric Detonators
Section 925
Electronic Detonators
Section 930
Nonelectric Blasting
Section 931
Blasting Complaints
Section 940
[Repealed]
Section 950
[Repealed]
Section 960
[Repealed]
Section 970
[Repealed]
Section 980
Drilling of Boreholes
Section 990
Drills to Be Attended
Section 1000
Storage of Steel and Tools
Section 1010
Moving Vehicle-Mounted Drills
Section 1020
Power Failures
Section 1030
Hands to Be Kept Clear
Section 1040
[Repealed]
Section 1050
Boreholes
Section 1060
Moving Handheld Drills
Section 1070
Handling of Boulders
Section 1080
Walls or Benches
Section 1090
Rotary Jet Piercing Equipment
Section 1095
Drill Logs Required for Boreholes Intended for Blasting
Section 1100
Boilers and Pressure Vessels
Section 1110
Air Compressors
Section 1120
Compressed-Air Receivers
Section 1130
Compressor-Air Intakes
Section 1140
Draining Compressed-Air Receivers
Section 1150
Inspection Openings in Compressed-Air Receivers
Section 1160
Operating Compressors
Section 1170
Discharge Pipes
Section 1180
[Repealed]
Section 1190
Repairs
Section 1200
Improper Uses
Section 1210
Locking Devices
Section 1220
Storage of Oxygen Cylinders
Section 1230
Maintaining Regulators
Section 1240
Tank Valves to Be Kept Closed
Section 1250
Securing Cylinders
Section 1260
Valves and Gauges to Be Protected
Section 1270
Use of Gauges, Regulators and Valves
Section 1280
Boiler Equipment and Maintenance
Section 1290
Welding Operations
Section 1300
[Repealed]
Section 1320
Brakes on Mobile Equipment
Section 1330
Emergency Brakes
Section 1340
Requirements for Starting or Moving Equipment
Section 1350
Construction of Operators' Cabs
Section 1360
Windows of Cabs
Section 1370
Safety Equipment
Section 1380
Extraneous Materials in Cabs
Section 1390
Operating Speeds
Section 1400
Dust Control Measures
Section 1410
Restraining Berms or Guards
Section 1420
Operation under Power Control
Section 1430
Maintaining Control of Equipment
Section 1440
Suspending Loads over Cabs
Section 1450
Mounting and Dismounting Moving Equipment
Section 1460
Prohibited Means of Transportation
Section 1470
Securing Equipment in Travel Position
Section 1480
Securing Dippers, Buckets and Scraper Blades
Section 1490
[Repealed]
Section 1500
Securing Electrically-Powered Mobile Equipment
Section 1510
Setting Brakes
Section 1520
Warning Lights
Section 1530
Removal of Hazards
Section 1540
Traffic Rules
Section 1550
Heating and Cooling Cabs
Section 1560
Getting on or Off Equipment
Section 1570
Audible Warning Devices
Section 1580
Backup Alarms
Section 1590
Railroad Equipment
Section 1600
Avoiding Mobile Equipment in Operation
Section 1610
Design of Chute-Loading Installations
Section 1620
Berms or Bumper Blocks
Section 1630
Anchoring of Sizing Devices
Section 1640
Truck Spotters
Section 1650
Warning Devices Where Clearance Is Restricted
Section 1660
Tire Repairs
Section 1670
Towing Equipment
Section 1680
Working on Equipment in Raised Position
Section 1685
Repairs or Maintenance
Section 1690
First Aid Materials
Section 1700
Life Jackets or Belts
Section 1710
Hard Hats
Section 1720
Protective Footwear
Section 1730
Safety Glasses or Goggles
Section 1740
Safety Harnesses
Section 1750
Requirements for Welding or Cutting
Section 1760
Loose Fitting Clothing
Section 1770
When Gloves to Be Worn
Section 1780
Wearing of Rings
Section 1785
Light Reflecting Personal Protection Material
Section 1790
Requirements for Grinding Wheels
Section 1800
Dumping Locations
Section 1810
Safe Access
Section 1820
Requirements for Walkways and Stairways
Section 1830
Condition of Ladders
Section 1840
Portable Ladders
Section 1850
Anchoring Fixed Ladders
Section 1860
Fixed Ladders to Project Above Landings
Section 1870
Painting Wooden Ladders
Section 1880
Debris to Be Cleared
Section 1890
Railings and Walkway Surfaces
Section 1900
Clearances Above Travelways
Section 1910
Climbing or Descending Ladders
Section 1920
Protective Covers
Section 1930
Crossovers
Section 1940
[Repealed]
Section 1950
Slippery Walkways
Section 1960
Snow and Ice Removal
Section 1970
Inclining Fixed Ladders
Section 1980
[Repealed]
Section 1990
Landings for Fixed Ladders
Section 2000
Steep Fixed Ladders
Section 2010
Scaffolds and Working Platforms
Section 2015
Installation of Electrical Circuits; Supervision of Electrical Work
Section 2020
Fuses or Circuit Breakers to Be Used
Section 2030
Switches to Be Provided
Section 2040
Trailing Cables of Mobile Equipment
Section 2050
Current-Carrying Capacity
Section 2060
Running over Cables
Section 2070
Distribution Boxes
Section 2080
Making Connections under Load
Section 2090
Insulating Wires and Cables
Section 2100
Avoiding Power Lines
Section 2110
Electrical Transmission Wires
Section 2120
Splices in Cables
Section 2130
Shovel Trailing Cables
Section 2140
De-Energizing Electrical Equipment
Section 2150
De-Energizing Power Circuits
Section 2160
Labeling of Switches
Section 2170
Clearance Around Equipment
Section 2180
Nonconductive Electrical Safety Mats
Section 2190
Posting Danger Signs
Section 2200
Access by Authorized Persons
Section 2210
Guarding Accessible Equipment
Section 2220
Grounding Equipment
Section 2230
Grounding Metal Fences and Buildings
Section 2240
Frame Grounding
Section 2250
Testing After Installation or Repair
Section 2260
[Repealed]
Section 2270
Correcting Dangerous Conditions
Section 2280
Dust-Proof and Water-Proof Electrical Equipment
Section 2290
Inspection and Cover Plates to Be Kept in Place
Section 2300
Handheld Electric Tools
Section 2310
Extension Lights
Section 2320
Lamp Sockets
Section 2330
Removing or Replacing Fuses
Section 2340
Fuse Replacement Tools
Section 2350
Trailing Cables to Be Clamped
Section 2360
Storing Surplus Trailing Cables
Section 2370
Operating Controls
Section 2380
Design of Switches and Boxes
Section 2390
Lightning Grounds
Section 2400
Overhead Power Lines
Section 2410
Incompatible Line Installations
Section 2420
[Repealed]
Section 2430
[Repealed]
Section 2440
Protecting Power Lines
Section 2450
Bare Power Line Precautions
Section 2460
Transformer Requirements
Section 2470
Transformer Enclosures to Be Locked
Section 2480
Lightning Arrester for Telephone Circuits
Section 2490
Lightning Arrester for Power Circuits
Section 2500
Moving Equipment Near Power Lines
Section 2510
[Repealed]
Section 2520
Water or Neutralizing Agents
Section 2530
Personal Protection Equipment
Section 2540
Storage of Materials
Section 2550
Confined Space Hazard
Section 2560
Safe Storage of Hazardous Materials
Section 2570
Storage of Corrosive and Other Materials
Section 2580
Hitches and Slings
Section 2590
Tag Lines
Section 2600
Suspended Loads
Section 2610
Dropping Elevated Materials
Section 2620
Riding Loads or Hooks
Section 2630
Storage of Reactive Materials
Section 2640
Handling of Molten Material
Section 2650
Overhead Crane Equipment
Section 2660
Overhead Crane Bridges
Section 2670
Lift Trucks
Section 2680
Accessible Moving Parts
Section 2690
Overhead Belts
Section 2700
Conveyor Guarding; Conveyor Belts and Idlers
Section 2710
Conveyor Openings
Section 2720
Use of Stop Cords
Section 2730
Protruding Setscrews
Section 2740
When Guards to Be in Place
Section 2750
Maintenance of Guards
Section 2760
Flying or Falling Material Protection
Section 2770
Ground Support
Section 2780
Loose Ground
Section 2790
Inspection of Work Area
Section 2800
Scaling Bar to Be Provided
Section 2810
Timbers to Be Blocked or Wedged
Section 2820
Installation of Ground Support in Shafts
Section 2830
Shaft Pillars
Section 2840
Rock-Bolt Installations
Section 2850
Acceptable Rock-Bolting Materials
Section 2860
Rock-Bolt Hole Drill Bits
Section 2870
Rock-Bolt Torque Tests
Section 2880
Rock-Bolt Anchorage Tests
Section 2890
Torque Test Requirements
Section 2900
Accumulation of Flammable Materials
Section 2910
Fire Alarm Systems
Section 2915
No Smoking Near Flammable Materials
Section 2920
Use of Flammable Materials Underground
Section 2930
Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gases
Section 2940
Underground Storage of Petroleum Products
Section 2950
Where Transformer Stations and Other Rooms to Be Placed
Section 2960
Oil or Fuel Storage Areas
Section 2970
Trailing Cables
Section 2980
Open Flame Restrictions
Section 2990
When Power Circuits to Be De-Energized
Section 3000
Fire Doors to Be Provided
Section 3010
Timbered Mine Entrances
Section 3020
Waterline Outlets
Section 3030
Welding or Cutting Near Combustible Materials
Section 3040
Fire Protection at Conveyor Pulleys
Section 3050
[Repealed]
Section 3060
[Repealed]
Section 3070
[Repealed]
Section 3080
[Repealed]
Section 3090
[Repealed]
Section 3100
Firefighting Personnel
Section 3110
[Repealed]
Section 3120
[Repealed]
Section 3130
Conveyor Switches
Section 3140
Stationary Diesel Equipment Installation
Section 3150
Stationary Diesel Equipment Sensors
Section 3160
Oxygen Content in Mines
Section 3170
Ventilation
Section 3180
Fan Housings and Air Ducts
Section 3190
Air Intakes and Returns
Section 3200
Air Current Effectiveness
Section 3210
Fan Maintenance
Section 3220
Mine Atmosphere Test Instruments
Section 3230
[Repealed]
Section 3240
Access to Inadequately Ventilated Areas
Section 3250
Installation of Ventilation Tubing
Section 3260
Ventilation Door Operation
Section 3270
Requirements for Ventilation Doors
Section 3280
Ventilation Door Closing
Section 3290
Sampling for Radon Gas
Section 3300
Maximum Annual Exposure
Section 3310
Maximum Concentrations
Section 3320
Changes in Permissible Exposures
Section 3325
Storage and Use of Explosives
Section 3328
Certified Underground Blaster
Section 3330
Construction of Underground Storage Magazines
Section 3340
Use of Storage Magazines
Section 3350
Day-Box Magazines
Section 3360
Detonator-Storage Magazines
Section 3370
Notification of Hoisting Personnel
Section 3380
When Hoisting to Be Stopped
Section 3390
Attending Vehicles Loaded with Explosives
Section 3400
Cars Containing Explosives to Be Pulled
Section 3410
Warning of Blasting
Section 3420
Leaving Blasting Area; Reentering Blasting Area
Section 3430
Misfires to Be Reported
Section 3440
Secondary Blasting
Section 3450
Isolating Explosives from Static Electricity
Section 3460
Electric Blasting
Section 3470
Initiating Blasts from Safe Location
Section 3475
Blasting in Gassy Mines
Section 3478
Stemming
Section 3480
Drilling Machine Operation
Section 3490
Drilling Machine Control Levers
Section 3500
Secure Footing When Drilling
Section 3510
Procedure When Collaring Holes
Section 3520
Procedure for Moving Portable Drills
Section 3530
Receptacles or Racks
Section 3540
Warning to Persons Below Jumbo Decks
Section 3550
Anchoring of Drills on Columns
Section 3560
Carrying Tools or Materials on Top of Locomotives
Section 3570
Coupling or Uncoupling Cars
Section 3580
Makeshift Couplings
Section 3590
Mantrip Cars
Section 3595
Transportation of Miners
Section 3600
Signalmen
Section 3610
Open Dry Hole Collars
Section 3620
Hazardous Chute Lips
Section 3630
Empty Chutes
Section 3640
Danger from Chute-Pulling Operations
Section 3650
Safety Lines to Be Provided
Section 3660
Loosening Hang-Ups
Section 3670
Shelter Holes to Be Provided
Section 3680
Design of Shelter Holes
Section 3690
Trip Lights
Section 3700
Operation of Mantrip Cars
Section 3710
Discharge and Boarding Points
Section 3720
Mantrip Passengers
Section 3730
Movement of Rock or Material Trains
Section 3740
Use of Flexible Ladders
Section 3750
Trap Doors in Ladderways
Section 3760
Size of Openings in Ladderways
Section 3770
Entering Manways
Section 3780
Working Floors in Stopes
Section 3790
Steep Travelways
Section 3800
[Repealed]
Section 3810
Maintaining Separate Escapeways
Section 3820
Escape Routes
Section 3830
Refuge Areas
Section 3840
Development of Escape and Evacuation Plan
Section 3850
Telephone or Voice Communications
Section 3855
Communications
Section 3860
Inclined Escapeways
Section 3870
Emergency Hoisting Facilities
Section 3880
Check-In and Check-Out System
Section 3890
Bare Wires and Cables
Section 3900
Metal Pipelines
Section 3910
Insulation of Power Lines
Section 3920
Fastening Power Cables
Section 3930
Disconnecting Switches
Section 3940
Transformer Stations
Section 3950
Trolley Feeder Wires
Section 3955
Fire Precautions in Transportation of Mining Equipment
Section 3958
Use of Track As Electrical Power Conductor
Section 3960
Splices in Trailing Cables
Section 3970
Machines Not Using Cable Reels
Section 3980
Welding Operations
Section 3990
Self-Rescue Requirements
Section 4000
Requirements for Self-Rescue Devices
Section 4010
Landing Shaft Conveyances
Section 4020
Individual Lamps to Be Carried
Section 4030
[Repealed]
Section 4040
Inspections to Follow Fire or Explosion
Section 4050
[Repealed]
Section 4060
Mine Emergency and Self-Rescue Training
Section 4061
Mine Rescue Stations
Section 4062
Rescue Apparatus
Section 4063
Rescue Crews to Be Provided
Section 4064
Alternative Mine Rescue Capability
Section 4065
Mine Evacuation Drills
Section 4066
Instruction in Escape Plans
Section 4070
Capacities of Hoists
Section 4080
Anchoring Hoists
Section 4090
Connecting Driving Mechanisms to Personnel Hoists
Section 4100
Brakes on Personnel Hoists
Section 4110
Personnel Hoist Clutches
Section 4120
Brakes on Automatic Hoists
Section 4130
Friction Hoist Overtravel Protection
Section 4140
Overtravel Prevention on Personnel Hoists
Section 4150
Friction Hoists
Section 4160
Overtravel Bypass Switches
Section 4170
Emergency Braking for Electric Hoists
Section 4180
Position Indicators
Section 4190
Placement of Hoist Controls
Section 4200
Drum Flanges
Section 4210
Drum Grooves
Section 4220
Engine-Powered Hoists
Section 4230
Standards for Wire Ropes
Section 4240
Installation of Wire Ropes
Section 4250
Guide Ropes
Section 4260
Wire Rope Examination
Section 4270
Requirements for Rope Ends
Section 4280
Load End Attachment
Section 4290
New Ropes
Section 4300
Safety Device Attachments
Section 4310
Secondary Safety Connections
Section 4320
Headframes and Sheaves
Section 4330
Clearance Requirements
Section 4340
Fleet Angles
Section 4350
Platforms
Section 4360
Diameter Specifications
Section 4370
Support Grooves
Section 4380
Metal Bonnets
Section 4390
Use of Buckets to Hoist Persons
Section 4400
Specifications for Buckets Used to Hoist Persons
Section 4410
Ratings for Ropes Suspending Platforms
Section 4420
Rope Guides
Section 4430
Use of Manually-Operated Hoists
Section 4440
Use of Automatic Hoists
Section 4450
Fitness Requirements for Hoist Persons
Section 4460
Competency of Hoist Persons
Section 4470
Use of Extreme Caution
Section 4480
Speed for Hoisting Persons
Section 4490
Maximum Speeds
Section 4500
Authorized Persons
Section 4510
Balancing Cages
Section 4520
Lowering Conveyances by Brakes
Section 4530
Maximum Number of Persons to Ride
Section 4540
Persons in Charge
Section 4550
Conduct on Conveyances
Section 4560
Moving Conveyances
Section 4570
Doors to Be Closed
Section 4580
Riding in Loaded Buckets
Section 4590
When Skips Shall Be Empty
Section 4600
Hoisting Rock or Supplies
Section 4610
Limitations on Riding Shaft Conveyance
Section 4620
Open Hooks
Section 4630
Speeds for Open Buckets
Section 4640
Where Buckets to Be Stopped on Lowering
Section 4650
Where Buckets to Be Stopped on Raising
Section 4660
Blocking Cars
Section 4670
Securing Materials in Buckets
Section 4680
Placement of Conveyances Not in Use
Section 4690
Signaling Between Stations and Hoist Room
Section 4700
When Telephone Instructions Are Acceptable
Section 4710
Signals to Hoist Operator
Section 4720
Standard Hoisting Signals
Section 4730
Posting of Signal Codes
Section 4740
Positioning Signal Devices
Section 4750
Qualifications of Persons Giving Signals
Section 4760
Safety Gates on Landings
Section 4770
Stop Blocks or Derail Switches
Section 4780
Where Guides to Be Provided
Section 4790
Construction of Dumping Facilities
Section 4800
Shaft Station Clearance Requirements
Section 4810
Safe Passage Around Compartments
Section 4820
Maintaining Shaft Sets
Section 4830
Persons Working in Shafts
Section 4840
Posting of Signs
Section 4850
Performing Inspections and Repairs
Section 4860
Bulkheads or Equivalent Protection
Section 4870
Ladders in Shafts
Section 4880
Inspection and Testing Procedures
Section 4890
Records to Be Kept
Section 4900
Replacement Parts
Section 4910
Lubrication of Ropes
Section 4920
Cutting of Ropes for Inspections
Section 4930
Cutting of Ropes to Distribute Wear
Section 4940
Ropes to Be Calipered
Section 4950
Electromagnetic or Other Nondestructive Testing
Section 4960
Substandard Ropes
Section 4970
Testing on Each Shift
Section 4980
Testing with Empty Conveyances
Section 4990
Inspection of Ropes and Connections
Section 5000
Inspection of Safety Catches
Section 5010
Inspection of Shafts
Section 5020
Inspection of Sheaves
Section 5030
Lubrication of Rollers
Section 5040
[Repealed]
Section 5060
Gassy Mines
Section 5070
Effect of Detection of Flammable Gases
Section 5080
Smoking Materials Prohibited
Section 5090
Use of Open Flames
Section 5100
Supervision of Use of Open Flames
Section 5110
Limit on Percentage of Gases
Section 5120
Installation of Main Fans
Section 5130
Operation of Main Fans
Section 5140
Intakes and Returns
Section 5150
Single Shaft Intakes and Returns
Section 5160
Failure of Fans
Section 5170
Failure of Ventilation
Section 5180
Inspection After Ventilation Failure
Section 5190
Access of Personnel After Fan Shutdown
Section 5200
Operation of Booster Fans
Section 5210
Equipping Booster Fans
Section 5220
Installation and Operation of Auxiliary Fans
Section 5230
Inspection of Auxiliary Fans
Section 5240
Failure of Auxiliary Fans
Section 5250
Volume and Velocity of Air Current
Section 5260
Quantity of Air Standards
Section 5270
Measurement of Air Quantities
Section 5280
Ventilation of Battery-Charging and Transformer Stations
Section 5290
Intake Air for Pumps and Compressors
Section 5300
Changes in Ventilation
Section 5310
Adjustments in Ventilation
Section 5320
Detection of Flammable Gas
Section 5330
Use of Air Passing by Opening of Unsealed Abandoned Area to Ventilate
Section 5340
Use of Air Passing Through Abandoned Panels to Ventilate
Section 5350
Abandoned Areas to Be Sealed
Section 5360
Construction of Seals
Section 5370
Fitting of Seals for Atmosphere Sampling and Pressure Measurement
Section 5380
Crosscut Intervals
Section 5390
Closing Crosscuts
Section 5400
Line Brattices
Section 5410
Composition of Brattices
Section 5420
Damaged Brattices
Section 5430
Crosscuts at Abandoned Rooms
Section 5440
Where Entries or Rooms to Be Started
Section 5450
Construction Specifications for Stoppings
Section 5460
Airtight Stoppings
Section 5470
Installation of Air Locks
Section 5480
Ventilation of Air Locks
Section 5490
Doors to Be Kept Closed
Section 5500
Overcasts and Undercasts
Section 5510
Preshift Examinations
Section 5520
Authorized Personnel
Section 5530
Removal of Danger Signs
Section 5540
Detection Devices
Section 5550
Frequency and Method of Examinations
Section 5560
Examination Reports
Section 5570
Ventilation of Gassy Mines
Section 5580
Airflow to Be Maintained
Section 5590
Fan Installation Doors
Section 5600
Diesel-Powered Equipment
Section 5610
Trolley Wires
Section 5620
Permissible Equipment Required
Section 5630
Permissible Distribution Boxes Required
Section 5640
Electric Equipment
Section 5650
Permissible Electric Lamps
Section 5660
Permissible or Approved Explosives
Section 5670
Written List of Conditions
Section 5680
[Repealed]
Section 5700
Examinations for Gas
Section 5710
Limitations on Firing Shots
Section 5720
[Repealed]
Section 5730
[Repealed]
Section 5750
Notice of Intent to Mine Near Gas or Oil Wells
Section 5760
Application for Mining Near Gas or Oil Wells
Section 5770
Mining Plan
Section 5780
Approval to Mine Near Plugged Gas or Oil Well
FORMS
Forms (4VAC25-40)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (4VAC25-40)
Chapter 50
Rules and Regulations Governing the Certification of Diesel Engine Mechanics in Underground Coal Mines [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 50
[Repealed]
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 70
[Repealed]
Section 80
[Repealed]
Section 90
[Repealed]
Section 110
[Repealed]
Chapter 60
Rules and Regulations Governing the Installation and Use of Automated Temporary Roof Support SystemsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
General Requirements
Section 30
[Reserved]
Section 40
Approval and Waivers
Section 50
[Reserved]
Section 70
Minimum Requirements for Machines Using, or Used As, Automated Temporary Roof Support Systems
Chapter 70
Regulations Governing Disruption of Communications in MinesRead all
Section 10
General Requirements
Chapter 80
Rules and Regulations Governing Advanced First-Aid [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 90
Regulations Governing the Use of Diesel-Powered Equipment in Underground Coal MinesRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Diesel Equipment Approval
Section 30
Operation of Diesel Equipment
Section 40
Maintenance of Diesel Equipment
Section 50
Ventilation of Diesel Equipment
Section 60
Emission Testing and Evaluation
Section 70
Air Quality
Section 80
Fire Protection for Diesel-Powered Equipment
Section 90
Fuel Specifications
Section 100
Fuel Use, Storage, and Handling
Section 110
[Reserved]
Section 120
[Repealed]
Section 130
[Reserved]
Section 270
[Repealed]
Section 280
[Reserved]
Section 300
[Repealed]
Section 310
[Reserved]
Section 340
[Repealed]
Section 350
[Reserved]
Section 360
[Repealed]
Section 370
[Reserved]
FORMS
Forms (4VAC25-90)
Chapter 100
Regulations Governing Vertical Ventilation Holes and Mining Near Gas and Oil Wells [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 101
Regulations Governing Vertical Ventilation Holes and Mining Near Gas and Oil WellsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Application for Permits; Maps or Plats; Notice
Section 30
Receipt of Coal Seam Information; Decision on Casing
Section 40
Expiration of Permit
Section 50
Venting Methane; Bleeder System
Section 60
Requirements for Issuance of Permit
Section 70
Filing of Objections; Scheduling of Hearing
Section 80
Location of Vertical Ventilation Hole
Section 90
Recordkeeping
Section 100
Review of Action of Chief
Section 110
Casing Requirements for Vertical Ventilation Holes
Section 120
Survey Requirements
Section 130
Correction Requirements
Section 140
Filing of Report
Section 150
Mining within 500 Feet of a Vertical Ventilation Hole or Gas Well
Section 160
Mining within 200 Feet of a Vertical Ventilation Hole, Gas Well or Pipeline
Section 170
Pillars of Coal to Be Left Unmined, and Other Protective Measures
Section 180
Mining within 200 Feet of a Plugged Vertical Ventilation Hole or Gas Well
Section 190
Mining Seams Impacted by Vertical Ventilation Holes and Coalbed Methane Wells Intended to Degas the Seams Being Mined
Section 200
Plugging of Vertical Ventilation Holes
Section 210
Identifying Plugged Holes; Plugging Affidavit
Section 220
Annual Report; Abandonment
FORMS
Forms (4VAC25-101)
Chapter 110
Regulations Governing Blasting in Surface Mining OperationsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Certification
Section 30
[Reserved]
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 70
[Reserved]
Section 130
[Repealed]
Section 140
[Reserved]
Section 170
[Repealed]
Section 180
[Reserved]
Section 200
Records
Section 210
Blasting Safety
Section 220
[Reserved]
Section 320
[Repealed]
Chapter 120
Requirements for Installation and Use of Cabs and CanopiesRead all
Section 10
General Requirements
Section 20
[Reserved]
Chapter 125
Regulations Governing Coal Stockpiles and Bulk Storage and Handling FacilitiesRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
General Provisions for Coal Stockpiles and on Stockpiles with Underlying Feeders
Section 30
Safety Precautions for Stockpiles with Underlying Feeders
Section 40
Storage Bins, Bunkers, Hoppers, and Silos
Chapter 130
Coal Surface Mining Reclamation RegulationsRead all
Section 700.1
Scope
Section 700.2
Authority and Citation to Federal Law
Section 700.3
Effective Date
Section 700.5
Definitions
Section 700.11
Applicability
Section 700.12
Petitions to Initiate Rule Making
Section 700.14
Availability of Records
Section 700.15
Computation of Time
Section 701.11
Applicability
Section 702.5
Definitions
Section 702.11
Application Requirements and Procedures
Section 702.12
Contents of Application for Exemption
Section 702.13
Public Availability of Information
Section 702.14
Requirements for Exemption
Section 702.15
Conditions of Exemption and Right of Inspection and Entry
Section 702.16
Stockpiling of Minerals
Section 702.17
Revocation and Enforcement
Section 702.18
Reporting Requirements
Section 705.4
Responsibility
Section 705.11
Who Shall File
Section 705.13
When to File
Section 705.15
Where to File
Section 705.17
What to Report
Section 705.19
Resolving Prohibited Interests
Section 705.21
Appeals Procedures
Section 705.22
Penalties for Failure to File Disclosure Statements
Section 705.23
Other State and Local Government Agencies
Section 705.24
Confidentiality and Access to Disclosure Statements
Section 705.25
Gifts and Gratuities
Section 707.11
Applicability
Section 707.12
Information to Be Maintained on Site
Section 740.1
Scope and Purpose
Section 740.4
Responsibilities
Section 740.11
Applicability
Section 740.13
Permits
Section 740.15
Bonds on Federal Lands
Section 740.17
Inspection, Enforcement and Civil Penalties
Section 740.19
Performance Standards
Section 761.1
Scope
Section 761.3
Authority
Section 761.11
Areas Where Mining Is Prohibited or Limited
Section 761.12
Procedures
Section 761.13
Exception for Existing Operations
Section 761.16
Submission and Processing of Requests for Valid Existing Rights Determinations
Section 762.1
Scope and Responsibility
Section 762.11
Criteria for Designating Lands As Unsuitable
Section 762.13
Land Exempt from Designation As Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining Operations
Section 762.14
Exploration on Land Designated As Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining Operations
Section 764.11
General Process Requirements
Section 764.13
Petitions
Section 764.15
Initial Processing, Recordkeeping, and Notification Requirements
Section 764.17
Hearing Requirements
Section 764.19
Decision
Section 764.21
Data Base and Inventory System Requirements
Section 764.23
Public Information
Section 764.25
Responsibility for Implementation
Section 772.1
Scope and Purpose
Section 772.11
Notice Requirements for Exploration Removing 250 Tons of Coal or Less
Section 772.12
Permit Requirements for Exploration Removing More Than 250 Tons of Coal, or Occurring on Lands Designated As Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining ...
Section 772.13
Coal Exploration Compliance Duties
Section 772.14
Commercial Use or Sale
Section 772.15
Public Availability of Information
Section 773.1
Scope and Purpose
Section 773.11
Requirements to Obtain Permits
Section 773.12
Regulatory Coordination with Other Agencies
Section 773.13
Public Participation in Permit Processing
Section 773.15
Review of Permit Applications
Section 773.16
Criteria for Permit Approval or Denial; Existing Structures
Section 773.17
Permit Conditions
Section 773.19
Permit Issuance and Right of Renewal
Section 773.20
Improvidently Issued Permits; General Procedures
Section 773.21
Improvidently Issued Permits; Rescission Procedures
Section 774.1
Scope and Purpose
Section 774.11
Division Review of Permits
Section 774.12
Post-Permit Issuance Requirements
Section 774.13
Permit Revisions
Section 774.15
Permit Renewals
Section 774.17
Transfer, Assignment, or Sale of Permit Rights
Section 775.11
Administrative Review
Section 775.13
Judicial Review
Section 777.1
Scope
Section 777.11
Format and Contents
Section 777.12
Preapplication Conference
Section 777.13
Reporting of Technical Data
Section 777.14
Maps and Plans; General Requirements
Section 777.15
Completeness
Section 777.17
Permit Fees
Section 778.1
Scope and Purpose
Section 778.13
Identification of Interests
Section 778.14
Violation Information
Section 778.15
Right-of-Entry Information
Section 778.16
Status of Unsuitability Claims
Section 778.17
Permit Term
Section 778.18
Insurance
Section 778.21
Proof of Publication
Section 778.22
Facilities or Structures Used in Common
Section 779.4
Responsibilities
Section 779.11
General Requirements
Section 779.12
General Environmental Resources Information
Section 779.18
Climatological Information
Section 779.19
Vegetation Information
Section 779.21
Soil Resources Information
Section 779.22
[Repealed]
Section 779.24
Maps; General Requirements
Section 779.25
Cross Sections, Maps and Plans
Section 780.4
Responsibilities
Section 780.11
Operation Plan; General Requirements
Section 780.12
Operation Plan; Existing Structures
Section 780.13
Operation Plan; Blasting
Section 780.14
Operation Plan; Maps and Plans
Section 780.16
Fish and Wildlife Information
Section 780.18
Reclamation Plan; General Requirements
Section 780.21
Hydrologic Information
Section 780.22
Geologic Information
Section 780.23
Reclamation Plan; Land Use Information
Section 780.25
Reclamation Plan; Siltation Structures, Impoundments, Banks, Dams, and Embankments
Section 780.27
Reclamation Plan; Surface Mining Near Underground Mining
Section 780.29
Diversions
Section 780.31
Protection of Public Parks and Historic Places
Section 780.33
Relocation or Use of Public Roads
Section 780.35
Disposal of Excess Spoil
Section 780.37
Road Systems
Section 780.38
Support Facilities
Section 783.4
Responsibilities
Section 783.11
General Requirements
Section 783.12
General Environmental Resources Information
Section 783.18
Climatological Information
Section 783.19
Vegetation Information
Section 783.21
Soil Resources Information
Section 783.22
Land-Use Information
Section 783.24
Maps; General Requirements
Section 783.25
Cross Sections, Maps and Plans
Section 784.4
Responsibilities
Section 784.11
Operation Plan; General Requirements
Section 784.12
Operation Plan; Existing Structures
Section 784.13
Reclamation Plan; General Requirements
Section 784.14
Hydrologic Information
Section 784.15
Reclamation Plan; Land Use Information
Section 784.16
Reclamation Plan; Siltation Structures, Impoundments, Banks, Dams, and Embankments
Section 784.17
Protection of Public Parks and Historic Places
Section 784.18
Relocation or Use of Public Roads
Section 784.19
Underground Development Waste
Section 784.20
Subsidence Control Plan
Section 784.21
Fish and Wildlife Information
Section 784.22
Geologic Information
Section 784.23
Operation Plan; Maps and Plans
Section 784.24
Road Systems
Section 784.25
Return of Coal Processing Waste to Abandoned Underground Workings
Section 784.29
Diversions
Section 784.30
Support Facilities
Section 785.1
Scope
Section 785.13
Experimental Practices Mining
Section 785.14
Mountaintop Removal Mining
Section 785.15
Steep Slope Mining
Section 785.16
Permits Incorporating Variances from Approximate Original Contour Restoration Requirements for Steep Slope Mining
Section 785.17
Prime Farmland
Section 785.18
Variances for Delay in Contemporaneous Reclamation Requirement in Combined Surface and Underground Mining Activities
Section 785.19
Remining Areas with Pollution Discharges
Section 785.20
Augering
Section 785.21
Coal Preparation Plants Not Located within the Permit Area of a Mine
Section 785.22
In Situ Processing Activities
Section 785.25
Lands Eligible for Remining
Section 789.1
Petition for Award of Costs and Expenses under Section 45.1-249E of the Act
Section 789.2
Intervention
Section 790.1
Purpose
Section 790.11
Service of Notice
Section 790.12
Contents of Notice
Section 795.1
Scope and Purpose
Section 795.6
Eligibility for Assistance
Section 795.7
Filing for Assistance
Section 795.8
Application Approval and Notice
Section 795.9
Program Services and Data Requirements
Section 795.10
Qualified Laboratories
Section 795.11
Assistance Funding
Section 795.12
Applicant Liability
Section 800.11
Requirement to File a Bond
Section 800.12
Form of the Performance Bond
Section 800.13
Period of Liability
Section 800.14
Determination of Bond Amount
Section 800.15
Adjustment of Amount
Section 800.16
General Terms and Conditions of Bond
Section 800.17
Bonding Requirements for Underground Coal Mines and Long-Term Coal-Related Surface Facilities and Structures
Section 800.20
Surety Bonds
Section 800.21
Collateral Bonds
Section 800.23
Escrow Bonding
Section 800.24
Combined Surety/Escrow Bonding
Section 800.30
Replacement of Bonds
Section 800.40
Requirements to Release Performance Bonds
Section 800.50
Forfeiture of Bonds
Section 800.51
Administrative Review of Performance Bond Forfeiture
Section 800.52
Bond Forfeiture Reinstatement Procedures
Section 800.60
Terms and Conditions for Liability Insurance
Section 801.2
Scope
Section 801.4
Objective
Section 801.11
Participation in the Pool Bond Fund
Section 801.12
Entrance Fee and Bond
Section 801.13
Self-Bonding
Section 801.14
Reclamation Tax
Section 801.15
Collection of the Reclamation Tax and Penalties for Non-Payment
Section 801.16
Reinstatement to the Pool Bond Fund
Section 801.17
Bond Release Application
Section 801.18
Criteria for Release of Bond
Section 801.19
Forfeiture
Section 815.1
Scope and Purpose
Section 815.2
Permitting Information
Section 815.13
Required Documents
Section 815.15
Performance Standards for Coal Exploration
Section 816.11
Signs and Markers
Section 816.13
Casing and Sealing of Drilled Holes; General Requirements
Section 816.14
Casing and Sealing of Drilled Holes; Temporary
Section 816.15
Casing and Sealing of Drilled Holes; Permanent
Section 816.22
Topsoil and Subsoil
Section 816.41
Hydrologic-Balance Protection
Section 816.42
Hydrologic Balance; Water Quality Standards and Effluent Limitations
Section 816.43
Diversions
Section 816.45
Hydrologic Balance; Sediment Control Measures
Section 816.46
Hydrologic Balance; Siltation Structures
Section 816.47
Hydrologic Balance; Discharge Structures
Section 816.49
Impoundments
Section 816.56
Postmining Rehabilitation of Sedimentation Ponds, Diversions, Impoundments, and Treatment Facilities
Section 816.57
Hydrologic Balance; Stream Buffer Zones
Section 816.59
Coal Recovery
Section 816.61
Use of Explosives; General Requirements
Section 816.62
Use of Explosives; Preblasting Survey
Section 816.64
Use of Explosives; Blasting Schedule
Section 816.66
Use of Explosives; Blasting Signs, Warnings, and Access Control
Section 816.67
Use of Explosives; Control of Adverse Effects
Section 816.68
Use of Explosives; Records of Blasting Operations
Section 816.71
Disposal of Excess Spoil; General Requirements
Section 816.72
Disposal of Excess Spoil; Valley Fills/Head-of-Hollow Fills
Section 816.73
Disposal of Excess Spoil; Durable Rock Fills
Section 816.74
Disposal of Excess Spoil; Preexisting Benches
Section 816.75
Disposal of Excess Spoil; Zoned Concept
Section 816.76
Disposal of Excess Spoil; Incidental Reclamation
Section 816.79
Protection of Underground Mining
Section 816.81
Coal Mine Waste; General Requirements
Section 816.83
Coal Mine Waste; Refuse Piles
Section 816.84
Coal Mine Waste; Impounding Structures
Section 816.87
Coal Mine Waste; Burning and Burned Waste Utilization
Section 816.89
Disposal of Noncoal Mine Wastes
Section 816.95
Stabilization of Surface Areas
Section 816.97
Protection of Fish, Wildlife, and Related Environmental Values
Section 816.99
Slides and Other Damage
Section 816.100
Contemporaneous Reclamation
Section 816.102
Backfilling and Grading; General Requirements
Section 816.104
Backfilling and Grading; Thin Overburden
Section 816.105
Backfilling and Grading; Thick Overburden
Section 816.106
Backfilling and Grading; Previously Mined Areas
Section 816.107
Backfilling and Grading; Steep Slopes
Section 816.111
Revegetation; General Requirements
Section 816.113
Revegetation; Timing
Section 816.114
Revegetation; Mulching and Other Soil Stabilizing Practices
Section 816.116
Revegetation; Standards for Success
Section 816.131
Cessation of Operations; Temporary
Section 816.132
Cessation of Operations; Permanent
Section 816.133
Postmining Land Use
Section 816.150
Roads; General
Section 816.151
Primary Roads
Section 816.152
Existing Roads
Section 816.180
Utility Installations
Section 816.181
Support Facilities
Section 817.11
Signs and Markers
Section 817.13
Casing and Sealing of Exposed Underground Openings; General Requirements
Section 817.14
Casing and Sealing of Underground Openings; Temporary
Section 817.15
Casing and Sealing of Underground Openings; Permanent
Section 817.22
Topsoil and Subsoil
Section 817.41
Hydrologic-Balance Protection
Section 817.42
Hydrologic Balance; Water Quality Standards and Effluent Limitations
Section 817.43
Diversions
Section 817.45
Hydrologic Balance; Sediment Control Measures
Section 817.46
Hydrologic Balance; Siltation Structures
Section 817.47
Hydrologic Balance; Discharge Structures
Section 817.49
Impoundments
Section 817.56
Postmining Rehabilitation of Sedimentation Ponds, Diversions, Impoundments, and Treatment Facilities
Section 817.57
Hydrologic Balance; Stream Buffer Zones
Section 817.59
Coal Recovery
Section 817.61
Use of Explosives; General Requirements
Section 817.62
Use of Explosives; Preblasting Survey
Section 817.64
Use of Explosives; General Performance Standards
Section 817.66
Use of Explosives; Blasting Signs, Warnings, and Access Control
Section 817.67
Use of Explosives; Control of Adverse Effects
Section 817.68
Use of Explosives; Records of Blasting Operations
Section 817.71
Disposal of Excess Spoil; General Requirements
Section 817.72
Disposal of Excess Spoil; Valley Fills/Head-of-Hollow Fills
Section 817.73
Disposal of Excess Spoil; Durable Rock Fills
Section 817.74
Disposal of Excess Spoil; Preexisting Benches
Section 817.75
Disposal of Excess Spoil; Zoned Concept
Section 817.76
Disposal of Excess Spoil; Incidental Reclamation
Section 817.81
Coal Mine Waste; General Requirements
Section 817.83
Coal Mine Waste; Refuse Piles
Section 817.84
Coal Mine Waste; Impounding Structures
Section 817.87
Coal Mine Waste; Burning and Burned Waste Utilization
Section 817.89
Disposal of Noncoal Mine Wastes
Section 817.95
Stabilization of Surface Areas
Section 817.97
Protection of Fish, Wildlife, and Related Environmental Values
Section 817.99
Slides and Other Damage
Section 817.100
Contemporaneous Reclamation
Section 817.102
Backfilling and Grading; General Requirements
Section 817.106
Backfilling and Grading; Previously Mined Areas
Section 817.107
Backfilling and Grading; Steep Slopes
Section 817.111
Revegetation; General Requirements
Section 817.113
Revegetation; Timing
Section 817.114
Revegetation; Mulching and Other Soil Stabilizing Practices
Section 817.116
Revegetation; Standards for Success
Section 817.121
Subsidence Control
Section 817.122
Subsidence Control; Notice
Section 817.131
Cessation of Operations; Temporary
Section 817.132
Cessation of Operations; Permanent
Section 817.133
Postmining Land Use
Section 817.150
Roads; General
Section 817.151
Primary Roads
Section 817.152
Existing Roads
Section 817.180
Utility Installations
Section 817.181
Support Facilities
Section 819.1
Scope
Section 819.11
Auger Mining; General
Section 819.13
Auger Mining; Coal Recovery
Section 819.15
Auger Mining; Hydrologic Balance
Section 819.17
Auger Mining; Subsidence Protection
Section 819.19
Auger Mining; Backfilling and Grading
Section 819.21
Auger Mining; Protection of Underground Mining
Section 823.1
Scope and Purpose
Section 823.4
Responsibilities
Section 823.11
Applicability
Section 823.12
Soil Removal and Stockpiling
Section 823.14
Soil Replacement
Section 823.15
Revegetation and Restoration of Soil Productivity
Section 824.2
Objectives
Section 824.11
Mountaintop Removal; Performance Standards
Section 825.11
Operational Requirements
Section 825.12
Treatment of Discharges
Section 825.13
Request for Bond Release
Section 825.14
Criteria and Schedule for Release of Bonds on Pollution Abatement Areas
Section 827.1
Scope
Section 827.11
General Requirements
Section 827.12
Coal Preparation Plants; Performance Standards
Section 828.2
Objectives
Section 828.11
In Situ Processing; Performance Standards
Section 828.12
In Situ Processing; Monitoring
Section 840.11
Inspections by the Division
Section 840.12
Right of Entry
Section 840.14
Availability of Records
Section 840.16
Compliance Conference
Section 842.11
Immediate Inspections
Section 842.12
Citizens' Requests for Inspections
Section 842.14
Review of Adequacy and Completeness of Inspections
Section 842.15
Review of Decision Not to Inspect or Enforce
Section 843.11
Cessation Orders
Section 843.12
Notices of Violation
Section 843.13
Suspension or Revocation of Permits; Pattern of Violations
Section 843.14
Service of Notices of Violation, Cessation Orders, and Show Cause Orders
Section 843.15
Informal Public Hearing
Section 843.16
Formal Review of Citations
Section 843.18
Inability to Comply
Section 845.2
Objective
Section 845.11
Assessment Determination
Section 845.12
When a Penalty Will Be Assessed
Section 845.13
Point System
Section 845.15
Assessment of Separate Violations for Each Day
Section 845.16
Waiver of Use of Formula to Determine Civil Penalty
Section 845.17
Procedures for Assessment of Civil Penalties
Section 845.18
Procedures for Assessment Conference
Section 845.19
Request for Hearing
Section 845.20
Final Assessment and Payment of Penalty
Section 846.2
[Repealed]
Section 846.12
When an Individual Civil Penalty May Be Assessed
Section 846.14
Amount of the Individual Civil Penalty
Section 846.17
Assessment of an Individual Civil Penalty
Section 846.18
Penalty Payment
Section 850.1
Scope
Section 850.5
Definition
Section 850.12
Effective Date
Section 850.13
Training
Section 850.14
Examination
Section 850.15
Certification
Section 874.12
Eligible Coal Lands and Water
Section 874.13
Reclamation Objectives and Priorities
Section 877.11
Written Consent for Entry
Section 877.13
Entry and Consent to Reclaim
Section 877.14
Entry for Emergency Reclamation
Section 879.11
Land Eligible for Acquisition
Section 879.12
Procedures for Acquisition
Section 879.13
Acceptance of Gifts of Land
Section 879.14
Management of Acquired Land
Section 879.15
Disposition of Reclaimed Land
Section 882.12
Appraisals
Section 882.13
Liens
Section 882.14
Satisfaction of Liens
FORMS
Forms (4VAC25-130)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (4VAC25-130)
Chapter 140
Coal Surface Mining Regulations [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 50
[Repealed]
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 70
[Repealed]
Section 80
[Repealed]
Section 90
[Repealed]
Section 100
[Repealed]
Section 110
[Repealed]
Section 120
[Repealed]
Section 130
[Repealed]
Section 140
[Repealed]
Section 150
[Repealed]
Section 160
[Repealed]
Section 170
[Repealed]
Section 180
[Repealed]
Section 190
[Repealed]
Section 200
[Repealed]
Section 210
[Repealed]
Section 220
[Repealed]
Section 230
[Repealed]
Section 240
[Repealed]
Section 250
[Repealed]
Section 260
[Repealed]
Section 270
[Repealed]
Section 280
[Repealed]
Section 290
[Repealed]
Section 300
[Repealed]
Section 310
[Repealed]
Section 320
[Repealed]
Section 330
[Repealed]
Section 340
[Repealed]
Section 350
[Repealed]
Section 360
[Repealed]
Section 370
[Repealed]
Section 380
[Repealed]
Section 390
[Repealed]
Section 400
[Repealed]
Section 410
[Repealed]
Section 420
[Repealed]
Section 430
[Repealed]
Section 440
[Repealed]
Section 450
[Repealed]
Section 460
[Repealed]
Section 470
[Repealed]
Section 480
[Repealed]
Section 490
[Repealed]
Section 500
[Repealed]
Section 510
[Repealed]
Section 520
[Repealed]
Section 530
[Repealed]
Section 540
[Repealed]
Section 550
[Repealed]
Section 560
[Repealed]
Section 570
[Repealed]
Section 580
[Repealed]
Section 590
[Repealed]
Section 600
[Repealed]
Section 610
[Repealed]
Section 620
[Repealed]
Section 630
[Repealed]
Section 640
[Repealed]
Section 650
[Repealed]
Section 660
[Repealed]
Section 670
[Repealed]
Section 680
[Repealed]
Section 690
[Repealed]
Section 700
[Repealed]
Section 710
[Repealed]
Section 720
[Repealed]
Section 730
[Repealed]
Section 740
[Repealed]
Section 750
[Repealed]
Section 760
[Repealed]
Section 770
[Repealed]
Section 780
[Repealed]
Section 790
[Repealed]
Section 800
[Repealed]
Section 810
[Repealed]
Section 820
[Repealed]
Section 830
[Repealed]
Section 840
[Repealed]
Section 850
[Repealed]
Section 860
[Repealed]
Section 870
[Repealed]
Section 880
[Repealed]
Section 890
[Repealed]
Section 900
[Repealed]
Section 910
[Repealed]
Section 920
[Repealed]
Section 930
[Repealed]
Section 940
[Repealed]
Section 950
[Repealed]
Section 960
[Repealed]
Section 970
[Repealed]
Section 980
[Repealed]
Section 990
[Repealed]
Section 1000
[Repealed]
Section 1010
[Repealed]
Section 1020
[Repealed]
Section 1030
[Repealed]
Section 1040
[Repealed]
Section 1050
[Repealed]
Section 1060
[Repealed]
Section 1070
[Repealed]
Section 1080
[Repealed]
Section 1090
[Repealed]
Chapter 145
Regulations on the Eligibility of Certain Mining Operators to Perform Reclamation ProjectsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Operator Requirements
Section 30
Compliance with Other Laws and Obligations
Section 40
Financial Information; Bonding
Chapter 150
Virginia Gas and Oil RegulationRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Basis and Authority
Section 30
Other Laws, Regulations, and Ordinances
Section 40
Registration
Section 50
Gas or Oil in Holes Not Permitted As a Gas or Oil Well
Section 60
Due Dates for Reports and Decisions
Section 70
[Repealed]
Section 80
Application for a Permit
Section 90
Plats
Section 95
Groundwater Baseline Sampling, Analysis, and Monitoring Plan
Section 100
Operations Plans
Section 110
Permit Supplements and Permit Modifications
Section 120
Transfer of Permit Rights
Section 130
Notice of Permit Applications and Modifications
Section 135
Waiver of Right to Object to Permit Applications
Section 140
Objections to Permit Applications
Section 150
Hearing and Decision on Objections to Permit Applications
Section 160
Approval of Permits and Permit Modifications
Section 170
Enforcement
Section 180
Notices of Violation
Section 190
Closure Orders
Section 200
Show Cause Orders
Section 210
Monthly Reports
Section 220
Annual Reports
Section 230
Commencement of Activity
Section 240
Signs
Section 250
Blasting and Explosives
Section 260
Erosion, Sediment Control and Reclamation
Section 270
Stormwater Management
Section 280
Logs and Surveys
Section 290
Actual Well or Corehole Location
Section 300
Pits
Section 310
Tanks
Section 320
Blowout Prevention
Section 330
Swabbing, Perforating and Wireline Operations
Section 340
Drilling Fluids
Section 350
Gas, Oil or Geophysical Operations in Hydrogen Sulfide Areas
Section 360
Drilling, Completion, and Other Reports
Section 365
Disclosure of Well Stimulation Fluids
Section 370
Wellhead Equipment
Section 380
Incidents, Spills and Unpermitted Discharges
Section 390
Shut-In Wells
Section 400
Measurement of Gas and Oil
Section 410
Venting and Flaring of Gas; Escape of Oil
Section 420
Disposal of Pit and Produced Fluids
Section 430
Disposal of Solids
Section 435
Plugging for Abandonment or Plug-Back Operations
Section 440
Abandonment of a Gas or Oil Well or Corehole As a Water Well
Section 450
Identification, Plugging and Control of Wells or Coreholes in Which Radioactive Source Logging Tools Have Been Abandoned
Section 460
Identifying Plugged Wells and Coreholes; Plugging Affidavit
Section 470
Release of Bond
Section 480
Orphaned Wells; Right of Entry
Section 490
Applicability, Conventional Gas and Oil Wells and Class II Injection Wells
Section 500
Application for a Permit, Conventional Well or Class II Injection Well
Section 510
Plats, Conventional Wells or Class II Injection Wells
Section 520
Setback Restrictions, Conventional Wells or Class II Injection Wells
Section 530
Casing Requirements for Conventional Gas or Oil Wells
Section 535
Pressure Testing Requirements for Production Casing in Conventional Gas or Oil Wells
Section 540
[Repealed]
Section 550
Applicability, Coalbed Methane Wells
Section 560
Application for a Permit, Coalbed Methane Well Operations
Section 570
[Repealed]
Section 580
Variance Request to Convert a Vertical Ventilation Hole to a Coalbed Methane Gas Well
Section 590
Plats, Coalbed Methane Wells
Section 600
Setback Restrictions, Coalbed Methane Wells
Section 610
Casing Requirements for Coalbed Methane Gas Wells
Section 615
Pressure Testing Requirements for Production Casing in Coalbed Methane Gas Wells
Section 620
Coalbed Methane Gas Wellhead Equipment
Section 630
Report of Produced Waters, Coalbed Methane Wells
Section 640
[Repealed]
Section 650
Conversion of a Coalbed Methane Well to a Vertical Ventilation Hole
Section 660
Applicability, Ground-Disturbing Geophysical Activity
Section 670
Application for a Permit, Geophysical Activity or Coreholes
Section 680
Plats, Coreholes
Section 690
Operations Plans, Coreholes.
Section 700
Setback Restrictions, Coreholes
Section 710
[Repealed]
Section 711
Voids and Lost Circulation Zones
Section 720
Applicability; Gathering Pipelines
Section 730
General Requirements for Gathering Pipelines
Section 740
Operations Plans for Gathering Pipelines
Section 750
Inspections for Gathering Pipelines
FORMS
Forms (4VAC25-150)
Chapter 160
Virginia Gas and Oil Board RegulationsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Authority and Applicability
Section 30
Administrative Provisions
Section 40
Notice of Hearings
Section 50
Applications for Field Rules
Section 60
Applications for Exceptions to Minimum Well Spacing Requirements
Section 70
Applications to Pool Interests in a Drilling Unit: Conventional Gas or Oil or No Conflicting Claims to Coalbed Methane Gas Ownership
Section 80
Applications to Pool Interests in a Drilling Unit: Conflicting Claims to Coalbed Methane Gas Ownership
Section 90
Standards for Escrow Accounts
Section 100
Allowable Cost Which May Be Shared in Pooled Gas or Oil Operations
Section 110
Recordkeeping
Section 120
Applications to Change the Unit Operator for a Unit Established by Order of the Board
Section 130
Appeals of the Director's Decisions
Section 140
Miscellaneous Petitions to the Board
Section 150
Effective Dates for and Enforcement of Board Orders
Section 160
[Repealed]
Section 190
Civil Charges
Section 200
Surveys and Tests
Section 210
[Repealed]
Chapter 165
Regulations Governing the Use of Arbitration to Resolve Coalbed Methane Gas Ownership DisputesRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Costs of Arbitration
Section 30
Qualification of Arbitrators
Section 40
Agreement to Arbitrate
Section 50
Conflicts of Interest
Section 60
Location
Section 70
Postponement of Arbitration
Section 80
Discovery
Section 90
Extension of Arbitration
Section 100
Determination of Arbitrator
Section 110
Ex Parte Communications
Section 120
Fees
Section 130
Disbursement of Proceeds
FORMS
Forms (4VAC25-165)
Chapter 170
Geothermal Energy RegulationsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Resource Conservation
Section 30
Bonds, Permits and Fees
Section 40
Notification of Intent to Proceed
Section 50
Well Construction and Maintenance
Section 60
Records, Logs and General Requirements
Section 70
Groundwater Monitoring
Section 80
Abandonment and Plugging of Wells
Section 90
Environmental Protection; Impacts; Noise Abatement
FORMS
Forms (4VAC25-170)


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