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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 15.1. Geothermal Energy
4/18/2019

§ 45.1-179.1. Short title; purpose.

This chapter may be cited as the Virginia Geothermal Resource Conservation Act. It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the purpose of this law to: (i) foster the development, production, and utilization of geothermal resources, (ii) prevent waste of geothermal resources, (iii) protect correlative rights to the resource, (iv) protect existing high quality state waters, and safeguard potable waters from pollution, (v) safeguard the natural environment, (vi) promote geothermal and water resource conservation and management, and (vii) safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

1981, c. 506.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.