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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 16. Permits for Certain Mining Operations; Reclamation of Land

§ 45.1-197.5. (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Agreements with owners or lessees; reclamation by Director.

The Director is authorized to enter into agreements with owners or lessees of orphaned lands when the owners agree to the reclamation of such lands by the Division to the extent and in the manner deemed appropriate or reasonable by the Director. In no event shall the Director return orphaned land to other than the minimum potential use thereof which obtained prior to the initiation of mining operations unless the landowner or owners, lessee or lessees, agree to bind himself or themselves to the payment of the additional cost upon such terms as the Director deems reasonable. In entering into such agreements, the Director shall be guided by the priorities for reclamation established by him, but in no event shall the Director enter into such agreement unless funds are immediately available for the performance of the agreement by the Director as hereinafter provided.

1978, c. 634.

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.