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Chapter 19. Virginia Coal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1979Read Chapter

  • Article 1. General and Administrative ProvisionsRead all
  • § 45.1-226
    Short title
    § 45.1-227
    Findings and policy [Not set out.]
    § 45.1-228
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Purpose and policy of chapter
    § 45.1-229
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Definitions
    § 45.1-230
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Authority and duties of Director
    § 45.1-231
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Conflicts of interest prohibited
    § 45.1-232
    Repealed
  • Article 2. Regulation of Mining ActivityRead all
  • § 45.1-233
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Coal exploration operations
    § 45.1-234
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Permits required; certain operations conducted pending initial administrative decision; time for application and action of Director thereon; term; transfer, etc.
    § 45.1-235
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Form and contents of permit application; fee
    § 45.1-236
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Operations and reclamation plans
    § 45.1-237
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Revision of permits
    § 45.1-238
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Approval or denial of permit
    § 45.1-239
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Public participation in process of issuing or revising permits
    § 45.1-240
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Decision of Director upon permit application; hearing; appeal
    § 45.1-241
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Performance bonds
    § 45.1-242
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Performance standards
    § 45.1-243
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Surface effects of underground coal mining operations
    § 45.1-244
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Inspections and monitoring
    § 45.1-245
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Enforcement of chapter generally
    § 45.1-246
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Civil and criminal penalties
    § 45.1-246.1
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Citizen suits; rights of citizens to accompany inspectors
    § 45.1-247
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Forfeiture or release of performance bond
    § 45.1-248
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Performance of reclamation operations by Director
    § 45.1-249
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Administrative review of notice or order issued under § 45.1-245
    § 45.1-250
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Hearings
    § 45.1-251
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Judicial review of final order or decision or of decision under § 45.1-263
    § 45.1-252
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Designating areas unsuitable for coal surface mining
  • Article 3. Miscellaneous ProvisionsRead all
  • § 45.1-253
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Certain mining operations exempt from this chapter
    § 45.1-254
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) National pollutant discharge elimination system permits
    § 45.1-255
    Repealed
    § 45.1-255.1
    Repealed
    § 45.1-256
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Training and certification of blasters
    § 45.1-257
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Impeding, etc., Director or agents a misdemeanor
    § 45.1-258
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Replacement of water supply
    § 45.1-259
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Applicability of chapter to public agencies, utilities and corporations
  • Article 4. Abandoned Mine ReclamationRead all
  • § 45.1-260
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) State Reclamation Program
    § 45.1-261
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund
    § 45.1-261.1
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Operators may perform reclamation; bidding; conditions; adjustment of required bonds; regulations
    § 45.1-262
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Eligible lands and water; priorities for expenditures
    § 45.1-263
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Right of entry, acquisition, disposition and reclamation of land adversely affected by past coal mining practices
    § 45.1-264
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Commonwealth to have lien for reclamation work
    § 45.1-265
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Perfection of lien; waiver of lien
    § 45.1-266
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Recordation and indexing of lien; notice
    § 45.1-267
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Priority of lien
    § 45.1-268
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Hearing to determine amount of lien
    § 45.1-269
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Satisfaction of lien
    § 45.1-270
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Miscellaneous powers of Director
  • Article 5. Coal Surface Mining Reclamation FundRead all
  • § 45.1-270.1
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Creation of Fund
    § 45.1-270.2
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Participation in Fund
    § 45.1-270.3
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Initial payments into Fund; renewal payments; bonds
    § 45.1-270.3:1
    Repealed
    § 45.1-270.4
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Assessment of reclamation tax revenues for Fund
    § 45.1-270.4:1
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Special assessment
    § 45.1-270.5
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Collection of reclamation tax and penalties for nonpayment
    § 45.1-270.5:1
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Forfeiture of bonds on operations participating in the Fund; alternative remedies
    § 45.1-270.6
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Reinstatement to the Fund; recovery of Fund expenditures
    § 45.1-270.7
    (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund Advisory Committee continued as Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund Advisory Board