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Chapter 10. Virginia Coal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1979Read Chapter

  • Article 1. General and Administrative ProvisionsRead all
  • § 45.2-1000
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Definitions
    § 45.2-1001
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Limitations of chapter
    § 45.2-1002
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Application of chapter
    § 45.2-1003
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Authority and duties of Director
    § 45.2-1004
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Training and certification of blasters
    § 45.2-1005
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Conflicts of interest prohibited
    § 45.2-1006
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Resisting, etc., Director or agent of the Director; penalty
    § 45.2-1007
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Coal Surface Mining Regulatory Fund
  • Article 2. Regulation of Mining ActivityRead all
  • § 45.2-1008
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Coal exploration operations
    § 45.2-1009
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Permit required for coal surface mining operation; term; transfer, etc.
    § 45.2-1010
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Form and contents of permit application; fee
    § 45.2-1011
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Operation and reclamation plans
    § 45.2-1012
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Revision of permits
    § 45.2-1013
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Approval or denial of permit
    § 45.2-1014
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Public participation in process of issuing or revising permits
    § 45.2-1015
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Decision of Director upon permit application; hearing; appeal
    § 45.2-1016
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Performance bonds
    § 45.2-1017
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Performance standards
    § 45.2-1018
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Surface effects of underground coal mining operations
    § 45.2-1019
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Inspections and monitoring
    § 45.2-1020
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Enforcement of chapter generally
    § 45.2-1021
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Civil and criminal penalties
    § 45.2-1022
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Citizen suits; rights of citizens to accompany inspectors
    § 45.2-1023
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Forfeiture or release of performance bond
    § 45.2-1024
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Performance of reclamation operations by Director
    § 45.2-1025
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Administrative review of notice or order issued under § 45.2-1020
    § 45.2-1026
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Hearings
    § 45.2-1027
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Judicial review of final order or decision or decision under § 45.2-1035
    § 45.2-1028
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Designating areas unsuitable for coal surface mining
  • Article 3. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit; Replacement of Water SupplyRead all
  • § 45.2-1029
    (Effective October 1, 2021) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits
    § 45.2-1030
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Replacement of water supply
  • Article 4. Abandoned Mine ReclamationRead all
  • § 45.2-1031
    (Effective October 1, 2021) State Reclamation Program
    § 45.2-1032
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund
    § 45.2-1033
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Operator may perform reclamation; bidding; conditions; adjustment of required bonds; regulations
    § 45.2-1034
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Eligible lands and water; priorities for expenditures
    § 45.2-1035
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Right of entry, acquisition, disposition, and reclamation of land adversely affected by past coal mining practices
    § 45.2-1036
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Commonwealth to have lien for reclamation work
    § 45.2-1037
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Perfection of lien; waiver of lien
    § 45.2-1038
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Recordation and indexing of lien; notice
    § 45.2-1039
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Priority of lien
    § 45.2-1040
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Hearing to determine amount of lien
    § 45.2-1041
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Satisfaction of lien
    § 45.2-1042
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Miscellaneous powers of Director
  • Article 5. Coal Surface Mining Reclamation FundRead all
  • § 45.2-1043
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund
    § 45.2-1044
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Participation in Fund
    § 45.2-1045
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Initial payments into Fund; renewal payments; bonds
    § 45.2-1046
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Assessment of reclamation tax revenues for Fund
    § 45.2-1047
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Special assessment
    § 45.2-1048
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Collection of reclamation tax and penalties for nonpayment
    § 45.2-1049
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Forfeiture of bonds on operations participating in the Fund; alternative remedies
    § 45.2-1050
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Reinstatement to the Fund; recovery of Fund expenditures
    § 45.2-1051
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund Advisory Board