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Chapter 6. Coal Mining Property, Interests, Adjacent Owners, and DamsRead Chapter

  • Article 1. Rights of Owners of Land Adjacent to Coal MinesRead all
  • § 45.2-600
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Consent required before working mine near land of another
    § 45.2-601
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Adjacent owner to be permitted to survey mine; proceedings to compel entry for survey
  • Article 2. Trusts for Coal InterestsRead all
  • § 45.2-602
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Petition to establish a trust for missing coal owners
    § 45.2-603
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Advertisement upon filing of petition
    § 45.2-604
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Court may declare trust; trustee sale of lease
    § 45.2-605
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Duty of trustee; sale of lease; distribution of funds
    § 45.2-606
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Payment of attorney fees, expenses, and court costs
    § 45.2-607
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Production of coal by majority interest owner; petition to establish trust for known coal owners
  • Article 3. Emergency Seizure of Coal Property by the CommonwealthRead all
  • § 45.2-608
    (Effective October 1, 2021) "Public uses" defined; mining, etc., of coal essential business; subject to seizure by Commonwealth
    § 45.2-609
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Interruption of public uses; proclamation of emergency; seizure
    § 45.2-610
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Additional powers of Governor to operate seized properties
    § 45.2-611
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Virginia Fuel Commission; purpose; membership; compensation; staff; powers and duties; report
    § 45.2-612
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Negotiating purchase or lease of coal properties
    § 45.2-613
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Proceedings for condemnation
    § 45.2-614
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Expense of acquiring and operating coal property; funds derived from operation
    § 45.2-615
    (Effective October 1, 2021, until January 1, 2022) Restoration of property to owner or operator
    § 45.2-615
    (Effective January 1, 2022) Restoration of property to owner or operator
    § 45.2-616
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Article subject to provisions of general law
  • Article 4. Coal Mine Refuse Impoundments and Retaining DamsRead all
  • § 45.2-617
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Definitions
    § 45.2-618
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Design and construction of retaining dam or mine refuse impoundment; designs and other data to be submitted to Chief
    § 45.2-619
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Examination of retaining dam or mine refuse impoundment; potentially hazardous condition; plans to be submitted by operators
    § 45.2-620
    (Effective October 1, 2021) Emergency notification and evacuation plan