Chesapeake Bay, Drilling for Oil or Gas Prohibited (Virginia)

This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.
Jump to: navigation, search


Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Virginia


   
Applies to States or Provinces Virginia
Name Chesapeake Bay, Drilling for Oil or Gas Prohibited (Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Local



























Program Administrator Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Primary Website http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+62.1-195.1
Applicable Jurisdiction Chesapeake Bay


Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

Drilling for oil or gas in the waters or within 500 hundred feet from the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay or any of its tributaries is prohibited.

If a person or entity desires to drill for oil or gas in any area of Tidewater Virginia where drilling is not prohibited, an environmental impact assessment is required as part of the permit to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Other provisions under the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality then apply. No permits for oil production wells will be issued until the Governor has had an opportunity to review the report and make recommendations, in the public interest, for legislative and regulatory changes, and that legislation has become effective.



Policy Contact

Department Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy





Phone (276) 415-9700


Email DgoInfo@dmme.virginia.gov
Website http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DGO/documents/permitrequirements.shtml
     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Va. Code 62.1-195.1




















References