Virginia Coal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (Virginia)

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Place Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces Virginia
Name Virginia Coal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-05-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


This legislation implements the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and establishes a statewide regulatory program for reclamation following coal surface mining activities. The Division of Mined Land Reclamation may also establish additional regulations for reclamation following coal exploration activities which substantially disturb the land surface. The Act contains additional information on reclamation plans, permitting procedures, inspections, and liability.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Randy Moore, Division Chief
Department Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Division Division of Mined Land Reclamation
Address 3405 Mountain Empire Road
Address 2 P.O. Drawer 900
Place Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 24219
Phone (276) 523-8100

Fax (276) 523-8163


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

Authority 1: Va. Code 45.1-226 through 45.1-270.7

Date Enacted 1979

Authority 2: 4 Va. Admin. Code 25-130