Virginia Geothermal Resources Conservation Act (Virginia)

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Place Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces Virginia
Name Virginia Geothermal Resources Conservation Act (Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Geothermal Electric
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

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

Last Review 2014-09-15


It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to foster the development, production, and utilization of geothermal resources, prevent waste of geothermal resources, protect correlative rights to the resource, protect existing high quality state waters and safeguard potable waters from pollution, safeguard the natural environment, and promote geothermal and water resource conservation and management. The Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy is responsible for implementing regulations pertaining to the exploration, development, production, and conservation of geothermal resources. Specific regulations can be found in section 4, chapter 25-170 of the Virginia Administrative Code.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Al Christopher
Department Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Division Division of Energy
Address Washington Building, 8th Floor
Address 2 1100 Bank Street
Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23219
Phone (804) 692-3218

Fax (804) 692-3238


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

Authority 1: Va. Code 45.1-179.1 through 179.11

Authority 2: 4 Va. Admin. Code 25-170