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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Chapter 780)

Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

Item 119

Item 119

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Minerals Management (50600)$29,258,267$29,228,627
Geologic and Mineral Resource Investigations, Mapping, and Utilization (50601)FY2017 $1,150,509FY2018 $1,116,863
Mineral Mining Environmental Protection, Worker Safety and Land Reclamation (50602)FY2017 $2,794,332FY2018 $2,794,640
Gas and Oil Environmental Protection, Worker Safety and Land Reclamation (50603)FY2017 $1,602,970FY2018 $1,603,141
Coal Environmental Protection and Land Reclamation (50604)FY2017 $18,435,249FY2018 $18,438,525
Coal Worker Safety (50605)FY2017 $5,275,207FY2018 $5,275,458
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2017 $9,937,329FY2018 $9,938,470
SpecialFY2017 $5,877,439FY2018 $5,877,439
Trust and AgencyFY2017 $525,000FY2018 $525,000
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2017 $173,000FY2018 $173,000
Federal TrustFY2017 $12,745,499FY2018 $12,714,718

Authority: Title 45.1, Code of Virginia.


A. Out of this appropriation, $31,224 the first year and $31,224 the second year from special funds shall be provided for annual membership dues to the Interstate Mining Compact Commission.


B. Out of this appropriation shall be provided reimbursement for expenses associated with administrative and judicial review when so ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.


C. Out of this appropriation, $6,119 the first year and $6,119 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for annual membership dues to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.


D. The application fee for a coal mine license or a renewal or transfer of a license pursuant to § 45.1-161.58, Code of Virginia, shall be in the amount of $350.


E. The application fee for a mineral mine license or a renewal or transfer of a license pursuant to § 45.1-161.292:31, Code of Virginia, shall be in the amount of $400, except applications submitted electronically, which shall be accompanied by a fee of $330. However, the fee for any person engaged in mining sand or gravel on an area of five acres or less shall be required to pay a fee of $100, except applications submitted electronically, which shall be accompanied by a fee of $80.


F. The application fee for a new oil or gas well permit pursuant to § 45.1-361.29, Code of Virginia, shall be in the amount of $600 and the application fee for permit modifications shall be $300.