Introduced by: Richard C. “Rip” Sullivan, Jr. (by request) | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Renames the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy as the Department of Energy. Within the Department, the bill renames the Division of Mined Land Reclamation as the Division of Mined Land Repurposing and renames the Division of Energy as the Division of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

The bill makes substantive changes, removing the requirement that the Chief of the Division of Mines be appointed by the Governor and authorizing an employee other than the Virginia Gas and Oil Inspector to serve as the principal executive of the staff of the Virginia Gas and Oil Board. The bill also provides that the Chief Clean Energy Policy Advisor shall be appointed by the Governor.

The bill removes or updates outdated language, changing the title of the head of the Division Mined Land Repurposing from Commissioner to Director and changing the identity of the division overseeing permits for certain mining operations from the Division of Mined Land Repurposing to the Division of Mineral Mining.