The provisions of the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (Public Resources Code, Sections 2710 et seq.), Public Resources Code Section 2207, and the A Reclamation Plan shall be required for all surface mining operations in all zone Development System or flood control, and surface mining operations on
resulting from mining operations conducted pursuant to mining permits issued by WDEQ. However, these exemptions are not more restrictive than the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA). Wyoming Water Qualit y Rules and Regulations (Chapter 1, Section 12) exempts protection of wetlands
Effects of Surface Mining on Aquatic Resources in North America. In 1977, the U.S. Congress passed the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), Public Law 9587, which imposed national standards regulating surface coal mining and exploration activities as well as regulating surface impacts of underground mining and required land
Applicable to Coal Mining Operations.  — Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. The federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 4 (SMCRA) establishes a "nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations
The 2010 Petition was based on the Alaska Surface Coal Mining Control and Reclamation Act (ASCMCRA), 2 which authorizes the Commissioner to designate state lands as offlimits for all surface coal mining operations if scientifically sound data and information justifies a finding that state lands are unsuitable for surface coal mining operations.
46 department''s Division of Mining Reclamation, to the county commission or county commissions 47 and to the office. 48 (e) (b) The provisions of this section shall apply as follows: to all surface mining permit 49 appliions granted after July 1, 2018. 50 (1) To all surface mining
Mountaintop mining is regulated under several laws, including the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA). Critics say that, as a result of valley fills from mountaintop mining, stream water quality and the aquatic and wildlife habitat that streams support are destroyed by tons of rocks and dirt. The
These regulations are consistent with, but no more restrictive that the federal regulations set forth in the Surface Mining and Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Surface Mining and Reclamation Division (SMRD) is the authority under this act.
U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar subsequently ruled that the Surface Mine Control and Reclamation Act, the first federal law to regulate surface mining in individual states passed in 1977, says that a coal company has to get consent from all surface owners in order to mine.
Mar 01, 2018 · The Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement (DMRE) is responsible for inspecting all surface and underground coal mining permits in the state to assure compliance with the 1977 Federal Surface Mining Control Act (SMCRA).
7 requirements regarding permit appliions under the Surface Coal Mining and 8 Reclamation Act clarifying when a certifiion is granted under the Water Pollution 9 Control Act clarifying when a comprehensive mine safety program is subject to annual 10 review establishing the use of MSHAapproved ground control plans for surface
A surface mining operation is "idle" when operations are curtailed, for a period of one year or more, by more than 90 percent of the previous maximum annual mineral production, and where there is an intent to resume surface mining operations at a future date. A surface mine is NOT "idle" in this scenario of there is NO intent to resume
The Federal Surface Mining Control & Reclamation Act was passed requiring states to regulate surface coal mining and establishing the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund to pay for the reclamation of abandoned mine lands by putting a fee on each ton of coal mined.
Unless reclaimed, surface mining can leave behind large areas of infertile waste rock, as 70% of material excavated is waste.  In the United States, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 mandates reclamation of surface coal mines. Reclamation for noncoal mines is regulated by state and local laws, which may
Oct 16, 2006 · a bill to amend the surface mining control and reclamation act of 1977 to promote more ecologically sound mining practices and other purposes. section 1. short name this act may be cited as the clean coal generation act of 2007. sec. 2. general revisions.
In addition, the permanent regulations must require adherence to all provisions of Title V of the Surface Mining Act, including all the performance standards set forth in section 515, 30 U.S.C. § 1265, and not just those applicable to the interim regulatory program pursuant to section 502(c), 30 U.S.C. § 1252(c).
The fugitive dust control plan (Plan) at SMP32 consists of dust mitigation measures to control fugitive dust by the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) (Public Resources Code et seq.) and i ts implementing regulations (California Code of Regulations et seq.). In turn, compliance with e th All surface mining
This agency evaluates appliions, including mining and reclamation plans, and issues permits to ensure that all surface coal mining operations in Kentucky meet the minimum performance standards for environmental and public protection and reclamation as required by the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977.
Fields and Mineral Development (Federal Control) Act, 1948. the Government of Sindh, are pleased to make the following Rules: THE SINDH MINING CONCESSION RULES, 2002 PART I PRELIMINARY I Short title, commencement and extent— (1) These rules may be called the Sindh Mining Concession Rules, 2002 (2) they shall come into force at once and
The U.S. Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 requires ___. mining companies to post bonds to cover restoration of mined areas before permits are granted The dwindling supplies of rare strategic metals such as indium, tantalum, and platinum may be extended if we rigorously ____.
Surface Mining, U.S. Department of the Interior, loed in Denver, Colorado. The module is an example of the technical assistance the Federal government furnishes States to assist them in meeting the requirements of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, upon which their State surface coal mine regulating programs are based.
History Of The ACSL. The Clean Streams Law. 1945 Acid Mine Drainage declared a pollutant. 1956 Federal Water Pollution Control Act. 1960 PENNSYLVANIA AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ACT. 1963 Bituminous Open Pit mining act. 1965 Act 194 the Clean Streams Act. All Surface Mining Control Act.
Pit Mining Act, Antisubsidence Act, Amendments to strengthen the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Act, Reorganization of State Agencies under DER, and the All Surface Mining Act. PFSC continued on this course, being instrumental in the enactment of the nations first Surface Mining Act, establishment of
Honoring the 40th Anniversary of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) In celebration of the Anniversary of SMCRA OSMRE reflects back on the past 40 years of establishing a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations. [TextOnly Version]
(3) When the operator has completed successfully all surface coal mining and reclamation activities, the remaining portion of the bond shall be released, but not before the expiration of the period specified for operator responsibility. No bond shall be fully released until all reclamation requirements of this act
23 rules for permit modifiion and renewal fees for surface mining operations pursuant to 24 the Water Pollution Control Act authorizing the Secretary of the Department of 25 Environmental Protection to promulgate rules relating to exemptions pursuant to the 26 .
According to the website maintained by the Committee, the legislation, which requires minimum design and stability standards for all surface impoundments constructed to hold coal ash, draws on the regulatory model adopted under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) for coal refuse impoundments.
The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 established a new Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) in the Department of the Interior. This law requires reclamation of all surface mined coal lands. At the present time, Federal minerals fall into one of
An Analysis of the Legislative History of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1975. Louise C. Dunlap, Proceedings of 21st Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute (1975) Efforts to enact Federal surface coal mining legislation date back thirtyfive years to 1940,
816.41(c)). SMCRA regulations require all surface mining activity, including placement of CCBs, to be conducted so as to minimize disturbance of the hydrologic balance in the permit and adjacent area and to prevent material damage to the hydrologic balance outside the permit area (see 30 C.F.R. § 816.41(a)). The Clean Water Act provides
Some excerpts from the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), passed August 3, 1977 PURPOSES [30 U.S.C. 1202] SEC. 102. It is the purpose of this Act to (a) establish a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations
permitting of coal mining operations by Usibelli at the Wishbone Hill Mine near Sutton, Alaska, a community loed roughly 60 miles northeast of Anchorage. At the heart of this dispute is the interpretation of the phrase "shall terminate" in the following statute of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA):