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Surface Coal Mining Reclamation

15 Years of Progress, 1977-1992, Statistical Information

by Manuel Lujan

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Published by Diane Pub Co .
Written in English

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    Open LibraryOL11100351M
    ISBN 100788142151
    ISBN 109780788142154

    In Tennessee, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has operated a Federal regulatory program as the primary regulator under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA) since October when the State repealed its surface mining law. OSMRE also has regulatory authority responsibilities for surface coal mining activities in the states of Georgia. (b) Surface coal mining operations on lands eligible for remining do not affect the eligibility of the lands for reclamation and restoration under this chapter after the release of the bond or deposit for the operation under IC   Money from the reclamation fund is used to complete mine reclamation when the amount of bonds that are forfeited by companies are less than the actual cost of reclamation. Most of the funding for the special reclamation fund comes from a tax of cents on each ton of clean coal .


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Surface Coal Mining Reclamation by Manuel Lujan Download PDF EPUB FB2

In this book leading authorities address the economic, environmental, and legal ramifications of land reclamation following coal surface mining, review the status of the coal industry, and look at possible future by: 1.

Surface coal mining reclamation: 15 years of progress, a report on the protection and restoration of the Nation's land and water resources Mining Control and Reclamation Act of on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement contributes to the goals and strategies outlined in the Department of the Interior’s Strategic Plan, issued in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of A Study of Mineral Mining From the Perspective of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of () E-mail this page Embed book widget Download Free PDF Read Online.

Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Surface coal mining involves disturbing overlying rock layers (overburden) to expose and extract coal reserves using the area mining method wherein the overburden above the uppermost coal seam and the innerburden between the lower coal seams are removed in parallel strips (pits) across the coalfield until the area is mined.

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) balances the need to protect the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining with the Nation's need for coal as an essential energy source. Surface mining techniques include strip mining, mountaintop removal mining, and open-pit mining.

Although mining and reclamation operations are complex and regionally specific, the overall coal mining process consists of similar sequential stages (preparing the surface, drilling, blasting, overburden removal, loading the deposit, haulage of the mined deposit, and rehabilitation).Cited by: WV Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (WV Code § ) (This rule denotes all changes approved by the WV Legislature and are still pending action from OSM) WV Coal Surface Mining Rule (38 CSR 2) (Updated ).

SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION ACT. § Short title. This article shall be known and cited as the Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act. § Legislative findings and purpose; jurisdiction vested in Division of Environmental Protection; authority of secretary; inter-departmental cooperation.

(a) The Legislature finds that it is essential to the economic and social well-being of the. For example, since the passage of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) in the U.S., direct fees have been collected by government agencies from existing coal mining companies.

Various states and Native American tribes have used over US$ billion of those funds to reclaim almost “, acres of hazardous high. Suggested Citation:"RECLAMATION OF DISTURBED LANDS."National Research Council.

Surface Mining: Soil, Coal, and gton, DC: The National Academies. The Surface Mine Reclamation Program (SMRP) is part of the Washington Geological Survey within the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The program was created in after the legislature created the Surface Mining Act. The SMRP makes sure that all lands and waters within the state are protected and reclaimed after mining is complete.

Coal Age Operating Handbook of Coal Surface Mining and Reclamation (Coal Age Library of Operating Handbooks) [Chironis, Nicholas P.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Coal Age Operating Handbook of Coal Surface Mining and Reclamation (Coal Age Library of Operating Handbooks)Cited by: 5.

This law deals only with the mining of coal and lignite. Issuing surface coal mining permits. Inspecting permitted areas and investigating complaints. Overseeing the reclamation done by operators, and enforcing the law as per the promulgated Rules and Regulations, Commission orders, and Attorney General’s rulings.

Currently, growing concerns for the negative consequences of mining have highlighted the importance of reclamation in minesoil studies. This review has examined the mechanisms of coal mining and reclamation that affect soil properties (physical, chemical, biological) and described soil development in reclamation, with an emphasis on the Cited by: 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 Federal Surface Mining Control Act (SMCRA).

The Surface Coal Mining Land Conservation and Reclamation Act was passed on June 1,to be implemented with adoption of the permanent regulatory program. In Maythe Secretary of the Department of the Interior approved the Illinois program, thus implementing the permanent regulatory program for surface coal mining and reclamation in File Size: KB.

Once coal removal is complete, final regrading takes place and the area is revegetated. The operation is required to reclaim the mine to "AOC" or "approximate original contours" unless this requirement has been waived by the agency that has granted the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA) permit for the operation.

Top of Page. Many lignite deposits lie close to the surface, easily reached with modern mining technology. Texas is the largest consumer of coal in the United States and in was the sixth largest coal-producing state.

Inthe Texas Legislature gave the Railroad Commission jurisdiction to regulate surface mining for coal and uranium. mississippi surface mining and reclamation rules and regulations under the authority of miss. code ann. § mississippi commission on environmental quality mississippi department of environmental quality office of geology p.

box jackson, ms () effective janu amended j File Size: KB. (93 rd): Surface Mining Reclamation Act React to this bill with an emoji Save your opinion on this bill on a six-point scale from strongly oppose to strongly support. Get this from a library. Surface coal mining and reclamation operations, permanent regulatory program.

[United States. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.]. This paper explores how policy structure, institutions, and political climate impact the ability of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) to ensure the reclamation of surface coal mines.

We conduct a policy review that traces the impacts of the three parts of SMCRA; Reclamation Standards, Reclamation Bonding Requirements, and the Abandoned Mine Land : Ryan M.

Yonk, Josh T. Smith, Arthur R. Wardle. The Arkansas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Code Effective Date: Septem i SUBCHAPTER G C SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS PERMITS AND COAL EXPLORATION PROCEDURES SYSTEMS SURFACE COAL MINING OPERATIONS APPLICATIONS: APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF.

The Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement protects populations and the environment during surface coal mining operations.

The Office also works to clean and put to good use abandoned mine sites. These missions are accomplished primarily. Permit to conduct surface coal mining and reclamation operations. Mineral exploration is regulated under PartMineral Well, as Test Wells. STATUTORY AUTHORITY: PartSurface and Underground Coal Mine Reclamation, Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Public Act ofas amended.

APPLICABLE REGULATION: Not. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA) is the primary federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States. SMCRA created two programs: one for regulating active coal mines and a second for reclaiming abandoned mine d by: the 95th United States Congress.

In the United States, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of mandates reclamation of surface coal mines.

Reclamation for non-coal mines is regulated by state and local laws, which may vary widely. Human health. The United Mine Workers of America has spoken against the use of human sewage sludge to reclaim surface mining sites in Appalachia.

The UMWA launched its campaign. Most of the surface coal mining in Missouri took place before the Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act ofor SMCRA. This is the United States law that governs the activities of surface coal mining and reclamation throughout the country today.

Surface coal mining in Missouri has significantly changed from earlier times. Land Reclamation is a Division within the Department of Mines and Minerals, and is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the Surface-Mined Land Conservation and Reclamation Act of and the Surface Coal Mining Land Conservation and Reclamation Act of Surface Coal Mining.

The primary methods of surface coal mining used in Pennsylvania are: Strip Mining: Layers of soil and rock overburden are removed the coal exposed coal seam is area is then backfilled, regraded, and replanted during the reclamation process.

Land Reclamation Program Laws and Regulations. Annual Evaluation Summary Report – Evaluation Year Annual Evaluation Summary Report – Evaluation Year How to Report a Problem with Coal Mining. Inthe Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) set forth the laws that regulate coal mining and reclamation.

Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations - Virginia Administrative Code - Title 4 - Agency 25 - Chapter Coal Mine Safety & Health Laws Mines and Mining - Code of Virginia - Title Coal Mine Safety Act - Code of Virginia - Title - Chapter Regulations.

The federal agency does an annual assessment of work by the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources to apply the rules, which govern how coal companies must conduct surface mining Author: Bill Estep.

One of those bills, H.R. is bipartisan legislation, passed via voice vote in the U.S. House on January 15 but not yet taken up by the Senate, that would reauthorize through Septemthe Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), which sunsets in If a surface coal mine operation is proposed near a park boundary and the NPS has reason to believe that the operation will adversely affect park resources, then the NPS becomes a joint permitting agency with the appropriate lead agency (Office of Surface Mining Reclamation.

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is a branch of the United States Department of the is the federal agency entrusted with the implementation and enforcement of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA), which attached a per-ton fee to all extracted coal in order to fund an interest-accruing trust to be used for reclamation of Headquarters: Department of the Interior - South.

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA) created the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) in the Department of the Interior. SMCRA provides authority to OSM to oversee the administration of and provide Federal funding for State regulatory programs that have been approved by OSMFile Size: KB.

coal mining and reclamation operation, or increment of an operation, when it has released fully the related performance bond under the procedures of North Dakota Century Code section and chapter () Surface mining activities means those surface coal mining and reclamation operations incident to the extraction of coal from the earth by removing the materials over a coal seam, before recovering the coal, by auger coal mining, or by recovery of coal from a.

The Land Reclamation Section is responsible for reclaiming those mine sites that have been designated as "abandoned", meaning those sites which have been mined prior to surface mining laws, those sites with no reclamation bond, or those sites where there is no continuing obligation to the mine operator(s).Effects of surface coal mining and reclamation on ground water in small watersheds in the Allegheny Plateau, Ohio.

Columbus, Ohio: U.S. Geological Survey ; Denver, Colo.: Open-File Services Section, Western Distribution Branch, U.S. Geological Survey [distributor]. The Surface Mining Act is a comprehensive statute designed to provide a set of national environmental performance standards to be applied principally to coal surface mining operations and to be enforced by the state with backup authority in the Department of the Interior, acting through the newly created Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and.