The U.S. Government's Official Website for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). OSMRE's business practices are to reclaim abandoned mine lands (Title IV), regulate active coal mines (Title V), and apply sound science through technology transfer.
2021-4-17 The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (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 lands. SMCRA also created the Office of Surface Mining, an agency within the Department of the Interior, to
2 天前 Surface mining reclamation restores vegetation, soil stability, and proper water conditions after mining. Each site will be completed differently depending on the future use and reclamation law. However, the work completed prevents future environmental degradation and
2021-4-14 Reclamation processes. As part of the life cycle of a surface coal mine, completed mine areas must undergo rehabilitation.When mining ends, operators must restore the land to its approximate original contour (AOC) or leave the land graded and suitable for a “higher and better” post-mining land use (PMLU) that has been approved as part of the original mining permit application.
The Department of Conservation’s Division of Mine Reclamation is sponsoring an awards program to recognize excellence in surface mining reclamation in California. Abandoned Mine Lands Unit The Abandoned Mine Lands Unit (AMLU) was created in 1997 to identify and address the safety and environmental contamination hazards from legacy abandoned
The Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA, Public Resources Code, Sections 2710-2796) provides a comprehensive surface mining and reclamation policy with the regulation of surface mining operations to assure that adverse environmental impacts are minimized and mined lands are reclaimed to a usable condition.
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) P.L. 95-87, Enacted August 3, 1977 "An Act to provide for the cooperation between the Secretary of the Interior and the States with respect to the regulation of surface coal mining operations, and the acquisition and reclamation of abandoned mines, and for other purposes."
2 天前 Our Mission. The Division of Mining and Reclamation's mission is to assure compliance with the West Virginia Surface Mining and Reclamation Act and other applicable state laws and rules by means of effective and high quality reclamation of mining sites, an efficient permitting program, and constructive communications between the public and regulated industry.
2020-8-15 Surface mining, method of extracting minerals near the surface of the Earth. The three most common types of surface mining are open-pit mining, strip mining, and quarrying. See also mining
South Carolina has about 500 active mine operating permits. In 1974, the S.C. Mining Act was passed to ensure all mined lands would be returned to some useful purpose and for the protection of people and the environment. The Act and regulations outline the application process, how to conduct mine operations, and minimum reclamation standards. The Act defines mining as the removal of ores from
Topic 5: Mining Methods-Part I-Surface mining 1. Topic 5: Mining Methods Part I-Surface mining Hassan Z. Harraz [email protected] 2010- 2011 Prof. Dr. H.Z. Harraz Presentation This material is intended for use in lectures, presentations and as handouts to students, and is provided in Power point format so as to allow customization for the individual needs of course instructors.
2021-4-19 The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977, as amended, created this program. Provisions of the act set standards for today's coal companies as they reclaim past mining areas while they mine others and post bonds to cover the cost if unable to reclaim current coal mines.
The Annual Reclamation Report must also provide a projection of mining and reclamation activities planned for the next 5 years. Report information is required to be in a specific format. Please review the Annual Reclamation Report Requirement (PDF, 96KB) prior to submitting your report. The format provided here is inclusive, so some components
Welcome to the eFile site for the Office of Surface Mining Division of Financial Management . Page Last Modified/Reviewed: 6/4/14 WHAT'S NEW. CONTACT US. Do you have any suggestions for improvement, questions, or concerns about e-File? Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement,PO Box 25065, Denver,
Land Reclamation. While we inspect and enforce the mining laws during the operation of mines in Missouri, the primary goal for the department's Land Reclamation Program is final reclamation after the mining is complete. This short video provides insight about successful reclamation in Missouri. Coal. Surface Coal Mining; Abandoned Mine Lands
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Surface mining is what we use to obtain about 90 percent of the non-fuel minerals we extract in the U.S. Gigantic mechanized equipment removes the upper layer of soil and rock. mine reclamation Mine reclamation is the process where useful landscapes and productive ecosystems are re
2013-1-6 If mining will cause quality deterioration of either surface water or groundwater, remedial and treatment measures must be developed to meet discharge standards. The mine plan must include all the technical measures necessary to handle all the environmental problems from initial data gathering to the mine closure and reclamation of the
2 天前 Oil Sands Mining Reclamation In oil sands mining, once an area is no longer needed for mining the operator contours the surface for drainage, replaces soil, and plants vegetation, trees and shrubs. Remediation of tailings ponds (settling basins containing a mix of water, clay, sand and residual bitumen) is another aspect of the oil sands mine
2 天前 Material adapted from: Hudson, T.L, Fox, F.D., and Plumlee, G.S. 1999. Metal Mining and the Environment, p. 11,41-46. Published by the American Geosciences Institute Environmental Awareness Series. Click here to download the full handbook. The major potential environmental impacts associated with mining and associated mineral processing operations are related to erosion-prone