annotation of the 1977 Surface mining control and reclamation [act] by Jack L. Beckner

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  • United States.

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  • Strip mining -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Reclamation of land -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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Book details

StatementJack L. Beckner.
ContributionsUnited States.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF1823.A313 B4 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationca. 700 p. ;
Number of Pages700
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4765844M
LC Control Number78113229

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Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of ; Long title: 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 brokenrranch.comd by: the 95th United States Congress.

1 1 The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (91 Stat. ) consists of the Act of August 3,and subsequent amenments thereto (30 U.S.C. & following). SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT OF [Public Law 95–87].

Aug 05,  · Virginia Surface Mining & Reclamation Association, Inc., U.S. (), the Supreme Court of the United States found the SMCRA does not violate the Tenth Amendment to Author: Kent Allen Halliburton.

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SMCRA created two programs: one for regulating active coal mines and a second for reclaiming abandoned mine lands. The United States Code is meant to be an organized, logical compilation of the laws passed by Congress. At its top level, it divides the world of legislation into fifty topically-organized Titles, and each Title is further subdivided into any number of logical subtopics.

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act - =Title I: Statement of Findings and Policy= - Declares that most of the nation's coal reserve can only be mined by underground methods. Lists the purposes of this Act, including the establishment of a nationwide program to prevent adverse effects to society and the environment from surface coal mining.

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Hamlet J. Barry, III, The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act ofin FEDERAL LANDS, LAWS AND POLICIES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: A SHORT COURSE (Natural Res. Law Ctr., Univ. of Colo. Sch. of Law ).

Reproduced with permission of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and theCited by: "Veto of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of " Message from the President of the United States, May 20, House Document No. This House Document contains a two page statement from the President explaining the reasons for the veto.

Mar 1, H.R. (95th). A bill 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.

In brokenrranch.com, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress. State laws and the Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA). October 25, Purpose The purpose of S. is to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects.

Surface Mining of Non-Coal Minerals: A Study of Mineral Mining From the Perspective of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of () Chapter: APPLICABILITY OF THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT OF (PL ) TO NON-COAL MINERALS.

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA) was passed on August 3, The SMCRA authorizes the Department of Interior to issue permits to control all aspects of water pollution from coal mining operations through the newly created Office of Surface Mining (OSM).

The purpose of this memorandum is to acquaint the states and. Jan 29,  · Wyoming reclamation laws pre-dated the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of The Open Cut Land Reclamation Act of and the subsequent Environmental Quality Act of provided a regulatory framework for state oversight of surface mining, and, in particular, coal brokenrranch.com by: 1.

The U.S. DOI, Office of Surface Mining (OSM) was created in as part of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) to provide minimum levels of protection concerning public health, safety, and the environment and balance this with the need for a viable U.S.

coal supply. Beginning in May ofOSM has taken an. Suggested Citation:"INTRODUCTION."National Research Council. Surface Mining of Non-Coal Minerals: A Study of Mineral Mining From the Perspective. Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of9 St. Mary’s L.J. See also Comment, “A Summary of the Legislative History of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of and the Relevant Legal Periodical Literature,” 81 W.

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The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) stands alone among environmental statutes because of its dual, competing goals: Congress enacted SMCRA to promote coal mining to provide the nation with an important source of fuel, while also minimizing mining's environmental impacts.

This Act establishes a program for the regulation of surface mining activities and the reclamation of coal-mined lands, under the administration of the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement, in the Department of the Interior.

Unless reclaimed, surface mining can leave behind large areas of infertile waste rock, as 70% of material excavated is waste. [citation needed] 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.

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The BiblioGov Project is an effort to expand awareness of the public documents and records of the U.S. Government via print publications. Congressional Hearing U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources Title: THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT OF.

Originally passed inthe Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA; PL ; 30 USC ch. 25; SMCRA) regulates strip or surface coal mining permits and coal mining area reclamations in the brokenrranch.com Act is administered by the US Department of the Interior.

(2) Section (a) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (30 U.S.C. ) is amended by striking paragraph (4) and renumber the subsequent paragraphs accordingly. (3) Title VII of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (30 U.S.C. and following) is amended by adding the following new.

HR IH th CONGRESS. 2d Session. To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of to reauthorize collection of reclamation fees, revise the abandoned mine reclamation program, promote remining, authorize the Office of Surface Mining to collect the black lung excise tax, and make sundry other changes.

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of The widespread degradation of land and water resources caused by strip mining for coal — and the failure of the states to effectively regulate the industry themselves — resulted in the passage of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of or SMCRA.

The Director and the Land Reclamation Division within the Department of Natural Resources shall have the power and duty to act as the regulatory authority for the State of Illinois, under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act ofP.L.(hereinafter sometimes referred to as the "Federal Law") Sectionand, to the extent.

§ Introduction to the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA or Act),2 was implemented by Congress to “protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations.” 3 SMCRA represents a comprehensive federal scheme for controlling.

IMPACT ON INDUSTRY OF THE FEDERAL SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT Marvin 0. Young* I. INTRODUCTION I welcome this opportunity to comment on the new Federal Sur-face Mining Control and Reclamation Act of The general sub-ject of this National Energy Forum is "Government Helping or Hurting?".

Outline the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. -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 lands.

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of prohibits coal facilities within feet of a school, but since permits for the Sundial operation were pending before the act. Today marks 40 years since the signing of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), which governs coal mining and reclamation operations nationwide.

The landmark legislation protects the water, land, and air of coal communities. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is a bureau within the US Department of the Interior (DOI) charged with the competing tasks of promoting coal production in the US while also trying to protect and restore the land that has been ravaged by surface, or strip, mining.

reasonable balance between reclamation and environmental protection objectives, and the need to increase domestic coal production.

These efforts in the 93rd Congress failed to produce an acceptable bill. On December 30,you pocket-vetoed S. the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of The principal.

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.

SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT OF 30 U.S.C. §§August.The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act was enacted almost The 95th Congress enacted the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) on August 3,to strike a balance between the nation’s interests in protecting the environment from the adverse effects of surface.(a) This part contains all rules that are applicable to surface coal mining operations in California which have been adopted under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (b) Certain of the rules in this part cross-reference pertinent parts of the permanent program regulations in this Chapter.

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