Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office May 23, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pennsylvania Regulatory Program
Document Number: E6-7815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Pennsylvania program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Pennsylvania submitted separate letters proposing as effective as determinations to remove four OSM-issued required amendments. Pennsylvania asserts that its program, in the case of these required amendments, is as effective as the corresponding Federal regulations and SMCRA and can be removed. We are also providing discussions to remove three more required amendments. This document gives the times and locations that the Pennsylvania program and this submittal are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing,