Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office March 12, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Missouri Regulatory Program
Document Number: E7-4416
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are approving an amendment to the Missouri regulatory program (Missouri program) regarding bonding under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Previously, we approved an emergency rule that allowed Missouri to transition from a ``bond pool'' approach to bonding to a ``full cost bond'' approach in a timely manner. We are now approving Missouri's permanent rule concerning this same topic. Missouri proposed to revise its program to improve operational efficiency.