Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office March 14, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Placement of Coal Combustion Byproducts in Active and Abandoned Coal Mines
Document Number: E7-4669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We are seeking comments on our intention to propose regulations pertaining to permit application requirements and performance standards related to the placement of coal combustion byproducts (CCBs) on sites with a surface coal mining operations permit under Title V of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act) or in the reclamation of abandoned mine lands (AML) as part of projects funded or approved under Title IV of the Act. We would base the proposed regulations on existing SMCRA authorities. We will consider the comments received in response to this notice in developing the scope and framework of the proposed rule.