OSMRE Regulating Coal Mines - Office of Surface Mining ...

Most coal-mining States now have the primary responsibility to regulate surface coal mining on lands within their jurisdiction, with OSMRE performing an oversight role. OSMRE also partners with States and Indian Tribes to regulate mining on Federal lands and to support States' regulatory programs with grants and technical assistance.

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Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act - Energy and ...

2016-5-26  Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act A coal mine outside of Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) prohibits surface coal mining within the boundaries of any unit of the National Park System.

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THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT

2016-3-31  The use and disposal of Coal Combustion By-Products (CCBs) (i.e. fly ash, bottom ash, flue gas desulfurization material, and fluidized bed combustion material) at coalmines has become an area of intense interest, research, activity, and controversy during the last decade. The U.S. DOI, Office of Surface Mining (OSM) was created in 1977 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 of 1994, OSM has taken an active role in encouraging and promoting technological advances, research, and technology transfer related to the use and disposal of those material residues remaining after the combustion of coal

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Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation ArcNews

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 demands that surface coal mine operators reclaim mined lands to meet a number of requirements: Grade spoil piles to achieve a postmining topography that approximates the premining topography. Minimize the impacts on the prevailing hydrologic balance.

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OSMRE Laws, Regulations, and Guidance

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."

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COMPARISON OF COAL MINE RECLAMATION UNDER

2021-6-18  COMPARISON OF RECLAMATION OF COAL MINES UNDER THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT OF 1977 AND OIL AND GAS SITES IN WYOMING1 Brenda K. Schladweiler2 Abstract. The current art of reclamation and the science surrounding it generally had its beginnings in the environmental movement of the late 1960’s and early

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Recognised Standard 20 Dust Control Surface Mines

2019-11-28  a coal mine consists of an underground coal mine and related overlaying surface facilities for mining coal seam gas. The facilities are surface operations for the underground mine. This recognised standard also applies to exploration activities that occur on a coal mining lease. 3 Application framework

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Surface Coal Mining Missouri Department of Natural

2 天前  Surface mining for coal in Missouri has a 100 year history beginning with the use of steam shovels in the early 1900s. There is potential desirable coal in Missouri because of it bituminous rank, but the coal beds are relatively thin and are a high cost to mine. Early surface coal mining fueled the energy needed for regional economies to grow and significantly contributed to the economy of ...

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Coal mine ground control. 3rd ed. (Book) OSTI.GOV

2008-9-15  @article{osti_21149595, title = {Coal mine ground control. 3rd ed.}, author = {Peng, S S}, abstractNote = {The third edition not only completely revises and updates the original subject areas, but also is broadened to include a number of new topics such as high horizontal stresses, computer modeling, and highwall stability. The subject areas covered in this book define the current field of ...

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Wetlands and Coal Surface Mining: A Management

2020-10-13  surface Mining in response to the Surface Mining and Control Reclamation Act of 1977 requires that wetlands are to be protected during the surface mining of coal. CHAPTER I - INI'RODUCTION and CHAPTER V - LEGAL AND REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS discuss the laws and regulations concerning wetlands in more detail. 2.

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Recognised Standard 20 Dust Control Surface Mines

2019-11-28  dust (respirable and inhalable) at a surface coal mine. 2 Scope . This recognised standard applies to all activities at a surface coal mine. Meaning of a surface mine is: (a) a coal mine other than an underground coal mine (b) the surface operations of an underground coal mine. Example of surface operations of an underground mine: 1.

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THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT

2016-3-31  THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT: A RESPONSE TO CONCERNS ABOUT PLACMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION BY-PRODUCTS AT COAL MINES Kimery C. Vories Mid-Continent Regional Coordinating Center U.S. DOI Office of Surface Mining Alton, Illinois Abstract The use and disposal of Coal Combustion By-Products (CCBs) (i.e. fly ash, bottom ash,

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OF SURFACE MINING - OSMRE

2020-6-11  primary regulatory authority over coal mining activities within their boundaries. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, Title IV, Section 401, Abandoned Mine Reclamation, establishes a trust fund for administration by the Secretary of the Interior. The fund consists of amounts collected through reclamation fees and other amounts.

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Thick seam coal mining and its ground control - ScienceDirect

2017-1-1  Thick coal seam is the main coal seam to achieve high efficiency coal mining. In this chapter, the common mining methods for thick coal seams are introduced. There is a large-cutting-height mining method and a top-coal caving mining method. Also, the ground control for the thick coal seam mining is described in this chapter.

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OSMRE Major Programs - Office of Surface Mining ...

2017-6-27  Reclaiming Abandoned Mine Lands – Restoring the Environment Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. Two centuries of US coal mining occurred before the passage of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977.As a result, millions of Americans live less than a mile from an abandoned coal mine.

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COMPARISON OF COAL MINE RECLAMATION UNDER

2021-6-18  COMPARISON OF RECLAMATION OF COAL MINES UNDER THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT OF 1977 AND OIL AND GAS SITES IN WYOMING1 Brenda K. Schladweiler2 Abstract. The current art of reclamation and the science surrounding it generally had its beginnings in the environmental movement of the late 1960’s and early

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40 years of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act ...

2018-1-29  The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) was enacted in 1977 and was the overriding federal regulation governing mining and reclamation of surface coal mines in the United States of America (USA). Many of the newest surface mines in the USA, at that time, were in the western portion of the nation. Wyoming surface coal mines

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Surface Coal - Orica

Coal mines are susceptible to fume when sleeping large blasts in soft, weathered and wet sedimentary rock. In response to industry demand, Orica has developed a complete Fume Risk Reduction protocol that takes a holistic view on the blasting operation to seek and control the many possible causes of fume without affecting productivity, and in ...

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Coal Mine Reclamation Program - Mining and Minerals

The Coal Mine Reclamation Program (CMRP) was created in the early 1980s as part of New Mexico’s enactment of surface coal mine reclamation regulations under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA). CMRP regulates coal mines on federal, state, and private lands within New Mexico, with the exception of Indian lands.

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Coal mine ground control. 3rd ed. (Book) OSTI.GOV

2008-9-15  @article{osti_21149595, title = {Coal mine ground control. 3rd ed.}, author = {Peng, S S}, abstractNote = {The third edition not only completely revises and updates the original subject areas, but also is broadened to include a number of new topics such as high horizontal stresses, computer modeling, and highwall stability. The subject areas covered in this book define the current field of ...

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THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT

2016-3-31  THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT: A RESPONSE TO CONCERNS ABOUT PLACMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION BY-PRODUCTS AT COAL MINES Kimery C. Vories Mid-Continent Regional Coordinating Center U.S. DOI Office of Surface Mining Alton, Illinois Abstract The use and disposal of Coal Combustion By-Products (CCBs) (i.e. fly ash, bottom ash,

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COMPARISON OF COAL MINE RECLAMATION UNDER

2021-6-18  COMPARISON OF RECLAMATION OF COAL MINES UNDER THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT OF 1977 AND OIL AND GAS SITES IN WYOMING1 Brenda K. Schladweiler2 Abstract. The current art of reclamation and the science surrounding it generally had its beginnings in the environmental movement of the late 1960’s and early

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The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977

2020-10-13  The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 was the first comprehensive federal statute to regulate the surface impacts of coal mining on a national scale. Prior to 1977, 38 separate states regulated to one degree or another the surface effects of coal mining . However, the drive for national legislation began in 1968.

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40 years of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation

2018-1-29  The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) was enacted in 1977 and was the overriding federal regulation governing mining and reclamation of surface coal mines in the United States of America (USA). Many of the newest surface mines in the USA, at that time, were in the western portion of the nation. Wyoming surface coal mines

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OF SURFACE MINING - OSMRE

2020-6-11  primary regulatory authority over coal mining activities within their boundaries. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, Title IV, Section 401, Abandoned Mine Reclamation, establishes a trust fund for administration by the Secretary of the Interior. The fund consists of amounts collected through reclamation fees and other amounts.

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Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation ArcNews

Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation. Surface coal mining involves disturbing overlying rock layers (overburden) to expose and extract coal reserves using the area mining method wherein the overburden above the uppermost coal seam and the innerburden between the lower coal seams are removed in parallel strips (pits) across the coalfield until the area is mined.

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Coal Mine Reclamation Program - Mining and Minerals

The Coal Mine Reclamation Program (CMRP) was created in the early 1980s as part of New Mexico’s enactment of surface coal mine reclamation regulations under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA). CMRP regulates coal mines on federal, state, and private lands within New Mexico, with the exception of Indian lands.

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Thick seam coal mining and its ground control -

2017-1-1  Thick coal seam is the main coal seam to achieve high efficiency coal mining. In this chapter, the common mining methods for thick coal seams are introduced. There is a large-cutting-height mining method and a top-coal caving mining method. Also, the ground control for the thick coal seam mining is described in this chapter.

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Abandoned Mine Land Program - Texas

Abandoned Mine Land. The Division's Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Program implements Title IV of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA). It is the intent of the AML program to reclaim and restore land and water resources and to protect the public from the adverse effects of pre-law (August 3, 1977) mining practices.

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Historical Coal Mining in Texas

Surface strip mining (also known as area, open pit or open cast mining) to extract lignite was used at several mines starting in the 1920s, but was the only means of extracting lignite after 1951. There are six coal provinces in the conterminous United States (the “Lower 48”).

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