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Coal Mine Reclamation Federal And State Agencies Face

Mar 06 2018 What GAO Found State agencies and the Department of the Interiors Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement OSMRE reported holding approximately 102 billion in surety bonds guaranteed by a third party collateral bonds guaranteed by a tangible asset such as a certificate of deposit and selfbonds guaranteed on the basis of a coal operators own finances as

Mine Reclamation A Green Transition Strategy With Promise

Aug 11 2020 The trick is to make sure that reclamation jobs actually go to the former miners The report titled Coal Mine Cleanup Works estimates that cleaning up and reclaiming coal mine sites in Montana North Dakota Colorado and Wyoming could generate between 4893 and 9786 jobyears That adds up to approximately 65 percent of the current

Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation Programs

Much of the land disturbed by surface mining for coal prior to 1948 was not reclaimed after mining While most of Ohios surface mining took place after enactment of the states first surface mining law in 1948 reclamation requirements were not adequate by todays standard

The Role Of Reclamation In Managing Coals Decline

Mar 02 2020 The good news is that reclamation can help to address perhaps the biggest issue facing coalmining communities how to cope with the job losses associated with coals decline As the WORC report notes if reclamation efforts are properly funded and carried out no guarantee it will create many jobs that would presumably be filled by laid

Community Involvement Key To Safe Reclaimable Coal Mines

May 23 2021 We ought to be promising pretty good reclamation People also need to understand that a reclaimed coal mine will have to be monitored for many

Firstofitskind Approach To Coal Reclamation Bonding In

Jul 12 2021 Under DEQs conceptual model Wyoming coal companies would collectively deposit 1 billion half the current total coal mine reclamation liability in cash to initiate a trust Each mining company would then make an annual 5 cash payment which should be a significant decrease especially from any surety payment Wichmann said

Coal Zoom Firstofitskind Approach To Coal Reclamation

Jul 12 2021 FirstofitsKind Approach to Coal Reclamation Bonding in the Works By Joel Funk July 12 2021 Wyoming lawmakers are considering a new option for coal mine reclamation bonding that could reduce risk for the state in the event of insolvency Both environmental and industry advocates have identified advantages to the proposal which could also help the financially troubled industry

Report Appalachian States Face Billions In Mining Cleanup

16 hours ago Total reclamation liability for the two states is between 41 and 58 billion Less than half of that is currently covered with existing bonds Reclamation of coal sites typically includes improving the environment and reversing the damages of surface and underground mining

Reclaiming Iowas Abandoned Coal Mine Lands Iowa Pbs

May 31 2017 Susan Kozak Mines and Minerals Bureau So the surface mining law came into effect in 1977 so anything prior to that didnt have any regulations on coal mining And so that is what happened here the people would come out they would mine they would toss the good topsoil behind them they would put all the spoil of the trail on top of that and

With Ominous Mine Reclamation Liability West Virginia

Jun 13 2021 West Virginia fills the gap with what it calls Special Reclamation Funds which are are funded primarily by a 279 cent tax levied on every short ton of coal produced But increased reclamation

10 Reasons Why Coal Is A Good Energy Source

Coal mining reclamation can give the surface landowner many more options for developing his land In the mountainous terrain a mining process call mountaintop removal can create very valuable and useable level land for the surface owner Electrical rates in Kentucky are the second lowest in the nationbecause of coal Coal is good for

Drms History Colorado Division Of Reclamation Mining

By 1975 all western states except Arizona had adopted some form of mining and reclamation standards and regulations With a strong commitment from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Division was created in early 1976 to regulate noncoal mining operations

New Report Highlights Coal Reclamation Failures Across

The report finds that coal companies are not reclaiming mines and with the coal industry on shaky financial ground the public faces increasing liability for massive reclamation costs With

Stronghold Plan To Mine Bitcoin Burning Waste Coal Isnt

Jul 08 2021 An estimated 220 million tons of coal refuse left over from decades of mining sits in giant piles dotting Pennsylvania Apart from the awful aesthetics rainfall percolates through them leaching

Coal Mine Reclamation Global Energy Monitor

Apr 29 2021 Coal mine reclamation is the rehabilitation of land after coal mining operations have stopped It is a requirement of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act SMCRA of 1977 As mining operations cease bulldozers and scrapers are used to reshape the disturbed area Reclamation should allow for the area to be resistant to soil erosion and based on the soil requirements fertilized

Coal Mining Mining Reclamation Newbridge Reclamation

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Office Of Surface Mining Reclamation And Enforcement

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement was created in 1977 when Congress enacted the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act OSMRE institutes nationwide programs to protect society and the environment from the potential adverse effects of surface coal mining operations

Firstofitskind Approach To Coal Reclamation Bonding In

Jul 09 2021 Under DEQs conceptual model Wyoming coal companies would collectively deposit 1 billion half the current total coal mine reclamation liability in cash to initiate a trust Each mining company would then make an annual 5 cash payment which should be a significant decrease especially from any surety payment Wichmann said

Reclamation Of Soils Degraded By Surface Coal Mining

Aug 18 2020 The largest Brazilian coal mine called Candiota mine is located in South Brazil with an estimated reserve about 12 billion tons Since late 2003 an experiment located at a reclaimed site in a coal mining area was conducted in which a research group from the Federal University of Pelotas has been conducting a longterm experiment on soil quality with different plants species such as

Secretary Norton Interior Agencies Recognize Reclamation

The OSM awards recognize performance under the Surface Mining Reclamation and Control Act which sets the standards for coal mining reclamation The 2004 winners have gone well beyond simple compliance with the law they illustrate outstanding initiativededication and stewardship Jarrett said

Reclamation Of Degraded Landscapes Due To Opencast Mining

Jul 01 2013 Section 101e of SMCRA says Surface mining and reclamation technology are now developed so that effective and reasonable regulation of surface coal mining operations by the States and by the Federal Government in accordance with the requirements of this Act is an appropriate and necessary means to minimize so far as practicable the adverse

Firstofitskind Approach To Coal Reclamation Bonding In

1 day ago The assigned trust is a novel concept in the realm of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 which established rules for surface coal mining in the West said Shannon

Good And Notsogood Mine Reclamation Projects

Mar 08 2019 SMCRA initiated an inventory of pre1977 mining sites called Abandoned Mine Lands AML and established the AML Fund to pay for the longoverdue reclamation of these sites To maintain the AML Fund mining companies are required to pay a fee of 28cents on every ton of surfacemined coal and 12cents on every ton of coal mined underground

Dnr Reclamation About Us

The Division of Reclamation DOR is responsible for oversight of active coal mining and restoration of land disturbed for coal extraction Regulatory Section and restores land mined for coal but abandoned without full or proper reclamation Restoration Section These programs are a cooperative effort between Indiana and the federal

Osmre Ar Tennessee

In Tennessee the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement OSMRE has operated a Federal regulatory program as the primary regulator under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 SMCRA since October 1984 when the State repealed its surface mining law OSMRE also has regulatory authority responsibilities for surface coal mining activities in the states of Georgia

Smcra Its Back In The News And Thats Not Good News For Coal

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 minings environmental impacts

Wyoming Coal Bankruptcies Who Is Responsible For Reclamation

Feb 06 2020 Coal mine economics continue to deteriorate Coal generation is at its lowest level since 1975 and these are trends that are probably not going to reverse The resource council was founded in 1973 to advocate for responsible energy development and Anderson said tracking reclamation efforts was a top priority for the organization in 2020

Cheney Introduces Bill To Reauthorize The Abandoned Mine

Apr 15 2021 In addition recognizing what is happening to the coal market it reduces the fee by 40 A healthy coal industry means that the nation has a healthy abandoned mine cleanup program Considering the current balance in the AML Trust Fund this fee reduction will not hamper historic or current reclamation efforts in AML programs nationwide

Reclamation Bonds Mg Surety Bonds Contstruction

Nov 26 2019 Reclamation Bonds November 26 2019 A reclamation bond is a surety bond that is required by the Bureau of Land Management and other public owners for land disturbance and mining operations A reclamation bond is usually a requirement if your business wants a permit to begin mining or a related operation at a certain project sight

Excellence In Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

Jun 01 2021 The Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards are presented to coal mining companies that achieve the most exemplary coal mine reclamation in the nation Past winners have demonstrated a commitment to sound mining practices and effective reclamation plans that enhanced beneficial postmining use of the land

Good Reclamation Coal Mining

Although coal mine reclamation is a required part of mining it can yield great benefits over and above mere regulatory complianceUS Office of Surface Mining Good Neighbor Award Silver Kentucky Department for Natural Resources Commissioners Award Kentucky Coal AssociationKentucky

Active Mine Awards Winners Excellence In Surface Coal

OSMRE has honored high quality coal mine land reclamation since 1986 All winning projects go beyond reclamation requirements to achieve superior results in returning a site to productive use after completion of mining 2020 Winners

Firstofitskind Approach To Coal Reclamation Bonding In

1 day ago CHEYENNE Wyoming lawmakers are considering a new option for coal mine reclamation bonding that could reduce risk for the state in the event of insolvency Both environmental and industry

Reclaiming Abandoned Mines Turning Coal Countrys Toxic

Mining production is falling which is good news for tackling climate change and air pollution but Appalachia and other coal states are also feeling the economic pain that comes with it And that

Report Appalachian States Face Billions In Mining Cleanup

14 hours ago Reclamation of coal sites typically includes improving the environment and reversing the damages of surface and underground mining As the coal mining industry has declined over the last decade corporate bankruptcies have increased and largescale mine abandonment by several companies has occurred in Kentucky and West Virginia it said

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