OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Library of COALEX Research Reports
COALEX Research Reports are the products of research and analysis conducted on specific issues relating to the regulation of Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. The research is conducted in response to requests for information from State Regulatory Authorities, under a cooperative agreement between the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) and the Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC).
COALEX refers to the Library of Surface Mining Materials maintained by OSM in LEXIS-NEXIS and is a major source for the research.
Each Report includes a list of resources which were sent as attachments to the individual who requested the research. To obtain a copy of the attachments or to obtain any additional information, contact Joyce Zweben Scall by phone at 202-686-9138 or by email at JZScall@aol.com.
COALEX STATE COMPARISON REPORT - 260
Division of Environmental Protection
10 McJunkin Road
Nitro, West Virginia 25143
TOPIC: DISPOSAL OF EXCESS SPOIL: DRAINAGE CONTROLS FOR DURABLE ROCK AND VALLEY FILLS
INQUIRY: Please locate State regulations equivalent to 30 CFR 816/817.72(a)(2) and 816/817.73(f).
SEARCH RESULTS: Using the COALEX Library on LEXIS, state equivalents to the following federal regulations were researched:
The relevant regulations for these states are attached:
Also included are the 1982 proposed rule and 1983 final rule on excess spoil fills, and excerpts from Federal Register preambles discussing state program amendments for these states: Kentucky, Ohio, New Mexico and West Virginia.
Survey and research conducted by: Joyce Zweben Scall