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 INQUIRY REPORT - 58
October 4, 1985
Legislative Research Commission
Capital Plaza Tower
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
TOPIC: REVEGETATION REQUIREMENTS (Addendum to Report - 53)
INQUIRY: Locate guidelines in the legislative history or regulations that encourage forestry or fish and wildlife enhancement for the revegetation cover of mined areas.
SEARCH RESULTS: At the recent Annual Meeting of the Interstate Mining Compact Commission, Jack A. Muncy, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) made a presentation on abandoned mined land reclamation.
The following documents, provided by Mr. Muncy, relate specifically to reclamation of surface coal mining areas using both wildlife enhancement and forestry methods, and are enclosed as attachments:
'Surface Mine Reclamation for Wildlife: A Model Reclamation Plan for Southern Appalachia." Prepared by Dale K. Fowler and Linda J. Turner. FWS/OBS-81/09. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior (June, 1981).
Muncy, Jack A. "Reclamation of 'Orphan' or Abandoned Coal Surface Mines in Southern Appalachia for Productive Forest and Wildlife Use". Paper presented at the "Better Reclamation with Trees" Conference (June, 1984).
In addition, a listing of applicable TVA Surface Mine Publications is attached, as well as the following paper related to reclamation of non-coal sites:
Muncy, Jack A. "Reclamation of Abandoned Mica, Feldspar, and Kaolin Surface Mines and Associated Tailings Disposal Sites in Western North Carolina". Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, Denver, Colorado, (October, 1985).
Research conducted by: Terri H. Petruska