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 - 80
March 26, 1987
Indiana Division of Reclamation
309 West Washington, Room 201
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
TOPIC: DEFINITION OF "APPROXIMATE ORIGINAL CONTOUR"
INQUIRY: Survey cases and Federal Register notices discussing the definition of "approximate original contour" (AOC) appearing in 30 C.F.R. Sec. 701.5 and Sec. 701(2) of SMCRA.
SEARCH RESULTS: Copies of COALEX REPORTS 1, 16, and 56 and accompanying documentation dealing with the definition of AOC, along with an excerpt from 50 FR 41164 were forwarded in response to the search request.
Research conducted by: Todd Leatherman and S. Michele Manning