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What is Mine Reclamation?

Reclamation is often phased to e concurrent throughout the life of the mining project. Examples of successful reclamation projects include: A company reclaimed its mining pit to a strawberry field. A gravel extraction area at Mississippi Bar was returned to a riparian wildlife habitat. An aggregate mine on agricultural land operates in four phases.

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Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation

Thus, mining and restoration can be completed continuously and progressively throughout the life of a mine. The costs associated with these restoration activities can be substantial: One estimate suggests US$1.5 million per mine, although varied mine sizes, regulatory regimes, or the presence of legacy reclamation costs could result in wide

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Costs of abandoned coal mine reclamation and associated

Jun 15, 2012· Better estimates of the social losses from these unreclaimed mine sites and the potential post-reclamation benefits are needed to evaluate the efficiency of current reclamation efforts. A full evaluation of the damages associated with coal mining and benefits of restoration would provide a sound basis for efficient reclamation decisions. We

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SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION ACT AND

OFFICE OF MINE RECLAMATION SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION ACT AND ASSOCIATED REGULATIONS (Updated January 2012) SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION ACT OF 1975 .. 2 Public Resources Code, Division 2, Chapter 9, Section 2710 et seq. Article 1.

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The Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund: Issues and

Feb 24, 2020· Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund, established under Section 401 of SMCRA, provides funding to eligible states and tribes for the reclamation of surface mining impacts associated with historical mining of coal. Title IV of SMCRA authorized the collection of fees on the production of coal. The use of this funding is limited to the reclamation

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The Mining Process: 5 Lifecycle Stages Explained from

A significant proportion of a mine’s cost is associated with material haulage and well-designed and managed roads contribute directly to reductions in cycle times, fuel burn, tyre costs and overall cost per tonne hauled and critically, underpin a safe transport system. The final step in mining operations is closure and reclamation. Mine

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Reclamation The Mining Association of Canada

Canadian mining companies support comprehensive engagement with communities of interest throughout the mining life cycle. Managing mine closure is an integral part of the commitments made under the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Guiding Principles. In Canada, mining companies are required to plan for closure before entering into production. In 2008, the MAC Board of Directors Reclamation

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Division of Mine Reclamation

In 1991, the Division of Mine Reclamation (DMR) was created to provide a measure of oversight for local governments as they administer the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) within their respective jurisdictions. While the primary focus is on existing mining operations and the return of those mined lands to a usable and safe condition

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GUIDANCE FOR ESTIMATING RECLAMATION COSTS FOR

The Mining Act Reclamation Program Rules require that an applicant for an exploration or The purpose of this guidance is to provide an expedited approach for calculating the costs associated with reclaiming a simple exploration site and/or a simple surface mining operation. The applicant’s calculated cost estimate for the post-exploration

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Reclamation of Coal Mining Operations: Select Issues and

Nov 17, 2020· enactment to which no other federal or state laws applied.2 The Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund provides funding to eligible states and tribes for the reclamation of surface mining impacts associated with historical mining of coal. Examples of eligible AML projects include the

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Waste Management Mine Reclamation

In addition to promoting environmental stewardship, proactive mine reclamation can help your company avoid future liabilities associated with acidic water discharges, erosion and sediment pollution, subsidence, and other environmental pollution-related hazards.

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Mining and Reclamation SCDHEC

South Carolina has about 500 active mine operating permits. In 1974, the S.C. Mining Act was passed to ensure all mined lands would be returned to some useful purpose and for the protection of people and the environment. The Act and regulations outline the application process, how to conduct mine operations, and minimum reclamation standards. The Act defines mining as the removal of ores from

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The Coal Mining Industry Is Collapsing, and Communities

Nov 23, 2020· In sharp contrast to the current bankruptcy proceedings, when a state becomes responsible for an abandoned mine, it must complete the reclamation plan associated with the permit, and remains responsible for complying with the Clean Water Act and other environmental laws.

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Life Cycle of a Mine: From Planning to Rehabilitation

Dec 02, 2019· The permitting process for mine development requires closure and reclamation plans. 2. During Mining. An area of the mine can be reclaimed even as other parts of the mine are in operation. Mitigating the impacts of land disturbance during operations are critical to return the land to a viable state. Climate change impacts can affect operations

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The Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund: Issues and

Feb 24, 2020· Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund, established under Section 401 of SMCRA, provides funding to eligible states and tribes for the reclamation of surface mining impacts associated with historical mining of coal. Title IV of SMCRA authorized the collection of fees on the production of coal. The use of this funding is limited to the reclamation

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THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY

or reclamation. Mining and associated ac-tivities often receive bad press. For example, in the Univer-sity of Illinois student paper last year there was a series of letters to the editor about mountain top removal in the Appalachians. The writers did not really understand the issues, but were against it, based on an emotional argument.

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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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GUIDANCE FOR ESTIMATING RECLAMATION COSTS FOR

The Mining Act Reclamation Program Rules require that an applicant for an exploration or The purpose of this guidance is to provide an expedited approach for calculating the costs associated with reclaiming a simple exploration site and/or a simple surface mining operation. The applicant’s calculated cost estimate for the post-exploration

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Texas Mining and Reclamation Association

Mission. The Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA) is a single voice for the Texas mining industry that exhibits integrity, clarity and vision in its efforts to create balance between mineral production, environmental protection, economic strength and public welfare; and to inform the public, regulators and legislators of the value of mining to the Texas economy and lifestyle.

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Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety

Mining and Reclamation in Colorado. Click to go to reclamationcolorado. Contact Us. Denver Office 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215 Denver CO 80203 P 303.866.3567 / F 303.832.8106 Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

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Fees Associated with Mining Activities

Jan 23, 2020· Noncoal Mining. Applications. Administrative fees. Additional Activity Associated With Mining Permits. A mining permit requires additional authorizations concurrent with the mining application. For example, all operators require a mining license, and permits 1 acre or greater must have an associated NPDES permit (individual or general).

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GEOMORPHIC RECLAMATION OF ABANDONED COAL

In order to address hazards and environmental detriments associated with historic coal mining, the New Mexico Abandoned Mine Land Program contracted with Water & Earth Technologies, Inc. Construction for the Swastika Mine and Dutchman Canyon Reclamation Project took place over a

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Virginia Reclamation

The company’s Virginia operation involved mining and processing activities at various locations between 1997–2016, with the majority of end use products sold to domestic US customers. Since the cessation of mining activities, the Virginia operation is now focused on completing the reclamation of former mine sites, decommissioning associated

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