Disposal Of Excess Spoil From Coal Mining And Surface Mining

Ch 89 UNDERGROUND MINING OF COAL 25

ground coal mining activities coal preparation activities and in situ processing of coal General rules and procedures for those who engage in coal mining activities including the activities regulated under this chapter are in Chapter 86 relating to surface and underground coal mining general Source


Federal Register Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation

We the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement OSM are proposing to amend our regulations to accomplish two basic goals Minimizing the adverse environmental effects stemming from the construction of excess spoil fills and clarifying the circumstances in which mining activities


Chapter 2 The Environmental Effects of Strip Mining

Despite its title SMCRAs provisions apply not only to surface mining but also to the surface effects of underground mining As a percentage of all coal mining underground coal mining has been declining for many years but in 2007 it still accounted for approximately 31 percent of coal mining as compared with 69 percent surface mining


OSM announces final environmental

Americas Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement OSM has announced the availability of the final environmental impact statement FEIS evaluating potential changes to the excess spoil and coal mine waste disposal rules as well as the stream buffer zone rule


THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT

THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT A RESPONSE TO CONCERNS ABOUT PLACMENT OF COAL COMBUSTION BYPRODUCTS AT COAL MINES Kimery C Vories MidContinent Regional Coordinating Center U S DOI Office of Surface Mining Alton Illinois Abstract The use and disposal of Coal Combustion ByProducts CCBs i e fly ash bottom ash


Mining Waste

Mining waste disposal permanently brings about a contamination threat to groundwater of unprotected aquifers and surfacewater in dumping sites all over the world As was shown in Chapter III 6 even a nonhazardous coal mining waste layer of 1 5m thickness can be a persistent source of deterioration of the aquatic environment lasting for


Settlement of mine spoil fill from water infiltration

The objectives of the study were to conduct a nationwide review of engineering practices and physiographic and environmental conditions that have an impact on the disposal to excess spoil from surface and underground mining of coal and to evaluate the rationale for promulgating OSM regulations in the form of general guidelines detailed engineering standards or a combination of both


Confession of Error by Administrative Agencies

describing the SBZ rule as placing restrictions on how coal mine operators can dispose of coal mine waste and the excess spoil created by the mining operation 13 See Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 Pub L No 79404 60 Stat 237 codified as amended in scattered sections of 5 U S C mandating that administrative


New Policies

Home Division of Mining and Reclamation New Policies New Policies NPDES Annual Permit Fees and Groundwater Fees Nov 2019 Surface Water Runoff Analysis SWORA Mar 21 2005 Excess Spoil Disposal Revised Dec 20 2004 Coal Bed Methane Clarification Nov 10 2004 Inactive Status Request for Operations with Valley Fills Oct


Office of Surface Mining proposes EIS for stream buffer

But excess spoil may be created anywhere rugged topography and coal mining occur OSMs proposed rule would require coal operators to minimize the volume of excess spoil created analyze the effects of alternative disposal plans and configure excess spoil fills in


Federal Register Excess Spoil Coal Mine Waste and

The environmental impacts of fills and other structures associated with the disposal of excess spoil from surface coal mining operations and of coal mine waste have been the subject of controversy largely because they involve the filling of substantial portions


REGULATIONS GOVERNING SURFACE COAL MINING IN

SURFACE COAL MINING IN MISSISSIPPI UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF MISS CODE ANN 53911 Adopted March 26 1998 Revised May 27 1999 2735 Disposal of Excess Spoil 2737 Road Systems 2739 Support Facilities Chapter 29 Requirements for Permits for Special Categories of Mining


EMNRD Mining and Minerals Division

2071i Disposal of Excess Spoil General Requirements 19 8 20 2034 NMAC of a cooperative agreement between the Department of the Interior and the State of New Mexico for the regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation operations on Federal lands in New Mexico under the permanent regulatory program


Spoil tip

A spoil tip also called a boney pile gob pile culm bank or waste tip is a pile built of accumulated spoil waste material removed during mining These waste materials are typically composed of shale as well as smaller quantities of carboniferous sandstone and various other residues Spoil tips are not formed of slag but in some areas they are referred to as slag heaps


Mountaintop Mining

The excess spoil must be placed in disposal sites adjacent to the mining pits in order to allow for efficient and economical coal extraction Typical locations for excess spoil disposal sites are valleys also known as headsofhollows or uppermost headwater stream reaches


Office of Surface Mining proposes EIS for stream buffer

But excess spoil may be created anywhere rugged topography and coal mining occur OSMs proposed rule would require coal operators to minimize the volume of excess spoil created analyze the effects of alternative disposal plans and configure excess spoil fills in


Via Electronic Mail

rule which include surface mining activities that occur in the water such as mining through waters placement of bridge abutments construction of sedimentation pond embankments and construction of excess spoil fills and coal mine waste disposal facilities Each of


Permanent Program Regulations for

130 Disposal of excess spoil 140 Disposal of coal processing waste 150 Disposal of noncoal mine waste 160 Coal mine waste dams and impoundments 170 Stabilization of surface areas 180 Protection of fish wildlife and related environmental values 190 Backfilling and grading 200 Revegetation 210 Postmining land use capability 220 Roads


Mine Permits and Mine Reclamation and Enforcement

110 Surface and groundwater monitoring 120 Use of explosives 130 Disposal of excess spoil 140 Disposal of coal mine waste 150 Disposal of noncoal mine waste 160 Coal mine waste dams and impoundments 170 Stabilization of surface areas 180 Protection of fish wildlife and related environmental values 190 Backfilling and grading 200


Energy and Environment Monitor Office of Surface Mining

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement OSM announced publication in the Federal Register in midDecember of a Federal rule that places new restrictions on how coal mine operators can dispose of coal mine waste and the excess spoil created by the mining operation


AOC Excess Spoil Guidelines

for achieving approximate original contour AOC on steepslope surface mine operations while providing a means for determining excess spoil quantities Using this process maximizes the amount of mine spoil returned to the mined area while minimizing the amount of mine spoil placed in excess spoil disposal sites i e valley fills


GAO

SURFACE COAL MINING Financial Assurances for and LongTerm Concerning the Creation and Disposal of Excess Spoil and Coal Mine Waste and Stream Buffer Zones OSMEIS34 2008 previous administration modified the rule to allow a surface coal mine operator to place excess spoil material excavated by the operation into streams if the


CHAPTER 87 SURFACE MINING OF COAL

brought aboveground or otherwise removed from a coal mine in the process of mining coal or which are separated from coal during the cleaning or preparation operations Coal refuse shall include underground development wastes and coal processing wastes excess spoil but does not mean overburden from surface mining


Mine Tailings Disposal Methods

The methods commonly employed for disposal of these wastes in each of the industry segments that is coal mining and metalore and nonmetal mineral mining are described below Mining Coal Tailings Disposal As has been pointed out earlier in this section immense quantities of wastes are produced by coal mining activities


Mine Tailings Disposal Methods

The methods commonly employed for disposal of these wastes in each of the industry segments that is coal mining and metalore and nonmetal mineral mining are described below Mining Coal Tailings Disposal As has been pointed out earlier in this section immense quantities of wastes are produced by coal mining activities


disposal spoil from coal mining in surface landfill

Ecoinvent waste management others disposal spoil from lignite mining in surface landfill LCI GLO kg Surface mining Fugitive emissions from mining Ecoinvent waste management sanitary landfill disposal hard coal ash from stove 0 water to sanitary landfill LCI CH kg


Alaska Surface Coal Mining Program

391 Disposal of excess spoil or coal mine waste 393 Protection of underground mining 395 Coal mine waste general requirements 397 Disposal area inspections 399 Hazardous coal processing waste water control measures 401 Coal mine waste refuse piles 403 Coal mine waste fires 405 Burned waste removal 407 Coal mine waste dams and


Date April 21 1998

activity underground mine faceup areas coal refuse piles or excess spoil disposal areas coal preparation plants or coal loadout facilities access roads sediment control structures and landslides or mine spoil pushed off the mine bench and located below the coal seam outcrop


Read Surface Coal Mining Effects on Ground Water Recharge

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Energy and Environment Monitor Anti

These antimining groups have long realized that the key to attacking surface mining is to outlaw excess spoil valley fills When rock is broken up to access coal seams in the surface mining process it swells to occupy 2540 percent more volume than it did prior to mining


Coal mining

Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground Coal is valued for its energy content and since the 1880s has been widely used to generate electricity Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production In the United Kingdom and South Africa a coal mine and its structures are a colliery a coal mine a pit and the


AOC Excess Spoil Guidelines

for achieving approximate original contour AOC on steepslope surface mine operations while providing a means for determining excess spoil quantities Using this process maximizes the amount of mine spoil returned to the mined area while minimizing the amount of mine spoil placed in excess spoil disposal sites i e valley fills


The Office of Surface Minings Stream Protection Rule An

rules are intended to avoid or minimize adverse impacts of coal mining on surface water groundwater fish wildlife and other natural resources by limiting the mining of coal in or Including Excess Spoil Fills and Coal Mine xcept for the laws governing the handling and disposal of hazardous


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