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Mine Reclamation: A Green Transition Strategy with Promise

Aug 11, 2020· “Prescott, AZ Mine Reclamation Project,” Andrew Moser. August 10, 2020; Daily Yonder One of the biggest challenges facing advocates of a Green New Deal is the transition problem—namely, what happens to fossil fuel industry workers when fossil fuel industries are wound down in favor of carbon-neutral energy source production such as solar and wind power.

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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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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. Current Schedule (Dates and locations subject to change).

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Life Cycle of a Mine: From Planning to Rehabilitation

Dec 02, 2019· Climate change impacts can affect operations, and mine operators should account for this in ongoing processes to ensure successful closure and reclamation. Water treatment facilities process surface and mine waters to ensure compliance, water recycling, and watershed management.

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Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation

The Phoenix #2 mine was the recipient of the U.S. Office of Surface Mining’s 2010 Excellence in Reforestation Award for almost a decade’s worth of reclamation efforts and implementation of the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative’s (ARRI) Forest Reclamation Approach (FRA).

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Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)

The U.S. Government's Official Website for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). OSMRE's business practices are to reclaim abandoned mine lands (Title IV), regulate active coal mines (Title V), and apply sound science through technology transfer.

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NewBridge Services Mining Reclamation

Health of some U.S. states’ coal-mine cleanup fund raising concerns May 24, 2019; How states are reacting to mining bankruptcies May 2, 2018; New proposed regulations may change mining reclamation requirements May 2, 2018

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Nonmetallic mine reclamation plans Wisconsin DNR

The reclamation permit is a life-of-mine permit, and a substantial modification would cause it to be reopened and may necessitate a public hearing. Modifications to the reclamation plan and permit are required when a substantial change in the mine reclamation plan is necessary. Such changes may include: a new acquisition of mineable resources;

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Bankruptcy Proposal Would Dodge Mine Cleanup Laws

Dec 16, 2020· In effect, the Reclamation Trust would place a limit that wouldn’t otherwise exist on the amount of money available for reclamation. Under federal surface mining law, when a company is in Blackjewel’s position and is unable to reclaim their mine sites, the company forfeits their reclamation bond for that permit, and the state mining agency

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Reclamation of Degraded Landscapes due to Opencast Mining

Jul 24, 2012· The reclamation for the surface effects of coal mining activities (including underground operations) on public and private lands in the US is based on the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977 (Micsak, 2008). This principle law (i.e., SMCRA/PL 95-87) defines the federal standards for the reclamation of surface mine sites

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Managing Mining from Exploration to Reclamation

GIS helps MMD track mining activity throughout the state as well as enforce reclamation regulations for surface mines and abandoned mine lands. It tracks land change, maps mine impacts, and provides guidelines for mine reclamation projects and all mandated environmental and cultural assessments before projects are designed.

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Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation

The Phoenix #2 mine was the recipient of the U.S. Office of Surface Mining’s 2010 Excellence in Reforestation Award for almost a decade’s worth of reclamation efforts and implementation of the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative’s (ARRI) Forest Reclamation Approach (FRA).

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The Mining Process: 5 Lifecycle Stages Explained from

Mining activities, including prospecting, exploration, construction, operation, maintenance, expansion, abandonment, decommissioning and repurposing of a mine can impact social and environmental systems in a range of positive and negative ways. Mining companies need to integrate environmental and social impact assessments into mining projects.

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Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation For Existing Mines Door

Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation unless a change to the land use plan or zoning is proposed. If the proposed land use contains multiple uses then the extent of these land uses shall be included in the Progressive/Final Reclamation Plan Map. The post-mining land use will be key in

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ENVIRONMENT Freeport-McMoRan

Mining companies are responsible for managing these impacts, which include reclamation of the land for post-mining use. The purpose of reclamation is to return areas impacted by mining and processing activities to a healthy state with lands that support productive post-mining land use.

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Mining & Reclamation NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

More about Mining & Reclamation: 2018 Summary & Trends Mined Land Reclamation Mined land reclamation industry at a glance including mine types and permits, geographic occurrence, owner types, trends, acreage statistics, reclamation, financial security and enforcement.; Mined Land Reclamation Permit Quick Links for Mined Land Permits; Bluestone Exploration and Mining Bluestone mining in

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Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board

Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board. The Mine Reclamation Advisory Board was created to assist the secretary of the DEP to disburse the funds for the purposes provided by the Pennsylvania Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act and to advise the secretary on all matters pertaining to surface coal mining and reclamation which shall include, but not be limited to, experimental

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Mining Industry Introduction to Mining Financial Concepts

Reclamation costs: Takes place at the end of a mine’s life; accrued for accounting purposes but not accrued in a cash flow model Depreciation Depreciation Expense Depreciation expense is used to reduce the value of plant, property, and equipment to match its use, and wear and tear, over time.

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A STUDY OF THE FOREST RECLAMATION APPROACH ON

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) was enacted in 1977 to mitigate the environmental damage caused by surface mining operations. This act requires that hillslopes must be returned to their approximate original contours and hydrologic characteristics, such as peak flow, runoff volume and lag time, must match pre-mine conditions.

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Advocates Say Citizen Mining Complaint Process Weakened By

Oct 28, 2020· The Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement said in a Tuesday press release that the changes to the 10-Day Notice policy would “streamline” the complaint process. Under federal law and agency regulations, anyone can notify the agency about alleged mining violations.

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Reclamation Forms Florida Department of Environmental

Mar 26, 2020· Land Reclamation Program Forms and Filing InstructionsThis webpage provides links to forms required by the land reclamation regulatory program. The forms have been adopted for use in Chapters 62C-16, 62C-36, 62C-38, and 62C-39, Florida Administrative Code.The Department of Environmental Protection has implemented a paperless permitting process.

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New Laws Reform California’s Surface Mining and

Apr 21, 2016· True to his word, Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills, AB 1142 and SB 209, into law on Monday to reform California’s Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA). Now, before getting too excited, keep in mind that the new laws are nowhere near the

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