Regulation of surface mining on Indian lands

oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session ... hearing held in Washington, DC, March 19, 1984. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment.

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  • Strip mining -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Indians of North America -- Economic conditions.
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Paginationiii, 136 p. ;
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A brief explanation is that the federal mining law allows every American freedom to prospect for gold and other valuable minerals on the public lands. In the event that a viable mineral deposit is located, the prospector has a right to claim the deposit as his own property (just the minerals), and there is an automatic contract with the federal. Minerals and Mining: Funding may be used to facilitate the inventory, assessment, promotion and marketing of both renewable and nonrenewable energy and mineral resources on Indian lands. Energy and Mineral Assessments: Funds are awarded competitively to support assessment and inventory programs and/or develop baseline data, but cannot be used. Hamlet J. Barry, III, The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of , in FEDERAL LANDS, LAWS AND POLICIES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: A SHORT COURSE (Natural Res. Law Ctr., Univ. of Colo. Sch. of Law ). Reproduced with permission of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and theCited by: inspect mining operations and provide direct oversight to State programs. Where there is a Federal program or a Federal lands program, they may review and approve applications for permits, provide appropriate assistance within limits of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act to mine operators.

subchapter iii—state mining and mineral resources research institutes (§§ – a) subchapter iv—abandoned mine reclamations (§§ – ) subchapter v—control of the environmental impacts of surface coal mining (§§ – ) subchapter vi—designation of . 25 CFR Part _Leasing of Osage Reservation lands for oil and gas mining. Indians-lands 25 CFR Part _Leasing of certain lands in Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming, for oil and gas mining. Indians-lands Mineral resources Mines Oil and gas exploration Reporting and recordkeeping requirements 25 CFR Part _Indian fishing in Alaska. This report presents the results ofour evaluation ofthe Office ofSurface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSMRE) oversight ofthe Abandoned Mine Lands program. We make 11 recommendations to help OSMRE improve its oversight and data management for the Abandoned Mine Lands program and to ensure that coal-related hazards are given reclamation. National Portal of India is a Mission Mode Project under the National E-Governance Plan, designed and developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India. It has been developed with an objective to enable a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Government entities.

Each surface mining operator, prior to being issued a permit to engage in surface mining, shall submit a Mining Land Use Plan that is acceptable to the Division and which meets the requirements of the Act and Rules, including provisions for protection of the environment and resources of the State and reclamation of affected lands in a. When a Federal agency publishes a regulation in the Federal Register, that regulation usually is an amendment to the existing CFR in the form of a change, an addition, or a removal. Sign up for email alerts on Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) in Print products, news, and offers.

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Get this from a library. Regulation of surface mining on Indian lands: oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representative, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session hearing held in Washington, DC, Ma [United States.

Congress. House. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is the primary regulator of coal mining under SMCRA until a State or Indian Tribe demonstrates that it has developed a regulatory program that meets all of the requirements Regulation of surface mining on Indian lands book the SMCRA and implementing regulations issued by OSMRE (30 CFR Chapter VII).

When a State or Indian Tribe. tion of surface coal mining on Indian lands. Onwe issued a report addressing two of your concerns: (1) the issues affecting Indian assumption of regulatory authority for surface coal mining operations on Indian lands-often referred to as primacy, and (2) the Department.

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA) is the Regulation of surface mining on Indian lands book federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States. SMCRA created two programs: one for regulating active coal mines and a second for reclaiming abandoned mine lands.

SMCRA also created the Office of Surface Mining, an agency within the Department of the Interior, to promulgate Enacted by: the 95th United States Congress. Sample Oil & Gas Lease - Allotted Indian Lands Indian Mineral Development Act (IMDA)- Specialized tribal lease under Indian Mineral Development Act of (IMDA) 25 U.S.C.

Secs. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance must be met which may include categorical exclusion (CATEX), environmental assessments (EA), and.

This SME classic is both a reference book for the working engineer and a textbook for the mining student. This hardcover edition gives a brief history of surface mining and a general overview of the state of surface mining today--topics range from production and productivity to technological developments and trends in equipment.

This extremely useful text takes the approach that exploration 5/5(4). The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA) is the primary federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States. SMCRA created two programs: one for regulating active coal mines and a second for reclaiming abandoned mine lands.

SMCRA also created the Office of Surface Mining, an agency within the Department of the Interior, to. Structure of Minerals and Mining Sector Role of Mining Sector in Indian Economy Legislative Framework for Mining Sector Initiatives/New Development for Mining Sector Mineral Administration Mineral Regulation Taxation and Royalties File Size: 1MB.

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA) is the primary federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States. SMCRA created two programs: one for regulating active coal mines and a second for coal mine reclamation of abandoned mine lands. SMCRA also created the Office of Surface Mining, an agency within the U.S.

Department of the. concerning 2urface exploration, mining, and reclamation of public lands (43 CFR 23) and Indian lands (25 CFR )._ GAO's review was limited to the administration of the regulations for coal resources.

GAO also considered whether__. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is a branch of the United States Department of the is the federal agency entrusted with the implementation and enforcement of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA), which attached a per-ton fee to all extracted coal in order to fund an interest-accruing trust to be used for reclamation of Headquarters: Department of the Interior - South.

A substantial amount of mining in the US occurs on federal lands where the federal Government owns both the surface and mineral estates. Federal law primarily governs mineral ownership, operations, and environmental compliance, with state and local Governments having concurrent or independent authority over certain aspects of federal land.

In the northern territories sub-surface lands include hard-rock minerals, precious gems and coal. The rights to these materials are administered through the Nunavut Mining Regulation, the Northwest Territories Mining Regulations and the Territorial Coal Regulations.

There is a distinction between sub-surface minerals and surface mineral. Surface Exploration, Mining, and Reclamation of Lands 25 CFR ; Oil and Gas, Geothermal, and Solid Minerals Agreements 25 CFR Part Ti entitled Indians has many key regulations such as, Allotment of Indian Lands: 25 U.S.C.

Ti Ch. 9, Sec. to. and maintain an effective and comprehensive surface mining and reclamation policy with regulation of surface mining operations so as to assure that: (a) Adverse environmental effects are prevented or minimized and that mined lands are reclaimed to a usable condition which is readily adaptable for alternative land Size: KB.

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1 1 The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (91 Stat. ) consists of the Act of August 3,and subsequent amenments thereto (30 U.S.C.

& following). SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT OF [Public Law 95–87]File Size: KB. surface mining and reclamation policy with regulation of surface mining operations so as to assure that: (a) Adverse environmental effects are prevented or minimized and that mined lands are reclaimed to a usable condition which is readily adaptable for alternative land.

surface mining and reclamation technology are now developed so that effective and reasonable regulation of surface coal mining operations by the States and by the Federal Government in accordance with the requirements of this chapter is an appropriate and necessary means to minimize so far as practicable the adverse social, economic, and.

Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) for the management of coal mining and exploration on Indian lands in the western United St ates. It replaces the MOU signed by the Assistant Secretary for Energy and Minerals on May 8,and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs on May 1,entitled "Memorandum of.

Federal Regulation of Strip Mining Thomas A. Larsen chance to retain or regain jurisdiction over the regulation of strip mining and other surface effects of coal mining within the state. statutes governing strip mining on public and Indian lands, as will be seen later.4o If, however, control of a federal strip mining program is placed.

Surface mining, including strip mining, open-pit mining and mountaintop removal mining, is a broad category of mining in which soil and rock overlying the mineral deposit (the overburden) are removed, in contrast to underground mining, in which the overlying rock is left in place, and the mineral is removed through shafts or tunnels.

Surface mining began in the midth century [dubious. 30 CFR Part _Moneys available to eligible States and Indian tribes. Indians-lands Surface mining Underground mining 30 CFR Part _Future reclamation set-aside program.

Indians-lands Reporting and recordkeeping requirements Surface mining Underground mining 30 CFR Part _General reclamation requirements. Indians-lands Surface mining. The General Mining Act of was the seminal law regarding mineral management on federal lands in the United States.

However, this act was implemented primarily to deal with hard-rock mining, and it was not until the enactment of the Mineral Leasing Act of that a comprehensive system was developed for managing oil and gas development on.

Mine Regulation Federal oversight. The U.S. OSMRE monitors the Division's Regulatory and Restoration programs. This office acts in an oversight capacity to the state's regulatory authority. OSMRE monitors the program administration to assure adequate permitting, inspection, and enforcement operations.

In SMCRA, Congress also established a uniquely federalist regulatory scheme that sets forth certain national minimum standards, but allows states to establish their own regulatory programs which, if federally approved, allow the state to be the exclusive regulator of surface mining and reclamation operations on non-federal and non-Indian lands.

This SME classic is both a reference book for the working engineer and a textbook for the mining student. This hardcover edition gives a brief history of surface mining and a general overview of the state of surface mining today—topics range from production and productivity to technological developments and trends in equipment.4/5(1).

ENGAGe Spring issue (Exploration, Non-aggregate, Gas/oil, Aggregate, Geothermal) is a new MLRR about staffing changes, updated forms, new reclamation strategies, and changes in Oregon's reclamation statutes.

Coal mining operations (on both federal and private lands) are regulated by the Office of Surface Mining or federally approved state OSM offices under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of30 U.S.C.

§ et seq. Leasing of Minerals on State Lands. Directs the Secretary to consult with Indian tribes in studying the regulation of surface mining on Indian lands.

Requires all surface coal mining operations on Indian lands to comply with requirements at least as stringent as specified provisions in this Act within 30 months from the enactment of this Act.decade.

The U.S. DOI, Office of Surface Mining (OSM) was created in as part of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) to provide minimum levels of protection concerning public health, safety, and the environment and balance this with the need for a viable U.S.

coal supply. Beginning in May ofOSM has taken anFile Size: KB.Mining companies must post bond to cover cost of reclaiming site Gov't. regulators inspect mining operations and can punish with fines, stopping mining, or giving them time to correct Prohibits surface mining on certain lands - National Parks and wilderness areas - citizens can challenge for other areas.