Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 2595 -- Surface Mines

Sponsor:  Schad

This bill requires the Land Reclamation Commission to establish
an administrative process to identify which land areas are
unsuitable for all or certain types of surface mines.  Any person
may petition the commission to have a decision reviewed.

All new surface mining permit applications must contain an
environmental impact assessment, and any explosives used by
surface mining operations must be handled in accordance with
existing state and federal laws and regulations established by
the commission.

Any surface mine operator must send, by certified mail, a notice
of intent to operate a surface mine to individuals who own
property across a river or stream or on the other side of a
right-of-way from the proposed mine plan area.

The provisions of the bill do not apply to any land where a
surface mining operation was in existence or applied for before
August 28, 2008.

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94th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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