Title

Accommodating the Land Use Planning Provisions of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

Abstract

Approval of surface coal mine permits in the US became more complex with the imposition of certain additional and relatively untested requirements of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-87). Because of delays built into the schedule for applying this law, the American mining system has not yet seen the full extent of these complexities. Its reclamation and designation sections require recognition of local land use plans. Accommodation to these requirements affords an opportunity to create better links among local land use planners, the state's permitting authority and designation office, and mine designers.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1983 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), All rights reserved.

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