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Costs of strip mine reclamation in the West

Kenneth L. Leathers

Costs of strip mine reclamation in the West

by Kenneth L. Leathers

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Coal mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- West (U.S.),
    • Reclamation of land -- West (U.S.) -- Costs.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementKenneth L. Leathers.
      SeriesRural development research report ;, no. 19
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD195.C58 L4
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 82 p. :
      Number of Pages82
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4237231M
      LC Control Number80601672

        If they don’t find a buyer, the mines could be shut down for good, at which point environmental reclamation would begin. Some 1, jobs are on the line across the company. Some 1, jobs are. Strip mine owner with history of violations asks state to approve expansion. Alton Coal Development's missed deadlines and lax restoration projects raise questions about whether it should be allowed to expand into new terrain.

        Throughout the West, over one-third of all land disturbed by strip-mining has yet to be reclaimed after a half-century of intensive extraction in . Answer to Judgment Case 3: Asset Retirement ObligationsPDC Coal, Inc. received a mining permit to strip mine 1, acres of land.

        Reclamation Process in South Africa. Finite resources entail a finite mining life cycle. A guideline for the rehabilitation of land disturbed by surface coal mining was first published by the Chamber of Mines in which provided excellent guidance for coal strip mine rehabilitation at the time. History: Established by the Federal Coal Mine Safety Act (66 Stat. ), J , as a quasi-judicial body to decide coal operators' appeals of actions of federal mine inspectors or of the Director of the Bureau of Mines pursuant to the act. Deactivated Ma , pursuant to the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of (


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Leathers, Kenneth L. Costs of strip mine reclamation in the West. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. reclamation will be considered by the Director for determining the amount of FA the applicant is required to post prior to receiving approval for any operations.

This cost estimation guidance is based upon the costs of a third party to perform the reclamation. Following this simplified process will aid in expediting the review Size: 26KB. The guide includes both CAPITAL COSTS and HOURLY OPERATING COSTS for over 3, pieces of equipment commonly found in mines and mills around the world from $ slusher buckets to $50, walking draglines.

Companies, mining schools and government agencies worldwide rely on two-volume, 1, loose-leaf page Mining Cost Service to help them. Coal surface mining and reclamation costs in Appalachia are estimated as a function of reclamation quality, the angle of natural terrain, and the overburden-to-coal stripping ratio.

When mining to a maximum stripping ratio of 20, the cost of providing minimally acceptable, or basic, reclamation is estimated to be $, $, and $/ton of.

Costs of strip mine reclamation in the West / ([Washington]: Dept. of Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service, []), by Kenneth L. Leathers and Statistics United States. Department of Agriculture. Economics (page images at HathiTrust). Mountaintop removal mining (MTR), also known as mountaintop mining (MTM), is a form of surface mining at the summit or summit ridge of a mountain.

Coal seams are extracted from a mountain by removing the land, or overburden, above the method of coal mining is conducted in the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States. Explosives are used to. @article{osti_, title = {Big Sky coal mine - a mine-site study of benefits and costs of reclaiming surface-mined land in the west.

Part III}, author = {Julian, E.L.}, abstractNote = {The benefit-cost ratio of western coal reclamation is examined. Rising prices of imported crude oil have spurred significant expansion of western coal production to increase domestic sources of.

In the matter of an application (#) by McIntyre Procupine Mines Limited for a permit to begin operations at an open pit coal mine, to be known as the McIntyre Porcupine No. 9 Mine, located in parts of towns ranges 8 and 9, West of the 6th meridian (Book).

@article{osti_, title = {Enforcement of strip mining laws}, author = {Fritsch, A.J. and Morgan, M.L. and Yanik, G.G. and Conry, T.J. and Taylor, D.E.}, abstractNote = {Coal strip mining has affected Appalachian life, peace of mind, livelihood, and environment, but not to the extent that citizens are helpless; they can act.

This report is meant to inspire citizens to employ. In the strip mine fight, just after ChristmasWest Virginia’s Secretary of State, Democrat John D. “Jay” Rockefeller announced that he would seek a ban on the surface mining of coal in West Virginia, with bills to that end introduced in.

Ecology and Coal Resource Development, Volume One covers the proceedings of the International Congress for Energy and the Ecosystem, held at the University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota on JuneThe book focuses on the factors and considerations involved in the interrelation of ecology and coal resource development.

Interior Sec Andrus is expected to sign new strip‐mining rules on Mar 4; rules, drawn up by Office of Strip Mining, are reptdly stronger in some respects than draft proposals published on Jan 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 Enacted by: the 95th United States Congress.

RECLAMATION OF STRIP MINE SPOILS For the past twenty-five years concern for the destructive effects of strip mining' for coal has been mounting to the extent that the President has contemplated federal regulation.2 This note examines the causes of this concern and the costs and benefits of reclaiming 3Author: Priest, C Whayne.

Federal and state laws require that the mine pits be refilled, graded to the approximate contours of the original terrain, covered with subsoil and topsoil and then seeded with a mix of trees, shrubs and native grasses resembling the regional vegetation.

Reclamation is relatively expensive. Costs run between $16, and $25, per acre. A bibliography of strip-mine reclamation, / ([Ann Arbor: s.n.], ), by Kenneth L. Bowden (page images at HathiTrust) Seeding burned-over lands in northern Idaho / ([Moscow, Idaho]: Cooperative Extension Service, Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture, University of Idaho, ), by Alfred Eugene Slinkard, John.

OSMRE first recognized outstanding abandoned mine land reclamation and exemplary reclamation techniques inwhen it started the annual Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Awards program mirrors one of the objectives of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of to ensure that land mined for coal would be restored to.

(g) The secretary shall promulgate for review and consideration by the West Virginia Legislature during the Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature revisions to the rules for minimizing the disturbances to the prevailing hydrologic balance at a mine site and in associated off-site areas both during and after surface mining.

As large-scale strip mining ensued there from the early s through the s, a substantial land area near Paradise, Kentucky – encompassing some thousands of acres – would be stripped. In those days, especially during the s and most of the s, strip mine regulation and land reclamation, then governed by state laws, were minimal at best.

STUDY ON FINANCIAL ASSURANCE AND CLOSURE COST FOR MINE RECLAMATION by BOXI SHENBeijing University Civil Engineering and Architecture, A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE in THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL.

For example, in Tennessee, the report finds that the coal industry contributed just over $1 million to the state budget—less than one-tenth of one percent of the state’s total revenue in That benefit was overwhelmed by the costs imposed by the industry, including state subsidies, regulation, road repair and mine reclamation costs.are being used successfully at several strip mines in the West such as the Rosebud Mine in the Montana portion of the Powder River basin which produces Federal coal.

Area strip mining proceeds by first making a box cut into the earth to uncover the initial strip of coal that is to be mined. The strip of coal uncovered will vary from to