||Legislative findings and declarations.
||Bureau of geology and energy resources to administer and
||Promulgation of rules and regulations; hearings; notice
||Creation of surface mining and reclamation operations section.
||Creation of surface mining review board.
||Director of bureau of geology and energy resources; powers
||Financial interest of persons employed under this chapter;
penalty; monitoring and enforcement.
||Surface coal mining and reclamation permit; term; extensions;
use by successor in interest; termination.
||Surface coal mining and reclamation permit-renewals.
||Surface coal mining and reclamation permit; application
fee; contents of application; insurance coverage; blasting plan.
||Surface coal mining and reclamation permit; application cost assistance
to small operators.
||Surface coal mining and reclamation permit; filing of application.
||Surface coal mining and reclamation permit; permit fees.
||Surface coal mining and reclamation permit; reclamation
plan included in application; contents; confidentiality.
||Surface coal mining and reclamation permit; filing, deposit,
and adjustment of bond; requirement of surety; liability under bond.
||[Summary of Coal Mining and Reclamation]
||Surface coal mining and reclamation permit; requisites for
approval of application for permit; schedule of notices of violation; permit
to mine on prime farmland.
||Surface coal mining and reclamation permit; revisions.
||Advertisement of land ownership; public comment on intention
to mine or objections to application for permit; informal conferences;
authority of administrator to conduct hearings.
||Disposition of application for permit; manner of notifying
interested parties; hearing before review board and notification of decision;
temporary relief; right to judicial appeal.
||Coal exploration permit; application; confidentiality of
information; limitation on removal; penalty for disturbing land surface;
application of Trade Secrets Act.
||Content of permit.
||Promulgation of regulations and performance standards relating
to surface mining; variances.
||Promulgation of regulations relating to surface effects
of underground coal mining.
||Authorized departures from performance standards.
||Records, reports and equipment to be maintained by permittees;
evaluation of results; specification of monitoring sites; entry and inspection
by administrator; release of materials to public.
||Sign at entrance of surface coal mining and reclamation
||Civil penalties; public hearing; judicial review; waiver.
||Criminal penalties; violation of condition of permit or
||Criminal penalties; failure to make or making of false statement,
representation or certification.
||Criminal penalties; resisting, preventing, impeding, or
interfering with performance of duties.
||Nonexclusivity of penalty provisions.
||Release of bond; objections; hearing.
||Civil action; costs; nonexclusivity of provisions.
||Inspection; cessation order; suspension or revocation of
permit; hearing; request to attorney general to institute civil action;
nonexclusivity of provisions; assessing costs and expenses.
||Designation of lands as unsuitable for surface coal mining
||Cooperation with Secretary of Interior.
||Application of chapter to public corporations.
||Administrative review; appeal of decisions of the permit
||Review board; judicial review of decision.
||Lease of state coal deposits.
||Enforcement and protection of water rights.
||Training, examination, and certification of persons responsible
||Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation fund; deposit of funds.
||Priorities for expenditure of funds from Mine Lands Reclamation Account;
certain sites and areas ineligible for expenditures; projects involving
protection, repair, replacement, construction, or enhancement of certain
||Only abandoned mines eligible for program expenditures.
||Program to comply with federal law; required filings; public hearing
and comment period; liability.
||Right of entry upon property adversely affected by past coal mining;
order and required findings; right of entry upon property to conduct studies
or exploratory work.
||Acquisition of land adversely affected by past coal mining; sale of
acquired land; administrative responsibility for acquired land; grants.
||Review of commission action; formal hearing; landowner rights and remedies.
||Itemization of funds expended; filing of statement in county land records
detailing increase in land value from expenditure of fund; statement to
constitute lien upon land; hearing and appeal.
||Governor may request action against certain hazards caused by mining
of minerals other than coal; limitations on funds available; acquisition
of interest in land.
||Inter-departmental cooperation; provision of technical expertise, personnel,
equipment, materials, and supplies.
||Power and authority to implement program; promulgation of rules and
regulations; cooperative projects.
||Authority with regard to land affected by noncoal mining practices;
agreement of landowner; required findings; limitations on expenditure of