Wyoming Mining Reclamation

2 Introduction Wyoming’s coal mining legacy dates back to the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad in 18971 The state is home to some of the largest coal mines on earth,
The Wyoming Mining Association serves as a unified voice, providing value at a reasonable cost to its membership, by communicating, influencing, and promoting issues on behalf of the mining industry
08/08/2017 · Active reclamation of the land is an essential part of surface coal mining as mandated by SMCRA These satellite images were collected by the Landsat and Sentinel platforms
According to federal regulators, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality did not take appropriate action against Alpha Natural Resources when it was in violation of coal mining regulations
28/04/2013 · A Wyoming reclamation bond is required by the Land Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality The LQD administers and enforces all statutes and regulations on land disturbances dealing with mining and reclamation within the State of Wyoming
Wyoming coal mine's reclamation goes 'far above and beyond' the regulatory requirements
Wyoming regulators have pumped enough cement into the ground around Rock Springs to fill seven and half football fields, each 30 feet deep
The Land Quality Division (LQD) of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality administers the State's reclamation program regulating surface coal mining in Wyoming The LQD evaluates surface mining permit applications, permit revision applications, and permit renewal applications to ensure mining can be accomplished in an environmentally sound manner; approves or disapproves permit
This authority is derived from the Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, as well as the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act Whether you need information about statutes, regulations, permitting, or licensing of all operator actions related to surface or underground mine facilities, we can help you through the process
Wyoming’s coal mining legacy dates back to the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad in 18971 The state is home to some of the largest coal mines on earth, including the top eight active US mines
Wyoming regulators have pumped enough cement into the ground around Rock Springs to fill seven and half football fields, each 30 feet deep
The Powder River Basin Resource Council, founded in 1973, is a family agriculture and conservation organization in Wyoming Resource Council members are family farmers and ranchers and concerned citizens who are committed to conservation of our unique land, mineral, water, and clean air resources
Wyoming DEQAbandoned Mine Land The Abandoned Mine Land Division is located at 200 West 17th Street, Suite 400 in Cheyenne Click below for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Annual Evaluation Summary Report
28/04/2013 · A Wyoming reclamation bond is required by the Land Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality The LQD administers and enforces all statutes and regulations on land disturbances dealing with mining and reclamation within the State of Wyoming
According to the Wyoming Mining Association, reclamation standards at coal mines are heavily regulated before mining even begins Top soil and the overburden soil that covers the mineral is removed and saved Once mining operations are finished, that soil is used to fill in the holes left by mining and restore the land to the original topography The Wyoming Mining Association states that
The Land Quality Division enforces the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977's obligation on mining companies to guaranty they can pay the costs of mine reclamation Wyoming does not require large mining companies to post a surety bond
17/06/2016 · Reclamation has been involved with the conservation and development of Wyoming's water resources for more than 100 years The Wyoming Area Office service area includes the states of Wyoming east of the Continental Divide and extends into western Nebraska
In part, that’s because with closure comes mandated and costly reclamation, often more expensive than the operation of the coal mine itself “(The companies) are between a rock and a hard
30/04/2019 · The program mirrors one of the objectives of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to ensure that land mined for coal would be restored to beneficial use as part of the mining process, and that lands abandoned without reclamation prior to the law would be reclaimed
Tell the Wyoming Congressional Delegation to Support the RECLAIM Act In April, the RECLAIM Act was introduced in Congress with bipartisan sponsorship for the crucial initiative supporting coal-impacted communities across the nation The bill, HR 2156, introduced by Rep Matt Cartwright (D-Penn) and Rep Hal Rogers (R-Ky), amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to
US coal miner Arch Coal’s Black Thunder mine has been awarded the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reclamation award, an accolade that president and COO Paul Lang said on
Under the Department of Environmental Quality’s leadership, more than 100,000 acres of Wyoming mine lands across the state are being reclaimed
Wyoming DEQAbandoned Mine Land The Abandoned Mine Land Division is located at 200 West 17th Street, Suite 400 in Cheyenne Click below for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Annual Evaluation Summary Report
The Acme Power Plant Reclamation Project is a community effort to address environmental and safety concerns at the former Acme Power Plant The site is a 5 acre island of debris within an otherwise open space along the Tongue River, north of Sheridan, Wyoming
Through our offices in Sheridan, Wyoming, CDG specializes in mine engineering and reclamation Located in the Powder River Basin (PRB), our CDG office works for many coal mines in the area
29/01/2018 · Wyoming reclamation laws pre-dated the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977 The Open Cut Land Reclamation Act of 1969 and the subsequent Environmental Quality Act of 1973 provided a regulatory framework for state oversight of surface mining, and, in particular, coal mining Some researchers and agency personnel understood the vast coal resources in Wyoming …
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If passed, Wyoming SB 27 would provide a per acre maximum dollar amount for reclamation performance bonds required of limited surface mining operations that don’t require a permit under the Environmental Quality Act
Who We Are Bighorn Construction and Reclamation is a family-owned professional construction company servicing a wide range of industries The 400+ BCR employees are proud of our unwavering focus on safety, providing a quality product to our customers and an …

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