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Simplifying the federal coal mining program

United States. General Accounting Office

Simplifying the federal coal mining program

report to the Secretary of the Interior

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by The Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Dept. of the Interior -- Management.,
  • Coal leases -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the U.S. General Accounting Office.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination5, 23 p. ;
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17825263M

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Review of the federal coal program. While the review is underway, consistent with practices during previous programmatic reviews of the federal coal program, Secretary Jewell has ordered a pause on significant new coal leasing decisions on public lands so that those Simplifying the federal coal mining program book and leases will have the benefit of the comprehensive review.

broader coal management program, especially the surface mine permitting requirements. THE COAL LEASING PROGRAM Between andFederal coal was leased on demand; i.e., wherever and whenever anyone requested a lease sale or permit.

Ina Bureau of Land Management (BLM) study found that although the amount of Federal coal under. The U.S. government’s move this month to halt issuance of new coal mining leases on public lands as it reviews the federal coal program will. taxpayers from all aspects of the program, from leasing practices before coal mines break ground to the reclamation of the sites when mining ends.

The Leasing Process. Under the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act ofas amended, DOI is required to hold competitive leases for tracts of federal lan ds classified for coal leasing.

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The Federal Coal Program in Context: Coal Production Federal Coal Production in Context Federal coal is a large share of total U.S.

coal production. Inmillion tons of coal was extracted from federal coal leases,13 more than 43 percent of total coal production nationally ( million tons)   Nearly all coal mining states are less dependent on coal mining for employment than at any time since the s.

Coal mining jobs make up percent of total employment in Wyoming, the state most reliant on coal for jobs. Mines supply coal-fired power plants across the U.S., adding to the number of jobs directly associated with coal production. Section of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of and Ti Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR), Parts 46 require each operator of a coal, metal, or nonmetal mine to develop and implement an approved training plan.

Operators must also properly implement any revisions or corrections to their plans. TransAlta Centralia Mining LLC (TCM) is the federal lease holder, and owner of the surface mine and adjacent power plant.

The mine ceased production and began reclamation in The company initiated a project to recover fine-coal from a number of coal refuse settlement ponds at the site inand began production inwhich is ongoing. The Mine Act gives the Secretary of Labor authority to develop, promulgate, and revise health or safety standards for the protection of life and prevention of injuries in the nation’s mines.

Implementation of the Mine Act includes: Regulations and Standards in 30 CFR Parts 1 – ; Rulemaking documents, including Proposed and Final Rules. Get this from a library. Simplifying the federal coal management program: report to the Secretary of the Interior.

[United States. General Accounting Office.]. The coal industry in the United States—encompassing coal mining, processing, and transportation—is a relatively small but vitally important component of the nation’s provides nearly a quarter of all energy supplies in the United States, with most of this coal used to generate more than half of the nation’s electricity.

Auger mining is a relatively low cost method of coal mining and is practical in areas where the overburden (material covering the coal seam) is too thick to be removed economically or wh ere the.

The Abandoned Mine Land program cleans up thousands of abandoned, old mines nationwide. Coal companies pay fees for mining, and that money is distributed to states and tribes based on a formula. An information program designed to inform the public of opportunities in the coal mining industry should be developed and adequately funded to stimulate the interest of young Americans in a mining career in the coal industry.

This will contribute to meeting future energy needs. Mine Safety and Health Deskbook. Key Historical Statutes and their Legislative History. Learn about the legislation leading up to the most recent law. - Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act (MINER Act) - Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (Mine Act) - Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act (Coal Act).

Filed under: Coal mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- West (U.S.) Environmental Protection in the Federal Coal Leasing Program (), by United States Congress Office of Technology Assessment (PDF files at Princeton) Filed under: Coal mines and mining -- Great Britain.

Current conditions. Burns, Daniel. The modern practice of coal mining (); Chirons, Nicholas P. Coal Age Handbook of Coal Surface Mining () ISBN Hamilton, Michael S.

Mining Environmental Policy: Comparing Indonesia and the USA (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, ). (ISBN ).Hayes, Geoffrey. Coal Mining (), 32 pp; National Energy Information Center. “The first priority and concern of all in the mining industry must be the health and safety of our most precious resource, the miner.” ~ Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of external icon National Miners Day is December 6, and was established to honor those miners who sacrificed their lives working in the mines and the hard work and commitment of today’s miners.

Coal Geology provides a complete integrated handbook on coal and all its properties, covering the physical and chemical properties of coal as well as coal petrology.

It describes the age and occurence of coal; coal sampling and analysis; coal exploration; geophysics and hydrogeology of coal and coal mining techniques. Read More. Chapter 24 Additional Statutes Related to Federal Coal Acquisition Chapter 25 Federal Coal Leasing Moratoria of the 's Chapter 26 Leasing (Acquisition) of Federal Coal Chapter 27 Management of Federal Coal Leases Chapter [Reserved] TITLE IV Mining Claims Chapter 30 Introduction to Federal Mining Law Chapter 31 Locators.Books shelved as coal-mining: Gray Mountain by John Grisham, Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, How Gre.coal mining, physical extraction of coal resources to yield coal; also, the business of exploring for, developing, mining, and transporting coal in any form.

Strip mining is the process in which the overburden (earth and rock material overlying the coal) is removed to expose a coal seam or coal bed.