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26.20.09.00.htm 26.20.09.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 20 SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION UNDER FEDERALLY APPROVED PROGRAM Chapter 09 Open-Pit Mining on State-Owned Land Authority: Environment Article, §15-503, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.20.09.01.htm 26.20.09.01. 01 General Policy.. When mining is not otherwise prohibited by statute or regulation, all open-pit mining operations on land owned by the State, whether or not the ownership includes mineral rights incident to the land, shall comply with the requirements of this subtitle. This includes provisions relating to permit applications, bonding and insurance, as well as all performance and reclamation standards. In addition, the following regulations set out special require
26.20.09.02.htm 26.20.09.02. 02 Permits.. A. Applicants for permits to mine on State-owned land shall comply with the permit application requirements of this subtitle as specified in COMAR 26.20.02 and, if applicable, COMAR 26.20.03. The Bureau of Mines shall process the application as provided by COMAR 26.20.04 except that the Bureau shall also forward a copy of the application to the agency responsible for management of the area to be affected by mining. The copy of the application tha
26.20.09.03.htm 26.20.09.03. 03 Disturbed Areas.. A. The area to be disturbed by open-pit mining in conjunction with the reclamation of an abandoned open-pit mine shall be limited to that area necessary to blend the abandoned mine with the surrounding adjacent topography. This area may not exceed the disturbed area of the abandoned mine, including the pit and spoil areas, plus:1) The area within a distance of 400 feet perpendicular to the abandoned mine highwall;.
26.20.09.9999.htm 26.20.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01, .02, and .03 were previously codified as COMAR 08.13.09.09A; B, C, D, F; and E, G, H, respectively. Recodification occurred in April, 1993. For a history of these regulations before April, 1993, see "Administrative History of COMAR 08.13.09 before April, 1993" which follows COMAR 26.20.01. ―Chapter recodified from COMAR 08.20.09 to COMAR 26.20.09, June 1996.
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