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26.20.12.00.htm 26.20.12.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 20 SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION UNDER FEDERALLY APPROVED PROGRAM Chapter 12 Exemption for Coal Extraction Incidental to Government-Financed Highway or Other Construction Authority: Environment Article, §15-503, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.20.12.01.htm 26.20.12.01. 01 General.. Coal extraction which is an incidental part of government-financed construction is exempt from all requirements of the Regulatory Program except the requirements of this chapter.
26.20.12.02.htm 26.20.12.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) Government-Financed Construction.. a) "Government-financed construction" means construction funded 50 percent or more by funds appropriated from a government financing agency's budget or obtained from general revenue bonds. Funding at less than 50 percent may qualify if the construction is undertaken as an approved reclamation project under Environment Artic
26.20.12.03.htm 26.20.12.03. 03 Documentation.. A. Any person extracting coal incidental to government-financed highway or other construction shall maintain, on the site of the extraction operation and available for inspection, documents which show:1) A description of the construction project;. 2) The exact location of the construction, right-of-way, or the boundaries of the area which will be directly affected by the construction; and3) The government agency which is providing the financing and the kind and
26.20.12.04.htm 26.20.12.04. 04 Government-Funded Reclamation Projects.. A. When the Bureau is considering an abandoned mine land reclamation project as government-financed construction and the level of funding will be less than 50 percent of the total cost because of planned coal extraction, the Bureau shall determine the likelihood:1) That nearby or adjacent mining activities may create new environmental problems or adversely affect existing environmental problems at the site;2) That reclamation activ
26.20.12.9999.htm 26.20.12.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01, .02, and .03 were previously codified as COMAR 08.13.09.12A, A(1) and (2) and B, 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 08.20.12 to COMAR 26.20.12, June 1996. Regulation .02 amended effective May 14, 2001 (28:9 Md. R. 890).
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