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26.20.26.00.htm 26.20.26.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 20 SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION UNDER FEDERALLY APPROVED PROGRAM Chapter 26 Excess Spoil Disposal Authority: Environment Article, §15-503, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.20.26.01.htm 26.20.26.01. 01 General Requirements.. A. Except as provided in Regulation .05 of this chapter, excess spoil shall be placed in designated disposal areas within the permit area in a controlled manner to:1) Minimize the adverse effects of leachate and surface water runoff from the fill on surface and ground waters;2) Ensure mass stability and prevent mass movement during and after construction; and. 3) Ensure that the final fill is suitable for reclamation and revegetation
26.20.26.02.htm 26.20.26.02. 02 Valley Fills.. A. Valley fills shall meet all of the general requirements for disposal of excess spoil and the additional requirements of this regulation.B. The fill shall be designed to attain a long-term static safety factor of 1.5 based upon data obtained from subsurface exploration, geotechnical testing, foundation design, and accepted engineering analyses.C. A subdrainage system for the fill shall be constructed in accordance with the following:.
26.20.26.03.htm 26.20.26.03. 03 Head-of-Hollow Fills.. A. Disposal of spoil in a head-of-hollow fill shall meet all standards set forth in Regulations .01 and .02 of this chapter, and the additional requirements of this regulation.B. The fill shall be designed to completely fill the disposal site to the approximate elevation of the ridgeline. A rock-core chimney drain may be used instead of the subdrain and surface diversion system required for valley fills. If the crest of the fill is not approximate
26.20.26.04.htm 26.20.26.04. 04 Durable Rock Fills.. A. The Bureau may approve alternative methods of disposal of hard rock spoil, including fill placement by dumping in a single lift, on a site specific basis, provided the services of a registered professional engineer experienced in the design and construction of earth and rockfill embankments are used and provided the requirements of this regulation and the general requirements for disposal of excess spoil are met.B. "Hard rock spoil" mean
26.20.26.05.htm 26.20.26.05. 05 Placement of Excess Spoil on Abandoned Mine Land.. A. Excess spoil from a permitted coal mining operation may be placed on abandoned mine land outside of the permit area if the Department determines that the:1) Abandoned mine land is eligible for funding under Environment Article, Title 15, Subtitle 11, Annotated Code of Maryland;2) Abandoned mine land is referenced in the permit application and identified on the permit map;. 3) Plan for the placement of the excess spoil on t
26.20.26.9999.htm 26.20.26.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―04 were previously codified as COMAR 08.13.09.32A―D, 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 08.20.26 to COMAR 26.20.26, June 1996. Regulation .01A amended effective January 14, 1999 (26:1 Md. R. 25).
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