30 CFR 817.107 - Backfilling and grading: Steep slopes.

§ 817.107 Backfilling and grading: Steep slopes.
(a) Underground mining activities on steep slopes shall be conducted so as to meet the requirements of §§ 817.102-817.106 and the requirements of this section.
(b) The following materials shall not be placed on the downslope:
(1) Spoil.
(2) Waste materials of any type.
(3) Debris, including that from clearing and grubbing.
(4) Abandoned or disabled equipment.
(c) Land above the highwall shall not be disturbed unless the regulatory authority finds that this disturbance will facilitate compliance with the environmental protection standards of this subchapter and the disturbance is limited to that necessary to facilitate compliance.
(d) Woody materials shall not be buried in the backfilled area unless the regulatory authority determines that the proposed method for placing woody material within the backfill will not deteriorate the stable condition of the backfilled area.
[48 FR 23370, May 24, 1983, as amended at 48 FR 41735, Sept. 16, 1983]

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U.S. Code: Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

Title 30 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 30 CFR 817 after this date.

  • 2014-07-25; vol. 79 # 143 - Friday, July 25, 2014
    1. 79 FR 43326 - Petition To Initiate Rulemaking; Use of Explosives on Surface Coal Mining Operations
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
      Notice; availability of petition to initiate rulemaking and request for comments on the petition.
      Electronic or written comments: We will accept written comments on the proposed rule on or before August 25, 2014.
      30 CFR Parts 816 and 817