30 CFR 948.15 - Approval of West Virginia regulatory program amendments.

§ 948.15 Approval of West Virginia regulatory program amendments.
The following table lists the dates that West Virginia submitted proposed amendments to OSM, the dates when OSM published final rules approving all or portions of those amendments in the Federal Register, and the State statutory or regulatory citations for those amendments (or a brief description of the amendment). The amendments appear in order of the date of publication of the final rules announcing OSM's decisions on the amendments. The preambles to those final rules identify and discuss any assumptions underlying approval, any conditions placed on the approval, and any exceptions to the approval.
Original amendment submission date Date of publication of final rule Citation/description of approved provisions
October 29, 1981 May 11, 1982 § 10.
June 17, 1982 September 10, 1982 § E.03 of the State's coal refuse disposal regulations.
September 14, 1982, October 29, 1982 March 1, 1983 §§ 4D.04h; 6A.02a.6; 6B.02, .07c.2, f; 7A.02a.6; 12B.07; 15A.01; Part H concerning alternative bonding system.
February 16, 1983, April 29, 1983, June 15, 1983, September 13, 1983 November 16, 1983 Technical Handbook of Standards and Specifications for Mining Operations; applicability; bond release procedures for interim program permits; incidental mining.
January 12, 1984 September 20, 1984 Chapter 22-4 Series—blaster certification program.
November 20, 1984 April 23, 1985 Chapter 22-4 Series, § 6.01(B), —blaster certification program.
March 30, 1984, October 30, 1984, May 20, 1985, June 14, 1985 July 11, 1985 Reclamation and coal refuse disposal; Transfer of program authority; permit addendum and Chapter 20, Revegetation, of the Technical Handbook for Surface Mining; permit or significant revision to a permit; the coal exploration approval document; civil penalty procedures; assessable and non-assessable violations.
November 11, 1985 March 20, 1986 Financial analysis and supporting documentation demonstrating sufficient money in the special reclamation fund; withdrawals from the fund; noncoal administrative expenses.
June 30, 1986, April 26, 1986 May 23, 1990 Code of Violations; Replacement of all regulations in chapter 20, Article 6, Series VII and VII-A (1985) with new set of Legislative Rules at title 38, Series 2.
June 29, 1990 October 4, 1991 CSR 38-2 §§ 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 11 through 14, 17, 20, 22.
July 12, 1991 November 19, 1991 CSR 38-2-20.5, .6, .7.
July 30, 1993 August 16, 1995 CSR 38-2-14.14(b)(4), (g)(1)(B), (g)(8), (11), (12).
June 28, 1993 October 4, 1995, February 21, 1996 WV Code 22-1-4 through -8; 22-2; 22-3-3, -5, -7, -8, -9, a, -11(a), (g), -12, -13, -15, -17, -18, -19, -22, -26, -28, -40; 22B-1-4 through -12; 22B-3-4; 22B-4; CSR 38-2-1.2, -2, -3.1(o), .4, .6, .7, .8, .12, .14, .15, .16, .25, .26, .27(a), .28, .29, .30, .31(a), .32, .33, .34, -4, .1(a), .2 through .12, -5.2, .4, .5, -6, .3(b), .6, .8, -8.1,-9, -11.1 through .7, -12.2, .3, .4(a), (2)(B), (c) through (e) except the words “other responsible party” at (e) are not approved, .5, -13, -14.5, .8, .11, .12, .14, .15, .17, .18, .19, -15.2, -16.2, -17, -18.3, -20.1, .2, .4 through .7, -22; 38-2C-4, -5, -8.2, -10.1, -11.1; 38-2D-4.4(b), -6.3(a), -8.7(a).
April 2, 1996 July 24, 1996 CSR 38-2-4.12, -5.4(c), -12.2(e), -14.3(c), .14(e)(4), .15(m).
February 23, 1998 July 14, 1998 WV Code Sections 22B-1-7(d), 7(h); 22B-3-4. WV Regulations CSR 38-2-1.2(c)(1). Vacating of retroactive approval published on February 21, 1996.
April 28, 1997 February 9, 1999 W.Va. Code 22-3 Sections 3(u)(2)(1) (decision deferred), (2)(not approved), (3); 3(x), (y) (partial approval), (z) (partial approval); 13(b)(20), (22), (c)(3) (decision deferred); 15(h); 17(b); 18(c), (f); 28 (a-c) (not approved), (d), (e) (decision deferred), (f). WV Regulations CSR 38-2 Sections 2.4, 2.43 (not approved), 2.95 (not approved), 2.108, 2.120; 3.2.e; 3.12.a.1 (partial approval), .2 (partial approval); 3.14.b.7 & .8 deleted, .12.E, .15.B deleted, .13.B; 3.29.a (partial approval); 3.35; 5.5.c; 6.5.a; 8.2.e; 9.2.i.2; 9.3.h.1, .2; 14.11.e, .f, .g, .h; 14.15.b.6.A, .c, .d; 16.2.c (partial approval), .2, .3, .4 (partial approval for .4); 20.1.e
April 28, 1997 May 14, 1999 W.Va. Code 22-3 Section 13(c)(3) [not approved].
May 11, 1998 May 5, 2000 West Virginia regulations at CSR 38-2-2.25; 2.102; 3.32.d.12; 14.16 through 14.19; 22.5.1; 24 (except 24.4).
May 5, 1999 October 1, 1999 CSR 38-2-2.11; 2.78; 3.12.a.2, and .2.B; 3.32.b; 3.35; 14.12.a.1; 16.2.c, and .c.3; and 22.4.g.
March 25, 1999 November 12, 1999 W.Va. Code 22-1-7(a)(7); 22-3-13(a), (b)(3) and (15), (e), and (f); 22-3-13a, in 13a(g) the words “upon request” are not approved, in 13a(j)(2) the phrase “or the surface impacts of the underground mining methods” is not approved; 22-3-22a; 22-3-23(c)(3) decision is deferred; 22-3-24(c), (d), (e), and (f); 22-3-30a, in 30a(a) the phrase “of overburden and coal” is not approved, 30a(c) and (f) are not approved; and 22-3A.
March 14, 2000, March 28, 2000, and April 6, 2000 August 18, 2000 W.Va. Code 22-3- at 3(e), (u)(2); (y); 13(c)(3) (qualified approval), (c)(3)(B)(iii); 23(c)(1), (2) (partial approval). CSR 38-2- at 2.31, 2.45, 2.98, 2.123, 2.136; 3.8c; 3.25; 7.2.i; 7.3; 7.4.a (qualified approval): 7.4.b.1; 7.4.b.1.A. (qualified approval), 7.4.b.1.B., C. (partial approval), D. (partial approval), E. (qualified approval), F., G. (partial approval), H., I. (partial approval), J. (qualified approval), K.; 14.15.f.
March 14, 2000, March 28, 2000, and April 6, 2000 12/21/00 CSR 38-2-7.5.(qualified approval), 7.5.a., b., c., d., e. (qualified approval), f. (qualified approval), g. (qualified approval), h. (h.2.B. is a qualified approval), i. (i.1.B., i.3.H., i.3.Q. and i.7.A., and i.10. are qualified approvals), j. (j.2.C. and j.2.E. are qualified approvals; j.3.B. partial approval; j.4. qualified approval, j.6.A. partial approval, j.6.B. qualified approval, j.7. qualified approval), k. (qualified approval), l., m., n., o. (qualified approval; o.2. is a partial approval).
September 24, 2001 December 28, 2001 W. Va. Code 22-1-17; 22-3-11(a), (c), (d), (g) through (n); 22-3-12(a) through (f).
November 30, 2000; May 2, 2001; November 28, 2001; February 26, 2002; March 8, 2002 May 1, 2002 Emergency rule provisions: CSR 38-2-3.12.a.1, a.2, a.2.B; 5.4.b.8, d.3; 16.2.c.4.Policy/guidance documents submitted February 26, 2002: Attachments 1A; 2P; 3P and the updated listing (Administrative Record Number WV-1278); 4 except examples 1 and 3 through 8; 6; and 9. Policy/guidance documents submitted March 8, 2002: Attachments 1; 3A; and 8. In House Bill 2663: CSR 38-2-3.12.a.1; 3.14.a; 12.2.e; 12.4.e; 14.8.a.6; 16.2.c.4; and 24.4. In Senate Bill 689: W. Va. Code 22-3-13a(g), (j); 30a(a).
September 24, 2001April 9, 2002 May 29, 2002 CSR 38-2-12.5.d.
April 9, 2002June 19, 2002 December 3, 2002 CSR 38-2-14.15.a.1, a.2; b.5; b.6.A, b.6.B.1; c, c.1, c.4; d, d.1, d.2, d.3; e, e.1, e.2, e.3; g (partial approval), g.2; i (qualified approval).
May 21, 2001, August 12, 2002 May 7, 2003 W. Va. Code 22-3-10(b).
April 9, 2002, June 19, 2002 June 27, 2003 CSR 38-2: 2.31.b.1; 2.43; 2.108; 3.1.i.2; 3.25.a.4; 3.30.d.8; 3.32.e; 5.4.e.2; 7.4.a.1; 7.4.b.1.C.5; 7.4.b.1.D.1; 7.4.b.1.G.1; 7.4.b.1.G.3; 7.4.b.1.H.2; 7.4.b.1.I.2; 7.4.b.1.I.3; 7.5.i.1.B; 7.5.i.3.Q; 7.5.i.10; 7.5.j.3.A; 7.5.j.6.A; 7.5.j.6.B; 7.5.o.2; 8.2.b.3; 10.4.a.1.D; 10.6.b.3; 11.2.b; 11.4.a.1; 11.4.a.4; 11.5. (deletion of former); 11.5.a; 12.5.e; 14.12.a.1; 17.3.b.2; 17.4; 17.6; and 22.7.a.
March 18, 2003 July 7, 2003 CSR 38-2-3.2.c, 3.7.d, 3.20 3.22.f.5.A, A.1, and A.2, 5.4.b.4, 5.4.b.11, 5.6, 8.2.e, 9.1.a, 9.3.d, 9.3.f, 10.2.a.4, 10.3.a.1, 10.4.c.1, 10.6.b.2, b.7.A, b.7.B, b.8, 14.5.h, 14.14.g.1, g.2 (partial approval; also, approved only to the extent that after removal of erosion protection zones, the stream channel will be restored), and g.3, 14.15.a.2, c, and g, 17.1, 20.6.a, c, and d, e, f, and j, 22.4.g.3.A and i.6, 24.2.a, 24.3, and 24.4. CSR 38-4-25.14.
May 2, 2001, July 1, 2003 December 1, 2003 CSR 38-2-2.39 (a deletion), 3.22.e, 3.31.a (deferral), 3.32.g, 5.2.a, and 11.3.a.3.
October 30, 2000, November 28, 2001 December 10, 2003 W.Va. Code 22-3-13a(a)(3), (b), (c), (f)(14), (g); 22a(a), (b), (e), (f), (g); 30a(b), (b)(3), (b)(3)(C), (b)(5), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h).Code of State Regulations CSR 199-1, except as identified at 30 CFR 948.12(d), and subdivision 3.10.d is a qualified approval.
March 14, 2000, March 28, 2000, and April 5, 2000 June 17, 2004 CSR 38-2-7.4.b.1.I.
March 25, 2004 February 8, 2005 CSR 38-2-3.12.a.1; 7.6 (except the word “excessive” at 7.6.e.1); 7.7 (except the word “excessive” at 7.7.e.1); 9.3.g; 14.15.a.1; 14.15.g; 20.1.a.6; 22.5.a; 23 (deleted); and 24. Reduced Inspection Frequency Policy dated November 3, 2004.
October 17, 2005, and amended November 4, 2005 December 30, 2005 CSR 38-2-11.3.a.3.
June 13, 2005, and modified on August 23, 2005 March 2, 2006 W.Va. Code 22-3-11(h)(2)(B); 11a; 32a; 22-27-1 through 12. CSR 38-2-2.92; 3.29.a; 5.4.a, b.9, b.10, b.12, c.7, d.3, d.4, e.1, f; 7.4.b.1.A.1, A.3, A.3(b), A.4, B.1, C.1, C.2, C.3, C.4, C.5, D.6, D.8, D.9, D.11, H.1, H.2, H.6, I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4, J.1; 7.5.a, b.3, i.10, j.3.A, j.3.B, j.3.E, l.4.A, o.2; 9.3.d, 9.3.e; 14.5.h, 14.14.g.2.A.6; 14.15.c.3; 20.6.d, 20.6.j. CSR 199-1-2.36a, 2.36b, 2.37; 3.3.b, 3.7; 4.8, 4.8.c, 4.8.f, 4.8.g, 4.9; Water Rights and Replacement Policy (August 1995); September 2003 MOA between WVDEP, DMR and WVDNR, Wild Resources Section; Permittee's Request for Release form, Item 11, dated March 2005.
April 17, 2006 August 28, 2006 W. Va. Code 22-3-24(c), (d), (e), and (h).CSR 38-2-7.2.e.1; 7.3.d; and 7.8 (qualified approval).
April 17, 2008 June 16, 2008 W. Va. Code 22-3-11(g) (interim approval), 11(h)(1) (interim approval).
March 22, 2007 December 24, 2008 CSR 38-2-2.39 (deletion of cumulative impact definition).CSR 38-2-3.22.e (approval of material damage to the hydrologic balance definition).
May 28, 2009 July 22, 2009 W. Va. Code 22-3-11(h)(1) (interim approval).
May 2, 2011 June 29, 2011 W. Va. Code 22-3-7(b); 8(a)(4); 19(a)(4); 19(b)(2); 19(b)(3); 19(d); and 19(e) (interim approvals).CSR 38-2-11.4.a.2 (interim approval).
April 27, 2012 July 11, 2012 W. Va. Code 22-3-11(h)(1) (interim approval).
[62 FR 9957, Mar. 5, 1997]
Editorial Note:
For Federal Register citations affecting § 948.15, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.fdsys.gov.

Title 30 published on 2013-07-01

no entries appear in the Federal Register after this date.

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].

It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.


United States Code

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 948 after this date.

  • 2014-05-20; vol. 79 # 97 - Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    1. 79 FR 28858 - West Virginia Regulatory Program
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
      Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment.
      We will accept written comments on this amendment until 4 p.m. E.S.T., on June 19, 2014. If requested, we will hold a public hearing on the amendment on June 16, 2014. We will accept requests to speak at a hearing until 4 p.m. E.S.T., on June 4, 2014.
      30 CFR Part 948