The Secretary may provide technical, planning, and design assistance to Federal and non-Federal interests for carrying out projects to address water quality problems caused by drainage and related activities from abandoned and inactive noncoal mines.
(b) Specific measures
Assistance provided under subsection (a) of this section may be in support of projects for the purposes of—
(1)managing drainage from abandoned and inactive noncoal mines;
(2)restoring and protecting streams, rivers, wetlands, other waterbodies, and riparian areas degraded by drainage from abandoned and inactive noncoal mines; and
(3)demonstrating management practices and innovative and alternative treatment technologies to minimize or eliminate adverse environmental effects associated with drainage from abandoned and inactive noncoal mines.
(c) Non-Federal share
The non-Federal share of the cost of assistance under subsection (a) of this section shall be 50 percent, except that the Federal share with respect to projects located on land owned by the United States shall be 100 percent.
(d) Effect on authority of Secretary of the Interior
Nothing in this section affects the authority of the Secretary of the Interior under title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1231 et seq.).
(e) Technology database for reclamation of abandoned mines
The Secretary may provide assistance to non-Federal and nonprofit entities to develop, manage, and maintain a database of conventional and innovative, cost-effective technologies for reclamation of abandoned and inactive noncoal mine sites. Such assistance shall be provided through the Rehabilitation of Abandoned Mine Sites Program managed by the Sacramento District Office of the Corps of Engineers.
(f) Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000.
The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, referred to in subsec. (d), is Pub. L. 95–87, Aug. 3, 1977, 91 Stat. 445, as amended. Title IV of the Act is classified generally to subchapter IV (§ 1231 et seq.) of chapter
25 of Title
30, Mineral Lands and Mining. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
1201 of Title
30 and Tables.
Section was enacted as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999, and not as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 which comprises this chapter.
2007—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 110–114substituted “$20,000,000” for “$7,500,000”.
2003—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 108–137substituted “$7,500,000” for “$5,000,000”.
Secretary means the Secretary of the Army, see section 2 ofPub. L. 106–53, set out as a note under section
2201 of this title.
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