30 CFR 784.14 - What requirements apply to the use of existing structures?

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§ 784.14 What requirements apply to the use of existing structures?

(a) Each application must contain a description of every existing structure that you propose to use in connection with or to facilitate surface coal mining and reclamation operations. The description must include -

(1) The location of the structure.

(2) Plans of the structure.

(3) A description of the current condition of the structure.

(4) The approximate dates when the structure was originally built.

(5) A showing, including relevant monitoring data or other evidence, of whether the structure meets the permanent program performance standards of subchapter K of this chapter or, if the structure does not meet the performance standards of subchapter K of this chapter, a showing of whether the structure meets the initial program performance standards of subchapter B of this chapter.

(b) Each application must contain a compliance plan for every existing structure that you propose to modify or reconstruct for use in connection with or to facilitate surface coal mining and reclamation operations. The compliance plan must include -

(1) Design specifications for the modification or reconstruction of the structure to meet the design and performance standards of subchapter K of this chapter.

(2) A schedule for the initiation and completion of any modification or reconstruction under paragraph (b)(1) of this section.

(3) Provisions for monitoring the structure during and after modification or reconstruction to ensure that the performance standards of subchapter K of this chapter are met.

(4) A demonstration that there is no significant risk of harm to the environment or to public health or safety during modification or reconstruction of the structure.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION
U.S. Code: Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

Title 30 published on 2015-10-21

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 30 CFR Part 784 after this date.

  • 2016-12-20; vol. 81 # 244 - Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    1. 81 FR 93066 - Stream Protection Rule
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective January 19, 2017.
      30 CFR Parts 700, 701, 773, 774, 777, 779, 780, 783, 784, 785, 800, 816, 817, 824, and 827