30 CFR § 910.700 - Georgia Federal program.

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§ 910.700 Georgia Federal program.

(a) This part contains all rules that are applicable to surface coal mining operations in Georgia which have been adopted under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

(b) The rules in this part cross-reference pertinent parts of the permanent program regulations in this chapter. The full text of a rule is in the permanent program rule cited under the relevant section of the Georgia Federal program.

(c) The rules in this part apply to all surface coal mining operations in Georgia conducted on non-Federal and non-Indian lands. The rules in subchapter D of this chapter apply to operations on Federal lands in Georgia.

(d) The information collection requirements contained in this part do not require approval by the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3507 because there are fewer than ten respondents annually.

(e) The following provisions of Georgia laws provide, where applicable, for more stringent environmental control and regulation of surface coal mining operations than do the provisions of the Act and the regulations in this chapter. Therefore, pursuant to section 505(b) of the Act, they shall not be construed to be inconsistent with the Act:

(1) Georgia Code Ann. section 56-412 pertaining to limitation of risks for insurance companies.

(2) Georgia Code Ann. section 414-1306 pertaining to the limitation on loan amounts made by banks.

(3) Georgia Safe Dams Act of 1978 and the Rules for Dam Safety, Chapter 391-3-8 of the Rules of the Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division.

(4) Chapter 391-34 of the rules of the Department of Natural Resources, Enviromental Protection Division, pertaining to solid waste management.

(5) Georgia Seed Laws and Rules and Regulations containing the Noxious Weed List.

(f) The following are Georgia laws that interfere with the achievement of the purposes and requirements of the act and are, in accordance with Section 504(g) of the Act, preempted and superseded:

(1) The Georgia Surface Mining Act of 1968, Georgia Code Ann. Section 43-1401 et seq., but not to the extent that it regulates surface coal mining operations which affect two acres or less or are otherwise not regulated by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.

(2) Rules for Land Reclamation, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, Chapter 391-3-3(1976), but not to the extent that such regulations apply to surface coal mining operations which affect two areas or less or are otherwise not regulated by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.

[47 FR 36399, Aug. 19, 1982, as amended at 52 FR 13806, Apr. 24, 1987]