30 CFR § 913.17 - State regulatory program provisions and amendments disapproved.
(a) The proposed definition of “previously mined area” in 62 IAC 1701.5, as submitted by Illinois on May 22, 1987, is disapproved to the extent that it includes lands subject to the reclamation standards of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1201et seq.).
(b) In 62 IAC 1761.11(c) and 1761.12(e)(1), as submitted by Illinois on May 22, 1987, the phrase “publicly owned” is disapproved to the extent that it modifies the term “places listed on the National Register of Historic Places” or an equivalent term.
(c) The proposed revisions to the definition of “valid existing rights” in 62 IAC 1701.Appendix A, also known as 62 IAC 1701.5, as submitted by Illinois on May 22, 1987, are disapproved to the extent that they expand the “needed for and adjacent” test to allow claims of valid existing rights for lands for which the applicant obtained the requisite property rights after August 3, 1977.
(d) In 62 IAC 1816.68(a) and 1817.68(a), as submitted by Illinois on July 17, 1989, the deletion of “wind velocity and direction” from the list of factors required in the blast records is disapproved.