30 CFR § 938.15 - Approval of Pennsylvania regulatory program amendments.

§ 938.15 Approval of Pennsylvania regulatory program amendments.

The following is a list of the dates amendments were submitted to OSM, the dates when the Director's decision approving all, or portions of these amendments, were published in the Federal Register and the State citations or a brief description of each amendment. The amendments in this table are listed in order of the date of final publication in the Federal Register.

Original amendment submission date Date of final publication Citation/description
April 26, 1983, May 12, 1983 October 5, 1983 Bureau of Water Quality Management Underground Mine/Coal preparation Plant Permit Application Instructions; Bituminous Underground Mining Operation Permit/Manual; Coal Refuse Disposal Permit Application; Anthracite Coal Refuse Disposal Permit Application; Anthracite Bank Removal and Reclamation Permit Application; Anthracite Surface Mine Permit Application; Anthracite Underground Mining Operation Permit Application/Manual; Memorandum of Understanding between the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources and the Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission.
August 1, 1983 January 4, 1984 25 PA Code 89.143(2)(iii)(A) through (D), (4), .144(b)(3), .145(a)(4), (b), (d), .146(e), .147(a).
January 17, 1984 March 20, 1984 Pennsylvania policy statement: Citizen Complaint Procedures, Department of Environmental Resources Inspection and Enforcement Policy for Mining Operations, Civil Penalty Program.
October 31, 1983 May 15, 1984, July 3, 1984 25 PA Code 86.5, .38(b), .112(b), .134(c), .211; 87.1, .112(c)(1), (2), (d), (e), .144, .138, .175; 89.86(a)(1), .161, .162, .163; 90.1, .112(c), (d), (e); addendum to the DER Inspection and Enforcement Policy for Mining Operations.
March 30, 1984 November 27, 1984 25 PA Code chapter 88, subchapters A through D, F.
March 2, 1984 April 4, 1985 Blaster training, examination and certification program, as contained in 25 PA Code chapter 210, subchapter A.
April 19, 1985 August 15, 1985 Blaster certification program.
April 18, 1985 November 4, 1985 25 PA Code chapter 89, subchapter F on subsidence control regulations.
September 5, 1985 February 19, 1986 Act 158 of 1984; 25 PA Code chapter 87, subchapter F; chapter 88, subchapter G; letters from the Pennsylvania Deputy General Counsel and the First Deputy Attorney General to Rebecca W. Hanmer, Director, Office of Water Enforcement Permits, U.S. EPA, dated July 8, 1985, and August 19, 1985, respectively.
November 2, 1984 May 19, 1986 25 PA Code 86.37(a)(13), .171(e)(12), .172(d)(2)(iii); 88.1 - definitions for “cropland,” “historically used for cropland,” “prime farmland,” and “soil survey”, .24(b)(4), .30(a), (1), .31(a)(7), .32, .61, .129, .134(a), (e), .135(c)(1), (f)(2), (h), .136(a), (c), .137(18), (19), .217, .330, .381(b)(2), (c)(6), (8), (9), .491(i)(1), (13), (22), (23), (j), (k), .492(m), .493(8).
September 30, 1985 September 8, 1986 Civil Penalty Program: §§ I, II.2, II.4, II.8; Inspection and Enforcement Policy: §§ II.B.2.a.(4), (5), E, J.
April 18, 1985 June 18, 1987 25 PA Code 89.143(b).
January 22, 1987 July 14, 1987 § 4.2(F)(II) : right-of-entry requirements.
April 14, 1987 October 27, 1988 §§ II.J of the Inspection and Enforcement Policy, II.2 of the Civil Penalty Program, both concern alternative enforcement actions for failure to abate violations.
December 5, 1988 July 14, 1989 25 PA Code 86.1, .12; 88.1, .381; 89.5.
August 17, 1988 August 18, 1989 Civil Penalty Program, § II (Assessment), paragraph 4; Program Guidance Manual, § 1:3:6 (Civil Penalty Assessments) part 1 - Coal, paragraph 4.
August 21, 1986 November 3, 1989 PA Policy Statement entitled Reclamation in Lieu of Cash Payment for Civil Penalties found in Department of Environmental Resources Program Guidance Manual at § 1:3:9.
December 22, 1989 May 31, 1991 25 PA Code 86.17(e), .83(a)(2), .112(b)(1), .158(b)(1), (2), (3), .174(d)(1), .175(1), (2), (3), .182(d); 87.73, .112(b)(1), (f), .125(a), .127(e)(2), (h), .131(n), .135(a), .138; 88.24(b)(4), .492(c)(4); 89.34(a)(1), (2)(ii), .59(a)(1), (2), (3), .71(d), .82, .101(a), (d), .172(b); 90.112(b)(1), (d), (f), .150.
September 24, 1986 October 24, 1991 25 PA Code 86.182, .186 through .190; PA SMCRA §§ 3.1 , 4(a), (b), 18(c)(i), 18.8.
May 27, 1992 October 28, 1992 25 PA Code 86.83, .94.
June 2, 1992 November 16, 1992 25 PA Code 86.1; 88.1, .381; 89.5.
December 18, 1991 December 30, 1992, January 14, 1993, April 8, 1993 25 PA Code 86.1, .36(c), .37(a), (c), .41 .43, .44, .52(c)(4), .53, .55(d), .62, .63, .101, .102, .129, .132, .133, .134(3)(ii)(C), (12), .136, .151(a), (d), (h), .163, .165, .193(3), (f), .194, .195, .202, .212; 87.1, .11, .14, .21, .42(2), .54(a)(9), (22), .77, .112(c), .151(d), .155, .160, .166; 88.1, .22(2), .31(a)(9), (22), .56, .115, .116, .381(c)(9), .491(a)(1)(ii), (i)(7), .492(f); 89.5, .26, .38(a), (b), (c), .86, .90, .111(c); 90.1, .11(a)(3), .21(a)(9), (24), .40, .112(c), .134, .140, .155(d), .159.
February 18, 1993 July 6, 1993 25 PA Code 86.17.
March 9, 1993 December 6, 1993 PA SMCRA § 4(d) concerning financial instruments for performance bonds.
May 11, 1993 July 20, 1994 25 PA Code 86.142, .159, .166.
October 24, 1994 April 3, 1995 25 PA Code 86.81 through .89, .91 through .95.
December 19, 1996 May 30, 1997 25 PA Code, Chapter 86, Subchapter D: 86.101; 86.102; 86.103; 86.121; 86.122; 86.123; 86.124; 86.125; 86.126; 86.127; 86.128; 86.129; 86.130.
January 23, 1995 November 7, 1997 Chapters 86 through 90.
September 13, 1995 April 22, 1998 Pennsylvania law Act 1994-114 concerning the special authorization for refuse disposal in areas previously affected by mining which contain pollutional discharges: Title and 1; 3; 3.2(b); 4.1; 6.1(h)(5), (i); 6.2; 6.3; 15.1.
October 8, 1998 March 26, 1999 and June 8, 1999 52 P.S. 1396.3, 1396.4h.
August 17, 1998 February 2, 2000 Letter from Pennsylvania to OSM dated August 17, 1998 (PA-837.80), except a decision on the required amendment at 30 CFR 938.16(www) is deferred.
November 2, 1999 November 3, 2000 25 Pa. Code 86.1, 86.124, 86.152, 86.156, 86.160, 86.171, 86.182, 86.193, 86.194, 86.195, 86.201, and 86.202.
November 8, 1999 March 23, 2000 25 PA Code §§ 86.80 , 86.81, 86.82, 86.83, 86.84, 86.85, 86.86 (deleted), 86.87, 86.91 (deleted), 86.92, 86.94, 86.95 (deleted). Note: The incorporation of the reference to § 89.34 at 86.81(a)(2)(iii)(C) and 86.81(a)(2)(iv)(C) is approved to the extent that Pennsylvania implements this provision consistent with the SOAP funding provisions of SMCRA section 507(c)(1)(A) and the implementing regulations at 30 CFR 795.9(b)(1) . The incorporation of this reference into subsections 86.81(a)(2)(iii)(C) and 86.81(a)(2)(iv)(C) is not approved to the extent that the proposed subsections would authorized the expenditure of Pennsylvania SOAP funds under the subsections listed above for services that are not fundable under section 507(c)(1)(A) of SMCRA or 30 CFR 795.9(b)(1) .
25 PA Code 86.81(a)(2)(iii) is approved to the extent that the SOAP funds are not used to fund the activities required under 25 PA Code §§ 87.41 and 87.42(1) or §§ 88.21 and 88.22(1).
The reference of §§ 87.77, 88.56 and 89.38 (regarding archaeological and historic information) into subsections 86.81(a)(2)(iv)(A), (B) and (C) is approved to the extent that Pennsylvania implements these provisions consistent with the SOAP funding provisions of SMCRA section 507(c)(1)(D) and the implementing regulations at 30 CFR 795.9(b)(4) . The incorporation of these references (regarding public parks) into subsections 86.81(a)(2)(iv)(A), (B) and (C) is not approved to the extent that the proposed subsections would authorized the expenditure of Pennsylvania SOAP funds under the subsections listed above for services that are not fundable under section 507(c)(1)(D) of SMCRA or 30 CFR 795.9(b)(4) .
November 30, 1999 June 26, 2000 25 Pa. Code 86.2, 86.37, 86.40, 86.64, 86.70, 86.132-86.134, 86.174, 87.1, 87.77, 87.93, 87.97, 87.101, 87.106, 87.126, 87.127, 87.138, 87.144, 87.146, 87.159, 87.160, 87.166, 87.173, 87.174, 87.176, 87.209, 88.1, 88.56, 88.83, 88.91, 88.96, 88.118, 88.133, 88.138, 88.144, 88.191, 88.221, 88.231, 88.237, 88.283, 88.291, 88.296, 88.334, 88.335, 88.341, 88.492, 88.509, 89.38, 89.65, 89.67, 89.82, 89.87, 89.88, 89.90, 90.1, 90.40, 90.93, 90.97, 90.101, 90.106, 90.134, 90.140, 90.147, 90.150, 90.166.
January 3, 2001 August 15, 2001 25 Pa. Code 86.174.
January 3, 2001 November 16, 2001 Addition of Chapter 77, Section 7708 to 2001 Title 27 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes; repeal of the fifth sentence of section 4(b) and section 4.2(f)(5 ) of the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act of May 31, 1945 (P.L. 1198, No. 418); repeal of the last sentence of section 5(g) of the Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act of April 27, 1966 (1st Sp. Sess., P.L. 31, No. 1); repeal of the last sentence of section 5(i) of the Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act of September 24, 1968 (P.L. 1040, No. 318).
July 29, 1998 December 27, 2001 Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land 2001 Conservation Act: Repeal of Section 4 (52 P.S. 1406.4); 5(b)(partial approval); 5.1(a)(1) (52 P.S. 1406.5a(a)(1) (conditional approval); 5.1(a)(2) and (3) (52 P.S. 1406.5a(a)(2) and (3)); 5.2(a)(1), (2), and (3) (52 P.S. 1406.5b(a)(1), (2), and (3)); 5.2(b)(1) (52 P.S. 1406.5b(b)(1)); 5.2(c) (52 P.S. 1406.5b(c)); 5.2(e)(1) and (3) (52 P.S. 1406.5b(e)(1) and (3)); 5.2(f) (52 P.S. 1406.5b (f); 5.2(j) (52 P.S. 1406.5b(j)); 5.2(k) (52 P.S. 1406.5b(k)); 5.4(a) (52 P.S. 1406.5d(a))(partial approval); 5.4(a)(1), (2) and (4) (52 P.S. 1406.5d(a)(1), (2) and (4)); 5.4(b) (52 P.S. 1406.5d(b)); 5.5(a) (52 P.S. 1406.5e(a))(partial approval); 5.5 (d), (e), and (g) (52 P.S. 1406.5e(d), (e) and (g)); 5.6(a) and (b) (52 P.S. 1406.5f(a) and (b)); 6 (52 P.S. 1406.6))(partial approval); 9.1(a), (b), (c), and (d) (52 P.S. 1406.9a(a), (b), (c), and (d); Repeal of Section 15 (52 P.S. 1406.15); 17.1 (52 P.S. 1406.17a); 18.1 (52 P.S. 1406.18a)
25 Pa. Code Section: 89.5, the definitions of the following terms: “dwelling,” “irreparable damage,” “material damage,” “noncommercial building,” “public buildings and facilities,” “public water supply system,” “rebuttable presumption area,” “underground mining,” “underground mining operations,” and “water supply;” 89.33; 89.34; 89.35; 89.36; 89.141(a); 89.141(d)(2), (4), (5), (7), (8), (10) and (11); 89.141(d), (d)(3), (6), and (9)(partial approval); deletion of 89.142; 89.142a(a) (partial approval) 89.142a(a)(1), (2), (3) and (4); 89.142a(b); 89.142a(c)(1) and (2)(i) “ (v); 89.142a(c)(3) (partial approval); 89.142a(d) (partial approval); 89.142a(e); 89.142a(f)(1) (partial approval); 89.142a(f)(1)(i), (ii), (iv), and (v); 89.142a(f)(2)(i) (partial approval); 89.142a(g)(1) (partial approval); 89.142a(g)(2), and (3); 89.142a(h) (1) and (2) (partial approval); 89.142a(i)(1) (partial approval); 89.142a)(i)(2), (j), (k), and (l); deletion of 89.143; 89.143a(a) (partial approval); 89.143a(b); 89.143a(d)(1) and (2) (partial approval);deletion of 89.144; 89.144a(a)(2), and (3); deletion of 89.145; 89.145a(a)(1)(i)-(vi); 89.145a(a)(2) and (3); 89.145a(b)(partial approval); 89.145a(c); 89.145a(d); 89.145a(e)(1) and (2) (partial approval); 89.145a(f)(1)(i)-(iv); 89.145a(f)(2); 89.145a(f)(3)(i) and (ii)(partial approval); 89.145a(f)(3)(iii); 89.145a(f)(4); 89.146a(a) and (b); 89.146a(c) (partial approval); 89.152(a)(1) and (3); 89.152(b); 89.153 (a), (b), and (c); 89.154(a) through (d); 89.155(a), 89.155(b)(1) and (2) (partial approval); 89.155(b)(3) and (4); 89.155(c) (partial approval).
February 25, 2002 November 6, 2002 25 Pa. Code 86.37, 87.160, 88.138, 88.231, 88.335, 90.134, 87.160.
November 22, 1999 July 7, 2003 25 Pa. Code 86.1 definition of “valid existing rights;” 86.101 definitions of “fragile lands,” “historic lands,” “public building,” “public park,” “renewable resource lands,” “significant recreational value, timber, economic or other values incompatible with surface mining operations,” and “surface mining operations;” 86.102(1), (3) through (5), and (7) through (12); 86.103(c), (d), and (e); 86.121, 86.123(c) and (c)(5); 86.124(a), (c), (d) and (f); 86.125; 86.126; 86.127; 86.128; 86.129; and 86.130(b).
February 25, 2002 August 15, 2003 25 Pa. Code 210.11; 210.13 - 210.19; 211.101-211.103; 211.111-211.115; 211.121-211.125; 211.131-211.133; 211.141; 211.151-211.162; 211.171-211.173; 211.181-211.182
December 20, 2001 October 2, 2003 25 Pa. Code 88.281, 88.310, 88.332, 89.59, 90.1, 90.5, 90.12, 90.13, 90.34, 90.45, 90.49, 90.50, 90.101, 90.116a, 90.122, 90.167, 90.201-207, 90.301-309, and 90.401.
August 27, 2003 December 9, 2004 25 Pa. Code 86.1 modification of definition of underground mining activities, 86.151(b)(2), 86.152(a), 89.5, Addition of definitions of EPAct structures and EPAct water supplies; removal of definition of permanently affixed appurtenant structures; modification of definitions of underground mining activities and underground mining operations, 89.141(d), 89.142a(a), (c) through (i), 89.143a(a), (c) and (d), 89.144a(a) and (b), 89.145a(a), (b), (e) and (f), 89.146a(c)(2), and 89.152(a) and (b).
In BMSLCA, Sections 5.2(b)(2), 5.2(d), 5.2(e)(2), 5.2(i), 5.3(a), 5.3(b), 5.3(c), 5.5(c), 5.5(f), 5.6(c), and 5.6(d).
December 18, 1998 May 13, 2005 In PASMCRA, Section 3 Definition of “Total Project Costs;” Sections 3.1 ; 4(a), (d), (d.2), (g), and (h); 4.2(f) (partial approval); 4.2(i); 4.6(i) and (j); 4.7; 4.10; 4.11; 4.12 (partial approval); 4.13; 18(a), (a.1), (a.2), and (a.3); 18(f), (g)(4) and (5); 18.7; 18.9; 18.10.
25 Pa. Code 86.142 Definitions of “Annuity,” “Trustee,” and “Trust Fund;” 25 Pa. Code 86.151(b), (c), and (j); 86.152(a) and (b); 86.156(b); 86.157(3), (4), (5), (6), (7), and (8); 86.158(c)(6), (e), (f), and (g); 86.161(3); 86.168; 86.171(a), (b)(6) and (7), (f)(4), (g), and (h); 86.174(a) and (d); 86.175(a) and (b)(3); 86.182(a)(3) and (4), (d), (e), (f), (g); 86.195(b), 86.251-253; 86.261-86.270; 86.281(a)-(d); 86.281(e) (partial approval); 86.282-284; 86.291-295; 86.351-359.
25 Pa. Code 87.1 Definitions of “Water Supply,” “Water Supply Survey”; deletion of 87.11-21; 87.119 (partial approval); 87.147(b).
25 Pa. Code 88.1 Definitions of “Water Supply,” “Water Supply Survey”; 88.107 (partial approval); 88.121(b); 88.209(b).
May 23, 2006 April 17, 2007 25 Pa. Code: 86.187(a)(1), (b), (c); 86.188(b)(5) [deleted]; 86.188(c)(3) [deleted]; 86.189(c)(2) through (c)(4) [deleted reference to (c)(5)], 86.189 (c)(5) [deleted]; 86.190 (a) [the words “but are not limited to” are deleted]; 86.190(a)(3) [deleted].
December 18, 2006 October 4, 2007 25 Pa. Code 86.6 [add].
June 8, 2006 December 1, 2008 25 Pa. Code 210.11, 87.1, 88.1, and 89.5 added definition for mine opening blasting; 87.124(b) correction of reference error; 87.126(b)(2)(ii) phrase deletion; 87.127(b), 87.127(e), 87.127(e)(1) ,87.127(f)(1); 87.129(4);88.135(a), 88.135(b), 88.135(f)(1), 88.135(h) , 88.135(i); 88.493(7)(i); 89.62 (adding new language); 87.127(l) and 88.135(l) (deleted in their entirety).
August 1, 2008 August 10, 2010 52 P.S. 1396.4(d.2); 25 Pa. Code 86.1, 86.17(e), 86.187(a); The Conversion Assistance Program; Trust Funds as an Alternative Bonding System (ABS); Demonstration of Sufficient Funding for Outstanding Land Reclamation at Primacy ABS Forfeiture Sites; and, Demonstration of Sufficient Funding for Construction of All Necessary Discharge Treatment Facilities at the ABS Forfeiture Sites.
December 19, 2012 September 10, 2013 Addition of definitions to 25 Pa. Code 86.1, clarification of 86.3, and increase of fees at 86.17.
February 24, 2010 October 19, 2015 52 P.S. 30.54a(a)(6).
November 14, 2016 July 10, 2017 Pennsylvania's commitment to the completion of treatment systems for pollutional discharges on ABS Legacy Sites.
[62 FR 9953, Mar. 5, 1997]
Editorial Note:
For Federal Register citations affecting § 938.15, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.fdsys.gov.