Substantially disturb

Substantially disturb means, for purposes of coal exploration, to significantly impact land or water resources by blasting; by removal of vegetation, topsoil, or overburden; by construction of roads or other access routes; by placement of excavated earth or waste material on the natural land surface or by other such activities; or to remove more than 250 tons of coal.


30 CFR § 701.5

Scoping language

As used in this chapter, the following terms have the specified meanings, except where otherwise indicated:

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