Cumulative impact area

Cumulative impact area means the area, including the permit area, within which impacts resulting from the proposed operation may interact with the impacts of all anticipated mining on surface- and ground-water systems. Anticipated mining shall include, at a minimum, the entire projected lives through bond releases of:
(a) The proposed operation,
(b) all existing operations,
(c) any operation for which a permit application has been submitted to the regulatory authority, and
(d) all operations required to meet diligent development requirements for leased Federal coal for which there is actual mine development information available.


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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