42 U.S. Code § 6966b - Use of granular mine tailings
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(a) Mine tailings
(1) In general
Not later than 180 days after August 10, 2005, the Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation and heads of other Federal agencies, shall establish criteria (including an evaluation of whether to establish a numerical standard for concentration of lead and other hazardous substances) for the safe and environmentally protective use of granular mine tailings from the Tar Creek, Oklahoma Mining District, known as “chat”, for—
In establishing criteria under paragraph (1), the Administrator shall consider—
(3) Public participation
In establishing the criteria under paragraph (1), the Administrator shall solicit and consider comments from the public.
(4) Applicability of criteria
On the establishment of the criteria under paragraph (1), any use of the granular mine tailings described in paragraph (1) in a transportation project that is carried out, in whole or in part, using Federal funds, shall meet the criteria established under paragraph (1).
(b) Effect of sections
Nothing in this section or section 6966a of this title affects any requirement of any law (including a regulation) in effect on August 10, 2005.
Source(Pub. L. 89–272, title II, § 6006, as added Pub. L. 109–59, title VI, § 6018(a),Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1890.)
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