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Opportunities for good samaritan cleanup of hard rock abandoned mine lands

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Opportunities for good samaritan cleanup of hard rock abandoned mine lands

oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, Thursday, July 13, 2006

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Abandoned mined lands reclamation -- United States,
  • Hazardous waste site remediation -- United States,
  • Liability for environmental damages -- United States

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 100 p. ;
    Number of Pages100
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17211282M
    ISBN 100160778654
    ISBN 109780160778650

    The Abandoned Mine Land program is authorized in Title IV of the Surface Mining Law. States with an approved program, or specific Indian tribes, are eligible for Abandoned Mine Land grants. The funds come from fees paid by active coal mine operators on each ton of coal mined. Distribution of Funds. Regulatory Grant Funds. Date Location Action; 03/30/ House: Signed by the Speaker of the House: 03/22/ Senate: Signed by the President of the Senate: 03/18/ House: House Third Reading Passed - . Good Samaritan Legislation A number of barriers may prevent environmental cleanup of abandoned mines – technological, institutional, financial or regulatory. The latter can be overcome, in some cases and to some extent, by what is generally known as Good Samaritan Legislation.


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Opportunities for good samaritan cleanup of hard rock abandoned mine lands by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Download PDF EPUB FB2

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House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, Thursday, J [United States. Congress. House. Good Samaritan Initiative. The Good Samaritan Initiative is an Agency-wide effort to reduce barriers to the cleanup of abandoned (“orphan”) mine sites by Opportunities for good samaritan cleanup of hard rock abandoned mine lands book volunteers.

According to estimates, there are over half a million orphan mines nationwide, most of which are former hard rock mines located in. The idea is catching on in some circles.

Here’s a report from Gus Jarvis writing for The Telluride the article: After nearly 20 years of inaction, the creation of a Good Samaritan policy with regard to the cleanup of abandoned mine drainage flows has gained broad support across the West.

Abandoned mine lands (AMLs) are those lands, waters and surrounding watersheds where extraction, beneficiation or processing of ores and minerals has occurred. AMLs can pose serious threats to human health and the environment. The EPA conducts and supervises investigation and cleanup actions at a variety of mine sites.

cleanup of legacy mines – both inactive and abandoned mine lands (AMLs) – across our Nation. One way to accomplish this goal is through the development of Good Samaritan legislation that will create a framework for private and public parties to voluntarily cleanup the environmental problems associated with legacy mines without.

Abandoned Mine Lands: A Decade of Progress Reclaiming Hardrock Mines INTRODUCTION The Impact of Abandoned Hardrock Mine Lands on America’s Landscape The historic mining of hardrock minerals such as gold, lead, copper, silver, and uranium was a powerful incentive for exploration and settlement of the American West.

EPA intends for the Interim Guiding Principles for Good Samaritan Projects at Orphan Mine Sites (“Guidance”) to encourage the cleanup of abandoned hard rock mine sites by non-liable “Good Samaritans.” The Guidance, which permits limited recycling of mine waste during cleanup, may encourage action by mining companies with the resources.

The BLM maintains an inventory of known abandoned mine lands (mostly hardrock mines) on BLM-managed land. As of January 5,the inventory Opportunities for good samaritan cleanup of hard rock abandoned mine lands book sites, of which about 20 percent have been remediated or do not require further action.

The remaining 80 percent require further investigation and/or remediation. Cleanup Opportunities for good samaritan cleanup of hard rock abandoned mine lands book Abandoned Mines: Issues In “Good Samaritan” Legislation Congressional Research Service Summary On August 5,an accidental spill from the Gold King Mine, a long-abandoned gold mine site in Colorado, released an estimated three million gallons of acid mine drainage (AMD) wastewater into a tributary of the Animas Size: KB.

Opportunities for good samaritan cleanup of hard rock abandoned mine lands: oversight hearing before the Distributed to some depository libraries in microfiche. Shipping list no.: P. "Serial no.

" Includes bibliographical references. Also. Good Samaritan Protection to Enhance Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup Finding a Path Forward Ap – Colorado School of Mines The Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, in conjunction with the Colorado School of Mines and Trout Unlimited, presents the Summit: Good Samaritan Protection to Enhance Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup -- Finding Opportunities for good samaritan cleanup of hard rock abandoned mine lands book Path Forward, to be held on the Colorado.

] The Hard(rock) Truth About Abandoned Mines liable for cleanup or any further environmental protections. 25 The absence of government regulation on these public domain lands is an incentive for.

Good Samaritan legislation has been suggested as a solution to clean up the estimatedabandoned mines that plague the West[ii]. It is intended to encourage reclamation by granting Clean Water Act liability waivers to “Good Samaritans” – ideally state or local governments, or civic organizations – who would then clean up the.

Mine cleanup for dummies: A flowchart Peter Butler's late October tour of abandoned hardrock mines began high on Red Mountain Pass near Silverton, Colo., off a.

Good Samaritan Protection to Enhance Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup - Finding a Path Forward Ap – Colorado School of Mines – 8am to 5pm SUMMIT AGENDA Purpose: Identify necessary liability protection from applicable environmental laws that advance closure and remediation of the identified pilot/demonstration Size: 61KB.

Cleanup at Abandoned Hardrock Mines: Issues Raised by “Good Samaritan” Legislation in the th Congress Summary In the th Congress, several bills were introduced to address the legacy of pollution from inactive and abandoned hardrock mines (IAMs) that degrades the environment throughout the United States, particularly in the West.

The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated. A THREATENING LEGACY. A cleanup plan for a former uranium mine on an Indian Tribe reservation was issued in September federal environment and land management agencies. The FMD oversees the environmental, health, and safety impacts of abandoned mine lands across the country.

DISCOVER ABANDONED MINE LANDS PARTNERS. The Good Samaritan Cleanup of Orphan Mines Act would ultimately lead to an improved environment.

Similar legislative efforts have received broad bipartisan support in the past, and I’m hopeful that we can continue our work together to reduce the risks associated with a spill similar to the Gold King Mine disaster and protect our treasured.

6 to facilitate the cleanup of an orphan mine site for 7 the public good. 8 SEC. REMEDIATION OF ORPHAN MINE SITES BY GOOD 9 SAMARITANS. 10 (a) PERMITS.—The permitting authority may issue 11 a permit to a Good Samaritan to carry out a project to 12 remediate historic mine residue at all or part of an orphan.

Investigating How Voluntary Mine Cleanups Can Benefit the Environment and People. Sustainable Conservation evaluated the costs and benefits of voluntary cleanups at abandoned mines in the western U.S. – and produced a case comparison between a voluntary cleanup done in Utah under the federal Good Samaritan Initiative, and a voluntary cleanup proposed in California.

If this is the case, then the opportunities for Good Samaritan cleanups will be limited. In Montana, more than 20 percent of priority sites are on federal land, and there are some estimates that as much as 70 percent of abandoned mine lands are located on federal land.

This would severely limit scope of proposed legislation. S. (th). A bill to facilitate the remediation of abandoned hardrock mines, and for other purposes. Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. H.R. (th). To facilitate the reclamation of abandoned hardrock mines, and for other purposes.

Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. National Reclamation of Abandoned Mine Lands by Michael N. Greeley, USDA - Forest Service, Washington, D.C.

Presentation to SME, March ABSTRACT. The movement to reclaim abandoned mine sites has gained momentum as federal, state, and private organizations have increased their commitment and resources to tackle mutual, and often controversial, problems of health and safety.

In fact, each of our more than chapters donates well more than 1, hours a year in volunteer service doing stream cleanups, including a number of abandoned coal and hard rock mine projects.

Since the creation of the Office of Surface Mining’s Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund inmore than $ billion has been collected from the.

The mission of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is to administer the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of (Mine Act), as amended by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of (MINER Act), and to enforce compliance with mandatory safety and health standards as a means to eliminate fatal accidents; to reduce the frequency and severity of.

The U.S. Government's Official Website for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). OSMRE's business practices are to reclaim abandoned mine lands (Title IV), regulate active coal mines (Title V), and apply sound science through technology transfer.

The USGS Abandoned Mine Lands Initiative is developing and demonstrating scientific knowledge and technologies that will assist Federal land management agencies to clean up contamination in areas near abandoned hardrock mines across the Nation.

Shown Here: Introduced in Senate (08/01/) Good Samaritan Cleanup of Abandoned Hardrock Mines Act of - Encourages the partial or complete remediation of inactive and abandoned mine sites for the public good by good samaritans (defined as individuals or entities who had no role in the creation of the historic mine residue or any resulting environmental pollution and are not legally.

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of provides for the restoration of mine lands, abandoned or left inadequately restored before August 3, Production fees of 35 cents per ton of surface-mined coal, 15 cents per ton of coal mined underground, and 10 cents per ton of lignite Continue reading.

Udall’s most recent bill creates a special permit for good Samaritan mine cleanups. It says that as long as you “significantly” improve the water quality – even if it’s not as good as mandated by the Clean Water Act – you’re protected.

Inthe Environmental Protection Agency issued a memo to clarify protections for cleanup. The Faro mine site is an abandoned lead and zinc mine located 15 km north of the Town of Faro, Yukon Territory. It is currently managed by the Government of Yukon with funding from the Government of Canada.

Below is a picture of a small portion of the site, the Rose Creek tailings complex. The Priority Mine Sites List was compiled by locating, sampling, scoring and ranking over mine and mill sites in the state starting in The sites were evaluated and ranked in order to facilitate the cleanup of the worst sites first.

Abandoned Hard Rock Mine Priority Sites Summary Report. In addition to the cleanup of abandoned mine sites and oil and gas wells, these activities include caring for wildlife habitats, National Conservation Lands, and cultural, recreation and Author: Kate Magill. Opportunities for good samaritan cleanup of hard rock abandoned mine lands: oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Resources, U.S.

House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, Thursday, J   Efforts to clean abandoned hard rock mines are particularly cash-strapped since they don’t benefit from a dedicated revenue source for abandoned mine cleanup in the same way that coal mines do.

As part of ’s Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, coal miners pay a “coal fee” to the Department of the Interior. About Abandoned Mines. The purpose of the Abandoned Mine Lands Program is to alleviate the safety, health and environmental hazards of past coal mining practices while improving land productivity and enhancing the landscape.

The program has been operating since the early s and has reclaimed more t acres. A state-funded abandoned mine land reclamation program for Ohio was realized with the establishment of the Unreclaimed Lands Fund in The fund is utilized to complete reclamation projects on public and private lands affected by surface mining prior to Ap   Abandoned Mine Lands and Collective Cleanup Efforts.

J Jerry K. Jacka. On 5 Augusta contractor working for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accidentally breached a plug of waste rock at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. Interim Guidance: CERCLA Administrative Tools for Good Samaritans at Orphan Mine Sites Memorandum to assist the Regions in the implementation of the Good Samaritan Initiative and focuses on administrative tools developed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund).

Abandoned Mine Lands Program Background. The Abandoned Mine Pdf (AML) Program is focused on mitigating potential human health and ecological concerns associated with contamination from legacy heavy metal mining operations (inactive or abandoned mine lands) occuring primarily prior to .The U.S.

Geological Survey (USGS) conducted an Abandoned Download pdf Lands (AML) Initiative during the fiscal years through to provide technical assistance in support of Federal Land Management Agency (FLMA) actions to remediate contamination associated with abandoned hard rock mining initiative was part of a larger strategy by the U.S.

Department of the Interior and the U.S. The USGS is conducting an Abandoned Mine Ebook (AML) Initiative during fiscal years throughto provide technical assistance in support of Federal Land Management Agency actions to remediate contamination associated with abandoned hard rock mining activities.