HB 385 (BR 964) - D. Pasley, C.
Hoffman, T. Burch,
R. Henderson, M.
Henley, J. Jenkins,
R. Meeks, H. Moberly
Jr, R. Palumbo,
T. Riner, C. Rollins
II, D. Sims, K. Stein, J.
relating to surface mining.
Amend KRS 350.450 to change requirements relating
to restoration to original contour of surface mines, and to require that
when all requirements of the amended KRS 350.450 are met that the
configuration requirements of KRS 350.410 and 350.445 may be altered, but
that overburden must be returned to mine area to the maximum extent
possible and that other overburden is to be disposed of in permitted areas
or previously mined areas, and that no overburden is to be disposed of in
the waters of the Commonwealth; amend KRS 350.440 to provide that no spoil
be disposed of in the waters of the Commonwealth, and that any spoil not
returned to mine area be disposed of only in previously disturbed areas on
lands eligible for reclamation under the abandoned mine land program.
8-introduced in House
Feb 12-to Natural Resources & Environment