HB 288 (BR 999) - J. Wayne, T. Riner, T. Burch, J. Crenshaw, J. Donohue, K. Flood, D. Graham, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, R. Meeks, D. Owens, R. Smart
AN ACT relating to surface mining.
Amend KRS 350.450 to require coal mine permittees for all types of mining practices to dispose of remaining overburden in the mined area, areas under the abandoned mine land program, or areas approved by the cabinet; require use of lifts and compacted fills; prohibit disposal of overburden in streams; amend KRS 350.440 to prohibit disposal of spoil or overburden in intermittent, perennial, and ephemeral streams or any other waters of the Commonwealth; prescribe areas where spoil may be disposed; amend KRS 350.410 to make internal reference corrections and specify that restoration to approximate original contour includes configuration and elevation of the area prior to mining and require disposal of remaining overburden in the mined area, areas under the abandoned mine land program, or areas approved by the cabinet and the use of lifts and compacted fills; prohibit deposition of overburden in streams.
Jan 29-introduced in House
Jan 30-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)