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Importance of financial guarantees for ensuring reclamation of federal lands

James Duffus

Importance of financial guarantees for ensuring reclamation of federal lands

statement of James Duffus III, Director, Natural Resources Management Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, before the Subcommittee on Mining and Natural Resources, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives

by James Duffus

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Reclamation of land -- United States,
  • Public lands -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesTestimony -- GAO/T-RCED-89-13
    ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination8 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14901527M

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Get this from a library. Importance of financial guarantees for ensuring reclamation of federal lands: statement of James Duffus III, Director, Natural Resources Management Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, before the Subcommittee on Mining and Natural Resources, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives.

For more than a quarter century, the Utah State Legislature has been in a contentious debate with the U.S. Department of the Interior and its maze of subsidiary land-management agencies over how to preserve wilderness and other environmentally sensitive areas while opening up other federal lands.

Under the regulations, notice-level operators are not required to provide a financial guarantee for reclamation, and financial guarantees for plan-level operations are discretionary. A number Importance of financial guarantees for ensuring reclamation of federal lands book notice-level operations have been abandoned by operators, leaving the reclamation responsibilities to BLM.

This paper explores how policy structure, institutions, and political climate impact the ability of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) to ensure the reclamation of surface coal mines. We conduct a policy review that traces the impacts of the three parts of SMCRA; Reclamation Standards, Reclamation Bonding Requirements, and the Abandoned Mine Land : Ryan M.

Yonk, Josh T. Smith, Arthur R. Wardle. Federal lands program means a program established by the Secretary pursuant to section of the Act to regulate surface coal mining and reclamation operations on Federal lands.

Fund means the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund established pursuant to section of the Act. The federal agencies that primarily manage these lands today—U.S.

Forest Service (USFS), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—have worked since their origins in the early decades of the 20th century to fulfill their diverse, competing, evolving : Adam M.

Sowards. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Importance of financial guarantees for ensuring reclamation of federal lands book of focuses on ensuring reclamation of the land after mining by restoring land affected to a condition capable of supporting prior uses and sets.

In the case at hand, way back in July ofduring the middle of the Bush Administration, the BLM proposed a rule concerning financial guarantees for reclamation of mining operations conducted under the general mining law.

That was nearly five and one-half years ago, and some responses were received before the day comment period closed. The bills of the th United States Congress list includes proposed federal laws that were introduced in the th United States Congress lasted from January 3, to January 3, The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the lower house known as the House of Representatives and the.

"Federal lands program" means a program established by the secretary pursuant to § of the federal Act to regulate surface coal mining and reclamation operations on federal lands.

"Federal lease bond" means the bond or equivalent security required by 43 CFR Part to assure compliance with the terms and conditions of a federal coal lease.

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The lack of a U.S. industrial base for integrated telecommunications equipment manufacturing that could compete with Huawei and the European firms for the global deployment of 5G systems is the. Chapter 2 We support the conclusion that EPA should work directly with the Department of the Interior (DO!) to improve financial assurance at mines operating on Federal lands The report should note that the definition of reclamation is a key element in reducing Federal liabilities.

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Maintaining healthy. Approximately million acres (84 percent) are federal mineral estate lands. Approximately million acres or 80 percent of the federal mineral estate lands are available for oil and gas leasing. Approximatelyacres, or slightly less than 10 percent of the lands available for leasing, are currently held under federal oil and gas leases.

WHEREAS, adequate state and federal funding of existing indemnity programs, in the event of widespread catastrophic occurrences, is uncertain and unrealistic to depend on, and. WHEREAS, there is no readily available or affordable private sector or governmental financial capacity to fund catastrophic events, and.

WHEREAS, in the absence of a. Full text of "California surface mining and reclamation policies and procedures: with the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of " See other formats.

Non-industrial private forests make up nearly 40 percent of forested acres in the U.S., and 77 percent in Virginia. These lands provide many benefits to the owners and society, and may represent the lands on which the greatest gains remain to be made in sustainable forestry. However, private forests of Virginia and elsewhere face a number of current and potential threats and opportunities that.

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The Central Valley Project (CVP), a federal water project owned and operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), is one of the world’s largest water supply projects.

The CVP covers approximately miles in California, from Redding to Bakersfield, and draws from two large river basins: the Sacramento and the San Joaquin. The Federal Law “On the Federal Budget for the Year ” foresees significant changes in the financial structure of forestry.

Based on the minimum cost of timber, all the payments related to the Forest Fund use will be transferred to the budgets of the regions of the Russian Federation as revenues.

Prior tothe lands currently owned by CSI were federal lands administered by the BLM. InCongress enacted Public Lawor the Nevada-Florida Land Exchange Authorization Act of This act authorized the exchange of approximat acres of BLM-administered lands.

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Endless war and a financial scam worthy of a RICO investigation and perpetuated on the American people by the Federal Reserve and its cartel banks will not stop until the system collapses, an event that is far closer than many believe, that is to say the relatively small number of people aware of and warning about this eventuality.

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Published by. Office of the Federal Register. National Archives and Records. Administration. A Special Edition of the Federal Register U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL. public lands. These bonds provide a financial guarantee that the public lands mined will be restored. Subcontractor Bond: A bond that a general contractor may require of a subcontractor, which guarantees the subcontractor will perform work in accordance with the terms of the contract and will pay for certain labor and materials under the contract.

they remove from federal lands and can purchase federal land for no more than $5 per acre. Taxpayers receive nothing for the $1 billion worth of minerals mining companies extract annually from federal lands.

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