H.R. 538 (101st): Interim Abandoned Mines Reclamation Act of 1989

Jan 19, 1989 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on January 19, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Jan 19, 1989
Francis McCloskey
Representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 5282 (100th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 13, 1988

H.R. 2095 (Related)
Abandoned Mine Reclamation Act of 1989

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 13, 1989

Full Title

To provide for the reclamation of surface coal mines when the operator and his surety are bankrupt, and for other purposes.


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Interim Abandoned Mines Reclamation Act of 1989 - Amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to direct the Secretary of the Interior to expend a specified percentage of funds for the reclamation of unreclaimed surface coal mining operations sites with respect to which the operator and the operator's surety are bankrupt. Sets forth priority guidelines for site reclamation.

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