H.R. 4817 (111th): To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects.

Mar 10, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Harry Teague
Representative for New Mexico's 2nd congressional district
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Mar 10, 2010
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 2830 (identical)

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Last Action: Jun 21, 2010


This bill was introduced on March 10, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 10, 2010
Referred to Committee Mar 10, 2010

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Amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 with respect to the allocation of surface mining reclamation funds to states and Indian tribes, to modify limitations on the allocation of surface mining reclamation funds to states and Indian tribes to provide for payments for filling voids and sealing tunnels and entryways of non-coal mines as well as coal mines.
Requires uncertified states or Indian tribes to use such allocated funds to fill voids and seal tunnels and entryways of non-coal as well as coal mines. ("Uncertified states and Indian tribes" are those which have not certified to the Secretary of the Interior that all priorities specified under the Act for eligible lands and waters have been achieved.)

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