S. 2830 (111th): A bill 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.

Dec 03, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Jeff Bingaman
Senator from New Mexico
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Dec 03, 2009
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H.R. 4817 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 10, 2010


This bill was introduced on June 21, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Dec 03, 2009
Referred to Committee Dec 03, 2009
Reported by Committee Jun 21, 2010

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5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

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8/5/2010--Reported to Senate amended.
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 authorize uncertified states and Indian tribes to use certain unexpended and unappropriated balance amounts for: (1) acid mine drainage abatement and treatment; and (2) noncoal abandoned mine land reclamation.
Modifies limitations placed upon the allocation of such surface mining reclamation funds to provide for payments for filling voids and sealing tunnels and entryways of noncoal mines as well as coal mines.
("Uncertified states and Indian tribes" are those which have not certified to the Secretary of the Interior completion of their abandoned coal mine reclamation work.)

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