H.R. 2824: Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America

Jul 25, 2013
Passed House
21% chance of being enacted
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Bill Johnson
Representative for Ohio's 6th congressional district
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Mar 25, 2014
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This bill passed in the House on March 25, 2014 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Introduced Jul 25, 2013
Referred to Committee Jul 25, 2013
Reported by Committee Nov 14, 2013
Passed House Mar 25, 2014
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

21% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to stop the ongoing waste by the Department of the Interior of taxpayer resources and implement the final rule on excess spoil, mining waste, and buffers for perennial and intermittent streams, and for other purposes.


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Mar 25, 2014 3:06 p.m.
Passed 229/192

5 cosponsors (5R) (show)

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Energy and Mineral Resources

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3/25/2014--Passed House amended.
Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America - Amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to require state programs for regulation of surface coal mining to incorporate the necessary rule concerning excess spoil, coal mine waste, and buffers for perennial and intermittent streams published by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on December 12, 2008.
Requires the Secretary of the Interior to:
(1) publish notice of a determination when all states that wish to assume exclusive jurisdiction of such mining regulation have incorporated the rule in their programs;
(2) assess the effectiveness of the rule's implementation during the five-year period following such notice;
(3) carry out all required consultation on the benefits and other impacts of the implementation of the rule to any threatened or endangered species, with the participation of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the United States Geological Survey (USGS); and
(4) report to Congress an evaluation of the rule's effectiveness, any ways in which it inhibits energy production, and any proposed changes to the rule.
Prohibits issuance of any regulations regarding stream buffer zones or protection before publication of the report, other than a rule necessary to implement incorporation of the December 2008 rule described in this Act. Requires each state with an approved program for regulation of surface coal mining to submit program amendments incorporating such rule within two years of enactment of this Act.

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