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Text of the A bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian ...

...and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects and acid mine remediation programs.

This bill was introduced on March 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 22, 2013 (Reported by Senate Committee).

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Calendar No. 51

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 222

[Report No. 113–20]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 4, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Udall of Colorado, and Mr. Bennet) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

April 22, 2013

Reported by , without amendment

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 and acid mine remediation programs.

1.

Abandoned mine reclamation

(a)

Reclamation fee

Section 402(g)(6)(A) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 ( 30 U.S.C. 1232(g)(6)(A) ) is amended by inserting and section 411(h)(1) after paragraphs (1) and (5) .

(b)

Filling voids and sealing tunnels

Section 409(b) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 ( 30 U.S.C. 1239(b) ) is amended by inserting and section 411(h)(1) after section 402(g) .

(c)

Use of funds

Section 411(h)(1)(D)(ii) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 ( 30 U.S.C. 1240a(h)(1)(D)(ii) ) is amended by striking section 403 and inserting section 402(g)(6), 403, or 409 .

April 22, 2013

Reported without amendment