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H.J.Res. 38 (115th): Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.


The text of the resolution below is as of Feb 3, 2017 (Passed Congress).

Summary of this resolution

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.J.Res. 38, now P.L. 115-5, disapproved of the rule submitted by the Department of Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.

The new rule attempted to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining.  It established a buffer zone rule blocking mining within 100 feet of streams, and imposed stricter policies that required companies to restore land to pre-mining conditions. The rule also required operators to collect data about the site of any proposed operations, as well as adjacent areas, before beginning mining to establish a baseline for measuring impact of mining activities.  Additionally, the rule adjusted monitoring requirements to allow for the rapid detection and correction of ...


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One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States of America

At the First Session

H. J. RES. 38

JOINT RESOLUTION

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.

That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement of the Department of the Interior relating to the Stream Protection Rule (published at 81 Fed. Reg. 93066 (December 20, 2016)), and such rule shall have no force or effect.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.