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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 Jan 30, 2017 (Introduced).

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 any problems in …



1st Session

H. J. RES. 38


January 30, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Jenkins of West Virginia, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Marino, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Williams, Mr. Amodei, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Barr, Mr. Griffith, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mr. Renacci, Mr. Perry, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Rothfus, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Barletta, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Joyce of Ohio, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Latta, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Flores, Mr. Olson, Mr. Bost, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Harris, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Dunn, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Cook, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. McClintock, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Womack, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Comer, Mr. Emmer, Mr. Hollingsworth, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Lamborn, Mrs. Radewagen, Mr. Murphy of Pennsylvania, Ms. Cheney, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Stewart, and Mr. Brat) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


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.