skip to main content

H.R. 4236 (95th): Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

Call or Write Congress

A bill to provide for the cooperation between the Secretary of the Interior and the States with respect to the regulation of surface coal mining operations, and the acquisition and reclamation of abandoned mines.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Mar 1, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.


Charles Whalen Jr.

Representative for Ohio's 3rd congressional district


See Instead

H.R. 2 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Aug 3, 1977



Mar 1, 1977

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 4236 (95th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 4236 — 95th Congress: Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.” 1977. February 17, 2020 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.