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Title 30Chapter VIISubchapter T → Part 904


Title 30: Mineral Resources


PART 904—ARKANSAS


Contents
§904.1   Scope.
§904.10   State regulatory program approval.
§904.12   State program provisions and amendments not approved.
§904.15   Approval of Arkansas regulatory program amendments.
§904.16   [Reserved]
§904.20   Approval of Arkansas abandoned mine land reclamation plan.
§904.25   Approval of Arkansas abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments.
§904.26   Required plan amendments.

Authority: 30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.

§904.1   Scope.

This part contains all rules applicable only within Arkansas which have been adopted under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

[45 FR 77015, Nov. 21, 1980]

§904.10   State regulatory program approval.

The Secretary conditionally approved the Arkansas regulatory program, as submitted on February 18, 1980, amended on May 29, 1980, and July 2, 1980, and clarified on July 29, 1980, August 8, 1980, August 14, 1980, and August 29, 1980, effective November 21, 1980. He fully approved the Arkansas regulatory program, as amended on September 2, 1980, January 19, 1981, and March 12, 1981, effective January 22, 1982. Copies of the approved program are available at:

(a) Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 8001 National Drive, P.O. Box 8913, Little Rock, AR 72219-8913.

(b) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Tulsa Field Office, 5100 East Skelly Drive, Suite 470, Tulsa, OK 74135-6548.

[64 FR 20166, Apr. 26, 1999]

§904.12   State program provisions and amendments not approved.

The following amendments to the Arkansas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Code as submitted to OSMRE on May 1, 1987, are hereby disapproved:

(a) ASCMRC part 722, all revisions and additions which address surface coal mining and reclamation operations previously exempted under the 2-acre exemption rule of section 528 of SMCRA.

(b) [Reserved]

[53 FR 9884, Mar. 28, 1988, as amended at 54 FR 47355, Nov. 14, 1989; 67 FR 35029, May 17, 2002]

§904.15   Approval of Arkansas regulatory program amendments.

The following is a list of the dates amendments were submitted to OSM, the dates when the Director's decision approving all, or portions of these amendments, were published in the Federal Register and the State citations or a brief description of each amendment. The amendments in this table are listed in order of the date of final publication in the Federal Register.

Original amendment submission date Date of final publication Citation/description
December 7, 1983March 16, 1984ASCMRC 771.25 (a)(2); 776(c)(1), (2), (4), (5)(i), (ii); 842(c).
May 21, 1985August 15, 1985ASCMRC 843.12; 845.18 through .20.
December 17, 1984December 2, 1985ASCMRC 816.61-S, -U, .62, .64, -U, .65, .67, .68; 850.1, .5, .12 through .15.
March 10, 1986March 28, 1988ASCMRC 701.5; 761.12(b)(2), (e)(1), (2), (3); .15; 762.5; 764.13, .15(a)(1); 771.23(c)(4); 776.12, (a)(3)(vi), .14(a); 778.14(c); 779.14(a), (b)(1), .17; 780.18(b)(4), .21; 784.20(a)(1), (2), (b)(1), (e); 785.13(e), (5), (i), (j), (k), .17(b)(1)(ii); 786.1(d), .11(a), .15(a)(4), .16(a), .17(a)(1), .19(d)(8), .29(c); 788.18(d); 795.13, .14(d)(4), .19(a)(5); 800.11(h), .13(g); 805.13(b), .14(a); 806.11(b), (d)(2)(v); 807.11(d)(2)(v); 808.14(c); 815.15(a); 816.41(d), .42(a)(7), .43, .44(b)(3), .46, .49, .52(a)(4), .53, .55(d), .57(a)(2), .71 through .74, .79, .81, .83, .84, .87, .89, .97(b), (d)(10), .102(a)(2), (b), (f), .107, .111, .116, .126-U(a), (e), (f), .133(b)(1), .150, .151; 819.11(c)(1), (2); 823.12(a)(1), .15; 826.12(c); 827.11; 842.16(a); 843.11(a)(2), (3); 845.12(b), .13(b)(2), .15(b)(1)(i), (ii), (2); 1000(6), (10), (13), (16), (19), (51).
November 4, 1987June 1, 1988ASCMRC 776.12(a)(3), (b); 780.31; 786.19(p).
December 22, 1988November 14, 1989ASCMRC 705.11(a), .13(a), .15; 780.16(b)(3)(i), (ii), (c); 784.21; 816.97(b); 817.97; 846.1, .5, .12, .14, .18; 1000(50).
December 18, 1989November 23, 1990ASCMRC 778.13(a), (5), (6), (7), (b), (1) through (5), (c), (g), (h), .14(c), (d); 786.5(c), .17(c), (d), .19(i), .27(d), .30(a), (b), (c), .31(a), (b), (c); 843.11(g).
September 20, 1990June 14, 1991ASCMRC 700.10(d), part 702.
September 27, 1990July 18, 1991ASCMRC 700.10(a); 701.5; 776.11(b); 780.21(f), .37(f), (g), (h), .38; 784.27; 800.11(b)(2); 815.15(c)(2), (3), (4), .17(a), (b); 816.49(b)(7), (c)(2), .84(b)(2), (f), .116(b)(3), (c)(4), .117, .150 (b), (d), (f), .152(a), (c); 1000(d)(2), (8), (30) through (36), (44), (47).
October 11, 1991April 23, 1992ASCMRC 816.116(c)(2).
April 11, 1991, September 25, 1991August 19, 1992ASCMRC 701.5, .11(c)(1); 707.12; 761.5 defining VER and public roads; 764.15(a)(7); 770.5, .6(a), (b), (c); 771.23(e)(1), (2); 772; 779.11, .12(a), (b), .15(a), .16(a), (b)(2), .17, .18(a), .20(a), .21(a), .22(a), (c), .24(g), (k), .25, .25(d) through (h), (j), .27(a), (b)(5), (d)(1), (2); 780.11, .14(b), (2), .18(b)(3), .23(b), .25(a), (b), .37(e); 783.14(a) through (d); 785.16(a), .17(a), (b); 786.5(b), .14(b)(3), .19(c); 788.13(b); 805.13(d); 806.12(e)(6)(iii), (g)(7)(iii); 808.12(c), .14(a), (b); 810.11; 815, .2(b), (c), .11(c), .15(a) through (d), (f) through (k); 816.13, .41(a), .43(e), .51-S(b), .52(a)(1), (2), .54, .65(f), .95(a), (b), .101(b)(1), .102(a), (g), .103, .104(a), (b), (3), .106, .107, .115, .133(c); 823.1, .14(c); 826.12(b); 827.12(m); 828.11(e), .12(a); 1000(d)(1), (3), (4), (5), (7), (9), (11), (12), (14), (15), (17), (18), (20) through (29), (37) through (43), (45), (46), (48), (49).
March 31, 1993November 17, 1994ACA 15-58-104(11), 503(a)(2)(A), (B), (C).
August 26, 1994June 30, 1995ASCMRA 4(18), (19), 5(b)(1), 13(k).
April 2, 1996April 29, 1997ASCMRC 700.10(b); 701.5; 771.25(b); 779.13; .15; .16; .17; .20; .22; .25(k); 780.21(f)(3)(v); .23; .25(a)(2) through (f); 783.13; .15; .16; .17; .20; .22; 784.14; .15; .16; .20; 785.25; 786.17(c)(4); .19; 795.12; .13; .16; .17; .19; Parts 800, 805 through 808; 816.41(e); .46(a)(3), (b)(2), (c)(2); .49; .81(a), (c)(2), (3), (4); .82; .85; .86; .88; .89(d); .91; .92; .93; .112; .116(c)(2), (3), (4); .121-U(a), (c) through (g); .122-U; .124-U; .126-U; 827.12(g); 842.11(c)(1) through (4); (d), (e), (f); 842.14.
February 6, 1998September 16, 1998ASCMRC 701.5; 761.5(d); 780.14(c); 780.18(b)(7), .25(a)(3)(i), .35(b); 785.15(b)-(c), .16(a), (c)(6), and (d), .17(d)(5); 815.15(k); 816.11(g), .21, .22, .23, .24, .25, .43(e), (f)(5), .44(c), .46, .48(b), .56, .74, .102, .103, .104-S, .105-S, .106, .107(a)-(b); part 823; part 826; 845.18(b) and .19(a).
August 27, 1998November 25, 1998ASCMRC 701.5; 816.116(b)(1), (2), (3)(iv), (4), (5); Policy Guidelines for Phase III Revegetation Success Standards for Pasture and Previously Mined Areas, Cropland, Forest Products, Recreation and Wildlife Habitat, Industrial/Commercial and Residential Revegetation.
March 1, 2002August 15, 2001Sections 761.5 definitions of “valid existing rights” & “public buildings;” 761.11-.15; 761.16; 761.17; 761.200(a); 762.14-.15; 764.15(a)(7); 776.12; 778.16(c); 780.31(a)(2); 780.33; 780.37; 786.11(a)(4) & (a)(5); 786.14(c); and 786.19(d)(1) & (d)(4)-(d)(8); regulatory authority name change to Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality; and recodification of the statutes to Arkansas Code Annotated Title 15, Chapter 58, Subchapters 1-5.
August 13, 2001May 17, 2002ASCMRC 845.18(a); Phase II and III Revegtation Success Standards for Grazingland; and Phase III Revegetation Success Standards for Prime Farmland.

[62 FR 9935, Mar. 5, 1997, as amended at 62 FR 23135, Apr. 29, 1997; 62 FR 31474, June 9, 1997; 63 FR 49429, Sept. 16, 1998; 63 FR 65067, Nov. 25, 1998; 66 FR 42742, Aug. 15, 2001; 67 FR 35029, May 17, 2002]

§904.16   [Reserved]

§904.20   Approval of Arkansas abandoned mine land reclamation plan.

The Secretary approved the Arkansas abandoned mine land reclamation plan, as submitted on July 7, 1982, effective May 2, 1983. Copies of the approved plan are available at:

(a) Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 8001 National Drive, P.O. Box 8913, Little Rock, AR 72219-8913.

(b) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Tulsa Field Office, 5100 East Skelly Drive, Suite 470, Tulsa, OK 74135-6548.

[64 FR 20166, Apr. 26, 1999]

§904.25   Approval of Arkansas abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments.

The following is a list of the dates amendments were submitted to OSM, the dates when the Director's decision approving all, or portions of these amendments, were published in the Federal Register and the State citations or a brief description of each amendment. The amendments in this table are listed in order of the date of final publication in the Federal Register.

Original amendment submission date Date of final publication Citation/description
March 31, 1993July 19, 1993ACA 15-58-401(b), (c).
October 6, 1993January 5, 1994ACA 15-58-401(b)(2).
April 2, 1996April 29, 1997ASCMRC 874.5; .12(a)(4) through (8).
June 16, 1999September 20, 1999Definitions; Purposes of the state reclamation program; Identification of eligible lands and water; Ranking and selection procedures; Coordination of reclamation work; Acquisition management and disposition of land and water; Reclamation on private land; Rights of entry; Public participation; Organizational structure; Personnel and staffing policies; Purchasing and procurement systems; Management accounting; and Abandoned mine land problem description.
September 22, 1999January 14, 2000Subheading B. Identification of Eligible Lands and Water [30 CFR 884.13(c)(2)].
August 13, 2001May 17, 2002ASCMRC 874.12(b)(4); 874.13(d); and 874.14(a)(2).

[62 FR 9936, Mar. 5, 1997, as amended at 62 FR 23135, Apr. 29, 1997; 64 FR 50756, Sept. 20, 1999; 65 FR 2332, Jan. 14, 2000; 67 FR 35029, May 17, 2002]

§904.26   Required plan amendments.

Pursuant to 30 CFR 884.15, Arkansas is required to submit for OSM's approval the following proposed plan amendment by the date specified.

(a)-(b) [Reserved]

[59 FR 542, Jan. 5, 1994]

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