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Title 30Chapter VIISubchapter T → Part 920


Title 30: Mineral Resources


PART 920—MARYLAND


Contents
§920.1   Scope.
§920.10   State program approval.
§920.12   State program provisions disapproved.
§920.15   Approval of Maryland regulatory program amendments.
§920.16   Required program amendments.
§920.20   Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan.
§920.25   Approval of Maryland abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments.

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

§920.1   Scope.

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

[45 FR 79449, Dec. 1, 1980]

§920.10   State program approval.

The Maryland State program submitted on March 3, 1980, as amended and clarified on June 16, 1980, and as further amended on April 9, 1980, June 3, 1981, and October 23, 1981, is approved effective February 18, 1982. Copies of the approved program, as amended are available for review at:

(a) Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Water Resources Administration, Bureau of Mines, 160 South Water Street, Frostburg, Maryland 21532.

(b) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Harrisburg Field Office, Harrisburg Transportation Center, Third Floor, Suite 3C, Fourth and Market Streets, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101.

[50 FR 47385, Nov. 18, 1985, as amended at 59 FR 17929, Apr. 15, 1994]

§920.12   State program provisions disapproved.

The following provision of the Maryland permanent regulatory program submission is hereby disapproved: COMAR 08.13.09.41D, which proposes that in lieu of a civil penalty assessment, the regulatory authority may order a suspension of strip mining operations for an appropriate period of time such that the economic impact on the operator is equivalent to the amount of the civil penalty which would have been assessed for the violation.

[45 FR 79449, Dec. 1, 1980]

§920.15   Approval of Maryland 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
October 28, 1982February 8, 1984COMAR 08.13.09.01B(24), .02K(2)(d), .05A(5), (12), (13), .07B(3), H(1), (3), .25A(4).
May 28, 1984, October 5, 1984January 22, 1985Blaster certification program; COMAR 08.13.09.02, .25; and other items.
January 30, 1985September 10, 1985COMAR 08.13.09.02, .25.
January 13, 1984, June 8, 1984, August 7, 1984, October 10 1984, November 9, 1984November 18, 1985COMAR 08.13.09, 08.13.09.07, .15B(2)(c), C(3), F(3), H(2), (5), I(1)(b), (c), (2)(a), J(4), (5), (6)(a), .40B, F(4) through (7); M.C.A. §§7-504(a), (c), 7-505.1(e), 7-506(c)(3), (h), 7-507(c)(2), 7-511(a), (b), 7-514.6.
January 14, 1986, May 15, 1986December 12, 1986COMAR 08.13.09.07A, B, C, G(2), (5)(a), (k); M.C.A. §§7-504(D), 7-505(g), 7-506(c), 7-507(c)(1), 7-514(C).
March 18, 1986, April 23, 1986January 30, 1987COMAR 08.13.09.01B(14), .03, G, H, .28, E.
July 8, 1987, June 10, 1988June 5, 1990M.C.A. §§7-505(a), (b)(2)(iii), (c)(1), (2), (d)(1), I, II, III, (2); 7-506; §2; 7-511(A), (B); 7-513; 7-514(a); 7-517(D).
March 30, 1989January 11, 1991COMAR 08.13.09.01, .02, .13, .17, .28, .31 through .34, .42, .43.
June 15, 1989March 21, 1991M.C.A. §§7-5A-05(c), (d); 7-5A-05.1; 7-5A-13(c), (d); 7-5A-13.2; 7-203(H); 7-205(B), (C); 7-501(n); 7-505(c), (d), (k); 7-507(a), (b), (c)(3); 7-509(A); 7-510(b); 7-514(d).
September 28, 1990, November 21, 1990April 26, 1991COMAR 08.13.09.06, B, .43K(7), N(7).
March 27, 1989May 22, 1991COMAR 08.13.09.01, .02, .04, .05, .08, .10, .11, .26, .40.
March 23, 1990June 21, 1991COMAR 08.13.09.02, .05, .10, .11.
October 31, 1989August 9, 1991COMAR 08.13.09.01B, .02K, O, .23D, E, I, J, .24A, C, D, F, H, I, .35A, C through G, .41, B through G.
December 6, 1990December 2, 1991COMAR 08.13.09.01B(59), .02H, i, i(1), (3), (4), (5), (11), .04L(2) through (6), M(1), (3), .05D(9), E, F, .40G(10).
June 10, 1988, June 14, 1989, June 15, 1989December 5, 1991COMAR 08.13.09.15A through F, H, I, (2)(b), (4), (a), (b), J, L, M; M.C.A. §§7-507.1, 7-514, .1, .2, 7-519, 7-5A-05.2, 7-5A-09(c), 7-5A-10(d).
May 7, 1991, May 16, 1991January 10, 1992COMAR 08.13.09.43A, B(1), (e), (3) through (6), K(7), (8), N(7).
January 23, 1992September 24, 1992COMAR 08.13.09.03D(7), .11G(7), .33C(1).
June 11, 1992November 16, 1992M.C.A. §§7-101(k), 7-501(o), 7-5A-01(h).
July 14, 1992December 17, 1992M.C.A. §§7-205(b)(2), (c); 7-206; 7-505(a), (c), (d), (5), (f), (j).
June 23, 1992December 30, 1992M.C.A. §7-508(b)(2).
October 21, 1992May 17, 1993COMAR 08.13.09.24B.
February 23, 1993June 17, 1993COMAR 08.13.02.01(B), (E), (M), .02A, C(2), .03E, J, M, .04B, C, .06, .07A, B, .08, .09, .10, A, B.
February 7, 1992June 22, 1993COMAR 08.13.09.23E, .24H, I, .41C.
February 5, 1993July 6, 1993COMAR 08.13.09. 04B(3)(c), (4), C(2)(e), G(4), (5), (6), H(1), (2)(b), I, (1), J(1), (a), (2) through (5), (7), L, .27A, B, (8), (13), (14), (15), D; 08.20.04. 02C, D, .03B(5), .07D, E, F, .08A, B(2), .09, .10A, .11, A, (1), B, D through G, .13; 08.20.23.01A, B, (8), (13), (14) (15), D.
February 25, 1994June 30, 1994COMAR 08.13.02.01 through .05, .07, .11 through .15; 08.20.02.18; 08.20.13.01, .03(C), (D), .04(D), .10(D), .11, .12; 08.20.14.13(A), (C), (E).
May 16, 1994, May 31, 1994November 14, 1994M.C.A. §§7-501(o), (v); 7-504 (b) through (d); 7-517.1; COMAR 08.13.09.24H(1)(q), (3)(c).
June 16, 1995November 9, 1995M.C.A. §§7-505, Code 7-515; COMAR 08.20.16.02A, .03A, .08A, B.
October 26, 1995March 25, 1996M.C.A. §§7-501(m), (w); 7-505(1)(2); 7-511(b)(2)(I), (II), (III); COMAR 08.20.14.14.
August 5, 1996March 26, 1997M.C.A. §§15-514(a)(4), 15-514.1.
January 7, 1997March 23, 1998COMAR 26.20.26.05 A (1) through (5), B (1) through (4), C (1) through (5), D (1) through (3), E, 26.20.14.06 B(3), B(4), B(8), 26.20.14.09 B(2) (b), (c), (d), and (e).
October 9, 1997April 20, 1998COMMAR 26.20.01.02B(49), 26.20.14.05 B, C & D, 26.20.14.08.D.(2) through (4), 26.20.29.07.B(8), B(9) and (C), deletion of 08.20.14.14.
March 6, 1997May 13, 1998COMAR 26.20.14.01B, 26.20.14.03, 26.20.14.04, Actuarial Study.
August 25, 1998April 13, 1999COMAR 26.20.34.06G, 26.20.34.09G, deletion of 26.20.06.02.
August 22, 1997July 8, 1999Chapter 223, 1997 Laws of Maryland, Section 15-204(a)(4).
May 27, 1999November 22, 1999COMAR 26.20.01.02B(82), 26.20.02.13 BB(1) through BB(8)&CC, 26.20.19.01A through G, 26.20.19.02 A, B&C, 26.20.19.03 A&D, 26.20.19.04 A(1) through (4)&C, 26.20.19.06D, 26.20.19.07(1) through (6).
July 10, 2000November 8, 2000COMAR 26.20.12.02 B(1)(a) revision to the definition of “government-financed contruction.” COMAR 26.20.12.04, Addition of subsection 04, “Government Funded Reclamation Projects.”
April 11, 2000June 18, 2001COMAR 26.20.01.02B(72-1), 26.20.02.01C and D, 26.20.02.13M, 26.20.03.05I(5), 26.20.14.09A(5), 26.20.31.02H, I, J,& K.
May 7, 2001October 5, 2001Section 15-204 (4)(5) of the Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland, Environment.
October 22, 2002April 29, 2003COMAR 26.20.01.02 (51-1), (81-1); 26.20.02.15B,C,D; 26.20.02.16E; 26.20.13.05A,B,C,D; 26.20.13.07A,B,C,D,E; 26.20.13.09D; 26.20.14.13D.
November 25, 2002July 17, 2003COMAR 26.20.02.13 U, V(1) and (3), AA(1); 26.20.21.01-1; 26.20.21.08 A(1) through (3), B(1) and (2), C, D(2), E(3); 26.20.21.09D(1).
September 16, 2003March 11, 2004COMAR 26.20.03.07.A, B; 26.20.03.11; 26.20.05.01, A, B, C, and L; and 26.20.25.02.D.
January 7, 2004June 17, 2004M.C.A. Section 15-505(d)(6), (d)(7)(i)1., (d)(7)(i)2., (d)(7)(i)2.A., (d)(7)(i)2.B., and (d)(7)(iii).
May 4, 2004September 14, 2004COMAR 26.20.10.01B(7)(a) and (b), 01-1, 02, 02C, 03A, B, C, D(2) and H, 04, 05, 06, and 07.
January 29, 2007June 15, 2007MAC 15-517(c); 15-517(d)(1); and 15-517(e).

[62 FR 9944, Mar. 5, 1997, as amended at 62 FR 14308, Mar. 26, 1997; 62 FR 32687, June 17, 1997; 63 FR 13784, Mar. 23, 1998; 63 FR 19406, Apr. 20, 1998; 63 FR 26453, May 13, 1998; 64 FR 17980, Apr. 13, 1999; 64 FR 36785, July 8, 1999; 64 FR 63688, Nov. 22, 1999; 65 FR 66931, Nov. 8, 2000; 65 FR 78416, Dec. 15, 2000; 66 FR 32746, June 18, 2001; 66 FR 50829, Oct. 5, 2001; 68 FR 22604, Apr. 29, 2003; 68 FR 42281, July 17, 2003; 69 FR 11515, Mar. 11, 2004; 69 FR 33850, June 17, 2004; 69 FR 55355, Sept. 14, 2004; 72 FR 33155, June 15, 2007]

§920.16   Required program amendments.

Pursuant to 30 CFR 732.17, Maryland is required to submit for OSMRE's approval the following proposed program amendments by the dates specified.

(a)-(o) [Reserved]

[51 FR 44790, Dec. 12, 1986, as amended at 56 FR 19282, Apr. 26, 1991; 56 FR 37851, Aug. 9, 1991; 56 FR 63659, Dec. 5, 1991; 57 FR 62222, Dec. 30, 1992; 58 FR 33912, June 22, 1993; 63 FR 13784, Mar. 23, 1998; 63 FR 26454, May 13, 1998; 64 FR 17980, Apr. 13, 1999; 64 FR 36786, July 8, 1999; 66 FR 50829, Oct. 5, 2001]

§920.20   Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan.

The Maryland Abandoned Mine Plan, as submitted on March 8, 1982, is approved. Copies of the approved program are available at the following locations:

(a) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Harrisburg Field Office, Harrisburg Transportation Center, Third Floor, Suite 3C, Fourth and Market Streets, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101.

(b) Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Water Resources Administration, Bureau of Mines, 160 South Water Street, Frostburg, Maryland 21532.

[59 FR 17929, Apr. 15, 1994]

§920.25   Approval of Maryland 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 dateDate of final publication Citation/description
September 4, 1992March 22, 1993Chapters 1, 5, 11 of Plan—Expenditure of Funds.
August 19, 1993December 9, 1994Chapter 1 of Plan—Project Ranking & Selection.

[62 FR 9945, Mar. 5, 1997]

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