A National inventory of abandoned mine land problems

an emphasis on health, safety, and general welfare impacts

Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboatory, Publisher: Available from the National Technical Information Service in Oak Ridge, Tenn, Springfield, Va

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  • Abandoned coal mines -- United States,
  • Coal mines and mining -- United States

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StatementRobert B. Honea, project officer ; F. Paul Baxter, project manager ; major contributors, R.C. Durfee ... [et al.] ; prepared for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining, Program Operations and Inspection, Division of Abandoned Mine Land, by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ContributionsHonea, Robert B, Baxter, F. Paul, Durfee, R. C, Tennessee Valley Authority, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Division of Abandoned Mine Land
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Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
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The problem is particularly acute in the Western United In the s, the national effort to inventory abandoned mine sites became more systematic. Today, the focus is more abandoned mine land clean ups in more than 70 watersheds in 13 Western States and 1 Eastern State. In addition, the Forest. Coal Mines, Abandoned - AML Inventory Sites This data set portrays the approximate location of Abandoned Mine Land Problem Areas containing public health, safety, and public welfare problems created by past coal mining. Abandoned mine land reclamation should be a phased process adapted to the conditions of each site. The methods and techniques applied in each case should depend on the objectives defined for the reclamation and should be based on a strategy designed to addressed both the diagnosed degradation and the intended end use of the site. “Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation: Innovative Approaches and Economic Development Opportunities”, before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources – Ma Introduction Good Morning Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee. My name is Eric Cavazza and I serve as Director of the Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation within.

AML inventory contract for the three eastern regions and portions of Pacific West Region. The inventory for California NPS units was conducted by the State of California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation Abandoned Mine Lands Unit, spearheaded by David . Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Project based on a previous Environmental Assessment (EA) Hopkins County, Kentucky The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) has completed a review of the Octo , request for ATP with construction activity on the West. Orphaned or abandoned mines are those mines for which the owner cannot be found or for which the owner is financially unable or unwilling to carry out clean-up. They pose environmental, health, safety and economic problems to communities, the mining industry and governments in .   As of April , the program had reclaimed more than $ billion worth of abandoned mine land problems and “nearly , acres of damaged land .

Abandoned-Inactive Mines of the Flathead National Forest-Administered Land Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report Catherine McDonald Phyllis A. Hargrave Michael D. Kerschen John J. Metesh Robert Wintergerst Prepared for the U.S. Department of . Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSMRE) process for allowing states to spend federal surface coal mine reclamation funds to address noncoal reclamation problems, focusing on whether OSMRE ensured that states met the certification found that: (1) the OSMRE certification. This publication describes the history, geology, and environmental setting of the Tweed mine near Monarch Pass west of Salida in Chaffee County. Includes: abbreviations and symbols, introduction, location, historical overview, mining history, geology, site description, waste and hazard characteristics, migration pathways, conclusions, references, and appendix. Digital PDF download. OFD. Abandoned Mine Land Iaml Reports Indexhundreds of thousands of books in over one hundred different languages. They also have over one hundred different special collections ranging from American Lit to Western Philosophy. Worth a look. Inactive And Abandoned Mine Land INACTIVE AND ABANDONED MINE LAND (IAML) REPORTS INDEX. IAML REPORTS BY NAME.

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The Abandoned Mine Land Inventory System is a computer system used to store, manage, and report on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's Inventory of Abandoned Mine Land Problems.

This includes both problems in need of reclamation and those that have been reclaimed. Questions regarding e-AMLIS should be sent to the e-AMLIS Team at [email protected] A National inventory of abandoned mine land problems: an emphasis on health, safety, and general welfare impacts Author: Robert B Honea ; F Paul Baxter ; R C Durfee ; Tennessee Valley Authority.

Abandoned Mine Lands Program Handbook - Program Publications. Abandoned Mine Land Inventory Study for BLM-Managed Lands in California, Nevada, and Utah: Site and Feature Analysis.

Historic mining has left thousands of abandoned hardrock mine sites scattered across the West on BLM-managed land, presenting physical safety and environmental. the draft "Abandoned Mine Land Inventory and Hazard Evaluation Handbook" (May ), by the former U.S. Bureau of Mines.

Chapter 8 (Ecological Screening Evaluation) of this handbook is a slightly modified version of "Guidance for Ecological Risk Assessment at Hazardous Waste Sites and Permitted.

national inventory of abandoned mines. The inventory for the state of Washington identified 10 problem areas, four of which are in the vicinity of Roslyn and Cle Elum in central Washington.

The other six problem areas were located near Centralia (two areas), Bellingham, Black. Forest Service began to inventory abandoned mines in the early s. Built on inventory data previously compiled by other Federal, State, and tribal entities, the effort focused on hardrock and noncoal abandoned mines and produced estimates of approximat BLM sites Forest Service sites.

The BLM maintains an inventory of known abandoned mine lands (mostly hardrock mines) on BLM-managed land. As of January 5,the inventory contai sites, of which about 20 percent have been remediated or do not require further action. The remaining 80 percent require further investigation and/or remediation.

The Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) works throughout the state’s coal fields to protect the public from health and safety problems caused by mining that occurred prior to Examples of hazards that can be found on abandoned mine sites are landslides, water-filled pits, open mine portals and dilapidated equipment and buildings.

The most serious AML problems are those posing a threat to health and safety of people (Priority 1 and Priority 2, or "high priority"). There are 17 Priority 1 and 2 problem types.

These problem types are those being addressed by the Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation using funds from SMCRA and are described below. Priority 1 and 2 Problem Types. The bureau is responsible for resolving problems such as mine fires, mine subsidence, dangerous highwalls, open shafts A National inventory of abandoned mine land problems book portals, mining-impacted water supplies and other hazards which have resulted from past coal mining (pre) practices in accordance with requirements established by the federal Office of Surface Mining under authority of.

Abandoned Mine Land Inventory Study for BLM-Managed Lands in California, Nevada, and Utah: Site and Feature Analysis November Historic mining has left thousands of abandoned hardrock mine sites acattered across the West on BLM-managed land, presenting physical safety and.

abandoned mines. The Abandoned Mine Land Problem Over the past 40 years, following the passage of comprehensive national environmental laws, the states and Indian tribes have taken the lead in fashioning and implementing effective programs for the regulation of mining and its impacts, including the cleanup of inactive and abandoned mine lands and.

National inventory of abandoned mine land problems: an emphasis on health, safety, and general welfare impacts Technical Report Honea, R B ; Baxter, F P In Congress passed the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, which provided for the abatement of abandoned mine land (AML) problems through a reclamation program funded by a.

Abandoned Mine Lands Publications Page. This includes inventory and technical reports and other AML-related resources. Interim Inventory and Assessment of Abandoned Mineral Lands in the National Park System. January The NPS issued this interim report to use the information gathered to date for current AML remediation planning needs.

Abandoned Mineral Lands (AML) include old mines and oil wells, buildings and foundations, and equipment and tools. There are many hazards at AML sites that need to be addressed, but they are also important as cultural resources and habitat. e-AMLIS is a national inventory that provides information about known abandoned mine land (AML) features including polluted waters.

The majority of the data in e-AMLIS provides information about known coal AML features for the 25 states and 3 tribal SMCRA-approved AML Programs. National AML Inventory (e-AMLIS) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) – Abandoned Mine Lands WVDEP Mine Data Explorer WV AML Inventory Map For more information, please contact: Travis Parsons, Planning Administrator WVDEP - Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation Ph: Email: [email protected] Estimates on the number of AML sites on NFS land are given by the U.S.

Geological Survey (USGS) and range f to 39, abandoned mines. However, “regardless of the exact number, the scope AML cleanup on land managed by the Forest Service is large and could consume an estimated $4 to $6 billion,” Holtrop said.

An abandoned mine land inventory was done by ODNR, and according to the inventory, there is over $ million worth of needed construction work in Ohio – not including the 1, miles of streams.

The need for an automated nationwide inventory system led to the creation of the enhanced AML Inventory System (e-AMLIS), a compilation of the individual state, tribe, Federal Reclamation Program (FRP), and Rural Abandoned Mine Program (RAMP) inventories.

The e-AMLIS documents the counts for AML problem types and the costs to remedy those problems. The purpose of the National Committee, according to the August AML Inventory Update Manual, was to review a sample of state- submitted abandoned mine land problem areas that had been initially reviewed by the OSMRE field offices to.

This review looks at the general problems of abandoned mines in South Africa and the efforts made towards rehabilitation of abandoned mine sites.

the country’s abandoned mines inventory. Abandoned mine land related problems include landslides, stream sedimentation, hazardous structures, dangerous highwalls, subsidence, loss of water, acid mine drainage and open mine portals. AML sites eligible for reclamation must have been mined prior to Decem The U.S.

Government's Official Website for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). OSMRE's business practices are to reclaim abandoned mine lands (Title IV), regulate active coal mines (Title V), and apply sound science through technology transfer.

ABSTRACT. This data set portrays the approximate location of Abandoned Mine Land Problem Areas containing public health, safety, and public welfare problems created by past coal mining. It is a subset of data contained in the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) Abandoned Mine Land Inventory.

This layer identifies AML Points representing specific locations within an AML Inventory Site. today on behalf of the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP), for which I currently serve as President.

The NAAMLP represents 31 states and tribes, of which 28 implement federally approved abandoned mine land reclamation (AML) programs authorized under Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA).

National Mine Map Repository (NMMR) National Technology Transfer (NTT) Reg-8 Oversight Database (ODocs) Technical Information and Professional Services (TIPS) Home; About; Query. Basic; Advanced; Mapping; Summary; Documents; FAQ; Contact; e-AMLIS STATE and TRIBAL SUMMARY.

4) Subsidence Prone Area Inventory, 5) acid mine drainage, and 6) public interaction and outreach. The following acronyms are used in this report: AMD Acid Mine Drainage. AML Abandoned Mine Land. AMLIS Abandoned Mine Land Inventory System. AMLR Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation.

ATP Authorization to Proceed. CFO Casper Field Office. Abandoned Mine Lands Inventory. To fulfill their obligations under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the northern region (Region 1) of the U.S.

Forest Service (USFS)and the Montana State Office of the Bureau of LandManagement (BLM) desired to identify andcharacterize the abandoned and inactive mines with environmental, health, and/or safety. The Abandoned Mine Land am Inventory System is a computer system used to store, manage, and report on the Office of Surface Mining's Inventory of Abandoned Mine Land Problems.

This includes both problems in need of reclamation and those that have been reclaimed. Abandoned Mine Lands Portal. These teams provide EPA headquarters and Regional core of expertise on issues at abandoned mine sites.

The teams together serve as a focal point for coordinating and facilitating national technical, policy and process issues with stakeholders on abandoned/inactive mine research, characterization, cleanup and redevelopment activities.This practice covers the minimum elements for the accurate description of data for defining an Abandoned Mine Land Inventory System (AMLIS) Problem Area (PA).

This practice addresses mining geospatial data relative to the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA).Mining activities in the US (not counting coal) produce billion tons of mine waste annually.

Since many of the ore mines involve sulfide minerals, the production of acid mine drainage (AMD) is a common problem from these abandoned mine sites. The combination of acidity, heavy metals, and sediment have severe detrimental environmental impacts on the delicate ecosystems in the west.