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PO Box 1070, Frankfort, KY 40602  Phone 502.875.2428, Fax 502.875.2845

OSM AGREES WITH KRC, DISAPPROVES MINING PROGRAM AMENDMENT  Posted: July 19, 2003
AMENDMENT WOULD HAVE REDUCED INSPECTIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS OF INCISED MINE-RELATED IMPOUNDMENTS

In the July 17, 2003 Federal Register, the Office of Surface Mining disapproved a proposed Kentucky mining program regulation change that would have reduced inspection and examination requirements for impoundments that o not have embankments. KRC argued, and OSM agreed, that embankment failure was not the only mechanism by which an excised impoundment could fail. OSM approved the remainder of the state regulatory changes in sediment pond and impoundment regulations, some of which had been previously clarified by the state to address KRC's concerns


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