Legislation

Official Short: To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects and acid mine remediation programs.

Long Title: To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects and acid mine remediation programs.

Sponsors: Mr. Udall [NM], Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Udall [CO], and Mr. Bennet

STATUS:

  • February 4, 2013.--Introduced
  • March 14, 2013.--Full committee business meeting ordered reported without an amendment. (14-4)
  • April 22, 2013.--Reported to the Senate without amendment.  S. Rept. 113-20 
  • April 22, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar [Calendar No. 51]

 

S.222

To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation... (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 222 IS

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 222

To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects and acid mine remediation programs.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 4, 2013

Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself, Mr. HEINRICH, Mr. UDALL of Colorado, and Mr. BENNET) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects and acid mine remediation programs.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION.

    (a) Reclamation Fee- Section 402(g)(6)(A) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1232(g)(6)(A)) is amended by inserting `and section 411(h)(1)' after `paragraphs (1) and (5)'.

    (b) Filling Voids and Sealing Tunnels- Section 409(b) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1239(b)) is amended by inserting `and section 411(h)(1)' after `section 402(g)'.

      (c) Use of Funds- Section 411(h)(1)(D)(ii) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1240a(h)(1)(D)(ii)) is amended by striking `section 403' and inserting `section 402(g)(6), 403, or 409'.