§ 880-X-10C-.19. Hydrologic Balance: Acid-forming And Toxic-Forming Spoil
Drainage from acid-forming and toxic-forming spoil into ground and surface water shall be avoided by --
(a) Identifying, burying, or treating where necessary, spoil which, in the judgment of the State Regulatory Authority, may be detrimental to vegetation or may adversely affect water quality if not treated or buried;
(b) Preventing water from coming into contact with acid-forming and toxic-forming spoil in accordance with Rule 880-X-10C-.54, and other measures as required by the State Regulatory Authority; and
(c) Burying or otherwise treating all acid-forming or toxic-forming spoil after it is first exposed on the mine site, within a period required by the State Regulatory Authority. Temporary storage of the spoil may be approved by the State Regulatory Authority upon finding that immediate burial or treatment is not feasible and delay will not result in any material risk of water pollution or other environmental damage. Materials shall be stored only until burial or treatment becomes feasible. Acid-forming or toxic-forming spoil to be stored shall be placed on impermeable material and protected from erosion and contact with surface water.
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 80, 84, 90, 92, 97.
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