Section 880-X-10C-.21 - Hydrologic Balance: Ground Water Protection (Alabama Administrative Code)

§ 880-X-10C-.21. Hydrologic Balance: Ground Water Protection

(1) Backfilled materials shall be placed so as to minimize contamination of ground water systems with acid, toxic, or otherwise harmful mine drainage, to minimize adverse effects of mining on ground water systems outside the permit area, and to support approved postmining land uses.

(2) For the purpose of controlling the effects of mine drainage, pits, cuts, and other mine excavation or disturbances shall be located, designed, constructed, and utilized in such manner as to prevent or control discharge of acid, toxic, or otherwise harmful mine drainage waters into ground water systems and to minimize adverse impacts on such ground water systems or on approved postmining land uses.

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Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 80, 84, 90, 92, 97.

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