§ 880-X-10D-.10. Topsoil: Redistribution
(1) After final grading and before the replacement of topsoil and other materials segregated in accordance with Rule 880-X-10D-.08, regraded land shall be scarified or otherwise treated as required by the State Regulatory Authority to eliminate slippage surfaces and to promote root penetration. If the person who conducts the underground mining activities shows through appropriate tests that no harm will be caused to the topsoil and vegetation, scarification may be conducted after topsoiling, with approval of the State Regulatory Authority.
(2) Topsoil and other materials shall be redistributed in a manner that --
(a) Achieves an approximate uniform, stable thickness consistent with the postmining land uses, slopes and surface drainage system;
(b) Prevents excess compaction of the topsoil; and
(c) Protects the topsoil from erosion before and after it is seeded and planted.
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 89, 90, 91, 97.
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