§ 880-X-10D-.06. Casing And Sealing Of Underground Openings: Permanent
When no longer needed for monitoring or other use approved by the State Regulatory Authority upon a finding of no adverse environmental or health and safety effects, or unless approved for transfer as a water well under Rule 880-X-10D-.23, each shaft, drift, adit, tunnel, exploratory hole, entryway or other opening to the surface from underground shall be capped, sealed, backfilled, or otherwise properly managed as required by the State Regulatory Authority in accordance with Rules 880-X-10D-.04 and 880-X-10D-.21 and consistent with 30 CFR 75.1771. Permanent closure measures shall be designed to prevent access to the mine workings by people, livestock, fish and wildlife, machinery and to keep acid or other toxic drainage from entering ground or surface waters.
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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