§ 880-X-10G-.03. Applicability
The requirements of this subchapter shall not apply to:
(1) Coal preparation plants, support facilities and roads of underground mines that are actively used over extended periods of time and where such uses affect a minimal amount of land. Such uses shall meet the requirements of subchapter 10C or 10D, whichever is applicable.
(2) Disposal areas containing coal mine waste resulting from underground mines that is not technologically and economically feasible to store in underground mines or on non-prime farmland. The operator shall minimize the area of prime farmland used for such purposes.
(3) Prime farmland that has been excluded in accordance with Rule 880-X-8J-.08(1).
Author:(Original Filed November 14, 1989; effective: March 7, 1991. Amended: Filed July 27, 1998; effective August 31, 1998; operative January 3, 1999.)
On December 4, 1998, the Office of Surface Mining approved this rulemaking adopted by the commission on July 16, 1998. The effective date of this rule will be January 3, 1999.
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 9-16-71, et seq.
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