Section 880-X-10I-.04 - Steep Slopes: Performance Standards (Alabama Administrative Code)

§ 880-X-10I-.04. Steep Slopes: Performance Standards

Surface coal mining and reclamation operations subject to this Rule shall comply with requirements of Rules 880-X-10C-.53 through 880-X-10C-.56 and the following, except to the extent a variance is approved under Rule 880-X-10I-.05.

(1) The following materials shall not be placed on the downslope:

(a) Spoil.

(b) Waste materials of any type.

(c) Debris, including that from clearing and grubbing.

(d) Abandoned or disabled equipment.

(2) Land above the highwall shall not be disturbed unless the Regulatory Authority finds that this disturbance will facilitate compliance with the environmental protection standards of this subchapter and the disturbance is limited to that necessary to facilitate compliance.

(3) Woody materials shall not be buried in the backfilled area unless the Regulatory Authority determines that the proposed method for placing woody material within the backfill will not deteriorate the stable condition of the backfilled area.

Author: Randall C. Johnson

(Original Filed November 14, 1989, effective: March 7, 1991.)

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 9-16-71, et seq.

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