§ 880-X-10J-.03. Coal Processing Plants: Performance Standards
Construction, operation, maintenance, modification, reclamation, and removal activities at operations covered by this Rule shall comply with the following:
(a) Signs and markers for the coal processing plant, coal processing waste disposal area, and water treatment facilities shall comply with Rule 880-X-10C-.03.
(b) Roads, transport, and associated structures shall be constructed, maintained, and reclaimed in accordance with Rules 880-X-10C-.67 - 880-X-10C-.73.
(c) Any stream or channel realignment shall comply with Rule 880-X-10C-.15.
(d) Any disturbed area related to the coal processing plant or associated facilities shall have sediment control structures, in compliance with Rules 880-X-10C-.16 and 880-X-10C-.17, and all discharges from these areas shall meet the requirements of Rules 880-X-10C-.12 - 880-X-10C-.13 and any other applicable State law.
(e) Permanent impoundments associated with coal processing plants shall meet the requirements of Rules 880-X-10C-.20 and 880-X-10C-.27. Dams constructed of or impounding coal processing waste shall comply with Rules 880-X-10C-.46 - 880-X-10C-.48.
(f) Water rights shall be protected in accordance with Rule 880-X-10C-.25.
(g) Disposal of coal processing waste, solid waste, and any excavated materials shall comply with Rules 880-X-10C-.38 - 880-X-10C-.88, 880-X-10C-.45, and 880-X-10C-.36, respectively.
(h) Discharge structures for diversion and sediment control structures shall comply with Rule 880-X-10C-.18.
(i) Ensure public safety and health.
(j) Fish, wildlife and related environmental values shall be protected in accordance with Rule 880-X-10C-.49.
(k) Slide areas and other surface areas shall comply with Rule 880-X-10C-.50.
(l) Adverse effects upon or resulting from nearby underground coal mining activities shall be minimized by appropriate measures including, but not limited to compliance with Rule 880-X-10C-.26 and 880-X-10C-.37.
(m) Reclamation shall include proper topsoil handling procedures, revegetation, and abandonment, in accordance with Rules 880-X-10C-.27, 880-X-10C-.51 - 880-X-10C-.57, 880-X-10C-.58 - 880-X-10C-.63 and 880-X-10C-.64 - 880-X-10C-.66.
(n) Conveyors, buildings, storage bins or stockpiles, water treatment facilities, water storage facilities, and any structure or system related to the coal processing plant shall comply with Rule 880-X-10C.
(o) Any coal processing plant or associated structures located on prime farmland shall meet the requirements of Rule 880-X-10G.
Author: Randall C. Johnson(May 20, 1982; Amended: Filed: September 21, 1993; effective November 20, 1993.)
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 80, 84, 85, 90, 92.
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