§ 880-X-7A-.02. Objectives
The objectives of this Chapter are to establish --
(a) Procedures for consideration of petitions for the designation of lands as unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining operations, for the termination of these designations, and for public participation in petition proceedings;
(b) The minimum standards for obtaining, maintaining and analyzing information on the effects of coal development in areas covered by a petition in light of other potential uses and activities;
(c) Procedures for identifying lands on which mining is prohibited or limited by Section 28 of the Act and for implementing those prohibitions or limitations; and
(d) Criteria for determining if an area should be designated as unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining operations.
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 73, 74, 75, 80, 92, 96.
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