§ 880-X-8C-.04. Exploration: General Requirements For Removal Of Less Than 250 Tons And Disturbance Of Less Than One-Half Acre
(1) Any person who intends to conduct coal exploration operations outside a permit area during which 250 tons or less of coal will be removed and less than one-half acre is disturbed in the coal exploration, shall file with the Regulatory Authority a written notice of intention to explore and shall comply with Rule 880-X-8C-.08 of these regulations. Exploration which will take place on lands designated as unsuitable for surface coal mining operations under Chapter 880-X-7 shall be subject to the permitting requirements under 880-X-8C-.05.
(2) The notice shall include --
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of the person seeking to explore;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the person's representative who will be present at, and responsible for conducting, the exploration activities;
(c) A precise description to the nearest quarter-quarter-quarter-quarter section or the location shown on a topographical map at a scale of 1:24,000 or larger of the exploration area, showing the general location of drill holes and trenches, existing and proposed roads, occupied dwellings, topographic features, bodies of surface water, and pipelines;
(d) A statement of the period of the expected commencement and termination of intended exploration;
(e) A description of the methods of exploration to be used and practices proposed to be followed to protect the environment from adverse impacts as a result of the exploration activities, including reclamation procedures in accordance with Subchapter 880-X-10B.
Author: Randall C. Johnson(May 20, 1982. Amended: September 18, 1990; effective: August 2, 1991.)
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 73, 74, 75, 80, 81, 82, 87.
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