Section 880-X-8I-.17 - Road Systems (Alabama Administrative Code)

§ 880-X-8I-.17. Road Systems

(1) Plans and drawings. Each applicant for an underground coal mining and reclamation permit shall submit plans and drawings for each road, as defined in 880-X-2A-.06, to be constructed, used, or maintained within the proposed permit area. The plans and drawings shall --

(a) Include a map, appropriate cross sections, design drawings, and specifications for road widths, gradients, surfacing materials, cuts, fill embankments, culverts, bridges, drainage ditches, low-water crossings, and drainage structures;

(b) Contain the drawings and specifications of each proposed road that is located in the channel of an intermittent or perennial stream, as necessary for approval of the road by the Alabama Surface Mining Commission in accordance with 880-X-10D-.65(4)(a);

(c) Contain the drawings and specifications for each proposed ford of perennial or intermittent streams that is used as a temporary route, as necessary for approval of the ford by the Alabama Surface Mining Commission in accordance with 880-X-10D-.66(3)(b);

(d) Contain a description of measures to be taken to obtain approval of the Alabama Surface Mining Commission for alteration or relocation of a natural stream channel under 880-X-10D-.66(4)(e);

(e) Contain the drawings and specifications for each low-water crossing of perennial or intermittent stream channels so that the Alabama Surface Mining Commission can maximize the protection of the stream in accordance with 880-X-10D-.66(4)(f); and

(f) Describe the plans to remove and reclaim each road that would not be retained under an approved postmining land use, and the schedule for this removal and reclamation.

(2) Primary road certification. The plans and drawings for each primary road shall be prepared by, or under the direction of, and certified by a qualified registered professional engineer, experienced in the design and construction of roads, as meeting the requirements of these regulations; current, prudent engineering practices; and any design criteria established by the Alabama Surface Mining Commission.

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, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 90, 91, 92, 96.

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