§ 880-X-8J-.12. In Situ Processing Activities
(1) This Rule applies to any person who conducts or intends to conduct surface coal mining and reclamation operations utilizing in situ processing activities.
(2) Any application for a permit for operations covered by this Rule shall be made according to all requirements of this Chapter applicable to underground mining activities. In addition, the mining and reclamation operations plan for operations involving in situ processing activities shall contain information establishing how those operations will be conducted in compliance with the requirements of Rule 880-X-10K, including --
(a) Delineation of proposed holes and wells and production zone for approval of the State Regulatory Authority;
(b) Specifications of drill holes and casings proposed to be used;
(c) A plan for treatment, confinement or disposal of all acid-forming, toxic-forming or radioactive gases, solids, or liquids constituting a fire, health, safety or environmental hazard caused by the mining and recovery process; and
(d) Plans for monitoring surface and ground water quantity and quality.
(3) No permit shall be issued for operations covered by this Rule, unless the State Regulatory Authority finds, in writing, upon the basis of a complete application made in accordance with Paragraph (2) of this Rule, that the operation will be conducted in compliance with all requirements of this Chapter relating to underground mining activities, and Rules 880-X-10D and 880-X-10K.
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 73, 74, 75, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 90, 91, 92.
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