We are reopening and extending the public comment period on the proposed amendment to the Maryland regulatory program (the ``Maryland program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act) that was originally published on January 28, 2011, and was later reopened on March 10, 2011, to extend the comment period and announce a public meeting. The amendment involves provisions to Maryland's program to regulate coal combustion byproducts (CCBs) and, specifically, the use of CCBs in surface coal mining and reclamation operations within Maryland. The comment period is being extended to incorporate subsequent information that we received from Maryland in response to comments received during the public meeting. This document gives the times and locations that the Maryland program, and this submittal, are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Agency Contact: Ben Owens, Telephone: (412) 937-2827. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on January 25, 2012.