OSM announces receipt of a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania regulatory program under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or the ``Act''). Pennsylvania's proposed amendment consists of additions related to beneficial use of coal ash upon active and abandoned mine sites. Pennsylvania is introducing beneficial use of coal ash into the Pennsylvania statutory scheme via Pennsylvania's Solid Waste Management Act (``SWMA''), the Clean Streams Law (``CSL''), the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act and the Administrative Code. Pennsylvania intends to revise its approved program pursuant to the additional flexibility afforded by the revised Federal regulations and SMCRA, as amended, to ensure Pennsylvania's proposed provision is consistent with and in accordance with SMCRA and the corresponding regulations. This document provides the times and locations that the Pennsylvania program and proposed amendment are available for public 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, Acting Chief, Pittsburgh Field Division; Telephone: (412) 937-2827. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on August 10, 2012.