We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Wyoming regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Wyoming program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Wyoming proposes revisions to and additions of rules about bond release (Rule Package 1-P) and highwall retention (Rule Package 1-T). Wyoming intends to revise its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations, provide additional safeguards, clarify ambiguities, and improve operational efficiency.
Agency Contact: Richard Buckley, Telephone: 307/261- 6550; E-mail: RBuckley@osmre.gov.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on March 15, 2006.