Coal Mining Regulatory and Reclamation Act (Massachusetts)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Massachusetts


Applies to States or Provinces Massachusetts
Name Coal Mining Regulatory and Reclamation Act (Massachusetts)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province














Program Administrator Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter21B


Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

These regulations aim to ensure that any coal mining or extraction will be conducted in a manner that will not significantly damage the environment or area of land affected. The Department of Environmental Protection has the authority to grant licenses for coal mining, to protect public health and environment quality, and oversee all reclamation procedures. Any proposed exploration or mining for coal requires a license, and these regulations describe application procedures, powers of the Commissioner of the Department in the event of an emergency, and the authority to call a special investigating commission, and rules pertaining to water quality. Applications for a license must include an environmental impact report, a comprehensive reclamation plan, and public hearings and announcements.


Policy Contact

Contact Name Bill Lamkin
Department Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Division Air Quality
Address One Winter Street, Boston, MA, 02108


Phone 978-694-3294


Email william.lamkin@state.ma.us
Website http://www.mass.gov/dep/about/organization/depcon.htm
Department Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Division Headquarters
Address One Winter Street, Boston, MA, 02108


Phone 617-292-5500
Fax 617-556-1049
Website http://www.mass.gov/dep/


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 21B


















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