Interstate Mining Compact Commission (multi-state)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Place||Alabama;Arkansas;Illinois;Indiana;Kentucky;Louisiana;Maryland;Missouri;New York;North Carolina;North Dakota;Ohio;Oklahoma;Pennsylvania;South Carolina;Tennessee;Texas;Virginia;West Virginia|
|Applies to States or Provinces||Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia|
|Name||Interstate Mining Compact Commission (multi-state)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Program Administrator||Interstate Mining Compact Commission|
The Interstate Mining Compact is a multi-state governmental agency / organization that represents the natural resource and related environmental protection interests of its member states. Currently, 23 states are members to the compact, and 6 additional states are associate members. The compact is administered by the Interstate Mining Compact Commission, which does not possess regulatory powers but “provides a forum for interstate action and communication on issues of concern to the member states” and thus aids the development of effective regulatory programs and environmental protection initiatives.
The Commission exercises several powers on behalf of the states, all of which are of a study, recommendatory or consultative nature. The Commission does not possess regulatory powers, as some Compacts do. The Commission provides a forum for interstate action and communication on issues of concern to the member states. It is the potential to stimulate the development and production of each state's mineral wealth through effective regulatory programs that draws many of the states together in the prosecution of the Commission's work. Given the environmental sensitivities associated with this objective, a significant portion of the Commission's work is dedicated to the environmental protection issues naturally associated with this mineral development. It is the significant value and clout that comes from "compacting" together and speaking with a strong, united voice that can make a difference in each state's efforts to implement effective regulatory programs that will conserve natural resources and secure a vibrant state (and thus national) mineral economy.
|Department||Interstate Mining Compact Commission|
|Address||445-A Carlisle Drive|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Va. Code 45.1-271|
|Authority 2:||S.C. Code 48-21|
|Authority 3:||Tex. Nat. Res. Code 132|