US (United States) Code. Title 30. Chapter 14: Anthracite mine drainage and flood control

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30 USC CHAPTER 14 - ANTHRACITE MINE DRAINAGE AND FLOOD

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

CHAPTER 14 - ANTHRACITE MINE DRAINAGE AND FLOOD CONTROL

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CHAPTER 14 - ANTHRACITE MINE DRAINAGE AND FLOOD CONTROL

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Sec.

571. Declaration of policy.

572. United States contributions to Pennsylvania:

authority, conditions, limitations.

(a) Contributions to be matched by Commonwealth.

(b) Amount of contributions authorized.

(c) Limitation on use of contribution.

(d) Commonwealth responsible for installation and

operation of projects.

(e) Location and operation of projects.

(f) Economic justification for abandoned coal mine

projects.

573. Statement by Commonwealth for Secretary.

574. Hearings; withholding payments.

575. Repealed.

576. Authorization of appropriations.

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30 USC Sec. 571 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

CHAPTER 14 - ANTHRACITE MINE DRAINAGE AND FLOOD CONTROL

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Sec. 571. Declaration of policy

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It is hereby recognized that the presence of large volumes of

water in anthracite coal formations involves serious wastage of the

fuel resources of the Nation, and constitutes a menace to health

and safety and national security. It is therefore declared to be

the policy of the Congress to provide for the control and drainage

of water in the anthracite coal formations and thereby conserve

natural resources, promote national security, prevent injuries and

loss of life, and preserve public and private property, and to seal

abandoned coal mines and to fill voids in abandoned coal mines, in

those instances where such work is in the interest of the public

health or safety.

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(July 15, 1955, ch. 369, Sec. 1, 69 Stat. 352; Pub. L. 87-818, Sec.

1(1), Oct. 15, 1962, 76 Stat. 934.)

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1962 - Pub. L. 87-818 declared it to be the policy of the

Congress "to seal abandoned coal mines and to fill voids in

abandoned coal mines, in those instances where such work is in the

interest of the public health or safety".

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 572 of this title.

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30 USC Sec. 572 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

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Sec. 572. United States contributions to Pennsylvania: authority,

conditions, limitations

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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in order to carry

out the purposes mentioned in section 571 of this title, to make

financial contributions on the basis of programs or projects

approved by the Secretary to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

(hereinafter designated as the "Commonwealth") to seal abandoned

coal mines and to fill voids in abandoned coal mines, in those

instances where such work is in the interest of the public health

or safety, and for control and drainage of water which, if not so

controlled or drained, will cause the flooding of anthracite coal

formations, said contributions to be applied to the cost of

drainage works, pumping plants, and related facilities but subject,

however, to the following conditions and limitations:

(a) Contributions to be matched by Commonwealth

The amounts authorized to be contributed by the Secretary of the

Interior to the Commonwealth shall be equally matched by the

Commonwealth;

(b) Amount of contributions authorized

The total amount of contributions by the Secretary of the

Interior under the authority of this chapter shall not exceed

$8,500,000, of which $1,500,000 of the unexpended balance remaining

as of July 31, 1962, shall be reserved for the control and drainage

of water;

(c) Limitation on use of contribution

The amounts contributed by the Secretary of the Interior under

the authority of this chapter and the equally matched amounts

contributed by the Commonwealth shall not be used for operating and

maintaining projects constructed pursuant to this chapter or for

the purchase of culm, rock, or spoil banks;

(d) Commonwealth responsible for installation and operation of

projects

The Commonwealth shall have full responsibility for installing,

operating, and maintaining projects constructed pursuant to this

chapter, and shall give evidence, satisfactory to the Secretary of

the Interior, that it will enforce effective installation,

operation, and maintenance safeguards;

(e) Location and operation of projects

Projects constructed pursuant to this chapter shall be so

located, operated, and maintained as to provide the maximum

conservation of anthracite coal resources or, in those instances

where such work would be in the interest of the public health or

safety, to seal abandoned coal mines and to fill voids in abandoned

coal mines, and, where possible, to avoid creating inequities among

those mines which may be affected by the waters to be controlled

thereby; and

(f) Economic justification for abandoned coal mine projects

Projects for the sealing of abandoned coal mines or the filling

of voids in abandoned coal mines shall be determined by the

Secretary of the Interior to be economically justified. The

Secretary shall not find any project to be economically justified

unless the potential benefits are estimated by him to exceed the

estimated cost of the project.

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(July 15, 1955, ch. 369, Sec. 2, 69 Stat. 353; Pub. L. 87-818, Sec.

1(2)-(7), Oct. 15, 1962, 76 Stat. 934.)

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AMENDMENTS

1962 - Pub. L. 87-818, Sec. 1(2), authorized the Secretary of the

Interior, in the preamble clause, to seal abandoned coal mines and

to fill voids in abandoned coal mines, in those instances where

such work is in the interest of the public health or safety.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 87-818, Sec. 1(3), reserved $1,500,000 of

the unexpended balance remaining as of July 31, 1962, for the

control and drainage of water.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 87-818, Sec. 1(4), prohibited the use of

contributions for the purchase of culm, rock, or spoil banks.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 87-818, Sec. 1(5), struck out "and" after

the semicolon.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 87-818, Sec. 1(6), prescribed that projects

be so located, operated, and maintained as to seal abandoned coal

mines and to fill voids in abandoned coal mines in those instances

where such work would be in the interest of the public health or

safety.

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 87-818, Sec. 1(7), added subsec. (f).

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30 USC Sec. 573 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

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Sec. 573. Statement by Commonwealth for Secretary

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The Commonwealth shall furnish to the Secretary of the Interior a

statement with respect to the project showing work done, the status

of the project, expenditures and amounts obligated, at such times

and in such detail as the Secretary of the Interior shall require

for the purposes of this chapter.

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(July 15, 1955, ch. 369, Sec. 3, 69 Stat. 353.)

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30 USC Sec. 574 01/06/03

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Sec. 574. Hearings; withholding payments

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Whenever the Secretary of the Interior, after reasonable notice

and opportunity for hearing, finds that there is a failure to

expend funds in accordance with the terms and conditions governing

the Federal contribution for such approved projects, he shall

notify the Commonwealth that further payments will not be made to

the Commonwealth from appropriations under this chapter until he is

satisfied that there will no longer be any such failure. Until he

is so satisfied the Secretary of the Interior shall withhold the

payment of any financial contributions to the Commonwealth.

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(July 15, 1955, ch. 369, Sec. 4, 69 Stat. 353.)

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30 USC Sec. 575 01/06/03

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Sec. 575. Repealed. Pub. L. 105-362, title IX, Sec. 901(i)(1), Nov.

10, 1998, 112 Stat. 3290

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Section, acts July 15, 1955, ch. 369, Sec. 5, 69 Stat. 353; Pub.

L. 87-818, Sec. 1(8), Oct. 15, 1962, 76 Stat. 935, related to

annual reports to Congress by Secretary of the Interior on

anthracite mine drainage and flood control program.

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30 USC Sec. 576 01/06/03

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Sec. 576. Authorization of appropriations

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There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may

be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

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(July 15, 1955, ch. 369, Sec. 5, formerly Sec. 6, 69 Stat. 353;

renumbered Sec. 5, Pub. L. 105-362, title IX, Sec. 901(i)(2), Nov.

10, 1998, 112 Stat. 3290.)

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 5 of act July 15, 1955, ch. 369, was classified

to section 575 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 105-362,

Sec. 901(i)(1).

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