Procedures for assessment of cumulative impacts of surface mining on the hydrologic balance

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Subjects:

  • Strip mining -- United States,
  • Coal mines and mining -- United States,
  • Hydrology -- United States,
  • Water quality -- United States

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Statementby Alan M. Lumb ; prepared in cooperation with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
SeriesOpen-file report -- 82-334, Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 82-334
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.), United States. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
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FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL13606712M

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Hydrologic balance can be a useful concept and appropriate to legis­ lation on regulation of surface mining since the impacts of surface mining are similar to urban development and conversions of land from forests to by: 3.

Techniques were developed to assess the probable cumulative impacts of anticipated surface mining upon the hydrology of and area. An activity profile of cumulative drainage area versus river miles downstream from the surface mining site is constructed that shows major water uses, flood prone areas, and stream classifications.

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[Alan M Lumb; Geological Survey (U.S.); United States. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.]. Procedures for assessment of cumulative impacts of surface mining on the hydrologic balance.

US Geological Survey Open File Report49 pp. Google Scholar Margules, C.,Cited by: The panel was specifically charged in the Settlement Agreement with reviewing the cumulative hydrologic impact assessment (CHIA) produced by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection as part of permit approval and the hydrologic monitoring plan (Part U of the SMP application) for the 12 permits.

Although evaluation of cumulative hydrologic impacts is not explicitly covered by this manual, numerous procedures described in this manual would be identical with those applied to monitoring site-specific mining impacts.

The assessment of cumulative hydrologic impacts may include some form of aggre­ gation of site-specific hydrologic information. This cumulative hydrologic impact assessment (CHIA) is a findings document involving an assessment of the cumulative impact of all anticipated coal-mining operations on the hydrologic balance within the Cumulative Impact Area (CIA).

This Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessment (CHIA) is a findings document involving an assessment of the cumulative impact of all anticipated coal mining operations on the hydrologic balance within the Cumulative Impact Area (CIA).

(e) The regulatory authority has made an assessment of the probable cumulative impacts of all anticipated coal mining on the hydrologic balance in the cumulative impact area and has determined that the proposed operation has been designed to prevent material damage to the hydrologic balance outside the permit area.

drainage quality that may occur from coal mining operations and weathering. The method is intended for use in determining probable hydrologic consequences (PHC) and developing cumulative hydrologic impact assessment (CHIA) data to support Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) permit application requirements.

This report contains a Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessment (CHIA) for Andalex Resources, Inc., Centennial Project located in Carbon County, Utah.

The assessment encompasses the probable cumulative impacts of all anticipated coal mining on the hydrologic balance in and adjacent to Centennial's proposed and active underground mine complex, and.

This volume addresses the requirements of Public Law (Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of ) by providing guidelines to make an assessment of probable cumulative impacts of all anticipated mining in the area to assure that the proposed surface coal mining operation has been designed to prevent material damage to the hydrologic balance outside the.

can be approved, the regulatory authority (RA) must conduct an assessment of the cumulative hydrologic impacts of all anticipated mining on the hydrologic balance in the cumulative impact area (CIA) and must find that the proposed operation has been designed to prevent material damage to the hydrologic balance outside the permit area.

The Book Cliffs III Cumulative Impact Area (CIA) is shown on Plates 1 and 2. The CIA is the area, within which actual and anticipated coal mining activities may interact to affect the surface and groundwater.

The CIA is determined based on anticipated mining activities, knowledge of surface and groundwater resources, and anticipated impacts of mining on those water resources.

in predicting and evaluating the probable hydrologic consequences of proposed mining and reclamation operations. LOC will use the PHC as presented in the permit application, as well as other data, in the Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessment (CHIA) which is used in part to determine whether to issue or deny a permit application.

PBU76 CPA/ August PROCEDURES FOR PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS OF SELECTED HYDROLOGIC IMPACTS OF SURFACE MIMING by David B. McWhorter Agricultural and Chemical Engineering Department Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado Grant No.

R 3 Project Officer Roger C. wilmoth Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory Cincinnati. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has proposed a 'Cluster Impact Assessment Procedure' (CIAP) for analysing cumulative impacts from hydropower projects on the resources of a.

A cumulative hydrologic impact area (CIA) is defined by ARM (31): ‘"Cumulative hydrologic impact area" means the area, including, but not limited to, the permit and mine plan area within which impacts to the hydrologic balance resulting from the proposed operation may interact with the impacts.

Surface Coal Mining TABLE OF CONTENTS Subchapter General Information Rule 1. General § Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessment § Climatological Information § Hydrologic Balance: Surface- and Ground-water Monitoring § Hydrologic Balance: Transfer of.

5 Mining: Methods and Impacts OVERVIEW OF SURFACE MINING, SPOIL HANDLING, AND RECLAMATION There are three major types of surface mining procedures, which in the context of the whole mining and reclamation process have common features as well as significant differences.

Office of Surface Mining - State Managed Regulation of Surface Coal Mining Assessment. View this program’s assessment summary.; Visit to learn more about how Federal Government. “Cumulative impact area means the area, including the permit area, within which impacts resulting from the proposed operation may interact with the impacts of all anticipated mining on surface- and ground-water systems.

Anticipated mining shall include, at a minimum, the entire projected lives through bond release of: (a) The proposed. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act requires that before a permit to mine is issued, an assessment must "be made by the regulatory au­ thority of the probable cumulative impacts of all anticipated mining upon the hydrology of the area." (Public Law, Sec.

(b)(ll)). Read chapter Appendix B: Legal Background: Surface Coal Mining Effects on Ground Water Recharge Login Register Cart Help. Cumulative hydrologic impact assessment. (1) The regulatory authority shall provide an - assessment of the probable cumulative hydrologic impacts (CHIA) of the proposed operation and all anticipated mining upon.

“the assessment of the probable cumulative impact of all anticipated mining in the area on the hydrologic balance has been made by the department and the proposed operation of the mining operation has been designed to prevent material damage to the hydrologic balance.

LOUISIANA SURFACE MINING REGULATIONS September DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Office of Conservation JAMES H. WELSH, Commissioner of Conservation Injection and Mining Division JOSEPH S.

BALL, JR., Director Surface Mining. Lumb, A.M. Cumulative impact assessment of surface mining. Pp In F. Kilpatrick and D. Matchett (eds.). Proceedings of the eastern conference on water and energy: technical and policy issues.

Amer. Soc. of Civil Engineers, NY. Lumb, A.M. Procedures for assessment of cumulative impacts of surface mining on the hydrologic.

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Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. Cumulative hydrologic impact assessment of all anticipated mining in the area from LAW at University of Colorado, Boulder. Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessment the hydrologic resources of concern, and projected impacts from the operations included in the assessment (OSMRE, ).

For this CHIA, two surface water CIAs and two groundwater CIAs are delineated to assess impacts associated within these distinct hydrologic resource areas.

REGULATIONS GOVERNING SURFACE COAL MINING IN MISSISSIPPI UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF MISS. CODE ANN. § § Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessment § Climatological Information § Hydrologic Balance: Surface-water Protection § Hydrologic Balance: Surface- and Ground-water Monitoring.

(e) Cumulative hydrologic impact assessment. (1) The Commission shall provide an assessment of the probable cumulative hydrologic impacts (CHIA) of the proposed operation and all anticipated mining upon surface- and ground-water systems in the cumulative impact area.

As the regulatory authority for Peabody Western Coal Company (PWCC) surface coal mining and reclamation operations at the Kayenta Complex, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is required by regulation 30 CFR (g) to complete a cumulative hydrologic impact assessment (CHIA).

CONCLUSION: The impacts of mining on the hydrology of a region with many mining operations may be substantial but are currently not well known, because cumulative hydrologic impact studies currently are difficult to conduct in a meaningful manner due to the lack of a central digitized data base.

Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessment, §(g). The regulatory authority shall provide an assessment of the probable cumulative hydrologic impacts (CHIA) of the proposed operation and all anticipated mining upon surface- and ground-water systems in the cumulative impact.

DEQ has made an assessment of the cumulative hydrologic impacts of all anticipated coal mining on the hydrologic balance within the cumulative impact area. See Attachment 1 which is incorporated into these findings by reference. In that assessment, DEQ has determined that this application with modifications will minimize disturbance of the.

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of requires the designated regulatory authority of each state to assess the probable cumulative impacts of all anticipated mining upon the.

The Regulatory Authority has made an assessment of the probable cumulative impacts of all anticipated coal mining on the hydrologic balance in the cumulative impact area and has determined that the proposed operation has been designed to prevent material damage to the hydrologic balance outside the permit area.

e.* * * Material damage to the hydrologic balance outside the permit areas means any long term or permanent change in the hydrologic balance caused by surface mining operation(s) which has a significant adverse impact on the capability of the affected water resource(s) to support existing conditions and uses.

Stream Protection Rule; Environmental Impact Statement. (SMCRA or the Act) to improve protection of streams from the adverse impacts of surface coal mining operations. We are requesting comments for the purpose of determining the scope of the EIS. as well as more specific requirements for the cumulative hydrologic impact assessment.

Using a cumulative impact area based upon information provided by the applicant or other agencies as required by 30 CFR (g), (f) and CSR d and.e, the State must evaluate the cumulative hydrologic impacts of all anticipated mining upon surface and ground water systems so as to prevent material damage to the hydrologic.(4) The assessment of the probable cumulative impacts of all anticipated coal mining in the general area on the hydrologic balance as described in §§§ or § has been made by the Department, and the activities proposed under the application have been designed to prevent material damage to the hydrologic balance.Abstract.

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (P.L. ) requires that an assessment of the probable cumulative impact of all anticipated mining be made prior to the issuance of a coal mining permit and that the proposed operation be designed to prevent material damage to the hydrologic balance outside the permit area.

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