The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the October 15 PA Bulletin inviting comments on proposed amendments to the state’s Emergency Mine Reclamation Plan.
The Emergency Plan describes how Pennsylvania will coordinate emergency mine reclamation work like stabilizing mine subsidence affected areas, mine fires damaging property, landslides, open mine shafts or portals and similar emergency issues with the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and other agencies.
Comments are due November 14. Click Here to view of copy of the proposed changes.
Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by email, must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment for Policies webpage.
Written comments may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the Policy Office, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. Use ''Abandoned Mine Reclamation Plan Amendment No. 3'' as the subject line.
For more information on the program, visit DEP’s Report An AML Emergency webpage.(Photo: The Times-Tribune, Scranton, September 21, 2012.)