OSM announces final environmental impact statement for revised “Excess Spoil Minimization — Stream Buffer Zone” rule

America’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) has announced the availability of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) evaluating potential changes to the excess spoil and coal mine waste disposal rules as well as the stream buffer zone rule. The final environmental impact statement provides decision makers with information about the impacts that could result if these rules are revised. (more…)

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