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									  Office of Surface Mining
Reclamation and Enforcement
        2008 Update
OSM Rulemaking

 FY2006 AML Amendments

 Stream Buffer Zone/Excess Spoils

 Coal Combustion By-products

 Ownership and Control
FY 2006 AML Re-Authorization

 Proposed Rule published in December 2007

 Final Rule Published by November 14, 2008

 Effective January 13, 2009

 FY 2009 Funds Distribution on/or about December 15, 2008
Stream Buffer Zone/Excess Spoils

 Proposed Rule and Draft EIS published August 24, 2007

 Four Public Hearings held on October 24, 2007

 Comment period closed November 24, 2007

 Final Rule expected in late 2008
Coal Combustion By-Products
 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking March 14, 2007

 Comment period closed May 14, 2007

 Proposed Rule is pending a review by OMB.
Ownership and Control
Transfer, Sale, Assignment of Rights
 Proposed O & C Rule published on December 29, 2003

 Proposed TSA Rule published on January 26, 2005

 Re-proposed O & C and TSA Rule published October 10, 2006
      Replaces the two previous proposed rules
      Proposed Rule is based on Settlement Agreement with NMA

 Final Rule was published in early December 3, 2007

 OSM working with States in 2009 to determine what changes
  may be required
         Technology and Training

 Applied Science

 Underground Mine Mapping

 Reforestation

 National Technical Training Program (NTTP)

 Technical Innovation and Professional Services (TIPS)

 MCR Technical Assistance

 MCR Technology Transfer
             Applied Science Projects
                   FY 2007 – FY 2008
 FY2007 – 11 projects funded ($950,683)
         University of Illinois $99,991 (Crop Yield Prediction)
         Northern Illinois University $53,237 (Longwall
          Impact Hydrology)

 FY 2008 – 11 projects funded ($1,343,743)
         University of Illinois $113,583 for (Crop Yield
          Prediction)
                       2007 Applied Science
                                    Project Status

STATE   INSTITUTION        PI          $ OSM      SUBJECT                            STATUS

IL      Univ of IL         Dunker      $99,991    Crop Yield Prediction              Phase III
                                                                                     Complete
IL      Northern IL Univ   Booth       $53,237    Longwall Impact Hydrology          Data
                                                                                     Collection
KY      Univ of KY         Lusk        $100,000   Blasting Impacts on Structures     Data
                                                                                     Collection
NM      Aimone - Martin    Aimone -    $48,320    Blasting Measurement               Data
                           Martin                                                    Analysis

PA      Penn State         Burgos      $99,702    AMD Passive Treatment              Project
                                                                                     Complete
TN      Univ of TN         Schwarz     $96,367    Sediment Measurement               Data
                                                                                     Analysis
VA      VA Tech            Karmis      $100,000   Subsidence Prediction & Control    Data
                                                                                     Analysis
VA      VA Tech            Daniels     $99,301    Coal Refuse Leach Prediction       Data
                                                                                     Collection
WV      WV Univ            Vandivort   $53,800    AMD Mitigation                     Data
                                                                                     Collection
WV      WV Univ            Petty       $99,997    Stream & Wetland Mitigation        Data
                                                                                     Collection
WV      WV Univ            Fletcher    $99,967    Model Underground Mine Hydrology   Data
                                                                                     Collection
                        2008 Applied Science
                                       Project Status

STATE   INSTITUTION           PI          $ OSM      SUBJECT                                STATUS

IL      Univ of IL            Dunker      $113,583   Crop Yield Prediction                  Phase III
                                                                                            complete
CO      U.S. Forest Service   Musselman   $90,835    Weed Fabric for revegetation           Data
                                                                                            collection
FL      Spellman College      Ibeanusi    $172,014   Analysis of Mining Impact              Data
                                                                                            Collection
KY      University of         Sweigard    $199,927   Best Practices in Steep Slope Mining   Data
        Kentucky                                                                            Analysis

OH      Ohio DNR              Kell        $200,000   Web Access of Water Data               Project
                                                                                            complete
TN      University of TN      Drumm       $149,682   Sediment control on steep slopes       Data
                                                                                            Analysis
TN      University of TN      Franklin    $170,616   Forest Establishment on Steep Slopes   Data
                                                                                            Analysis
VA      VA Tech               Burger      $86,744    American Chestnut FRA                  Data
                                                                                            Collection
VA      American Chestnut     Paris       $200,000   American Chestnut Performance          Data
                                                                                            Collection
WV      WV Univ               Skousem     $36,588    FRA West Virginia                      Data
                                                                                            Collection
WV      WV Univ               Pena        $49,482    Forest Hydrology                       Data
                                                                                            Collection
         Mine Map Scanning Projects
Purpose: Acquire and scan mine maps often available only
in paper copy. The maps are then
available electronically to users.

 Advantages:
• Improved images
• Preservation of information
• Fast retrieval of information
• Fast application to current problems
• Increase/fast distribution of mine related
   information
FY 2009 Applied Science & Mine Mapping
                    Project Award Process

 October 1, 2008 project solicitation began

 January 16, 2009 project solicitation ends

 May 2009 projects are selected

 After June 30, 2009 anticipate project funding distribution

 Applied Science – approximately $900,000 available

 Mine Mapping – approximately $300,000 available

      For details visit: www.techtransfer.osmre.gov
                 Reforestation Initiative

 OSM’s Primary Program Objective in 2008
      Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative
       (http://arri.osmre.gov)
 MCR Reforestation Goals
      Conducted outreach meetings in 2008
      Begin a study assessing the quality trees on reclaimed areas
      Collect information on acres reclaimed to trees
      Work with State agencies to identify and remove regulatory
       impediments to reforestation
  National Technical Training Program
                (NTTP)
Purpose is to provide opportunities for State, Federal
and Tribal personnel to:
 Increase basic knowledge of technical subjects

 Increase technical competency and skills

 Stay abreast of technological changes

 Foster State/Tribal/Federal partnerships
National Technical Training Program
     FY 2007 Program Attendance


                 OSM 16%

                               Other 21%


                                                Tribes 1%




                  States 62%




          1080       286        364        16
   National Technical Training Program
          (NTTP) FY 2009 Training Plans

• Conduct 55 Classes

• Co-Sponsor benchmarking, forums & workshops

• New OSM Website to be rolled out soon

• Course references and other materials on-line

  (http://www.tips.osmre.gov)

• Support/Develop Reforestation Courses
              FY 2009 TIPS Training Courses
 27 TIPS Core Software Packages
      AMD Pollution Abatement Cost Estimation
      Data Base Management
      Geographic Information System (GIS)
      Geologic Modeling
      Mapping / Engineering Site Design
      Mobile Computing-GPS
      Remote Sensing
      Statistical Analysis
      Surface and Ground Water Modeling
      Slope Stability Analysis
      Water Quality Analysis
 35 TIPS Classes Offered
      24 Classroom Courses
      11 On-line Courses
 83 ESRI Online Courses and Online Workshops Available
OSM MCR Technical Assistance
     MCR Technical Assistance Projects
          FY2007 and FY2008
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Technical Assistance Project Categories'
provided by MCR
 Geospatial Technologies

 Hydrology
 Engineering
 Natural Resources
            MCR Technology Transfer
              Products & Services
 National Technology Transfer Website
        www.techtransfer.osmre.gov
 MCR Website (www.mcrcc.osmre.gov)
      MCR AMD 2010 Workshop
      MCR Technology Transfer Workshops
      MCR Reforestation Initiatives
     MCR Technology Transfer Activities

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        2008 Update

								
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