EPA finalizes mountaintop mining guidance for Appalachia

EPA finalizes mountaintop mining guidance for Appalachia

EPA issued final guidance concerning environmental permitting regulations for mountaintop mining in Appalachia, maintaining the strengthened requirements it set out in the earlier interim guidance that was released on April 1, 2010.

A summary of the guidance can be found at http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/wetlands/upload/Final_Appalachian_Mining_Guidance_Summary_072111-2.pdf.

Other program related memorandum, response to comments, etc. can be found at http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/wetlands/mining.cfm#memo20100401.

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