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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Regulation of mining. Provides that rules adopted by the natural resources commission shall require that all blasting operations involving surface coal mining operations must be monitored with the use of at least three seismic monitors. Provides that a surface coal mining operation may not be located within 1,000 feet of any of the following: (1) An occupied dwelling, unless waived by the owner. (2) A public building. (3) A school. (4) A church. (5) A community or an institutional building. (6) A public park. Specifies that the 1,000 foot requirement shall be measured as follows: (1) From the nearest exterior Regulation of mining. Provides that rules adopted by the natural resources commission shall require that all blasting operations involving surface coal mining operations must be monitored with the use of at least three seismic monitors. Provides that a surface coal mining operation may not be located within 1,000 feet of any of the following: (1) An occupied dwelling, unless waived by the owner. (2) A public building. (3) A school. (4) A church. (5) A community or an institutional building. (6) A public park. Specifies that the 1,000 foot requirement shall be measured as follows: (1) From the nearest exterior wall of an occupied dwelling to the surface coal mining operation. (2) From the nearest property boundary to the surface coal mining operation for a public building, school, church, community or institutional building, or public park. Makes a conforming change. ... View more