An Industry Perspective on a Federal Mine Waste Program
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Jan 1, 1992
The Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has been attempting to develop a federal regulatory program for mine waste under Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act since 1986. Recent regulatory and legislative events are now bringing this goal closer to reality. This paper discusses the mining industry's perspective on a number of the issues currently being addressed at EPA's Policy Dialogue Committee and in Congressionally-sponsored negotiating sessions.