The Alabama Department of Environmental Management issues new permits or modifications to existing permits relating to granite or limestone surface mining activities pursuant to the Alabama Water Pollution Control Act (Title 22, Chapter 22, Code of Alabama 1975); the Alabama Environmental Management Act (Title 22, Chapter 22A, Code of Alabama 1975); the Solid Wastes Disposal Act (Title 22, Chapter 27, Article 1, Code of Alabama 1975); the Alabama Air Pollution Control Act of 1971 (Title 22, Chapter 28, Code of Alabama 1975); and the Hazardous Wastes Management and Minimization Act (Title 22, Chapter 20, Code of Alabama 1975)
This bill would require the prior approval of local municipalities and counties affected by a proposed permit or modification to a permit for such mining operations. The bill would establish guidelines for local governments to consider in the approval process, would require notice of and the holding of public hearings, and would provide access to certain information as part of the local approval process
To add Section 22-22A-5.1 to the Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the granting of local approval for granite and limestone surface mining operations prior to the issuance of any permit by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
|February 11, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Commerce|
|Bill Text||HB547 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|