H.R. 4248: Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2019

CBO Score

$394 million

Date of Report

Tue July 28th, 2020

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to allow the Secretary of the Interior to delegate certain emergency reclamation activities to the States and Tribes, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Matthew Cartwright — D — PA

Reauthorizes the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund fees and expands the payments from the fund for abandoned coal mine cleanups. Specifically, the bill authorizes the Department of the Interior to reimburse states and tribal governments from the fund for the emergency restoration, reclamation, abatement, control, or prevention of adverse effects of coal mining practices; extends the authority for Interior to collect reclam...

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