Stream Protection Rule

The Office of Surface Mining (OSM) has proposed a “stream protection rule” that represents a sweeping change to surface mining regulations under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) program.

Below are documents related to the rule.

Letters to OSM

OSM ANPRM (November 30, 2009)

OSM NOI to Prepare EIS (April 30, 2010)

OSM Request for Comment re Scoping Alternatives (June 18, 2010)

CRS Report on Mountain Top Mining

Stream Buffer Zone Rule

2008 Rulemaking
National Parks Conservation Association v. Salazar
State Petitions