Government-approved permits are required for all new and ongoing mining operations, including exploration activities.
Regulatory standards established at state levels are commonly equal to or more stringent than federal standards.
From 1980 to 1995, US 113 in Worcester County, Maryland, locally referred to as the Worcester Highway, experienced a much higher annual fatal accident rate than other similar highways within the state of Maryland as a whole (6.3 fatal accidents per million vehicles miles of travel versus 2.7).
The northern portion of the roadway also demonstrated a higher injury accident rate and overall accident rate than the state as a whole.
THE two-week-long fire at the Riverton dumpsite in March was the "most detrimental" in the history of fires at the waste disposal facility, according to the air quality report the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) released yesterday.
This permitting process ensures that environmental standards are maintained from the beginning to the end of mining and metal production operations.
Some important federal laws authorizing and guiding environmental regulation of mining in the United States are discussed below.
These laws outline the responsibilities of several federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in regulating mining operations.
In response to this request, the The US 113 Planning Study consisted of two study areas, a southern study area and a northern study area (see map).
The southern study area was located along US 113 from Snow Hill to south of Berlin (extending approximately 16.3 miles) and the northern study area was located along US 113 from north of Berlin to the Delaware state line (extending approximately 7.5 miles).