SMCRA

AcronymDefinition
SMCRASurface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977
SMCRASouth Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (Florida)
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With SMCRA, Congress envisioned a federal-state partnership.
Both sides were sounding off about the Bush Administration's proposal to allow mining within 100 feet of streams, a practice prohibited by the SMCRA.
The SMCRA also expands the protection against eviction.
80) The SMCRA requires restoration of a site after mining is complete in order to "to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations.
Karpan stressed numerous times that SMCRA is still a work in progress, but that she believes the mining industry has proven that it can process resources in an environmentally sound way.
Under SMCRA, mine operators must reconstruct the land to its "approximate original contours" after strip mining.
THAT WAS PRECISELY THE QUESTION MEMBERS of Congress were asking when they passed the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, SMCRA (familiarly known as smack-ra), back in 1977.
I had the agent who had issued the permits read the relevant section of SMCRA aloud to me.
For example, SMCRA prohibits surface mining in alluvial valley floors but entities the owner of the deposit to compensation through an exchange of equally valuable federal coal.
Hedge, "From Coercion to Partnership in Federal Partial Preemption: SMCRA, RCRA, and OSH Act," Publius: The Journal of Federalism 23 (Fall 1993): 107-121.
The court concluded that the enactment of the SMCRA had a "devastating economic impact on plaintiff's property.