Mining lawyer: California’s SB 108 enacts new legislation pertaining to "idle" mines and addresses some of the problems existing in SMARA’s idle mine provisions, including interim management plans

Mining lawyer: California’s SB 108 enacts new legislation pertaining to “idle” mines and addresses some of the problems existing in SMARA’s idle mine provisions, including interim management plans

Kerry Shapiro’s paper on California SB 108, which changes provisions in the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA) pertaining to “idle” mines, was first presented at the CalCIMA Conference in October 2011. SB 108 addresses some (but not all) of the problems existing in the current SMARA statutory scheme regulating so-called “idle” mines through the requirement of submitting an interim management plan.

For a copy of Kerry Shapiro’s paper, “SB 108: A first Step in Solving the Interim Management Plan Problem”, click here.

The chaptered bill of California Senate Bill 108 can be found here.

If you would like a copy of Kerry’s PowerPoint presentation which was delivered at the CalCIMA conference, please send your request to cjames@jmbm.com.