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Kentucky amends law allowing surface coal mining and reclamation permit applications to submit their own bonds

June 6, 2018

At the beginning of April, Kentucky governor signed a bill that amends portions of chapters of the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) that relate to mining. The 40-page bill introduces numerous new provisions with regards to different types of mining operations and procedures in the state.

Among these are also a handful of requirements related to applicants and holders of surface coal mining and reclamation permits. These include a change to requirements related to hearings related to civil penalties, a different bonding requirement for such licensees, and a requirement regarding extensions to an area covered by a permit.

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