Coal Program Guidelines

The purpose of these guidelines are to provide information to operators and permittees concerning various aspects of the Coal Program regulations. MMD does not consider any of these guidelines to establish any type of "regulatory" requirements outside of the specific references to 19 NMAC 8.2.

The Vegetation Standards are incorporated into 19 NMAC 8.2 by reference. It establishes methods and techniques of ecological measurement, selection and use of reference areas and technical standards approved normal husbandry practices, and the demonstration of post-mine suitability for livestock grazing that are acceptable to the Director.

Most of these guidelines have been published in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Coal Mine Reclamation Program Vegetation Standard
Guidelines for Regraded Spoils and Small Depressions
Performance Bond Release Applications and Procedures
Outline of CMRP's Electronic Permitting Initiative
Surface Coal Mining Electronic Permit Organization and Formatting Guidelines
Guidelines for Runoff and Sediment Control Structures
Guidelines for Bond Calculation
Surface Coal Mining Permit Organization and Formatting Guidelines
Overburden and Soils Inventory and Handling Guidelines
AOC Guidelines

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