This practice covers the minimum elements for the accurate location and description of data for defining a surface coal mining permit boundary. Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, this practice was withdrawn in January 2013 and replaced by Practice D7780 for Geospatial Data for Representing Coal Mining Features.
1.1 This practice covers the minimum elements for the accurate location and description of data for defining a surface coal mining permit boundary.
1.1.1 This practice addresses coal mining geospatial boundary data relative to the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA). This geospatial data shall be obtained from each state or federal, or both, coal mining regulatory authority (RA) authorized under SMCRA to regulate surface coal mining operations (SCMO). Each RA shall be the authoritative data source (ADS) for coal mining geospatial data.
1.1.2 As used in this practice, a surface coal mining permit boundary represents an area where coal removal and reclamation and related supporting activities have occurred, is occurring, or is planned and authorized by the RA within a defined SCMO.
1.2 This practice is limited to surface coal mining operations after passage of SMCRA.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project’s many unique aspects. The word “Standard” in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids
D5254 Practice for Minimum Set of Data Elements to Identify a Ground-Water Site
D5911 Practice for Minimum Set of Data Elements to Identify a Soil Sampling Site
ANSIINCITS320-1998(R Information technology--Spatial Data Transfer
Federal Geographic Data Committee Standards
Project1574-D Information Technology--Geographic Information Framework Data Content Standard, Part 5: Governmental Unit and Other Geographic Area Boundaries
Code of Federal Regulations
30CFR Part 700 et seq.
coal mine limits; coal mining permit ; coal permit boundary; surface coal mining boundary; surface coal mining operation; SMCRA; Coal mines; Geospatial metadata;
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