This practice covers the minimum elements for the accurate location and description of data for defining underground coal mining extents. Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, this practice was withdrawn in January 2013 and replaced by Practice D7780 for Geospatial Data for Representing Coal Mining Features.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 underground coal mining extents.
1.1.1 This practice addresses coal mining geospatial data relative to the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA). This geospatial data shall be obtained from each state, tribal, or federal (or combinations thereof) coal mining regulatory authority (RA) authorized under SMCRA to regulate the surface effects of underground coal mining operations (UCMO).
1.1.2 As used in this practice, underground coal mining extents represent an area where coal removal has occurred within a defined UCMO.
1.2 This practice applies to pre-SMCRA and post-SMCRA underground coal mining extents.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 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.
1.5 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
D7384 Practice for Minimum Geospatial Data for a Surface Coal Mining Boundary
ANSIINCITS320-1998(R Information technology-Spatial Data Transfer
Federal Geographic Data Committee Standards
Project1574–D Information Technology--Part 5 Governmental unit and other geographic area boundaries
Code of Federal Regulations
coal mine limits; coal mining permit; coal permit boundary; SMCRA; underground coal design; underground coal mining extents; underground coal mining operations; underground coal workings; Geospatial metadata; Coal mines; Underground coal mining extents;
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Citing ASTM Standards
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