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  • 04

    Apr

    PAC Provides Comments on Advance Notice of Rule Making for Manganese

    The Pennsylvania Anthracite Council has provided the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with comments on its manganese water standards. The comments come at the request of the DEP as part of an “Advance Notice of Rulemaking.” As directed by Act 40 of 2017, Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board...

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  • 04

    Apr

    U.S. Steel Shipments Down Slightly in January; Imports Claim 24 Percent Market Share in January

    The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of January 2018, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,636,321 net tons, a 4.2 percent increase from the 7,328,247 net tons shipped in the previous month, December 2017, and a 0.9 percent decrease from the 7,708,416 net tons shipped in...

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  • 04

    Apr

    President Trump Proposes $121.7 Million FY 2019 Budget for OSMRE

    President Donald Trump has proposed a $121.7 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). According to OSM, ,the 2019 budget supports OSM’s core mission requirements for oversight and support for State and tribal programs to ensure effective, consistent, and high quality...

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  • 04

    Apr

    U.S. Department of Interior Announces More Than $300 Million in AML Funding

    The Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has announced the availability of the Fiscal Year 2018 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants, which will provide $300.7 million to states and tribes to reclaim abandoned coal mines. The money will be used to fix highwalls,...

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