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Editorial codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register.

PART 943 - TEXAS
Authority:

30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.

§ 943.1 Scope.

This part contains all rules applicable only within Texas which have been adopted under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

[45 FR 13008, Feb. 27, 1980]

§ 943.10 State regulatory program approval.

The Secretary approved the Texas regulatory program, as submitted on July 20, 1979, and amended on November 13, 1979, and December 20, 1979, effective February 16, 1980. Copies of the approved program are available at:

(a) Surface Mining and Reclamation Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, Capitol Station, P.O. Box 12967, Austin, TX 78711.

(b) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Tulsa Field Office, 5100 East Skelly Drive, Suite 470, Tulsa, OK 74135-6548.

[64 FR 20168, Apr. 26, 1999]

§ 943.15 Approval of Texas regulatory program amendments.

The following is a list of the dates amendments were submitted to OSM, the dates when the Director's decision approving all, or portions of these amendments, were published in the Federal Register and the State citations or a brief description of each amendment. The amendments in this table are listed in order of the date of final publication in the Federal Register.

Original amendment submission date Date of final
publication
Citation/description
March 27, 1980 June 18, 1980, November 26, 1980 TCMR 051.07.04.023, .070.
September 18, 1981 June 3, 1982 TCMR 05.07.01.313(a).
August 31, 1984 July 9, 1985 TCMR 051.07.04.008, .138, .184, .201, .340, .510, .620 through .625.
August 24, 1988 December 11, 1989 TCMR 806.309(j)(1)(A) through (H), (2)(A) through (D), (4)(A), (B), (C), (5)(A), (B), (6)(A) through (E), (7), (8).
June 24, 1991 February 19, 1992 TCMR 806.309(j)(1)(H), (I), 806.309(j)(2), (3), (7), (8), (9).
December 23, 1991 April 17, 1992 TCMR 816.394.
September 12, 1989 May 21, 1992 TCMR 701.008(53), 778.116(a) through (l), (n); 786.215(e)(2), .221(d), .225(h).
September 22, 1989 August 19, 1992 TCMR 700.002(b)(2), .003(22), .008(18), (56), (81), (85); 762.074(1), (2); 770.100(c), .101, .102(c); 771.107(d), .108; 776.111(a)(3)(A), (7), (b), (1); 779.125(b), .126(a), .133; 780.144(a), .145(b)(4), .151; 783.171(b), .172, .179; 784.187(b)(4), .191, .194(a), (e), (f), .195(a); 785.200(a), (b), (c), (f) through (i); 786.216(p); 788.230(a)(4), (5), (6); 788.232(c)(1), (d), (e); 795.237(b)(5), (c), (d), .238(d)(4), .243(a); 800.301(b); 808.317; 815.327(a), (f); 816.339(a), .344(a), .353(d), .359 through .362, .363(j), (i), (o), (p), .368(c), .369(a), .371(c)(3), .375(d), .377(b), .380(b), (c), .384(b)(2), .390(a); 817.509(a), .514(a), .531(j), (i), (o), (p), .547(b), (c), .551(b)(2), .562(c), .565(e); 819.600(c)(1); 840.672(b); 843.680(a), .682(f); 845.695(b)(2); 850.700, .701, .702(a) through (d), .703 through .710; recodification of the TCMR 700.001 through 845.698.
February 8, 1993 March 21, 1994 TCMR 778.116(l), (m); 786.215(e)(1), (2), (g); 788.225(e), (1)(A), (2), (3), (f), (1), (2), (g); 843.680(c).
May 24, 1994 March 27, 1995 TCMR 778.116(m); 786.215(e)(1), (f), .216(i) through (o), .225(f)(3), (4), (g), (1), (i) through (iv), (2), (h).
August 11, 1995 December 13, 1995 TCMR 806.309(j)(2)(C)(iv)(I)(A) through (C), (II)(A) through (C).
December 20, 1995 April 8, 1996 TCMR 701.008(71); 780.154(a) through (c); 784.198(a) through (c); 816.400 through 403; 815.327(c); 817.569 through 572; 827.651(b).
August 30, 1995, September 18, 1995 June 18, 1996 TSMCRA Article 5920-11, 6(b), 21(a), (c); TCMR 701.008(104); 778.116(m), .225(g)(1).
August 24, 1995 January 30, 1997 Recodification of TSMCRA Article 5920-11, 1 through 38; 4 Ch. 134.001 through .188.
May 13, 1993 March 26, 1997 TCMR 700.002(b)(4), (5), (f); .003(1), (3); 701.008(4), (5), (9), (10, (18), (19), 21), (24), (25), (26), (34), (41), (55), (67), (68), (69), (70), (76), (82), (84), (95), (102), (107); 705.010(a)(3), (c); .011(2), (3), (5), (9); .013(a); .014; .015(a); .016(a); 707.022; 709.025; .026; .027; .028; .029; .030; .031; .032; .033, .034; 760.069; .070(5), (6), (7), (9), (11); 761.071 (a) through (e); .072 (a) through (h); .073; 762.074(3), (4), (5); .075(a), (b); .076(a); .077; 764.078; .079(a), (b), (c); .080(a)(1), (2), (4) through (7), (b), (c), (d); .081(a), (b); .082(a)(3), (b), (c), (d); .083(a), (b); .084(a), (b); .085(b); 770.101; 776.111(a)(e)(E); 779.126(d); .127(a), (b), (c); .128(a), (3), (4), (b); .129, (a), (b), (1), (3); 780.141(g), (h); .142(b)(11), (c), (d), .146 (a) through (e); .148(a)(3)(i), (c)(1), (2), (3); 783.172(d); .173 (a) through (e); .174(a), (3), (4), (b); .175, (a), (b), (1), (3); 784.188 (a) through (f); .190 (a)(3)(i), (c)(1), (2), (3); .197(c), (d); 785.201(b), (c), (d)(2); .202(b)(1)(i), (2), (3); 786.210 (a) through (e); .216(c), (e); .220(d); 800.301(b)(2); .311(d); 807.312(a), (b), (c); .313(a)(2); 815.327(a); .328(a), (b); 816.330(f); .340; .341; .342; .344; .347; .348; .349; .350; .355; .357(a), (c), (d); .358 (a) through (d); .360(a)(2), (A), (B), (f)(1)(A), (g)(2), (h)(1), (2), (3), (i); .362(d); .376 (a) through (d), .377, .378(a), (c); .380(e)(10); .385(b)(3); .390; .395; .396; 817.500(f); .509(a); .510; .511; .512; .514; .517; .519; .522(f); .524; .526(b), (c), (d); .527 (a) through (d); .528 (a) through (i); .529; .530, (c), (d), (e), (g), (j), (s), (t); .535(c); .538(c)(3); .543 (a) through (d); .544; .545(a), (c); .547(e)(10); .552(b)(3); .555; .560; .561; 823.620(a), (b), (c); .621(a)(1), (2), (3), (b); .622(a), (b), (c); .623; .624 (a) through (g); .625(a), (b); 843.681(c), (f) through (j); .682(a)(1); .695(b)(1); 846.001; .002; .003; .004; .005; 850.703(b)(1)(A); .704(b); .706(a).
October 21, 1996 April 29, 1997 TCMR 701.008(77); 779.130; 816.352.
December 1, 1997 March 3, 1998 TSCMRA 134.004(3); 134.005(a)(2); 134.008; 134.014(b); 134.022(c); 134.056(2); 134.068; 134.069(a)(2) and (b); 134.084(a) through (d); 134.092(a)(2); 134.163(1). Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes Article 5920-11, Sections 6(b), 21(c), 33(e) and 21a.
January 23, 1998 April 22, 1998 Recodification; 16 TAC 12.1 through 12.710.
December 1, 1997 June 8, 1998 16 TAC 12.3; 12.201(d)(5); 12.237(2), (2)(B) and (C); 12.243(a), (a)(4) and (5); 12.309(1); 12.312(a) and (b); 12.313(a), (b), (d), and (f); 12.387; 12.388.
January 28, 1999 May 3, 1999 Sections 12.143(a)(2), (b)(1) and (b)(2); .145(b)(3); .187(b)(3); .199(2); .379; .389; .546; .554; and .651(9) and (13).
May 13, 1999 August 12, 1999 Procedures and Standards for Determining Revegetation Success on Surface-Mined Lands in Texas; Normal Husbandry Practices for Surface-Mined Lands in Texas.
August 24, 2000 November 24, 2000 TAC § 12.80(a)(1), (3)-(7); (b)(2)-(3); § 12.385(a); (e)-(e)(2)(D); § 12.552(a); (e)-(e)(2)(D); and § 12.651(13).
July 25, 2001 November 6, 2002 Sections 12.3(169) definition of “surface coal mining operations which exist on the date of enactment [removed] and 12.3(187) definition of “valid existing rights;” 12.71-.74; 12.77; 12.111(1)(H); 12.112(b)(4); 12.113(a); 12.118(a) and (c); 12.151(a)(2); 12.158(a) and (c); 12.191(a)(2); 12.207(a)(5); and 12.216(4)(A).
February 12, 2003 July 7, 2003 16 TAC § 1.130.
July 10, 2003 November 5, 2003 TAC 12.108(b).
June 4, 2004 September 14, 2004 16 TAC 12.108(b).
October 6, 2005 February 17, 2006 TSCMRA Section 134.055; and 16 TAC 12.108(a) and (b).
July 26, 2005 June 14, 2006 Procedures and Standards for Determining Revegetation Success on Surface-Mined Lands in Texas - Table of Contents; Section V.D.1., D.2.; appendix B; Attachment 2; Normal Husbandry Practices for Surface-Mined Lands in Texas - Table of Contents; Section IV.E.
February 14, 2007 November 19, 2007 TSCMRA 134.174(b); TAC 12.147(a) through (a)(3); 12.309(g)(2); 12.337(a) and (b) through (b)(3); 12.395(a)(1), (b)(1), (b)(3), (b)(3)(A) and (B), and (c)(3) and (4); 12.681(a), (b) through (b)(3), (c), (e), (f), (g), and (h); 12.682(a) and (b); 12.688; 12.689(b) through (b)(3); and 12.693.
October 2, 2007 March 17, 2008 16 TAC 12.108(b)(1) through (b)(3).
January 5, 2010 December 27, 2010 16 TAC 12.108(b)(1) through (b)(3).
May 18, 2011, May 26, 2011, and June 3, 2011 February 14, 2012 16 TAC 12.100(a); 12.225(a)(3); 12.311(b); TSCMRA 134.004 (7-a) and (15-a); 134.069(c); 134.080(a) and (b); 134.085; 134.092(20); 134.104(1) and (2); and 134.105(a).
February 9, 2012 September 19, 2012 16 TAC 12.108(b)(1)-(3).
August 9, 2012 February 19, 2013 16 TAC Administrative Code Sections: 12.3; 12.100(c); 12.116; 12.155; 12.156; 12.206; 12.215; 12.216; 12.221; 12.225; 12.226; 12.228;12.232; 12.233; 12.234; 12.235; 12.239; 12.395; 12.560; 12.676; and 12.677.
December 19, 2013 August 6, 2014 16 TAC 12.108(b)(1)-(3).
November 17, 2015 November 17, 2017 16 TAC 12.108(b)(1)-(3).
February 7, 2018 November 20, 2019 16 Texas Administrative Code - Section 12.108, related to permit fees; and Section 12.309, related to self-bonding applications.

[62 FR 9954, Mar. 5, 1997]

§ 943.16 Required program amendments.

Pursuant to 30 CFR 732.17(f)(1), Texas is required to submit to OSM by the specified date the following written, proposed program amendment, or a description of an amendment to be proposed that meets the requirements of SMCRA and 30 CFR Chapter VII and a timetable for enactment that is consistent with Texas' established administrative or legislative procedures.

(a-j) [Reserved]

[51 FR 28555, Aug. 8, 1986, as amended at 57 FR 21607, May 21, 1992; 57 FR 37458, Aug. 19, 1992; 59 FR 13209, Mar. 21, 1994; 60 FR 15680, Mar. 27, 1995; 61 FR 30808, June 18, 1996; 62 FR 14326, Mar. 26, 1997]

§ 943.20 Approval of Texas abandoned mine land reclamation plan.

The Secretary approved the Texas abandoned mine land reclamation plan, as submitted on April 24, 1980, and amended on May 30, 1980, June 2, 1980, and June 4, 1980, effective June 23, 1980. Copies of the approved plan are available at:

(a) Surface Mining and Reclamation Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, Capitol Station, P.O. Box 12967, Austin, TX 78711.

(b) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Tulsa Field Office, 5100 East Skelly Drive, Suite 470, Tulsa, OK 74135-6548.

[64 FR 20168, Apr. 26, 1999]

§ 943.25 Approval of Texas abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments.

The following is a list of the dates amendments were submitted to OSM, the dates when the Director's decision approving all, or portions of these amendments, were published in the Federal Register and the State citations or a brief description of each amendment. The amendments in this table are listed in order of the date of final publication in the Federal Register.

Original amendment submission date Date of final publication Citation/description
May 11 and 26, 1989 August 19, 1992 Certification of the completion of reclamation on all lands adversely impacted by past coal mining.
August 24, 1997 January 30, 1997 Recodification of TSMCRA Article 5920-11, § 3(7); 4 Ch. 134.142.
December 1, 1997 March 3, 1998 TSCMRA 134.142.
January 23, 1998 April 22, 1998 Recodification; 16 TAC 12.800 through 12.817.
December 1, 1997 November 25, 1998 12.800 through .814; .815(d); .816; .818 through .823.
October 11, 2006 February 6, 2007 Emergency response reclamation program; AML Plan sections 884.13(c)(6), (d)(2) and (d)(3).
February 14, 2007 November 19, 2007 TSCMRA 134.150(c) and TAC 12.816(c)

[62 FR 9954, Mar. 5, 1997, as amended at 63 FR 10320, Mar. 3, 1998; 63 FR 19823, Apr. 22, 1998; 63 FR 65070, Nov. 25, 1998; 72 FR 5333, Feb. 6, 2007; 72 FR 64946, Nov. 19, 2007]