The Resource Hardrock mining : information on abandoned mines and value and coverage of financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senate, statement of Robin M. Nazzaro

Hardrock mining : information on abandoned mines and value and coverage of financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senate, statement of Robin M. Nazzaro

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Hardrock mining : information on abandoned mines and value and coverage of financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senate
Title
Hardrock mining
Title remainder
information on abandoned mines and value and coverage of financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senate
Statement of responsibility
statement of Robin M. Nazzaro
Title variation
  • Hardrock mining
  • Information on abandoned mines and value and coverage of financial assurances on BLM land
Title variation remainder
information on abandoned mines and value and coverage of financial assurances on Bureau of Land Management land
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Language
eng
Summary
The Mining Act of 1872 helped foster the development of the West by giving individuals exclusive rights to mine gold, silver, copper, and other hardrock minerals on federal lands. However, miners often abandoned mines, leaving behind structures, safety hazards, and contaminated land and water. Four federal agencies--the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), the Forest Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)--fund the cleanup of some of these sites. To curb further growth in the number of abandoned hardrock mines on federal lands, in 1981 BLM began requiring mining operators to reclaim lands when their operations ceased. In 2001, BLM began requiring all operators to provide financial assurances to guarantee funding for reclamation costs if the operator did not complete the task as required. This testimony provides information on the (1) federal funds spent to clean up abandoned hardrock mine sites since 1998, (2) number of abandoned hardrock mine sites and hazards, and (3) value and coverage of financial assurances operators use to guarantee reclamation costs on BLM land. To address these issues, GAO, among other steps, asked 12 western states and Alaska to provide information on the number of abandoned mine sites and associated features in their states using a consistent definition
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EJB
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Nazzaro, Robin M
Government publication
federal national government publication
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-08-574 T
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  • United States
  • Liability for environmental damages
  • Abandoned mined lands reclamation
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Hardrock mining : information on abandoned mines and value and coverage of financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senate, statement of Robin M. Nazzaro
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  • Title from title screen (viewed on March 13, 2008)
  • "For release ... March 12, 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
29 pages
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electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 3/13/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08574t.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Hardrock mining : information on abandoned mines and value and coverage of financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senate, statement of Robin M. Nazzaro
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on March 13, 2008)
  • "For release ... March 12, 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
29 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 3/13/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08574t.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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