NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Aug 14, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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MINE 2500 - Environmental Compliance and Mine Reclamation

This course examines the environmental compliance laws at State and Federal levels as they pertain to surface mining in western states, and it provides an overview of effective surface mine reclamation techniques used at mine sites.  Pertinent sections of the Federal Surface Mine Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977 and the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act (WEQA) of 1973 are covered.  Students review case studies to identify specific causes and effects of environmental compliance and land reclamation incidents, and to develop preventive and corrective solutions to meet standards set by State and Federal laws.

Credits: 3

Contact Hours: 3 lecture hrs/week

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