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Abandoned Mine Land Inventory Points

2020 - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection


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ABSTRACT
This data set portrays the approximate location of Abandoned Mine Land Problem Areas containing public health, safety, and public welfare problems created by past coal mining. It is a subset of data contained in the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) Abandoned Mine Land Inventory. This layer identifies AML Points representing specific locations within an AML Inventory Site, examples include AML discharge. This data set provides information needed to implement Title IV Abandoned Mine Reclamation, of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977. One of the major uses of this data set is for the reporting of annual Abandoned Mine Land Program accomplishments to Congress. In addition, the data is used in the National Atlas of the United States for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas.