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25 Pa. Code § 269a.44. Mineral bearing areas.

§ 269a.44. Mineral bearing areas.

 (a)  Ownership of mineral rights.

   (1)  Surface impoundment, landfill and land treatment facilities shall be deemed to be acceptable if the applicant owns the mineral rights within the proposed facility and the area has not been previously mined.

   (2)  If the applicant does not own all the mineral rights within the proposed facility, the applicant shall determine the ownership of mineral rights conveyed with the property deed to the proposed facility. The applicant shall provide a certification based on a property title search, that ownership of all mineral rights, including coal, oil and gas is or will be held by the applicant and that these rights will not be severed from the property as long as hazardous waste remains on the property.

 (b)  Surface subsidence risk. If any part of a proposed facility site has been previously mined by deep or surface mining methods, the applicant shall provide the results of an engineering study of the proposed site by a competent geotechnical engineer. The study shall allow the Department to assess the probability and degree of surface subsidence and the methods which have been used or are proposed to stabilize the surface. Additionally, the applicant shall provide assurance that minerals providing support will not be mined as long as hazardous waste remains onsite.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  269a.13 (relating to Phase II).



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