Definitions for "SMCRA"
Acronym for ‘Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act’. This is Pennsylvania’s law covering the surface disturbances caused by all kinds of coal mines. It covers both Anthracite and Bituminous mines. (P.S. 52 1396.1 – 1396.31)
Surface Mine Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. Passed by Congress to establish minimum national standards for mining and reclamation.
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act