The status granted from OSM to individual states who’s coal mining regulatory programs are at least as effective as the federal equivalent.
term for the state's authority to regulate coal mining and SMCRA. DMRM gained authority to administer the federal mining and reclamation law in January 1981.
A principle whereby Community law enacted in accordance with the Treaties has priority over any conflicting law of the Member States.
Having the primary responsibility for administering and enforcing regulations.
A joint state/federal relationship where states have elected to develop, administer, and enforce approved programs for regulating coal mining and reclamation under the Surface Mining Law. Currently there are 24 primacy states.
The responsibility for ensuring that a law is implemented, and the authority to enforce a law and related regulations.