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DATE POSTED 04/07/2008
LAST MODIFIED 08/12/2013
LAST REVIEWED 08/12/2013

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Handbook for Calculation of Reclamation Bond Amounts

BONDING OVERVIEW

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act) provides that, as a prerequisite for obtaining a coal mining permit, a person must post a reclamation bond to ensure that the regulatory authority will have sufficient funds to reclaim the site if the permittee fails to complete the reclamation plan approved in the permit. [more]



Mine Bond Calculator

In fulfilling its function, OTT is providing information, links, and downloads of materials appropriate for surface mine design, evaluation, environmental protection, reclamation design, and bond release.

Disclaimer: The technologies described on this site are for information purposes only. The mention herein, of the technologies, companies or any brand names does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining.

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Handbook for Calculation of Reclamation Bond Amounts

The Handbook for Calculation of Reclamation Bond Amounts is OSM Directive, TSR-1 (dated April 5, 2000).

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Reclamation Cost Calculator

Version 2.4.9 is now ready for download. This version adds the ability to print reports to plain text files or to PDF files. There are two different installations for download: Full version and Upgrade version. You will need this password to complete these installations: osm!z6n0/

The first is for a full installation of the program. This installation will install program file, help files, new version of the Borland Database Engine, and empty database tables. If you already have the Mine Bond Calculator installed on your machine, this installation will overwrite any data you may have entered into the database. Click Here to download the Full version.

The second installation is for upgrading an existing Mine Bond Calculator program with new help and program files. This installation does not over write the data tables. Click here to download the Upgrade version.

After you have install version 2.4.9 and if you are having problems getting the database to open, there are 3 files that you can delete. They are “pdoxusrs.net”, “pdoxusrs.lck”, and “paradox.lck”. You can use the search utility of windows to find these files. Delete them and run the program again.