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Wetlands protection and surface mining in Pennsylvania

Luise Kalberkamp Davis

Wetlands protection and surface mining in Pennsylvania

effectiveness of the permitting program, 1980-1982

by Luise Kalberkamp Davis

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Published by Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Luise Kalberkamp Davis
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Paginationx, 139, [1] l.
Number of Pages139
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22258081M

  The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), Bureau of District Mining Operations, and Bureau of Mining and Reclamation, administers the Pennsylvania program that regulates coal mining enforces Pennsylvania's coal mining laws and regulations to control areas disturbed during mining and to minimize any long-term . Coal mine drainage currently pollutes over km of Pennsylvania’s 87 km of streams (Arway ). Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP ) records estimate the amount of pollution from coal mine drainage at 10 7 tons per year of acidity as CaCO 3 by: 6.

Pennsylvania Wetlands: What you need to know Information on Water – Wetlands for Pennsylvania Environmental professionals is not currently available. Please see the Related Topics list below for information on topics similar to Wetlands and Water, or view our entire list of Environmental Topics. Gould. T. W. Coarse Woody Debris in Riparian Corridors of Central Pennsylvania: How Abundance, Characteristics, and Dynamics Vary with Anthropogenic s Thesis, Ecology. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 90pp. Hirt, C. C. Stream condition and nutrient runoff: Linking the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) .

The protection of wetlands is an issue of national concern. Of primary concern is how to mitigate for wetland losses. Few cost-effective. opportunities exist to restore and create wetlands, thereby helping to reverse the trend in wetlands loss and perhaps create an increase. Surface mining, which historically has had substantialFile Size: 1MB. The Wetlands Research Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing an approach to establish quantitative performance criteria for project wetlands. In this approach, groups of natural wetlands serve as reference sites .


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Wetlands protection and surface mining in Pennsylvania by Luise Kalberkamp Davis Download PDF EPUB FB2

America's Wetlands. Wetlands are areas where water covers soil all or part of the time. Wetlands are important because they protect and improve water quality, provide fish and wildlife habitats, store floodwaters and maintain surface water flow during dry periods.

The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) amends § (relating to the identification and delineation of wetlands - statement of policy). This amendment will provide consistency among State and Federal agencies that are involved in the permitting of activities affecting wetlands while at the same time providing the necessary.

Pennsylvania State Wetland Program Summary. Voluntary Restoration. Section A. Quick View Description of Pennsylvania’s Wetlands. Pennsylvania has more thanacres of wetlands. These include forested wetlands, scrub -shrub wetlands and emergent wetlands. About 97% of the state's wetlands fall within the palustrine system.

Surface Coal Mining. The primary methods of surface coal mining used in Pennsylvania are: Strip Mining: Layers of soil and rock overburden are removed the coal exposed coal seam is area is then backfilled, regraded, and replanted during the reclamation process.

Alfred Whitehouse, Office of Surface Mining. Pittsburgh, PA Christopher Zabawa, EPA, Washington, DC. This document was prepared by Luise Davis for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and the US Environmental Protection Agency-Region III, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources.

WILDLIFE USE OF MITIGATED WETLANDS ON SURFACE MINED LANDS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA 1 by Fred J. Brenner and Daniel L. Hofius 2 Abstract. Twelve wetlands totaling ha were constructed on 2 mine sites in western Pennsylvania to mitigate ha destroyed by mining.

A total of wetland plants and. over the last century, studies show that, in the early s, Pennsylvania began achieving a net annual gain of wetland acreage.

Pennsylvania’s Wetland Protection Action Plan (revised and updated in ) set forth an agenda for the state to strengthen its wetlands protection programs by increasing public awareness about the importance of.

of wetlands within a 5-state area including Pennsylvania (Tiner and Finn ). This study provided information on changes in Pennsylvania's wetlands between and Description of the Study Area Pennsylvania is one of the larger states in the Northeast occupy square miles or about million acres (Delury ).File Size: 2MB.

Memorandum of Understanding - establishes a process for improving coordination among the U.S. Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service, and West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection, in the review of permit applications required for surface coal.

Palustrine Community Key for Pennsylvania (scientific names for plants follow Rhoads and Block ) 1. Areas where groundwater discharges to the surface to either create a localized pool of water (seeps) or channel of flowing water (springs).

5 Waivers (a(a):: Waivers for structures or activities regardless oWaivers for structures or activities regardless of f when when commenced commenced (16 waivers total)(16 waivers total) (b(b): Waivers for structures or activities constructed prior to July 1, This is the date the Water.

To be protected under the Freshwater Wetlands Act, a wetland must be acres (5 hectares or larger). Wetlands smaller than this may be protected if they are considered of unusual local importance.

Around every wetland is an 'adjacent area' of feet that is also regulated to provide protection for the wetland. Regulations found at Pennsylvania Code Ti Chapter provide the permitting criteria and wetland mitigation and replacement requirements.

Supporting the Commonwealth’s efforts, the federal Clean Water Act also provides for the protection of wetlands under the Army Corps of Engineers Section permitting program. Copies of the Wetlands Regulation Guidebook can be received by contacting: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Marine and Wetlands Protection Branch 26 Federal Plaza New York, NY () Pennsylvania Game Commission 37 Wetlands Educational Opportunities at Three Wildlife Management Areas 37 Programs and Training Opportu ni tics 38 Project WILD 38 Kids, Wildlife and Their Environment 39 Wildlife Education In-Service Training 39 Materials 39 Regional Offices of the Pennsylvania Came Commission 40 Department of Environmental Resources 41.

An introductory text and reference on mining engineering highlighting the latest in mining technology Introductory Mining Engineering outlines the role of the mining engineer throughout the life of a mine, including prospecting for the deposit, determining the site's value, developing the mine, extracting the mineral values, and reclaiming the land afterward.5/5(2).

The provisions of this § amended under the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (52 P. § § —a); sections 4 and 11(a) of the Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (52 P.

§ § and (a)); The Clean Streams Law (35 P. § § —); and section A of The. National Wetlands Inventory (PA), US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Inventory (FWS/NWI) NLCD Land Cover(PA)meter resolution Multi-resolution Land Cover Consortium, National Land Cover Database (MRLC/NLCD) HUC-8 Watersheds (PA), United State Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource.

Surface mining for coal has dramatically altered millions of hectares throughout the Appalachian region of eastern North America. Flat benches and vertical high walls have replaced well-drained slopes, and wetlands have developed ‘accidentally’ on abandoned benches.

Surface mining is continuing in this region, but new regulations do not include specifications for Cited by: 5. An introductory text and reference on mining engineering highlighting the latest in mining technology Introductory Mining Engineering outlines the role of the mining engineer throughout the life of a mine, including prospecting for the deposit, determining the sites value, developing the mine, extracting the mineral values, and reclaiming the land afterward.

Constructed Wetlands in Water Pollution Control documents the proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Constructed Wetlands in Water Pollution Control, held in Cambridge, UK, September This volume contains 70 papers that are organized into 12 parts.

Free Water Surface Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment: A Technology Assessment (PDF) ( pp, MB, About PDF) This document assesses the application, performance and scientific knowledge of free surface water (FWS) wetlands to treat municipal wastewater and to meet other societal and ecological needs.Pennsylvania National Wetlands Inventory - Land Analysis.

This query will return the Average Percent Landscape Type of your choice across all HUC8s in Pennsylvania. Enter the Attribute Criteria Values for the Average Landscape Percentage you wish to search for.

In this case, we will search for HUC8's with Average Percent Forested Land.