PROCESS OF DEVELOPING A WESTERN COAL MINE

Major steps in the process by which an operator develops a coal mine in the West are discussed. It outlines principal activities involved in each step and the prospective time to accomplish each. Some of the major constraints are reviewed, including compliance with NEPA (National Environments Policy Act) requirements of various federal, state, and local government bodies, acquisition of sufficient coal and surface reserves to satisfy a long term coal supply agreement, and delays in permit issuance. New constraints that are likely to develop in the future and during the contract with the customer are also considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the National West Mining Conference and Exhibition, 80th Anniversary, Denver, Colorado, February 2-4, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado Mining Association

    1515 Cleveland Place
    Denver, CO  United States  80202
  • Authors:
    • Jones, J R
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 132-138
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM