A New Bureau…A New Mission
Moving forward in
Abandoned Mine Drainage Remediation
Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine
Reclamation C...
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AMD: ...
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AMD: ...
• Stream miles assessed – 84,571
• Stream miles impaired by AMD – 5,517
• Mostly due to pH and metals
• Second only to agr...
• Reauthorization of SMCRA with 30 percent
set-aside
• Growing Greener (GG) established
• Two new active treatment systems...
• More than 300 passive systems installed
• 2,182 miles of streams previously impaired by
AMD are no longer impaired
• Wes...
• Finalize Set-Aside Guidelines
• New Active Plants: Wherum (development)
and Cresson (design)
• Completion of New QHU Pla...
• System rehabs and upgrades: (Marsolino,
Brandy Camp, Oven Run B, Joller, Rausch
Creek, Ravine, Loyalsock and Falls Creek...
• Growing Greener
– Waste tipping fees and Oil and Gas fees
– $18 million available for project implementation
(approximat...
• Set-Aside Program:
– 30 percent of Federal Office of Surface Mining
grant ($15.9 million)
– Must be expended in a QHU or...
• Federal 319 Program
– Federal Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant
– Projects solicited through GG for use in 36 WIP-
ap...
• Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA)
– Act 13 provided a portion of Oil and Gas fees for
project implementation includ...
• CFA
– $1 million cap
– Trust funds for long-term O&M are eligible (65
percent of project cost)
– $100 application fee
– ...
Glenn H. Rider II, Director BCR
grider@pa.gov
Pamela Milavec, Chief Watershed Restoration Division
pmilavec@pa.gov
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A New Bureau…A New Mission: PA DEP Bureau of Conservation and Restoration Moving forward in Abandoned Mine Drainage Remediation

  1. 1. A New Bureau…A New Mission Moving forward in Abandoned Mine Drainage Remediation Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference Aug. 9, 2013
  2. 2. • Background: White • Body Text: 32 pt. Calibri font • Limit excess text. Use the “Notes” feature for script prompts AMD: A Leading Cause of Impairment
  3. 3. • Background: White • Body Text: 32 pt. Calibri font • Limit excess text. Use the “Notes” feature for script prompts AMD: A Leading Cause of Impairment
  4. 4. • Stream miles assessed – 84,571 • Stream miles impaired by AMD – 5,517 • Mostly due to pH and metals • Second only to agriculture as the leading cause of impairment AMD: A Leading Cause of Impairment
  5. 5. • Reauthorization of SMCRA with 30 percent set-aside • Growing Greener (GG) established • Two new active treatment systems (Lancashire and Hollywood) Progress
  6. 6. • More than 300 passive systems installed • 2,182 miles of streams previously impaired by AMD are no longer impaired • West Branch Initiative • New Bureau of Conservation and Restoration (BCR) Progress
  7. 7. • Finalize Set-Aside Guidelines • New Active Plants: Wherum (development) and Cresson (design) • Completion of New QHU Plans (Clearfield, Sugar, Little Conemaugh, Hazle, Schuylkill sub- basin and Bennett Branch) Bureau Priorities
  8. 8. • System rehabs and upgrades: (Marsolino, Brandy Camp, Oven Run B, Joller, Rausch Creek, Ravine, Loyalsock and Falls Creek) • Review, scoring and oversight of new GG and Set-Aside projects • Operate existing active treatment systems Bureau Priorities
  9. 9. • Growing Greener – Waste tipping fees and Oil and Gas fees – $18 million available for project implementation (approximately 15 percent available for AMD projects) – Solicitation ends Aug. 16 AMD Funding
  10. 10. • Set-Aside Program: – 30 percent of Federal Office of Surface Mining grant ($15.9 million) – Must be expended in a QHU or on QHU activities – $2 million available to grantee’s through GG – Set-aside program and treatment system operations AMD Funding
  11. 11. • Federal 319 Program – Federal Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant – Projects solicited through GG for use in 36 WIP- approved watersheds – ½ are AMD watersheds – $3.2 million available for implementation of projects AMD Funding
  12. 12. • Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) – Act 13 provided a portion of Oil and Gas fees for project implementation including AMD and AMLs – $29 million available over multiple programs and agencies – Non-profit and for-profit eligibility (non-O&G producer) AMD Funding
  13. 13. • CFA – $1 million cap – Trust funds for long-term O&M are eligible (65 percent of project cost) – $100 application fee – Annual grant rounds (just ended July 31) – Over a dozen AMD applications received AMD Funding
  14. 14. Glenn H. Rider II, Director BCR grider@pa.gov Pamela Milavec, Chief Watershed Restoration Division pmilavec@pa.gov or http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/watershe

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