U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining
Aug 5, 1998
OSM AWARDS PENNSYLVANIA ADDITIONAL $7,398.654 GRANT
FOR ABANDONED MINE LANDS PROGRAM
The Interior Department'sOffice of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) announced today that Pennsylvania has been awarded an $7,398,654 grant to fund the state's abandoned mine land (AML) reclamation program.
The $7,398,654 grant is made up of monies carried over from prior year funding.
Funds for AML grants come from fees paid by coal producers at the rate of 35 cents per ton of surface mined coal and 15 cents per ton of coal mined underground.
For further information about the grant contact Ernest Giovannitti (717) 783-2267.