Amendments to Assessment of Costs for Administrative Proceedings.
RULE NO. & TITLE: (Please click on the hyperlinks below to
view the proposed rule amendments)
The Alabama Surface Mining Commission Amends the above-listed rules.
SUBSTANCE OF ACTION:
The rule amendment changes the regulations to more closely follow the
Federal regulations. The revised
regulations allow any party the opportunity to be awarded costs and expenses by
a final appellate body, as the final appellate body deems proper, where it can
be demonstrated that the person initiated or participated in an administrative
proceeding in bad faith for the purpose of harassing or embarrassing the
permittee or the State Regulatory Authority.
Johnathan E. Hall,
P. O. Box 2390
DATE OF APPROVAL BY THE US OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT:
2016 Federal Register Notice: 81 FR
74302 (10/26/2016) (click
Date of this Rule: October 26, 2016
CONTACT PERSON AT AGENCY: Johnathan E. Hall, Director
JOHNATHAN E. HALL
Copies of the proposed regulations are also available (either hard copy or on disc) at the Alabama Surface Mining Commission, 1811 Second Avenue, Second Floor, Pinnacle Bank Building, Jasper, Alabama.