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Name: Aggregate Mining Problems Study Commission - RG 573


Historical Note: The Aggregate Mining Problems Study Commission was created by the General Assembly in 1976. The aggregate mining industry was defined as surface mining method producers of all minerals other than coal. Products included sand, gravel, shale, clay, and limestone. The commission was to study the industry in relation to land conservation and reclamation, study whether or not separate regulatory legislation for the aggregate mining industry was necessary, study what constitutes effective reclamation, study safety problems related to open pits, and study the total effects of the aggregate mining industry on the people of the state. The commission was composed of three House members appointed by the Speaker, two House members appointed by the minority leader, three Senate members appointed by the president pro tempore, two Senate members appointed by the minority leader, and eight public members, two of whom were appointed by each of the above listed authorities. The director of the Department of Mines and Minerals and the superintendent of the Land Reclamation Division of that department served as nonvoting ex officio members. It was to report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly (L. 1976, pp. 1308-1309). The commission was abolished by the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984 (P.A. 83-1257, p. 1174).





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