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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 311WATERSHED PROTECTION
SUBCHAPTER HREGULATION OF QUARRIES IN THE JOHN GRAVES SCENIC RIVERWAY
RULE §311.78Reclamation Plan

(a) The Reclamation Plan establishes procedures and standards for reclamation of the quarry.

  (1) The Reclamation Plan must, at a minimum:

    (A) provide a description of the proposed use of the disturbed area following reclamation;

    (B) develop site-specific standards for reclamation appropriate to the end use proposed in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph that addresses the following:

      (i) removal or final stabilization of all raw material, intermediate material, final product, waste product, byproduct, and/or ancillary material;

      (ii) removal of waste or closure of all waste disposal areas;

      (iii) removal of structures, where appropriate;

      (iv) removal and reclamation of all temporary roads and/or railroads;

      (v) backfilling, regrading, and recontouring;

      (vi) slope stability for remaining highwalls and detention ponds;

      (vii) revegetation of the reclaimed area giving consideration to species diversity and the use of native species;

      (viii) establishment of wildlife habitat;

      (ix) establishment of drainage patterns;

      (x) establishment of permanent control structures (e.g., retention ponds), where necessary, to address erosion, siltation, and runoff from post quarrying and reclaimed areas; and

      (xi) removal of all equipment;

    (C) provide a description of how reclamation will be conducted (e.g., phased reclamation) and a timetable for the completion of reclamation activities.

  (2) The Reclamation Plan must include a detailed estimate of the maximum probable cost required to complete and implement the plan. The maximum probable cost must be based on the cost to a third party conducting the reclamation without a financial interest or ownership in the quarry operation.

(b) Certification of the Reclamation Plan must be provided, within the appropriate area or discipline, by a licensed Texas professional engineer or a licensed Texas professional geoscientist. Components of the Reclamation Plan may be independently certified, as appropriate.


Source Note: The provisions of this §311.78 adopted to be effective August 3, 2006, 31 TexReg 6033

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