S.2208 - A bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to reduce the amounts of reclamation fees, to modify requirements relating to transfers from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund, and for other purposes.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] (Introduced 03/12/2004)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||03/12/2004 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2208 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/12/2004)
Amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to reduce reclamation fees required to be paid by operators of coal mining operations.
Revises the statutory formula under which the Secretary of the Interior is required to transfer funds from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund to: (1) United Mine Workers of America Combined Benefit Fund; (2) United Mine Workers of America 1992 Benefit Plan; and (3) the multiemployer health benefit plan established after July 1991, by the parties that are settlors of the 1992 Benefit Plan.
Prescribes guidelines for transfer by the Secretary of additional amounts of previously credited interest and previously allocated amounts.