Summary: S.1570 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (08/04/2009)

Elimination of Double Subsidies for the Hardrock Mining Industry Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to disallow the percentage depletion allowance for hardrock mines located on land currently subject to the general mining laws, or on land patented under such laws.

Establishes in the Treasury the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Trust Fund. Appropriates to such Fund amounts equal to 50% of the additional revenues received due to the disallowance of the depletion allowance for hardrock mines by this Act. Prescribes guidelines under which such Fund shall be available to the Secretary of the Interior for reclamation and restoration of lands and water resources adversely affected by mineral and mineral material mining (excluding coal and fluid minerals).