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Introduced in Senate (08/01/2011)

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments Act of 2011 - Makes technical amendments to the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

Authorizes a state or Indian tribe that makes a certification in which the Secretary concurs to use funds to conduct an approved abandoned mine reclamation program, subject to payment of reclamation fees.

Shields from liability both uncertified and certified states or Indian tribes conducting an approved abandoned mine reclamation program.