McGinty today appointed 25 people to a newly formed oversight committee that will guide the creation of Pennsylvania's Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual, which ultimately will help to improve water quality throughout the Commonwealth.
The meeting includes speakers offering advocacy training for C&D recycling, outlining best management practices for C&D fines and explaining barriers to the use of recycled concrete in highway projects.
The rules provide specific guidelines for writing mining permits that affect pre-existing discharges, and allow mine operators to implement Best Management Practices to clean up water pollution and ensure that pollutant levels are less than the pollutant levels released from the abandoned mine prior to re-mining.
Now the CMKA is developing a best management practices guide to using ADC fines to be shared with state and local regulators, landfill operators and others involved in handling the byproduct material from C&D recycling.
This pilot project allows the use of best management practices to restore watersheds impacted by acid mine drainage and encourages more remining operations, which reclaim abandoned mines at no cost to taxpayers.