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Monday, 4 December 2006
401/404 – Permitting & Stream Assessments
Provides an overview of the water quality certification process & what is regulated, discusses the States water quality standards in relation to the certification process, and will provide information & guidance on application submittal process & compensatory mitigation requirements to ensure compliance.
Discusses regulatory authority and jurisdictional information; types of permits; Coal Mining NWPs; Compliance, and Enforcement.
Communication & Outreach in the Coal Fields
How to give the proper information in the correct manner the first time by listening and responding in one-on-one situations, conducting effective meetings, and having a media relations plan.
Additional separate video clips are unvailable due to space constraints.
Explores & practices listening techniques; examine the process of first defining the issues or questions at hand; and learn a 1-2-3 method of delivering a perfect response resulting in enhanced communication skills.
Using pre and post blast surveys to respond to blast damage claims.
Drilling & Blasting 101: Past-Present-Future - PowerPoint unavailable
Tuesday, 5 December 2006
Changes in Corps mitigation policy, jurisdiction post-Rapanos, the proposed revisions to nationwide permits, and status of key cases they have pending.
Potential premature mortality impact of reduced coal use & pending climate legislation; macro economic output, income & employment benefits; and offsetting benefits of investing in renewable energy sources.
Information on the new degree program in Mining Technology, as well as the Miner Safety and Health Training, provided through the MSHA State Grants program.
Communications with the Public & Press - No PowerPoint available
Overview of what and what not to do when communicating with the public and media.
Dealing with permitting issues when high levels of emotions are involved.
Discussion of current safety regulations, initiatives and potential rulemakings as they relate to altering current safety provisions.
Suitability for Indiana coals for gasification, coking, coal-bed methane & carbon dioxide sequestration potential. AML studies on long-term geochemical effects; preservation, scanning & digitization of historic coal mine maps; and new study in slurry pond inventory.
Discussion on technical initiatives including makeup and operation of the Technology Transfer Program, the Applied Science Program, and the future.
Latest information on potential uses of Indiana coal in the production of transportation fuels.
Provides information from the MCR’s draft technical reference document on predicting possible hydrologic impacts of a proposed mining operation and evaluating hydrologic conditions for bond release.
Overview of the many alternative uses available for coal.
The report lists 40 findings or recommendations under 12 categories. This presentation addresses the findings on a case by case basis to evaluate their merits against data and studies.
Additionally, you can read his technical review paper here.