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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Abandoned Mine Land Program

On 11/15/2021 President Biden signed Public Law 117–58 the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The BIL made over $11.2 billion available for national abandoned mine land (AML) programs over the next 15 years. Pennsylvania will receive $244.9 million annually for the next 15 years, or $3.7 billion over the life of the Program, to reclaim eligible pre-1977 AML and to treat abandoned mine drainage.

Based on project data in OSMRE’s Abandoned Mine Land Inventory System (e-AMLIS), BIL guidance requires AML programs to provide a problem area description (PAD) list, with each BIL Program application, which states and tribes plan to conduct AML reclamation and remediation work on during any five-year BIL Program grant. This PAD list is intended to provide the public and government officials with preliminary spending plans for each state or tribe’s AML Program related to the BIL Program.

Priority 1 and Priority 2 AML Program Definitions

Priority 3 AML Program Definitions

Examples of Priority 1 and Priority 2 AML Problems

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Current PAD List

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