Gregory E. Conrad, Executive Director
445-A Carlisle Drive
Herndon, VA 20170 - 4819
fax: (703) 709-8655
The Interstate Mining Commission was created by the Interstate Mining Compact initiated by the Council of State Governments. To date, seventeen states have ratified the Compact; Maryland ratified in 1973 (Chapter 297, Acts of 1973). Member states include Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The purpose of the Compact is to protect and restore land, water, and other resources affected by mining. The Commission assists in reducing the deterioration of land, water, and air attributable to mining and encourages programs to protect, conserve, and improve the usefulness of natural resources. The Commission also recommends techniques to improve, restore, or protect land and other resources affected by mining and helps support and maintain an efficient, productive mining industry.
The Commission is composed of the seventeen governors of the states that have ratified the Compact. Each governor may name an alternate. The Commission's annual budget is $303,000. The first half of the budget is assessed to each state on an equal basis. The other half is pro-rated on the basis of the value of mineral production in the party states (Code Natural Resources Article, secs. 7-701 through 7-703).
July 18, 2000
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