Disturbed area definition

Disturbed area means an area where vegetation, topsoil, or overburden is removed or upon which topsoil, spoil, coal processing waste, underground development waste, or noncoal waste is placed by coal mining operations. Those areas are classified as disturbed until reclamation is complete and the performance security or other assurance of performance required by section 1513.08 of the Revised Code is released.
Disturbed area means any place where activities clearly in preparation for, or during, surface mining have physically disrupted, covered, compacted, moved, or otherwise altered the characteristics of soil, bedrock, vegetation, or topography that existed prior to such activity. Disturbed areas may include but are not limited to: Working faces, water bodies created by mine-related excavation, pit floors, the land beneath processing plant and stock pile sites, spoil pile sites, and equipment staging areas. Disturbed areas shall also include aboveground waste rock sites and tailing facilities, and other surface manifestations of underground mines.

Examples of Disturbed area in a sentence

  • Disturbed area refers to the amount of horizontal land area contained inside the limits of the land disturbance.


More Definitions of Disturbed area

Disturbed area means an area which is for the time being declared by notification under section 3 to be a disturbed area;
Disturbed area means an area that is altered as a result of clearing, grading, and/or excavation.
Disturbed area means any place where activities clearly in
Disturbed area means an area in which natural vegetation is removed, exposing the underlying soil.
Disturbed area means those areas that have been affected by surface coal mining and reclamation operations. Areas are classified as "disturbed" until reclamation is complete and the performance bond or other assurance of performance required by North Dakota Century Code chapter 38-14.1 and this article is released.
Disturbed area means that area of the land’s surface disturbed by any work activity upon the property by means including but not limited to grading; excavating; stockpiling soil, fill or other materials; clearing; vegetation removal; removal or deposit of any rock, soil, or other materials; or other activities which expose soil. Disturbed area does not include the tillage of land that is zoned agricultural or the tillage of a parcel zoned PUD (planned unit development) within the area identified for agricultural uses.
Disturbed area means an area which is susceptible to erosion because the vegetative soil cover has been removed or altered. The disturbance may be accompanied by the mixing or removal of some soil horizons;