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Reclamation, Guidelines, Alberta

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Subject-Keyword: Reclamation Guidelines Alberta

Type of item: Report

Language: English

Place: Canada, Alberta


Description: These 1982 Minimum Reclamation Requirements were an update to the 1980 Minimum Reclamation Standards and expanded coverage to include all public land.

Date created: 1982

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3FX7417B

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Autor: Land Conservation and Reclamation Council



A1ll:x?Aro ENVIRONMENT FORESTRY, LANDS AND WILDLIFE Land Conservation and Reclamation Council TO: All Operators SUBJECT: rYllNIMUM RECLAMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LANDS IN ALBERTA These reclamation standards as provided for in Section 39, of the Land Surface Conservation and Reclamation Act, are the minimum requirements that the Land Conservation and Reclamation Council will apply in assessing whether the reclamation of lands has been satisfactory.
Terms and conditions specified in Exploration Approvals, Development and Reclamation Approvals, or land surface disposi­ tions and agreements will take precedence. These .Tlinimum requirements are not intended to be an abridgement ofthe Councils -Guidelines for the Reclamation of Land in Alberta- or specific standards developed by land managing agencies.
but as a quick reference to operators preparing and managing sites subject to the Councilss inquiry and certification procedures.
Any exceptions to these standards will be determined by the Council. 1.
All surface disturbances should be kept to a minimum.
with appropriate measures taken to control wind and water erosion. 2.
All trees should be salvaged or removed and disposed of by burning or other methods as approved by the Council. 3.
including the surface organic horizon ofthe soil profile.
should be selectively removed from the disturbed area and conserved for the reconstruction of the root zone. 4.
All debris from the operators equipment and facilities should be removed from the site and all solid materials should either be removed.
or when necessary, buried with a minimum of 1.20 metres of soil cover. 5.
The disturbed area should be recontoured to conform to the surrounding topography. 6.
Topsoil and root zone material should be spread evenly over the entire area after it has sufficiently settled. 7.
Areas where vegetation has been disturbed should be cultivated or conditioned to be compatible with adjacent or post-d...

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