Alaska Statutes.
Title 27. Mining
Chapter 21. Alaska Surface Coal Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Section 340. Miscellaneous Powers Regarding Abandoned Mine Lands.
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AS 27.21.340. Miscellaneous Powers Regarding Abandoned Mine Lands.

(a) The commissioner may request the attorney general to initiate, in addition to any other remedies provided for in this chapter, an action in equity for an injunction to restrain any interference with the exercise of the right to enter or to conduct the work described in AS 27.21.270 - 27.21.340.

(b) The state has the power and authority to construct and operate plants for the control and treatment of water pollution resulting from mine drainage, including major interceptors and other appurtenant facilities, so long as that control and treatment complies with 33 U.S.C. 1251 - 1376 (the Federal Water Pollution Control Act).


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