This excerpt taken from the ACI 10-K filed Mar 1, 2007.
Federal and state regulations impose significant costs on us, and future regulations could increase those costs or limit our ability to produce and sell coal.
|||the discharge of materials into the environment;|
|||employee health and safety;|
|||mine permitting and licensing requirements;|
|||reclamation and restoration of mining properties after mining is completed;|
|||management of materials generated by mining operations;|
|||surface subsidence from underground mining;|
|||statutorily mandated benefits for current and retired coal miners;|
|||air quality standards;|
|||protection of wetlands;|
|||endangered plant and wildlife protection;|
|||limitations on land use;|
|||storage and disposal of petroleum products and substances that are regarded as hazardous under applicable laws; and|
|||management of electrical equipment containing PCBs.|