Coal Program Guidelines
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide information to operators and permittees concerning various aspects of the Coal Program regulations. MMD does not consider any of these guidelines to establish any type of “regulatory” requirements outside of the specific references to 19 NMAC 8.2.
The Vegetation Standards are incorporated into 19 NMAC 8.2 by reference. It establishes methods and techniques of ecological measurement, selection and use of reference areas and technical standards approved normal husbandry practices, and the demonstration of post-mine suitability for livestock grazing that are acceptable to the Director.
Most of these guidelines have been published in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.