Texas Uranium Exploration, Surface Mining, and Reclamation Act (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Texas

Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Texas Uranium Exploration, Surface Mining, and Reclamation Act (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Railroad Commission of Texas
Primary Website http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/mining-exploration/programs/uranium-exploration-program/

Last Review 2014-08-21
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


The Railroad Commission of Texas is the regulatory authority for uranium surface mining. Law authorizes the Commission to assure that reclamation of mining sites is possible, to protect land owners and the environment through regulation and permitting, and to ensure that mining is operated within the rules and regulations to prevent unreasonable degradation of land and water resources.

Policy Contact

Department Railroad Commission of Texas
Address 1701 N. Congress
Address 2 P.O. Box 12967
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78711-2967

Website http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/industry/smrd.php

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tex. Nat. Res. Code 131