Federal legal requirements apply to specific activities associated with coal mining.
A number of federal laws, regulations, and Executive Orders apply to coal mining activities. For the most part, state laws and regulations do not apply to coal mining on tribal lands.
The extent to which the federal requirements will apply to specific coal mine projects on tribal lands depends upon the nature of the project, its location, and size. In addition, the universe of requirements applicable to projects conducted under a Tribal Energy Resource Agreement (TERA) may be different from those that are applicable to projects developed under other existing regulatory programs.
Follow the links below to learn about federal requirements that may apply to specific activities associated with coal mining.