Coal mining-disturbed land reclamation laws

Large-scale mining disturbs wide areas of land. The development program for the mining industry, with an expected considerable increase in production output, aggravates the problem with even vaster territories exposed to the adverse anthropogenic impact. Recovery of mining-induced ecosystems in the mineral-extracting regions becomes the top priority objective. There are many restoration mechanisms, and they should be used in integration and be highly technologically intensive as the environmental impact is many-sided. This involves pollution of water, generation of much waste and soil disturbance which is the most typical of open pit mining. Scale disturbance of land, withdrawal of farming land, land pollution and littering are critical problems to the solved in the first place. One of the way outs is highquality reclamation. This article reviews the effective rules and regulations on reclamation. The mechanism is proposed for the legal control of disturbed land reclamation on a regional and federal level. Highly technologically intensive recovery of mining-induced landscape will be backed up by the natural environment restoration strategy proposed in the Disturbed Land Reclamation Concept.

Keywords: reclamation, disturbed land, legal control, ecological foundations, environmental payments, reclamation quality, technogenesis.
For citation:

Galanina T. V., Baumgarten M. I., Koroleva T. G. Coal mining-disturbed land reclamation laws. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(6):15-26. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/02361493-2020-6-0-15-26.

Issue number: 6
Year: 2020
Page number: 15-26
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 504.06:631.618
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-6-0-15-26
Article receipt date: 17.09.2019
Date of review receipt: 02.03.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.05.2020
About authors:

T.V. Galanina1, Cand. Sci. (Agric.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:,
M.I. Baumgarten1, Cand. Sci. (Phys. Mathem.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:,
T.G. Koroleva1, Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Assistant Professor, Head of Chair,
1 T. Gorbachev Kuzbass State Technical University, 650000, Kemerovo, Russia.


For contacts:

M.I. Baumgarten, e-mail:


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