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Tuesday, October 17, 2023 
8:30 – 11:45 am CDT

Presented by: D. Scott Simonton, PE, PhD

Status of Abandoned Hardrock and Coal Mines

  • Abandoned mines: size of problem, existing and potential hazards
  • Current mine reclamation programs
  • Mine reclamation appropriation in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
  • Applications, fees, and fund distribution
  • Eligible activities and exclusions
  • Other funding sources and approaches to funding cleanup

Mine Reclamation Activities

  • Environmental assessments
  • Site surveys
  • Development of reclamation plans
  • Erosion/sedimentation control
  • Slope stabilization
  • Revegetation and return to beneficial uses

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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

3.0 HSW CE Hours

Practicing Institute of Engineering:
3.0 PDHs

3.0 CLE Hours (PA, TX, CA)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 3.0 PDHs for professional engineers in most states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This webinar has been evaluated for compliance with the NYS Mandatory Continuing Education requirements by the Practicing Institute of Engineering and has been approved for 3.0 PDHs in the fields of professional engineering and geology.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130).

This webinar may offer up to 3.0 PDHs to licensed geologists in some states. HalfMoon Education has not applied for state geologist continuing education approval in states requiring such, except New York.

This webinar offers 3.0 CLE hours to attorneys licensed in Texas and Pennsylvania. HalfMoon Education is an approved Multiple Activity Provider for attorneys in California; MAP status renewal is currently pending. This course is designed to qualify for 3.0 CLE hours for California attorneys; any updates to renewal status will be forwarded to all registered California attorneys.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


D. Scott Simonton, PE, PhD

Principal Engineer

D. Scott Simonton a registered professional engineer in multiple states, Dr. Simonton has over 30 years of experience in environmental engineering and compliance. A USMC and US Army veteran, his professional experience includes state regulatory agencies, regional and national engineering firms, and academia – where he is a Professor of Environmental, Safety and Health. Dr. Simonton has served as an expert witness and/or litigation consultant in over 75 cases, and has provided deposition, hearing, and trial testimony in State and Federal Courts.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $169.00


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