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APPLIED SCIENCE FUNDED PROJECTS FY 2006 Principal Investigator, Institution, & Title Peter D. Stahl; University of Wyoming; Influence of Plant Community.

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1 APPLIED SCIENCE FUNDED PROJECTS FY 2006 Principal Investigator, Institution, & Title Peter D. Stahl; University of Wyoming; Influence of Plant Community Structure and Topsoil Handling Method on Soil Structure Development and Microbial Community Recovery in Reclaimed Soil R. Dunker; University of Illinois; A System to Evaluate Prime Farmland Reclamation Success Based on Spatial Soil Properties Martina Hines; Kentucky Nature Preserves; A method for identifying critical wildlife habitats and outstanding natural areas by assessing vegetation through spacial analysis utilizing remote sensing and aerial survey data in combination with existing GIS coverage of ecological data. John S. Schwartz; University of Tennessee; Development of a Rapid Geomorphic Assessment Technique to Support the CHIA/PHC Process: A Focus on Model Improvement for Estimating Sediment Loads James Kern; Map Tech; An Evaluation of BMP Efficiencies in Reducing TDS Loads from Active and Abandoned Mine Lands and AMD Richard Herd; West Virginia Water Research Institute; IN-situ Mitigation of Iron in a Net-alkaline EnvironmentIN-situ Mitigation of Iron in a Net-alkaline Environment Mark W. Paschke; Colorado State University; Establishing Shrubs to Achieve Bond Release on Colorado Coal Mines: A Demonstration of Methods William L. Whittaker; Carnegie Mellon University; Robotic Survey and Mapping of Mines Tracy D. Branam; Indiana Geological Survey; Hydrology Issues-Acid Mine Drainage-Prevention and Treatment Robert C. Musselman; USDA Forest Service; Response of Transplanted Aspen to Drip Irrigation on Reclaimed Mine Lands Brian C. McCarthy; Ohio University; Mine Land Reclamation and American chestnut Restoration: Bring Technologies Together Hylton McWhinney; Prairie View A & M; Improved Static Test Prediction of Acid Generation Potential: A Surface Analysis Approach.

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3 FY 06 MINE MAPPING PROJECTS VAVA-DMME; This project specifically addresses 2400 underground mine maps that are situated within or near the proposed Coalfields Expressway Corridor project. The full intent of the project is to digital document these maps, geo-reference each map, and provide them to the public via the web (all Labor will be in house). COCO-Div of Minerals & Geology; The funding will be used to digitize and geo-reference underground mine maps for areas within the Boulder-Weld Coal Field. The selected areas represent areas that are rapidly growing in terms of residential and commercial developments. IN IN-GS; Supplement IGS/MSHA funding to locate, compile, and Scan historic coal mine maps that are held privately, as well as, in-house. COCO-Div of Minerals & Geology; The funding will be used to digitize and geo-reference underground mine maps for areas within the Boulder-Weld Coal Field. The selected areas represent areas that are rapidly growing in terms of residential and commercial developments.

4 ALAL-GS; Continue development of an inventory and GIS database of underground coal mines in Alabama that was initially funded by MSHA. Work to be completed by funding includes continued conversion of paper maps to raster images, database development, and interactive GIS development. ND North Dakota Public Service; Continue development of a North Dakota Abandoned Mine Map and Information GIS Database. Complete digital archiving of all ND coal mine maps (40 maps/2,000 text docs to be completed by contracted service) KYOffice of Mine Safety and Licensing; Project will fund continued efforts to scan and deploy maps currently on hand in hard copy for at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing. Currently the balance of preserved maps are as follows: 5000 old maps, 500 hardbacks, 500-1500 privately owned maps, 600 mine license maps, 130,000 misc map documents. Specifically this funding will be used for the labor to process pre-law maps through 9/30/07. WVWest Virginia Office of Miners Health, Safety, and Training; This project will specifically address those mine maps that are located in the top five producing counties in WV. These five counties have been targeted so that potential remaining reserves can be identified, as well as, a means to reduce the frequency of "Cut- Throughs" and the resulting potential loss of life do to these miscalculations. PAPA-DEP; This project specifically addresses a group of maps within the 8,000+ that were given to the University of Pittsburgh by Consol Energy, Inc. Approximately 600 Hardback (paper on top of linen) maps need protected. NM NM-Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources; Continue cataloguing and scanning of New Mexico's coal mine maps and make them available to the public via a GIS format website. IAIA-GS; Convert photographic copies of coal mine maps to digital images that will be geo-referenced, cataloged, and made available via the internet. MOMO-Division of Geology and Land Survey; Convert photographic copies of coal mine maps to digital images that will be geo-referenced, cataloged, and made available via the internet. ALAL-Surface Mining Commission; This project will enable AL to electronically scan the most recent underground mine maps for 41 permits. The maps will then be geo- referenced and added to the agency's GIS image file system. These permits are located in a rapidly growing part of the state, as well as, underlying a new interstate.

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7 Customers 23 States 3 Tribes 13 OSM Field/Regional Offices 96 Offices Users w/TIPS software- 700

8 What Do We Deliver? 27 TIPS Core Software Packages GIS Remote Sensing Geology & Engineering Mobile Computing-GPS Hydrology

9 2006 TIPS Training 362 Students in 33 Instructor-led Classes – GIS/GPS/Mobile Computing courses – Engineering/CAD courses – Hydrology courses 51 Students Completed E-Training Classes –Blasting Log Evaluation Program (In-house course) –Galena Slope Stability (In- house course) –ESRI Online Training Courses and Workshops

10 Mobile Computing-AML Design Goal obtain data for reclamation design Used –RTK GPS-Tablet

11 Results 14 hours of data collection Enough data to generate contours on 240 acres Site design was successful

12 Remote Sensing Violation at WA Mine

13 Thank You For more info go to: www.tips.osmre.gov www.wrcc.osmre.gov

14 NATIONAL TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAM OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING

15 Meeting Customer Needs 34 Courses AFM for Program Staff AFM: Prin. & Processes AML: Fires AML: Dangerous Openings AML: Dangerous Highwalls AML: Landslides AML: Subsidence Enforcement Tools & Applic. Permit Findings Workshop SMCRA in the 21 st Century Wetlands Awareness Acid-Forming Materials AFM: Fundamentals AFM: Planning Basic Inspection Book Evidence Preparation Expert Witness Historic & Archeo. Bonding: Admin & Legal Bonding: Cost-Estimation Erosion Sediment & Control NEPA Procedures Reclamation Projects Applied Hydrology Blasting Effective Writing Enforcement Procedures Engineering Principles Of Inspection Instructor Training Soils & Revegetation Spoil Handling Surface & Groundwater Underground Mining 34 Courses AFM for Program Staff AFM: Prin. & Processes AML: Fires AML: Dangerous Openings AML: Dangerous Highwalls AML: Landslides AML: Subsidence Enforcement Tools & Applic. Permit Findings Workshop SMCRA in the 21 st Century Wetlands Awareness Acid-Forming Materials AFM: Fundamentals AFM: Planning Basic Inspection Book Evidence Preparation Expert Witness Historic & Archeo. Bonding: Admin & Legal Bonding: Cost-Estimation Erosion Sediment & Control NEPA Procedures Reclamation Projects Applied Hydrology Blasting Effective Writing Enforcement Procedures Engineering Principles Of Inspection Instructor Training Soils & Revegetation Spoil Handling Surface & Groundwater Underground Mining 23 Courses Acid-Forming Materials AFM: Fundamentals AFM: Planning Basic Inspection Book Evidence Preparation Expert Witness Historic & Archeo. Bonding: Admin & Legal Bonding: Cost-Estimation Erosion & Sediment Control NEPA Procedures Reclamation Projects Applied Hydrology Blasting Effective Writing Enforcement Procedures Engineering Principles Of Inspection Instructor Training Soils & Revegetation Spoil Handling Surface & Groundwater Underground Mining 23 Courses Acid-Forming Materials AFM: Fundamentals AFM: Planning Basic Inspection Book Evidence Preparation Expert Witness Historic & Archeo. Bonding: Admin & Legal Bonding: Cost-Estimation Erosion & Sediment Control NEPA Procedures Reclamation Projects Applied Hydrology Blasting Effective Writing Enforcement Procedures Engineering Principles Of Inspection Instructor Training Soils & Revegetation Spoil Handling Surface & Groundwater Underground Mining 11 Courses Applied Hydrology Blasting Effective Writing Enforcement Procedures Engineering Principles Of Inspection Instructor Training Soils & Revegetation Spoil Handling Surface & Groundwater Underground Mining 11 Courses Applied Hydrology Blasting Effective Writing Enforcement Procedures Engineering Principles Of Inspection Instructor Training Soils & Revegetation Spoil Handling Surface & Groundwater Underground Mining 47 Courses Acid Passive Treatment Advanced Blasting AFM AML Workshop AML: Drilling & Grouting AML Realty Communications Hist. & Archeo. Refresher Hydro. Forensics Instructor Excellence OSM Orientation Subsidence Quantitative Hydro-Geo Underground Benchmarking AFM for Program Staff AFM: Prin. & Processes AML: Fires AML: Dangerous Openings AML: Dangerous Highwalls AML: Landslides AML: Subsidence Enforcement Tools & Applic. Permit Findings Workshop SMCRA in the 21 st Century Wetlands Awareness Acid-Forming Materials AFM: Fundamentals AFM: Planning Basic Inspection Book Evidence Preparation Expert Witness Historic & Archeo. Bonding: Admin & Legal Bonding: Cost-Estimation Erosion & Sediment Control NEPA Procedures Reclamation Projects Applied Hydrology Blasting Effective Writing Enforcement Procedures Engineering Principles Of Inspection Instructor Training Soils & Revegetation Spoil Handling Surface & Groundwater Underground Mining 47 Courses Acid Passive Treatment Advanced Blasting AFM AML Workshop AML: Drilling & Grouting AML Realty Communications Hist. & Archeo. Refresher Hydro. Forensics Instructor Excellence OSM Orientation Subsidence Quantitative Hydro-Geo Underground Benchmarking AFM for Program Staff AFM: Prin. & Processes AML: Fires AML: Dangerous Openings AML: Dangerous Highwalls AML: Landslides AML: Subsidence Enforcement Tools & Applic. Permit Findings Workshop SMCRA in the 21 st Century Wetlands Awareness Acid-Forming Materials AFM: Fundamentals AFM: Planning Basic Inspection Book Evidence Preparation Expert Witness Historic & Archeo. Bonding: Admin & Legal Bonding: Cost-Estimation Erosion & Sediment Control NEPA Procedures Reclamation Projects Applied Hydrology Blasting Effective Writing Enforcement Procedures Engineering Principles Of Inspection Instructor Training Soils & Revegetation Spoil Handling Surface & Groundwater Underground Mining 19891990 - 1995 1996 - 2000 2001 - 2005 19891990-19951996-20002001-2005 20 30 40 0 10 National Technical Training Program Courses 11 23 34 47

16 Engineering Applied Engineering Bond Cost-Estimation Excess Spoil Handling Subsidence Underground Mining TIPS Engineering Representatives: Lou Hamm, Kewal Kohli

17 Coalfield Communications: How to Get it Right! Building Trust through Effective Communication Managing the Media Effective Meetings Educational Outreach

18 FY 2007 PLANS SMCRA Oral History & Video ITC (1-2 sessions) Pilot Master Instructor Forum Development Reforestation Course On-line Registration through LMS Make course references and other materials available on-line 57 course sessions are scheduled for FY07

19 NTTP/TIPS Five Year Program Planning Survey Purpose: Identify changes in workforce over the next 5 years and plan to meet training needs Respondents: Program Directors Results: Q 1: Changes in Workforce Very significant turnover (35-75%) over 5 years Most programs will stay the same size Trend is slight decrease in program size Exception: OSM technical offices Training Needs: Inspection, Permitting, Bonding, Remote Sensing, Electronic Permitting

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