AML Handbook

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Tab I: Questions and Answers, Pictorial Summary
  • Introduction (pdf - 145 KB)
  • Questions and Answers (pdf - 1 MB)
  • Handbook Organization & References (pdf - 225 KB)
  • Pictorial Summary (pdf - 3.2 MB)
Tab II: Program Management
  • Introduction (pdf - 584 KB)
  • Program Elements (pdf - 1.6 MB)
  • Program Responsibilities (pdf - 1 MB)
  • Park Management and Planning Documents (pdf - 571 KB)
  • Liability and Abandoned Mines (pdf - 2.3 MB)
  • Remediation Priorities (pdf - 465 KB)
  • Environmental and Cultural Resources Law (pdf - 849 KB)
  • Funding (pdf - 531 KB)
  • Appendix A: Selected References (pdf - 4.5 MB)
  • Appendix B: Glossary of Mining Terms (pdf - 1.5 MB)
  • Appendix C: Definition of Acronyms (pdf - 183 KB)
Tab III: Project Management
  • Introduction (pdf - 772 KB)
  • Project Elements (pdf - 1.5 MB)
  • Planning and Engineering (pdf - 1.78 MB)
  • Construction for Small Projects (pdf - 1.8 MB)
  • Quality Assurance (pdf - 690 KB)
  • Management Tools (pdf - 885 KB)
  • References (pdf - 151 KB)
Tab IV: Remediation Methods
  • Introduction (pdf - 1.7 MB)
  • Method Selection (pdf - 2.6 MB)
  • Site Characterization and Monitoring (pdf - 2.1 MB)
  • Underground Mine Closures (pdf - 8.2 MB)
  • Surface Mitigation (pdf - 6.9 MB)
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control (pdf - 6.5 MB)
  • Revegetation (pdf - 2.8 MB)
  • References (pdf - 560 KB)
Tab V: Preliminary Cost Estimates
  • Introduction (pdf - 1 MB)
  • Summary Project Construction Cost (pdf - 150 KB)
  • Summary Annual Project Maintenance Cost (pdf - 101 KB)
  • Cost Centers (pdf - 3.5 MB)
  • References (pdf - 238 KB)
Tab VI: Underground Safety
  • Introduction (pdf - 835 KB)
  • Safety Training (pdf - 85 KB)
  • Abandoned Mine Hazards (pdf - 3.2 MB)
  • References (pdf - 194 KB)
Tab VII: Field Guide
  • Introduction (pdf - 1.1 MB)
  • Instructions on AML Forms (pdf - 5.3 MB)
  • Underground Reconnaissance Safety (pdf - 1.3 MB)
  • Costing Data (pdf - 430 KB)
  • Appendix A: Field Equipment (pdf - 361 KB)
  • Appendix B: Locating Land Features on Topographic Maps (pdf - 702 KB)
  • Appendix C: Compass and Pace Survey (pdf - 1.9 MB)
  • Appendix D: Weights and Measures (pdf - 656 KB)
  • Appendix E: NPS Abandoned Mine Problem Ratings (pdf - 237 KB)
  • Appendix F: Common Unit Conversions (pdf - 220 KB)
  • Blank AML Forms (pdf - 1.2 MB)

Last updated: August 30, 2018

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