(1) The cabinet shall have the power and authority, if not granted it otherwise,
to engage in any work and to do all things necessary or expedient, including promulgation
of rules and regulations, to implement and administer the provisions of the Abandoned
Mine Lands Program.
(2) The cabinet shall have the power and authority to engage in cooperative projects
under the program with any agency of the United States, any state and their governmental
(3) The cabinet may initiate, in addition to any other remedies provided for in this
chapter, in any court of competent jurisdiction, an action in equity for an injunction
to restrain any interference with the exercise of the right to enter or to conduct
any work provided in the Abandoned Mine Lands Program.
(4) The cabinet shall have the power and authority to construct and operate facilities
for the control and treatment of water pollution resulting from mine drainage. The extent of this control and treatment may be dependent upon the ultimate use
of the water; provided, that the above provisions of this subsection shall not be
deemed in any way to repeal or supersede any portion of the Federal Water Pollution
Control Act (33 U.S.C. secs. 1151 et seq., as amended) and no control or treatment under this subsection shall in any way be
less than that required under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. The construction of facilities may include major interceptors and other facilities
(5) The cabinet may transfer funds to other appropriate state agencies, in order
to carry out the reclamation activities authorized by the Abandoned Mine Lands Program.
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