Western Pennsylvania Coalition
for Abandoned Mine Reclamation
(requires MS Excel with macros enabled)
Title IV Calculator
The Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation has created an interactive, visual tool to help comprehend how federal Title IV funding might be applied toward Pennsylvania's abandoned mine problems. This new funding, the result of a 2006 revamp of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), will bring an estimated $1.4 billion over the next 15+ years.
WPCAMR's Title IV Calculator lets its user easily gain an appreciation of how the Title IV funding model works through playing "what if" by clicking buttons to change estimated values of Pennsylvania's:
Of particular importance are the results of selecting different percentages of AMD Set-Aside, which shows the trade-offs between the ability to fix P1 & P2 problems versus AMD problems.
Users of the Title IV Calculator can view these interactions visually with pie charts and a table of values representing:
The Title IV Calculator requires Microsoft Excel software, with macros
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