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Chairman Hastings Letter to Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Director Joesph Pizarchik Requesting Additional Information Regarding the Rewrite of the 2008 Stream Buffer Zone Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 10, 2011 -

Dear Director Pizarchik,

As you are aware the House Committee on Natural Resources is conducting an investigation into the Office of Surface Mining's rewrite of the 2008 "Stream Buffer Zone Rule" now called the "Stream Protection Rule."

As part of the investigation it is requested that the following be delivered to me no later than March 18, 2011. Please provide copies of information on meetings and all correspondence including emails, letters, faxes, and phone logs between your office, and the following federal agencies and offices, states and non-governmental organizations:

Read the entire letter HERE.

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