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house Bill H.R. 5479


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      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJune 8th, 2010

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Official Title

To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to provide for use of excess funds available under that Act to provide for certain benefits, and for other purposes.


Coal Accountability and Retired Employee Act of 2010 or CARE Act - Amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 with respect to transfers of interest earned by the Abandoned Mine Reclamation (AMR) Fund. Requires the transfer during any fiscal year to the trustees of the 1974 United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Pension Plan, to be used solely to pay pension benefits under such plan, of certain excess funds remaining after: (1) transfer from the AMR Fund to the UMWA Combined Benefit Fund; and (2) application of the annual $490 million cap on such transfers.

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