Section 9-16-14

Applicability of provisions of article.

The provisions of this article shall not apply to surface mining activities of the State Department of Transportation or any city, county or municipality incident to their activities in constructing, repairing and maintaining the public road system in Alabama. The provisions of this section shall also extend to any person, firm or corporation contracting with the State Department of Transportation or any city, county or municipality to construct, repair and maintain public roads; provided, that such contracts contain standards for the reclamation of all affected surface mining areas; and provided further, that such standards have been approved by the department.

(Acts 1969, No. 399, p. 773, §15.)