§ 8-35-1 Definitions
§ 8-35-2 Security freeze on credit report
§ 8-35-3 Notice of rights

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 8 > Chapter 35

  • AFFECTED LAND: The area of land from which overburden has been removed or upon which overburden has been deposited after October 1, 1970. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • consumer: A natural person residing in this state. See Alabama Code 8-35-1
  • CONSUMER CREDIT REPORT: A consumer report, as defined in 15 U. See Alabama Code 8-35-1
  • CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY: Any person who, for monetary fees, dues, or on a cooperative nonprofit basis, regularly engages in whole or in part in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit information or other information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing consumer credit reports to third parties. See Alabama Code 8-35-1
  • contemporaneous: Occurring at the same time as a surface mining operation and in conjunction with the grading activities at the site. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • contiguous: In actual contact, touching, as contrasted with being near but not in contact. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Credit Score: A number, roughly between 300 and 800, that measures an individual's credit worthiness. The most well-known type of credit score is the FICO score. This score represents the answer from a mathematical formula that assigns numerical values to various pieces of information in your credit report. Source: OCC
  • department: The Department of Industrial Relations of the State of Alabama or any department, bureau, or commission as may lawfully succeed to the powers and duties of the department relating to mining operations. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • DIRECT SEEDING: The planting of seeds by hand sowing, machine sowing, or aerial seeding. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • director: Director of the department or officer, bureau, or commission as may lawfully succeed to the powers and duties of the director. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • highwall: The unexcavated face of exposed overburden or mineral in an opencast mine or the face or bank on the uphill side of a contour surface mine excavation. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • inspector: Any authorized employee of the department under the direction of the director. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS: Any day between the hours of 8:00 A. See Alabama Code 8-35-1
  • operator: Any person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation engaged in or controlling one or more surface mining operations. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • overburden: All of the earth and other materials which lie above natural deposits of clay, sand, gravel, ores, and other minerals except limestone, marble, and dolomite, and also the earth and other materials disturbed from their natural state in the process of surface mining. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • peak: A projected point of overburden created in the process of surface mining. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • PERMIT PERIOD: A one-year period commencing on the issuance of a permit to engage in surface mining. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • person: Any natural person, firm, corporation, association, partnership, joint venture, or representative of any kind or any other group acting as a unit. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, trust, estate, cooperative, association, government or governmental subdivision or agency, or other entity. See Alabama Code 8-35-1
  • pit: A tract of land from which overburden has been or is being removed for the purpose of surface mining. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • PROPER IDENTIFICATION: Information generally deemed sufficient to identify a person for consumer reporting agency purposes under 15 U. See Alabama Code 8-35-1
  • reclamation: The reconditioning or rehabilitation of affected land in accordance with the requirements of this article. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • refuse: All waste material, exclusive of overburden, directly connected with the mining, cleaning, or preparation of substances mined by surface mining. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • ridge: A lengthened elevation of overburden created in the process of surface mining. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • SECURITY FREEZE: A restriction placed on a consumer credit report at the request of the consumer that prohibits a consumer credit reporting agency from releasing the consumer's consumer credit report for a purpose relating to the extension of credit without the express authorization of the consumer. See Alabama Code 8-35-1
  • setback: An undisturbed buffer strip adjacent to watercourses, lakes, easements, adjoining property, perimeter property lines, road rights-of-way, residences, or other features which could be adversely affected by mining. See Alabama Code 9-16-2
  • SURFACE MINING: The mining of clay, sand, gravel, ores, and other minerals except chert (or similar type pits from which construction materials are obtained, which involve five acres or less and do not involve excavation below the surrounding area in such a way as to create a pit that will accumulate water), limestone, marble, dolomite, and coal, by removing the overburden lying above natural deposits thereof and mining directly from the natural deposits thereby exposed or by mining directly from deposits lying exposed in their natural state. See Alabama Code 9-16-2