Chapter 78.44 RCW

SURFACE MINING

Sections
Legislative finding.
Intent.
Purposes.
Definitions.
Administration of chapterRule-making authority.
Surface mining reclamation account.
Exclusive authority to regulate reclamationDepartment may delegate enforcement authority to counties, cities, townsOther laws not affected.
Surface mining of coalPreemption of chapter by federal laws, programs.
Investigations, research, etc.Dissemination of information.
Cooperation with other agenciesReceipt and expenditure of funds.
Reclamation permits requiredApplications.
Reclamation permitRefusal to issue.
Application feeAnnual permit feeConfidential recordsAppealsCollection of fees.
Performance security requiredDepartment authority.
Reclamation plansApproval process.
Joint reclamation plans may be required.
Segmental reclamationPrimary objective.
Reclamation setbacksExemption.
Reclamation specificsBasic objectiveModifications for metals mining and milling operationsTimeline.
ReclamationMinimum standardsWaiver.
Reclamation plansModification, when requiredSEPA.
Reclamation complianceInspection of disturbed areaSpecial inspection requirements for metals mining and milling operations.
ReclamationTransfer of permits.
ReclamationReport by permit holder on anniversary date.
DeficienciesOrder to rectifyTime extension.
Immediate dangerEmergency notice and order to rectify deficienciesEmergency order to suspend surface mining.
Suspension of a reclamation permit.
Declaration of abandonmentReclamationSubsequent miner.
AbandonmentCancellation of the reclamation permit.
Reclamation by the departmentOrder to submit performance securityCost recovery.
FinesCivil penaltiesDamage recovery.
Operating without permitPenalty.
AppealsStanding.
Underground operationSurface disturbances subject to chapter.
Reclamation awardsRecognition of excellence.
Reclamation consultingNo cost service.
Definitions applicable to RCW 78.44.330.
Mineral trespassPenalty.
Mineral trespassLimitation on application.
Blanket performance security.
Performance security insufficient to cover cost of reclamationLien established in favor of department.
Notice of correction.
Stop work orders.
Cancellation of a reclamation permit.
Previously mined land.
Effective date1970 ex.s. c 64.
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