Chapter 78.44 RCW

SURFACE MINING

Sections

78.44.010Legislative finding.
78.44.011Intent.
78.44.020Purposes.
78.44.031Definitions.
78.44.040Administration of chapterRule-making authority.
78.44.045Surface mining reclamation account.
78.44.050Exclusive authority to regulate reclamationDepartment may delegate enforcement authority to counties, cities, townsOther laws not affected.
78.44.055Surface mining of coalPreemption of chapter by federal laws, programs.
78.44.060Investigations, research, etc.Dissemination of information.
78.44.070Cooperation with other agenciesReceipt and expenditure of funds.
78.44.081Reclamation permits requiredApplications.
78.44.083Reclamation permitRefusal to issue.
78.44.085Application feeAnnual permit feeConfidential recordsAppealsCollection of fees.
78.44.087Performance security requiredDepartment authority.
78.44.091Reclamation plansApproval process.
78.44.101Joint reclamation plans may be required.
78.44.111Segmental reclamationPrimary objective.
78.44.121Reclamation setbacksExemption.
78.44.131Reclamation specificsBasic objectiveModifications for metals mining and milling operationsTimeline.
78.44.141ReclamationMinimum standardsWaiver.
78.44.151Reclamation plansModification, when requiredSEPA.
78.44.161Reclamation complianceInspection of disturbed areaSpecial inspection requirements for metals mining and milling operations.
78.44.171ReclamationTransfer of permits.
78.44.181ReclamationReport by permit holder on anniversary date.
78.44.190DeficienciesOrder to rectifyTime extension.
78.44.200Immediate dangerEmergency notice and order to rectify deficienciesEmergency order to suspend surface mining.
78.44.210Suspension of a reclamation permit.
78.44.220Declaration of abandonmentReclamationSubsequent miner.
78.44.230AbandonmentCancellation of the reclamation permit.
78.44.240Reclamation by the departmentOrder to submit performance securityCost recovery.
78.44.250FinesCivil penaltiesDamage recovery.
78.44.260Operating without permitPenalty.
78.44.270AppealsStanding.
78.44.280Underground operationSurface disturbances subject to chapter.
78.44.300Reclamation awardsRecognition of excellence.
78.44.310Reclamation consultingNo cost service.
78.44.320Definitions applicable to RCW 78.44.330.
78.44.330Mineral trespassPenalty.
78.44.340Mineral trespassLimitation on application.
78.44.350Blanket performance security.
78.44.360Performance security insufficient to cover cost of reclamationLien established in favor of department.
78.44.370Notice of correction.
78.44.380Stop work orders.
78.44.390Cancellation of a reclamation permit.
78.44.910Previously mined land.
78.44.920Effective date1970 ex.s. c 64.
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