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WAC 332-18-01002

Land use approval and regulation of operations.

(1) For reclamation permits issued after July 1, 1994, approval of mining and of the subsequent use of the mine site shall be verified with a Form SM-6; except that such approval may not be required for mines on state or federal lands. The Form SM-6 must be signed by a responsible official from the appropriate city, town, or county.
(2) The department will not accept a Form SM-6 that obligates the department to regulate any "operation" except as necessary to assure timely reclamation.
(3) Conditions on any state surface mine operating permit issued prior to July 1, 1993, that cause the department to regulate "operations," that are not directly related to reclamation are invalid, except those conditions that were properly adopted pursuant to the department's SEPA substantive authority.
(4) After July 1, 1995, the department will attempt to notify the appropriate local government or state agency of surface mines affected by subsection (3) of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 78.44.040, 34.05.220, 43.21C.135 and 78.44.250. WSR 94-14-051, ยง 332-18-01002, filed 6/30/94, effective 8/2/94.]
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