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Chapter 38-14.1

Surface Mining and Reclamation Operations
Section Section Name
38-14.1-01 Declaration of findings and intent
38-14.1-02 Definitions
38-14.1-03 Powers and duties of the commission
38-14.1-04 Powers and duties of the commission relative to designation of lands unsuitable for surface coal mining operations
38-14.1-04.1 Reclamation research advisory committee
38-14.1-04.2 Advisory committee responsibilities
38-14.1-04.3 Reclamation research objectives
38-14.1-05 Areas unsuitable for all or certain surface coal mining operations
38-14.1-06 Right to petition ‑ Notice and hearing ‑ Right to intervene
38-14.1-07 Mining is prohibited
38-14.1-08 Mineral exploration not prohibited
38-14.1-09 Unsuitable lands ‑ Savings provision
38-14.1-10 Necessity of permit ‑ Exception
38-14.1-11 Reapplication for permit under approved state program
38-14.1-12 Permits ‑ Term ‑ Termination
38-14.1-13 Permit applications ‑ General requirements
38-14.1-14 Permit applications ‑ Mining and reclamation plans
38-14.1-15 Permit applications ‑ Extended mining plan
38-14.1-16 Performance bond ‑ Amount ‑ Sufficiency of surety ‑ Amount of forfeiture
38-14.1-17 Release of performance bond ‑ Schedule ‑ Notification ‑ Public hearing
38-14.1-18 Permit application procedures ‑ Notice requirements
38-14.1-19 Informal conference procedures
38-14.1-20 Ruling on permit application ‑ Timing and content
38-14.1-21 Permit approval or denial standards
38-14.1-22 Permit renewal
38-14.1-23 Permit revision
38-14.1-24 Environmental protection performance standards
38-14.1-25 Prohibited mining practices
38-14.1-26 Interference with commission employees
38-14.1-27 Inspections and monitoring
38-14.1-28 Enforcement procedures
38-14.1-29 Procedures for imposing civil penalties
38-14.1-30 Administrative review of commission rulings ‑ Formal hearings
38-14.1-31 Civil action for injunctive relief
38-14.1-32 Penalties ‑ Unclassified
38-14.1-33 Permit revocation ‑ Bond forfeiture
38-14.1-34 Administrative review of regulations
38-14.1-35 Judicial review
38-14.1-36 Assessment of costs ‑ Attorney's fees
38-14.1-37 Small operators
38-14.1-38 Conflict of interest
38-14.1-39 Forfeitures ‑ Surface mining and reclamation fund ‑ Continuing appropriation
38-14.1-40 Citizen suits
38-14.1-41 Chapter 28‑32 to apply to this chapter ‑ Regulations
38-14.1-42 Cooperation with federal and state agencies

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