The North Dakota State Program, as submitted on February 29, 1980, and amended and clarified on June 12, 1980 and September 9, 1980, is conditionally approved, effective December 15, 1980. Beginning on that date, PSC shall be deemed the regulatory authority in North Dakota for all surface coal mining and reclamation operations and for all exploration operations where more than 250 tons of coal are removed on non-Federal and non-Indian lands and the North Dakota Geological Survey shall be deemed the regulatory authority in North Dakota for all exploration operations where less than 250 tons of coal are removed on non-Federal and non-Indian lands. Only surface mining and reclamation operations on non-Federal and non-Indian lands shall be subject to the provisions of the North Dakota permanent regulatory program. Copies of the approved program, together with copies of the letter of the Public Service Commission agreeing to the conditions in § 934.11, are available at:
(a) North Dakota Public Service Commission, Reclamation Division; State Capitol Building; Bismarck, ND 58505-0165; Telephone: (701) 224-4096.
(b) Office of Surface Mining, 100 East “B” Street, Casper, Wyoming 82601-1918, telephone: (307) 261-5824.
[45 FR 82246, Dec. 15, 1980, as amended at 57 FR 826, Jan. 9, 1992; 57 FR 37706, Aug. 20, 1992]
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