Kan. Admin. Regs. § 11-8-7 - Reclamation requirements
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
Reclamation of affected lands shall meet the following standards, in addition to the standards listed in K.S.A. 49-611, and amendments thereto.
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11-8-7. Reclamation requirements. Reclamation of affected lands shall meet the following standards, in addition to the standards listed in K.S.A. 49-611, and amendments thereto. (a) Affected lands shall be graded to allowable slopes within six months after filing the final report for the site.
(b) In grading the affected lands, all mining-related waste products and machinery incompatible with the care and growth of vegetation shall be removed from the affected lands. Boulders and stones incompatible with the proposed post-mining use of the site shall be buried or removed from the site.
(c) Topsoil and overburden, or if topsoil was not present initially, then overburden only, shall be preserved in an amount specified in the reclamation plan on the site for reclamation of affected lands.
(d) Within one year following the conclusion of all earthwork, seeding of all areas in which vegetation is to be provided shall be completed to the extent permitted by weather and planting requirements.
(e) Erosion control methods shall be used where necessary to prevent rill and gully formation.
(f) Each operator shall allow the seeded vegetation at least one year to become established before filing a release request.
(g) A variance from the requirements of subsections (a), (d) and (f) of this regulation, may be granted by the director if the operator submits a written request at least 30 days before the initiation of affected reclamation activities. (Authorized by K.S.A. 49-623; implementing K.S.A. 49-611; effective June 19, 1995.)