Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
(1) These rules implement the purposes of the
Mined Land Reclamation Act as established in ORS
(2) These rules prescribe procedures for
obtaining an operating permit and for complying with the other requirements of
the Oregon Mined Land Reclamation Act. These rules apply to all operating
permits, including those for non-aggregate mineral mines and chemical process
mines, except where the provisions of OAR chapter 632, division 35 or 37
control. These rules do not address exploration activities. The requirements
for exploration permits are addressed in OAR chapter 632, division
(3) Applicants seeking
operating permits from the Department should be aware that other state,
federal, and local agencies may require the applicant to obtain approval prior
to operation. For example, the Department of Environmental Quality may require
permits for air quality and water quality. Where reasonable, the Department
will coordinate with other agencies to avoid duplication on the part of
applicants. An operating permit from the Department does not constitute
authorization to proceed without approval of other agencies, if required. It is
the applicant's responsibility to obtain other necessary permits.
Or. Admin. R.
GMI 5, f. 12-20-73, ef.
1-11-74; GMI 1-1980, f. 2-29-80, ef. 3-1-80; GMI 2-1982, f. & ef. 8-13-82;
GMI 2-1985, f. 11-19-85, ef. 11-20-85; GMI 1-1988, f. 3-30-88, cert. ef.
3-11-88; GMI 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-97; DGMI 1-1999, f. & cert.
ef. 1-7-99; DGMI 1-2009, f. & cert. ef.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS