Or. Admin. R. 632-030-0024 - Inspections

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

(1) As provided by ORS 517.850, the Department may, after reasonable notice, inspect any surface mining site to determine status or compliance with the Act, the rules adopted thereunder, or any permit conditions. The Department may report the results of these inspections to the permittee in writing.
(2) Initial inspections will be conducted by the Department on all new sites that have not been previously inspected by the Department. On all other sites, routine inspections may be conducted by the Department. Reasons for the inspections include, but are not limited to:
(a) Determining existing environmental conditions;
(b) Reviewing the proposed mine operation;
(c) Reviewing the proposed reclamation plan; and
(d) Collecting data to calculate the amount of the reclamation bond.
(3) Annual and compliance inspections may be conducted by the Department. Reasons for the inspection include, but are not limited, to:
(a) Reviewing operating permit compliance;
(b) Investigating complaints; and
(c) Evaluating the adequacy of the amount of the bond or alternative form of security.


Or. Admin. R. 632-030-0024
DGMI 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-7-99; DGMI 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09

Stat. Auth.: ORS 516.090(2)(a), 517.740 & 517.840(1)(d)

Stats. Implemented: ORS 517.830, 517.840 & 517.850

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