H.B. No. 0112

Mining permits.


Sponsored By: Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee


AN ACT relating to environmental quality; providing for notification of permit revisions; establishing time limits on mine permit application or revision reviews; limiting requests for additional information on mine permits applications or revisions; and providing for an effective date.


1/11/2011 Bill Number Assigned

1/12/2011 H Received for Introduction

1/12/2011 H Introduced and Referred to H09

1/19/2011 H09 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes: Representative(s) Greear, Kasperik, Lockhart, Moniz, Roscoe, Stubson, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Nays: Representative(s) Byrd

Ayes 8 Nays 1 Excused 0 Absent 0 Conflicts 0


1/19/2011 H Placed on General File



Page 1僕ine 1 After ";" insert "providing for notification of permit revisions;".

Page 1僕ine 9 After "W.S." insert "35‑11‑402(a)(x) and"; delete "and (p) is" insert ", and by creating new subsections (q) and (r) are".

Page 1泡fter line 10 Insert:

"35‑11‑402.  Establishment of standards.

(a)  The council shall, upon recommendation by the advisory board through the administrator and the director, establish rules and regulations pursuant to the following reclamation standards for the affected areas, including but not limited to:

(x)  Rules and regulations for the criteria for review and information and public notice requirements for permit revisions. The administrator shall notify the operator within ninety (90) days of receipt of the application if the application is complete and if public notice is required. A permit may be revised without public notice or hearing for revisions, including incidental boundary revisions to the area covered by the permit, if these do not propose significant alterations in the reclamation plan. Subject to applicable standards, any permit, except for surface coal mining permits, may be revised, in the permitted area, by identifying proposed alterations to the mining or reclamation plan in the annual report or addendum thereto, or by obtaining prior approval from the director, at the operator's discretion;".

Page 1僕ine 16 Delete all new language; reinsert stricken "the".

Page 2僕ines 1 through 4 Delete all new language.

Page 2僕ine 9 Delete "or".

Page 2僕ine 10 Delete "request for revision of an existing permit".

Page 2僕ines 13 through 19 Delete all new language.

Page 2僕ine 22 Delete ", the request for revision".

Page 2僕ine 23 Delete "of an existing permit".

Page 6僕ine 3 Delete "or revision".

Page 6泡fter line 17 Insert:

"(q)  Permit revisions submitted with an annual report shall be considered using revision requirements and review time frames and shall be approved separately from the annual report.

(r)  If the administrator fails to respond to the applicant within ninety (90) days, the request for revision of an existing permit shall be deemed complete.". LOCKHART, CHAIRMAN


1/21/2011 H Passed CoW



Page 1-line 9 Delete "and (p)".

Page 6-lines 2 through 17 Delete entirely including the standing committee amendment (HB0112HS001/A) to these lines. THRONE


1/25/2011 H Passed 3rd Reading



Ayes: Representative(s) Barbuto, Berger, Blake, Blikre, Bonner, Botten, Brechtel, Brown, Buchanan, Burkhart, Campbell, Cannady, Childers, Connolly, Craft, Edmonds, Eklund, Esquibel, K., Freeman, Gay, Gingery, Greear, Greene, Harshman, Harvey, Hunt, Illoway, Jaggi, Kasperik, Kroeker, Krone, Lockhart, Loucks, Lubnau, Madden, McKim, McOmie, Miller, Moniz, Nicholas, B., Patton, Peasley, Pederson, Petersen, Petroff, Quarberg, Roscoe, Semlek, Shepperson, Steward, Stubson, Teeters, Throne, Vranish, Wallis, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Nays: Representative(s) Byrd

Excused: Representative(s) Davison and Goggles

Ayes 57 Nays 1 Excused 2 Absent 0 Conflicts 0


1/27/2011 S Received for Introduction

1/28/2011 S Introduced and Referred to S09; No Report Prior to CoW Cutoff

3/2/2011 S Committee Returned Bill Pursuant to SR 7-3(c)