Oregon Statutes - Chapter 517 - Mining and Mining Claims - Section 517.971 - Consolidated application.

Each applicant for a permit to operate a chemical process mining operation shall submit a consolidated application to the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. The department and the permitting and cooperating agencies shall not begin deliberating on whether to issue a permit until the department receives an application fee and a complete consolidated application that includes but is not limited to:

(1) Name and location of the proposed facility.

(2) Name, mailing address and phone number of the applicant and a registered agent for the applicant.

(3) The legal structure of the applicant as filed in the business registry with the Secretary of State and the legal residence of the applicant.

(4) Mineral and surface ownership status of the proposed facility.

(5) Baseline data, including but not limited to environmental, socioeconomic, historical, archaeological conditions, land use designations and special use designations in the area of the state in which the proposed chemical process mining operation is located.

(6) Appropriate maps, aerial photos, cross-sections, plans and documentation.

(7) A proposed:

(a) Mine plan;

(b) Processing plan;

(c) Water budget;

(d) Fish and wildlife protection and mitigation plan;

(e) Operational monitoring and reporting plan;

(f) Reclamation and closure plan;

(g) Plan for controlling water runoff and run on;

(h) Operating plan;

(i) Solid and hazardous waste management plan;

(j) Plan for transporting and storing toxic chemicals;

(k) Employee training plan as required by agency rule;

(L) Seasonal or short term closure plan;

(m) Spill prevention and credible accident contingency plan;

(n) Post-closure monitoring and reporting plan; and

(o) Identification of special natural areas, including but not limited to areas designated as areas of critical environmental concern, research natural areas, outstanding natural areas and areas designated by the Oregon Natural Heritage Plan, as defined in state rules and federal regulations.

(8) All information required by the permitting agencies to determine whether to issue or deny the following permits as applicable to the proposed operation:

(a) Surface mining operating permits required under ORS 517.790 and 517.915;

(b) Fill and removal permits required under ORS 196.600 to 196.905;

(c) Permits to appropriate surface water or ground water under ORS 537.130 and 537.615, to store water under ORS 537.400 and impoundment structure approval under ORS 540.350 to 540.390;

(d) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under ORS 468B.050;

(e) Water pollution control facility permit under ORS 468B.050;

(f) Air contaminant discharge permit under ORS 468A.040 to 468A.060;

(g) Solid waste disposal permit under ORS 459.205;

(h) Permit for use of power driven machinery on forestland under ORS 477.625;

(i) Permit for placing explosives or harmful substances in waters of the state under ORS 509.140;

(j) Hazardous waste storage permit under ORS 466.005 to 466.385;

(k) Local land use permits; and

(L) Any other state permit required for the proposed chemical process mining operation.

(9) All other information required by the department, a permitting agency, a cooperating agency or the technical review team. [1991 c.735 §13; 1995 c.605 §3]

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