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2018 Senate Bill 839: Revise mining permit amendment process
Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on February 22, 2018
To establish streamlined procedures and timetables for a mining company getting restrictions in its state operating permit revised, with many exceptions. This would specifically apply to the process state authorities use to determine that a permit amendment does not “result in environmental impacts that are materially increased or different” from those specified in the original permit. Among other things this refers to allowing a permittee “to relocate, reconfigure, or modify surface or underground facilities, buildings, or equipment, other than a tailings basin or a stockpile”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on February 22, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 8, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 23 to 11 in the Senate on March 22, 2018.
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(same description)
To establish streamlined procedures and timetables for a mining company getting restrictions in its state operating permit revised, with many exceptions. This would specifically apply to the process state authorities use to determine that a permit amendment does not “result in environmental impacts that are materially increased or different” from those specified in the original permit. Among other things this refers to allowing a permittee “to relocate, reconfigure, or modify surface or underground facilities, buildings, or equipment, other than a tailings basin or a stockpile”.
Received in the House on March 22, 2018
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on March 22, 2018

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