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6130.1100 GENERAL CRITERIA FOR SITE SELECTIONS.

Portions of a mining operation for which there is flexibility in site selections, such as stockpiles, tailings basins, water reservoirs, processing plants, offices interconnecting roadways and auxiliary facilities, shall be sited so that:

A.

impacts on the public due to wind erosion, noise, and air emissions are minimized;

B.

potential injury to life, property, and natural resources due to dam or slope failure is minimized;

C.

major modifications of watersheds, including diversions of surface water and alterations of groundwater levels are minimized;

D.

runoff and seepage can be managed to minimize environmental effects;

E.

spilled material resulting from pipeline rupture or emergency release can be contained and controlled;

F.

former mining areas are used in preference to areas undisturbed by mining; and

G.

conflicts with natural resource sites identified by the commissioner such as those listed in V 21 Natural Resources Sites, Minesite Data Manual, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, are minimized.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 93.47

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008