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6130.1300 AVOIDANCE AREAS FOR MINING.

When there is a feasible and prudent alternative, no mining shall be conducted within the following areas:

A.

Within any national wildlife refuge or waterfowl production area. State wildlife management area or on lands designated as national natural landmarks or national trails or any state designated trail listed in Minnesota Statutes, section 85.015.

B.

Within any shorelands defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.205, which county or municipal shoreland management ordinances have been established in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 103F.201 to 103F.221.

C.

Within that area near the north shore of Lake Superior classified as the transition zone in the DNR report North Shore Characterization Study.

D.

Within any area added to the categories listed in this part which is designated hereafter but prior to the issuance of a permit to mine involving such area.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 93.47

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008