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The permittee shall submit to the commissioner in duplicate, a request for release, pursuant to part 6130.5400. This request shall include the following:


certification of compliance with the applicable sections of these rules, the approved deactivation plans, and the permit to mine;


a detailed description of provisions for continued maintenance;


identification of the ownership of the mining area and all remaining structures and facilities; and


a map in the form prescribed by part 6130.4300, subpart 6, which depicts the following:


the final topography;


the postmining drainage system including the amounts and locations of discharge to receiving waters;


the extent and type of vegetation;


the existing and expected level of pit water and the year in which this level will be reached;


the location of the safe access to the bottom of the pit;


the location of fences and other access barriers; and


the areal extend and (as applicable) the height, depth, and physical and chemical characteristics of each stockpile, tailings basin, mine, reservoir, dam, diversion channel, drainage control, structure settling basin, and the location of all auxiliary facilities within the mining area.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 93.47

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes