A proceeding for requesting an amendment of a permit to mine is commenced when the permittee files an application for an amendment with the commissioner. The application shall include information necessary for the commissioner to determine that the proposed amendment meets the lawful requirements and these rules.
Within 30 days after receipt of the application, the commissioner shall determine whether the proposed amendment constitutes a substantial change in the permit to mine.
If the commissioner determines that a substantial change would occur, the applicant shall follow the procedures for permit to mine applications, as set forth in part 6130.4800.
If the commissioner determines that there would be no substantial change, the commissioner shall without a hearing allow the amendment with or without additional terms or conditions which are consistent with these rules, or deny the applications stating reasons therefor.
MS s 93.47
June 11, 2008