(1) Areas within a remining permit area that will not be directly disturbed by remining activities remain eligible for abandoned mine land reclamation funding if the proposed remining operation does not adversely affect existing or probable abandoned mine land reclamation plans and associated costs of reclamation related to such areas, and if this is documented in the application.

(2) Any remining operation must fulfill the reclamation responsibilities described in the permit.   To the extent that these responsibilities do not include reclamation of site problems or characteristics otherwise eligible for abandoned mine land funding, these site problems or characteristics may remain eligible for that funding.

(3) The applicant may choose to adopt a reclamation plan for the site that is on file with the department, provided that the applicant demonstrates that this plan is in compliance with ARM 17.24.835.


History: 82-4-205, MCA; IMP, 82-4-239, 82-4-242, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 30, Eff. 1/13/89; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 936, Eff. 5/18/90; TRANS, from DSL, 1996 MAR p. 2852; AMD, 2024 MAR p. 258, Eff. 2/10/24.