NONFERROUS METALLIC MINING
Mine effect responsibility.
Radioactive waste site exploration.
PROSPECTING; MINING; RECLAMATION
Preapplication notification; data collection.
Prospecting and mining fees.
Local impact committee.
Application for prospecting permit.
Application for mining permit.
Environmental impact statement.
Timeline for review.
Hearings on permit applications.
Prospecting; department grant or denial of permit.
Mining; department grant or denial of permit.
Subsequently filed applications for other approvals.
Moratorium on issuance of permits for mining of sulfide ore bodies.
Bonds and other security.
Review of permits; periodic reports.
Cessation of mining or reclamation.
Determination of abandonment of mining.
Certificate of completion, partial completion and bond release.
Withdrawal of surface waters; withdrawal of groundwater; damage claims.
GENERAL PROVISIONS; ENFORCEMENT
Exploring, bulk sampling, prospecting, and mining without authorization.
Mining and reclamation; orders.
Cancellation of permit.
Visitorial powers of department.
Effect of other statutes.
Ch. 293 Cross-reference
See also ch. NR 130
, Wis. adm. code.
In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
“Air pollution" means the presence in the atmosphere of one or more air contaminants in such quantities and of such duration as is or tends to be injurious to human health or welfare, animal or plant life, or property, or would unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life or property.
“Applicant" means a person who has applied for a prospecting permit or a mining permit.
“Bulk sampling” means excavating in a potential mining site by removing less than 10,000 tons of material, including overburden and any other material removed from any portion of the excavation site, for the purposes of obtaining site-specific data to assess the quality and quantity of the nonferrous metallic mineral deposits and of collecting data from and analyzing the excavated materials in order to prepare the application for a mining permit or for any other approval. Bulk sampling does not constitute prospecting within the meaning of sub. (18)