CHAPTER 293
NONFERROUS METALLIC MINING
SUBCHAPTER I
DEFINITIONS
293.01   Definitions.
SUBCHAPTER II
ADMINISTRATION
293.11   Mine effect responsibility.
293.13   Department duties.
293.15   Department powers.
SUBCHAPTER III
EXPLORATION
293.21   Exploration.
293.25   Radioactive waste site exploration.
293.26   Bulk sampling.
SUBCHAPTER IV
PROSPECTING; MINING; RECLAMATION
293.31   Preapplication notification; data collection.
293.32   Prospecting and mining fees.
293.33   Local impact committee.
293.35   Application for prospecting permit.
293.37   Application for mining permit.
293.39   Environmental impact statement.
293.40   Timeline for review.
293.41   Local agreements.
293.43   Hearings on permit applications.
293.45   Prospecting; department grant or denial of permit.
293.47   Prospecting data.
293.49   Mining; department grant or denial of permit.
293.495   Subsequently filed applications for other approvals.
293.51   Bonds and other security.
293.53   Review of permits; periodic reports.
293.55   Modifications.
293.57   Successors.
293.59   Cessation of mining or reclamation.
293.61   Determination of abandonment of mining.
293.63   Certificate of completion, partial completion and bond release.
293.65   Withdrawal of surface waters; withdrawal of groundwater; damage claims.
293.66   Groundwater quality.
SUBCHAPTER V
GENERAL PROVISIONS; ENFORCEMENT
293.81   Exploring, bulk sampling, prospecting, and mining without authorization.
293.83   Mining and reclamation; orders.
293.85   Cancellation of permit.
293.86   Visitorial powers of department.
293.87   Enforcement; penalties.
293.89   Citizen suits.
293.91   Nonconforming sites.
293.93   Effect of other statutes.
293.95   Review.
Ch. 293 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 130, Wis. adm. code.
subch. I of ch. 293 SUBCHAPTER I
DEFINITIONS
293.01 293.01 Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
293.01(1m) (1m)“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.
293.01(2) (2)“Applicant" means a person who has applied for a prospecting permit or a mining permit.
293.01(2m) (2m)“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).
293.01(3) (3)“Department" means the department of natural resources.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 367 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before October 15, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 15, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-15-18)