NR 131.03(14) (14) “Principal shareholder" means any person who owns at least 10% of the beneficial ownership of an operator.
NR 131.03(15) (15) “Prospecting" means engaging in the examination of an area for the purpose of determining the quality and quantity of nonferrous metallic minerals, other than for exploration but including the obtaining of a nonferrous metallic mineral ore sample, by such physical means as excavating, trenching, construction of shafts, ramps, tunnels, pits and the production of refuse and other associated activities.
NR 131.03(16) (16) “Prospecting data" means data, records and other information furnished to or obtained by the department or held by the applicant or operator in connection with the application for a prospecting permit.
NR 131.03(17) (17) “Prospecting permit" means the permit which is required of all operators as a condition precedent to commencing prospecting at a prospecting site.
NR 131.03(18) (18) “Prospecting plan" means the proposal for prospecting of the prospecting site, which shall be approved by the department under s. 293.45 (1), Stats., prior to the issuance of the prospecting permit.
NR 131.03(19) (19) “Prospecting site" means the lands on which prospecting is actually conducted as well as those lands on which physical disturbance will occur as a result of such activity.
NR 131.03(20) (20) “Reclamation" means the process by which an area physically or environmentally affected by prospecting is rehabilitated to either its original state or if this is shown to be physically or economically impracticable or environmentally or socially undesirable, to a state that provides long-term environmental stability. Reclamation shall provide the greatest feasible protection to the environment and shall include, but not be limited to, the criteria for reclamation set forth in s. 293.13 (2) (c), Stats., and the closure and long-term care requirements of ch. NR 182 for facilities licensed pursuant to that chapter.
NR 131.03(21) (21) “Reclamation plan" means the proposal for the reclamation of the prospecting site which must be approved by the department under s. 293.45 (1), Stats., prior to the issuance of the prospecting permit, and includes closure and long-term care requirements of ch. NR 182 for facilities licensed pursuant to that chapter.
NR 131.03(22) (22) “Refuse" means all waste soil, rock, mineral, liquid, vegetation, and other material, except merchantable by-products, directly resulting from or displaced by the prospecting, and from the cleaning or preparation of nonferrous metallic minerals during prospecting operations, and shall include all waste materials deposited on or in the prospecting site from other sources and solid waste as defined in s. NR 182.04.
NR 131.03(23) (23) “Unsuitability" means that the land proposed for prospecting or surface mining is not suitable for such activity because the prospecting or surface mining activity itself may reasonably be expected to destroy or irreparably damage either of the following:
NR 131.03(23)(a) (a) Habitat required for survival of species of vegetation or wildlife as designated in ch. NR 27 if such endangered species cannot be firmly established elsewhere.
NR 131.03(23)(b) (b) Unique features of land, as determined by state or federal designation as any of the following, which cannot have their unique characteristic preserved by relocation or replacement elsewhere.
NR 131.03(23)(b)1. 1. Wilderness areas designated by statute or administrative rule.
NR 131.03(23)(b)2. 2. Wild and scenic rivers designated by statute or administrative rule.
NR 131.03(23)(b)3. 3. National or state parks designated by statute or administrative rule.
NR 131.03(23)(b)4. 4. Wildlife refuges and areas as designated by statute or administrative rule.
NR 131.03(23)(b)5. 5. Historical landmarks, sites and archeological areas designated by the state historical society.
NR 131.03(23)(b)6. 6. Scientific areas as follows:
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.a. a. Abelman's Gorge
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.ab. ab. Abraham's Woods
NR 131.03(23)(b) ac. Apple River Canyon
NR 131.03(23)(b) ad. Audubon Goose Pond
NR 131.03(23)(b) ae. Aurora Lake
NR 131.03(23)(b) af. Avoca Prairie-Savanna
NR 131.03(23)(b) ag. Avon Bottoms
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.b. b. Bark Bay Slough
NR 131.03(23)(b) ba. Baxter's Hollow
NR 131.03(23)(b) bb. Bean Lake
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.bc. bc. Bear Creek Cave
NR 131.03(23)(b) bd. Belmont Mound Woods
NR 131.03(23)(b) be. Beulah Bog
NR 131.03(23)(b) bf. Big Bay Sand Spit and Bog
NR 131.03(23)(b) bg. Bittersweet Lakes
NR 131.03(23)(b) bh. Blackhawk Island
NR 131.03(23)(b) bi. Black Tern Bog
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.c. c. Blue Hills Felsenmeer
NR 131.03(23)(b) ca. Blue River Sand Barrens
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.cb. cb. Bois Brule Conifer Bog
NR 131.03(23)(b) cc. Bose Lake Hemlock-Hardwoods
NR 131.03(23)(b) cd. Brady's Bluff Prairie
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.ce. ce. Brant Book Pines and Hardwoods
NR 131.03(23)(b) cf. Browntown Oak Forest
NR 131.03(23)(b) cg. Buena Vista Prairie Chicken Meadow
NR 131.03(23)(b) ch. Buena Vista Quarry Prairie
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.d. d. Castle Mound Pine Forest
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.da. da. Cedarburg Beech Woods
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.db. db. Cedarburg Bog
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.dc. dc. Cedar Grove Hawk Research Station
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.dd. dd. Charles Pond
NR 131.03(23)(b) de. Cherokee Marsh
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.df. df. Cherry Lake Sedge Meadow
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.e. e. Chiwaukee Prairie
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.ea. ea. Comstock Bog — Meadow
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.eb. eb. Council Grounds Pine Forest
NR 131.03(23)(b) ec. Crex Sand Prairie
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.ed. ed. Dalles of the St. Croix River
NR 131.03(23)(b) ee. Dells of the Eau Claire River
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.ef. ef. Devil's Lake Oak Forest
NR 131.03(23)(b) eg. Dewey Heights Prairie
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.f. f. Dory's Bog
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.fa. fa. Dunbar Barrens
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.fb. fb. Durst Rockshelter
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.fc. fc. Eagle Oak Opening
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.fd. fd. East Branch Milwaukee River
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.fe. fe. Ekdall Brook Conifer Swamp
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.ff. ff. Ennis Lake — Muir Park
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.fg. fg. Escanaba Lake Hemlocks
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.g. g. Fairy Chasm
NR 131.03(23)(b) ga. Faville Prairie
NR 131.03(23)(b) gb. Finerud Pine Forest
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.gc. gc. Five-Mile Bluff Prairie
NR 131.03(23)(b) gd. Flambeau River Hardwood Forest
NR 131.03(23)(b) ge. Flora Spring Pond
NR 131.03(23)(b) gf. Fountain Creek Wet Prairie
NR 131.03(23)(b) gg. Fourmile Island Rookery
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.h. h. Genesee Oak Opening and Fen
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.ha. ha. Giant White Pine Grove
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.hb. hb. Gibraltar Rock
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.hc. hc. Gobler Lake
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.hd. hd. Gullickson's Glen
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.i. i. Haskell Noyes Memorial Woods
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.ia. ia. High Lake Spruce-Balsam Forest
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.ib. ib. Holmboe Conifer Forest
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.ic. ic. Honey Creek
NR 131.03(23)(b) id. Hub City Bog
NR 131.03(23)(b) ie. Interstate Lowland Forest
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.if. if. Jackson Harbor Ridges
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.j. j. Johnson Lake Barrens
NR 131.03(23)(b)6.ja. ja. Jung Hemlock-Beech Forest
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.