NR 340.055(3)(d) (d) The alternative financial assurance shall be payable to the “State of Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources".
NR 340.055(3)(e) (e) The level of alternative financial assurance for reclamation or progressive reclamation in staged operations shall be the larger amount of either $2,000 per acre or $0.25 per cubic yard of material excavated based on 1989 dollars unless the operator justifies a lesser amount to the department's satisfaction.
NR 340.055 Note Note: The base of 1989 dollars requires that the bonding level must be adjusted to reflect inflation or the cost of living increases. For 1992, the inflation of 4.6 % for 1989, 6.1% for 1990 and 3.1% for 1991, or a total of 14% (1.046 x 1.061 x 1.031 = 1.144) must be added to the listed rates resulting in amounts of $ 2280 per acre or $ 0.285 per cubic yard. For permits issued after 1992, remember to correct for cost of living adjustments for all years back to 1989. For more detail please see the Department's: Waterway and Wetland Handbook, Chapter 105, NONMETALLIC MINERAL MINING AND RECLAMATION (2001),
NR 340.055(4) (4)Bond or alternative financial assurance reevaluation. The department may reevaluate and adjust the amount of the progressive reclamation bond or security deposit required for reclamation. Reclaimed areas may be released from the bond or alternative financial assurance coverage. Reevaluation shall be made pursuant to subs. (1) and (2).
NR 340.055(5) (5)Multiple project permit bond or alternative financial assurance. Any operator who obtains a permit from the department for 2 or more sites may elect, at the time the second or subsequent site is approved, to post a single bond or alternative financial assurance in lieu of separate bonds or alternative financial assurances on each site. Any single bond or alternative financial assurance so posted shall be in an amount equal to the estimated cost to the state determined under subs. (1) and (2) for all sites. When an operator elects to post a single bond or alternative financial assurance in lieu of separate bonds previously posted on individual sites, a separate bond or alternative financial assurance may not be released until the new bond or alternative financial assurance has been accepted by the department.
NR 340.055(5m) (5m)Interest. Any interest earned by the bond or alternate financial assurance provided under this section shall be paid to the person operating the nonmetallic mining or reclamation project.
NR 340.055(6) (6)Bond or alternative financial assurance release. The department shall release the operator's bond or alternative financial assurance if it finds, after inspection of the site, that the operator has fully carried out and completed reclamation of the site in accordance with the operation and reclamation plan, and has otherwise complied with ss. 30.19, 30.195 and 30.20, Stats., and this chapter. Final inspection shall be made not less than one year, nor more than 2 years, after the completion of reclamation.
NR 340.055(7) (7)Abandoned sites. Bonds or alternative financial assurances for any site abandoned at the time a permit expires may not be released unless it is shown that no operations have occurred at that site and no potential for environmental pollution exists as a result of an operator's actions or inactions.
NR 340.055 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; CR 06-024: am. (intro.), (1), (4), (5), (6) and (7), r. and recr. (3), cr. (5m) Register November 2006 No. 611, eff. 12-1-06.
NR 340.06 NR 340.06Permits.
NR 340.06(1) (1) Permits shall be granted where the department finds that the provisions of this chapter and the relevant standards contained in ss. 30.19, 30.195 and 30.20, Stats., have been met.
NR 340.06(2) (2) The initial permit issued to an operator shall be valid for a period not greater than 10 years. If no proceeding for revocation or violation of the permit has been initiated during the term of the permit and there are no other changed or previously unknown circumstances, including environmental considerations, the permit may, after notice and opportunity for hearing, be renewed for succeeding periods of up to 10 years.
NR 340.06(3) (3) Permits shall be conditioned on compliance with the following:
NR 340.06(3)(a) (a) Operations shall be limited to the dimensions and depth approved by the department;
NR 340.06(3)(b) (b) Any permanent pond created in the 100-year floodplain by operations where fish entrapment is likely to occur shall be of sufficient permanency, size, depth and quality to sustain fish and aquatic life and shall be open to the public for fishing after reclamation has been completed. A marked, easily usable public access shall be provided from the adjacent waterway;
NR 340.06(3)(c) (c) There may be no stockpiling or storage of materials contrary to s. 30.12, Stats., ch. NR 116, or any local floodplain zoning ordinance;
NR 340.06(3)(d) (d) Progressive and final reclamation of the site;
NR 340.06(3)(e) (e) If deemed necessary by the department, banks and drainages to navigable waterways shall be stabilized prior to and during project operations, and drainages shall be filtered where necessary to prevent siltation and water turbidity;
NR 340.06 Note Note: Operations that do not meet the effluent limitations in ch. NR 269 will require a separate Wisconsin pollutant discharge elimination system (WPDES) permit.
NR 340.06(3)(f) (f) The operator shall notify the department in writing at least 15 days prior to initial commencement of operations and not more than 15 days after the final reclamation;
NR 340.06(3)(g) (g) Other requirements as are necessary, such as incorporation of a buffer zone, to ensure project operation and progressive and final reclamation in a manner consistent with this chapter and to ensure the prevention of environmental pollution as defined in s. 283.01 (6m), Stats.; and
NR 340.06(3)(h) (h) That the operator acknowledges through acceptance of the permit that the department shall retain continuing jurisdiction in the matter.
NR 340.06(3)(i) (i) Reclamation as proposed in the plan required by s. NR 340.05 shall comply with the reclamation standards established in ch. NR 135.
NR 340.06(4) (4) Permits shall be denied if the department finds that the operation will not conform with the minimum requirements in this chapter and the standards in ss. 30.19, 30.195 and 30.20, Stats., as applicable, or if the applicant has previously failed and continues to fail to comply with ss. 30.19, 30.195 and 30.20, Stats., or any permit issued under these sections, as they relate to nonmetallic mining, or this chapter, including failure to obtain a permit prior to any operation.
NR 340.06 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; cr. (3) (i), Register, September, 2000, No. 537, eff. 12-1-00; correction in (3) (g) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., January 2002 No. 553.
NR 340.07 NR 340.07Violations.
NR 340.07(1) (1) An operator found either conducting project operations without the required permits or violating the conditions of a permit shall be ordered to cease all operations immediately and submit a reclamation plan for the land already affected. Continued operation and after-the-fact permit approval shall be prohibited until the reclamation plan has been approved by the department and any necessary progressive reclamation has been completed.
NR 340.07(2) (2) The department may cancel and rescind the permit of any operator who is in violation of this chapter.
NR 340.07(3) (3) The procedures in subs. (1) and (2) shall be in addition to any other remedies the department may seek.
NR 340.07(4) (4) If the department determines that abandonment of operations has occurred, the operator is in violation of the permit and may not be eligible for permit modification, extension or transfer.
NR 340.07 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91.
NR 340.08 NR 340.08Permit modifications.
NR 340.08(1) (1) An operator, at any time prior to expiration of the permit, may apply for amendment or cancellation of a permit or for a change in the reclamation plan for a site. The application describing the amendment, cancellation or change shall be submitted by the operator on a form provided by the department and shall identify the tract of land to be added to or removed from the permitted site or to be affected by a change in the operation and reclamation plan. Any increase in the size of the site shall be subject to the notice and potential hearing provisions of s. 30.02, Stats. The department may deny a permit modification when an operator is in violation of the existing permit.
NR 340.08 Note Note: 2003 Wis. Act 118 repealed s. 30.02, Stats.
NR 340.08(2) (2) When one operator succeeds to the interest of another in any uncompleted operation, the department shall release the first operator from the responsibilities imposed by s. 30.19, 30.195 or 30.20, Stats., and this chapter, as to the operation only if:
NR 340.08(2)(a) (a) Both operators are in compliance with the requirements and standards of this chapter and any permits granted under this chapter; and
NR 340.08(2)(b) (b) The successor operator assumes the responsibility of the former operator to complete the reclamation.
NR 340.08 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91.
NR 340.09 NR 340.09Permit extensions.
NR 340.09(1) (1) Requests for permit extensions shall be submitted in writing to the department prior to the expiration date of the existing permit.
NR 340.09(2) (2) No permit extension may be granted unless the operation is in compliance with the terms of the existing permit.
NR 340.09(3) (3) Permit extensions may be granted for up to 3 years.
NR 340.09(4) (4) Permit extensions may be conditioned upon correction of any unanticipated environmental damage occurring during the original permit.
NR 340.09 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91.
NR 340.10 NR 340.10Inspections. Each operation shall be inspected by department personnel at least once annually to ensure that the operation is in conformance with the operation's permit and progressive reclamation plan.
NR 340.10 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91.
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