Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation

Image of QuarryThe purpose of the Nonmetallic Mining code is to achieve acceptable final site reclamation to an approved post-mining land use. The uniform reclamation standards address environmental protection measures including topsoil salvage and storage, surface and groundwater protection, and contemporaneous reclamation to minimize the acreage exposed to wind and water erosion.

Chapter NR 135 also requires that mine operators submit annual fees, and an acceptable financial assurance to ensure completion of the reclamation plan.

Washington County Code 265

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