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The following rule developments are being considered. Please provide comments in the time frames indicated. All comments received will be posted with responses prior to filing as a proposed rulemaking. Once filed and published in the Missouri Register, there will be another opportunity to comment during the proposed rulemaking open comment period and public hearing prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest and assistance in developing these rules.

Missouri Mining Rules

Section 444.520 creates the eight member Missouri Mining Commission. The commission adopts and promulgates rules and regulations pursuant to Chapters 444,500 to 444.780 RSMo, to strike balance between mining of minerals and reclamation of land subject to mining.   

Department staff worked with stakeholders to develop a proposed rule amendment to 10 CSR 40-10.020 Permit Application Requirements.  The proposed rule amendment will increase acreage, site and maximum fees for Industrial Mineral Open Pit and In-Stream Sand and Gravel Operation mining more than five thousand (5,000) tons per year. The proposed rule amendment will clarifying public notice certified mail out requirements, aligning the rules with a name change of a federal government agency and changing a recommendation to a decision by the director for permit issuance or denial.

Rules in Initial Development

10 CSR 40-10.020     Permit Application Requirements

10 CSR 40-10.020 draft Proposed Amendment 10 CSR 40-10.020 Permit Application Requirements

Rulemaking Report 10 CSR 40-10.020 Rulemaking Report

Small Business Impact Statement SBRFB - Small Business Impact Statement

Land Reclamation Stakeholder Meeting Presentation (held May 13, 14, 15 and 18, 2015) Stakeholder Meeting LRP Fees 2015

Commission Approval

The Missouri Mining Commission approved the Finding of Necessity for revision of the following rule(s) July 27, 2015. The proposed rule amendment was filed with the Secretary of State August 12, 2015.

Rules on Public Notice

10 CSR 40-10.020 Permit Application Requirements Missouri Register

Public Hearing Notice

A public hearing on this proposed rule amendment will begin at 9 a.m. October 19, 2015.  The public hearing will be held at 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City. Opportunity to be heard at the hearing shall be offered to any interested person. Written request to be heard should be submitted at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing to Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Land Reclamation Program, PO Box 176, Jefferson City Mo 65102-0176, 573-751-4041. 

Interested persons whether or not heard at the public hearing, may submit a written statement of their views until 5:00 p.m., October 19, 2015.  Written comments should be sent to Program Director, Land Reclamation Program, PO Box 176, Jefferson City MO  65102-0176. 

Rules in Final Development

None at this time

Decisions Completed

None at this time

Questions regarding the proposed rule amendment should be directed to Kevin Mohammadi at 573-751-4041