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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.   

Rules in Initial Development

None at this time.

Rules on Public Notice

The rules on public notice can be found on the Missouri Register

Abandoned Mine Lands
10 CSR 40-9.010 Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-9.020 General Requirements – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-9.030 Rights of Entry – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-9.040 Acquisition of Land and Water for Reclamation – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-9.050 Management and Disposition of Land and Water – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-9.060 Reclamation on Private Lands – Proposed Amendment

Coal
10 CSR 40-3.060 Requirements for the Disposal of Excess Spoil – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-3.170 [Signs and Markers for Underground Operations] Underground Operations –
Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-4.020 Auger Mining Requirements – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-4.040 Operations on Steep Slopes – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-4.060 Concurrent Surface and Underground Mining – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-4.070 In Situ Processing – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-6.100 [Underground Mining Permit Applications—Minimum Requirements for Legal, Financial,
Compliance, and Related Information] Underground Mining Permit Applications – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-3.180 Casing and Sealing of Exposed Underground Openings – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.190 Requirements for Topsoil Removal, Storage and Redistribution for Underground Operations – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.200 Requirements for Protection of the Hydrologic Balance for Underground Operations – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.210 Requirements for the Use of Explosives for Underground Operations – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.220 Disposal of Underground Development Waste and Excess Spoil – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.230 Requirements for the Disposal of Coal Processing Waste for Underground Operations – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.240 Air Resource Protection – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.250 Requirements for the Protection of Fish, Wildlife and Related Environmental Values and Protection Against Slides and Other Damage – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.260 Requirements for Backfilling and Grading for Underground Operations – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.270 Revegetation Requirements for Underground Operations – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.280 Requirements for Subsidence Control Associated with Underground Mining Operations – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.290 Requirements for Road and Other Transportation Associated with Underground Operations – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.300 Postmining Land Use Requirements for Underground Operations – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-3.310 Coal Recovery, Land Reclamation and Cessation of Operation for Underground Operations – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-6.110 Underground Mining Permit Applications—Minimum Requirements for Information on Environmental Resources – Proposed Rescission
10 CSR 40-6.120 Underground Mining Permit Applications—Minimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operations Plan – Proposed Rescission

Industrial Minerals
10 CSR 40-10.010 Permit Requirements for Industrial Mineral Operations – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-10.030 Bonding – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-10.040 Permit Review Process – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-10.080 [Public Meetings,] Hearings and Informal Conferences – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 40-10.100 Definitions – Proposed Amendment

Metallic Minerals
10 CSR 45-3.010 Administrative Penalty Assessment – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 45-6.020 Closure Plan and Inspection-Maintenance Plan—General Requirements – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 45-8.010 General – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 45-8.030 Metallic Minerals Waste Management Structures – Proposed Amendment
10 CSR 45-8.040 Reclamation-Reuse – Proposed Amendment

Public Hearing Notice

None at this time.

Rules in Final Development

None at this time.

Decisions Completed

None at this time.

Questions regarding rule amendments should be directed to Larry Lehman at 573-751-1740


Learn about the Rules in Development Process.