Permitting Forms






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General Provisions:

The informational requirements for these forms are based on provisions of the Mined Land Reclamation Act, Title 40-8, Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended, and the General Rules and Rules of Practice and Procedures, R647-1 through R647-5.


Annual Report Forms:

Exploration Progress Report
This form is used to summarize exploration project activities and status of reclamation. Information such as any unusual drilling conditions, water encountered, hole plugging measures, and reclamation activities conducted. The report must be filed on or before January 31st of the year of filing the notice of intention to conduct exploration, or when the project is completed, whichever comes first.

Because an exploration permit is only valid until November 30 of the year following the original filing of the notice, the form also contains a section where the operator may request an extension to leave the exploration project disturbances unreclaimed for another field season, if justified.


Small Mine Annual Report
This is an annual report form which is required for small mining operations. The annual report summarizes mining operations conducted during the preceding calendar year, the location of the operation, the gross amount of ore and waste material moved during the year, as well as the disposition of such materials. The form also summarizes the reclamation work performed and new surface disturbances created during the year. The annual report must be filed on or before January 31 of each year, unless waived in writing by the Division.


Large Mine Annual Report
This is an annual report form which is required for large mining operations. The annual report summarizes mining operations conducted during the preceding calendar year, the location of the operation, the gross amount of ore and waste material moved during the year, as well as the disposition of such materials and a map of the surface disturbance and reclamation performed during the year. The form also summarizes the reclamation work performed and new surface disturbances created during the year. The annual report must be filed on or before January 31 of each year, unless waived in writing by the Division.


Notices:

MR-EXP
This Notice of Intention to Conduct Exploration form applies only to exploration activities. "Exploration" means surface disturbing activities conducted for the purpose of discovering a deposit or mineral deposit, delineating the boundaries of a deposit or mineral deposit, and identifying regions or specific areas in which deposits or mineral deposits are most likely to exist. "Exploration" includes, but is not limited to: sinking shafts; tunneling; drilling holes and digging pits or cuts; building of roads, and other access ways; and constructing and operating other facilities related to these activities. A $150.00 initial application fee is required to accompany the application form and annually thereafter, until the operator reclaims the site and obtains a formal release from the Division.


MR-SMO
This Notice of Intention to Commence Small Mining Operations form applies only to mining operations which disturb or will disturb five or less surface acres at any time in incorporated areas or ten or less acres in unincorporated areas. A permit fee is required to accompany the application form and annually thereafter, until the operator reclaims the site and obtains a formal release from the Division. The fee is $150.00 for sites with a disturbed area of five acres or less or $500.00 for sites with a disturbed area ten acres or less and over five acres.


MR-LMO
A Notice of Large Mine applies only to mining operations that disturb or will disturb more than five (5) surface acres at any given time. A $500.00 initial application fee is required to accompany the application form for operations with less than 50 surface acres, and $1,000.00 initial application fee for those operations exceeding 50 surface acres. The fees are due annually thereafter, until the operator reclaims the site and obtains a formal release from the Division.


MR-REV-SMO/EXP (Small Mining Operations/Exploration)
When a Notice of Intention to Commence Small Mining Operations or Exploration (Notice) requires change an Application to Revise a Notice of Intention to Commence Small Mining Operations or Exploration must be submitted. Changes may include Operator address or operational changes. When operational changes are proposed the change may not be implemented until the Division determines that the revised Notice is complete and if necessary a revised reclamation surety approved. The Notice must include all information, concerning the revision, that would have been required if it had been included in the original Notice.


MR-REV (Large Mining Operations)
This Notice of Intention to Revise Mining Operations form applies when changes are proposed for an approved large mining notice of intention. The changes would be considered either a revision (major change to the approved notice of intention) or an amendment (insignificant change to the approved notice of intention).

A revision is processed in the same manner as an original large mine notice of intention. Formal public notice may be required and reclamation surety may have to be adjusted. If the disturbance approved in the original notice of intention is less than 50 acres, and the revision expands the disturbed acreage to greater than 50 acres, then the annual permit fee would be increased to $1,000.00. If the disturbance approved in the original notice of intention is greater than 50 acres of disturbance and the revision reduces the disturbed acres to less than 50 acres, then the annual permit fee would be reduced to $500.00.

An amendment is an insignificant change to the approved notice of intention. An amendment requires Division approval, but does not require formal public notice and a 30-day public comment period.


Application for Site and/or Bond Release:

MR-SITE
The Application for Site and/or Bond Release form must be completed when an operator requests either full or partial release from mining and reclamation obligations and/or full or partial bond release. This same application is required if the operator wishes to roll the surety bond (or a portion of the surety bond) over to a new mining area.


Transfers:

MR-TRE
This Transfer of Notice of Intention for Exploration Project form is used when an operator wishes to transfer an exploration permit to another party. The new operator must assume full responsibility for continued exploration activities and all reclamation obligations for the exploration project. If the project is greater than five acres, the new operator will be required to post a new reclamation surety.


MR-TRS
This Transfer of Notice of Intention for Small Mining Operations form is used when an operator wishes to transfer the existing permit for a small mining operation to another party. The new mine operator must assume full responsibility for continued mining operations and all reclamation obligations related to the small mining operation.


MR-TRL
This Transfer of Notice of Intention for Large Mining Operations form is used when an operator wishes to transfer the approved permit for a large mining operation to another party. The new mine operator will be required to post a new reclamation surety and must assume full responsibility for continued mining operations and all reclamation obligations associated with the large mining operation.