Georgia Surface Mining Act of 1968 (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Georgia


   
Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Georgia Surface Mining Act of 1968 (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/page.cgi?g=GEORGIA_DEPARTMENT_OF_NATURAL_RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENTAL_PROTECTION/SURFACE_MINING/index.html&d=1
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide


Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://www.gaepd.org/Documents/index_land.html


Summary

This law regulates all surface mining in Georgia, including the coastal zone. It includes provisions to “advance the protection of fish and wildlife and the protection and restoration of land, water, and other resources affected by mining.” It establishes authority with Georgia DNR’s Environmental Protection Division to issue mining permits consistent with the purposes of the Act. Prior to commencing any surface mining operation a mining operator shall be required to obtain a permit to conduct such surface mining operation from the director. The law also provides conditions for issuance of mining permits and gives the Environmental Protection Division authority to review, investigate, and revoke such permits, as well as to conduct research studies of mining land uses. The law also provides penalties for failure to comply with conditions of mining permits. Tunnels, shafts and dimension stone quarries are exempted from permit requirements.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Mark Smith
Department Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Division Environmental Protection Division
Address 4244 International Parkway Suite 120, Atlanta, GA, 30354



Phone 404-362-2537

Fax 404-362-2580


Contact Name Susan Wagner
Department Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Division Environmental Protection Division
Address 4244 International Parkway Suite 120, Atlanta, GA, 30354



Phone 404-362-2692

Fax 404-362-2693


     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Georgia Code 12-4-70
Date Effective 1992-08-12



Authority 2: Environmental Rule 391-3-3
Date Effective 1992-08-12


















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