Minerals and Mining Program (South Dakota)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place South Dakota

Applies to States or Provinces South Dakota
Name Minerals and Mining Program (South Dakota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator S.D. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Primary Website http://legis.sd.gov/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=45

Last Review 2014-08-01
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary

Information Source http://denr.sd.gov/des/mm/mmprogram.aspx


The Minerals and Mining Program has the authority to oversee mining activities in the state and issue regulations pertaining to the permitting and environmental impact mitigation of, and reclamation following, exploration, mining, and oil and gas production. Exploration and mining activities require permits, and mines require licenses for construction and operation. A separate permit exists for uranium exploration.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Bob Townsend
Department South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Division Board of Minerals and Environment

Phone (605) 773-4201

Fax (605) 773-5286
Email DENRINTERNET@state.sd.us
Website http://denr.sd.gov/des/mm/mmprogram.aspx

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

Authority 1: SDCL 45, Sections 1-8

Authority 2: SDAR 74:11 (Mineral Exploration)

Authority 3: SDAR 74:29 (Mined Land Reclamation)