Conduct Emergency Responses At Legacy Mining Sites
Concerning the division of reclamation, mining, and safety's ability to conduct emergency responses at legacy hard rock mining sites.
2016 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Current law authorizes the division of reclamation, mining, and safety in the department of natural resources to use the emergency response cash fund for hazardous conditions at a mining site only if the site is subject to the division's regulatory authority. The act authorizes use of the fund to conduct emergency responses when circumstances exist at a legacy hard rock mine site that create a danger to public health or welfare or the environment.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)