SURFACE MINING OF NON-FUEL MINERALS


This program ensures that lands mined for non-fuel minerals are reclaimed in accordance with state law. Examples of non-fuel minerals that are currently mined in Alabama include sand, gravel, clay, and bauxite. This section issues mining permits, ensures that mine sites are properly bonded for reclamation purposes, and makes periodic inspections. A streamlined permit application process reduces the start-up time for new operations, and expedites permit renewals. The annual fee is $250 per application and $2500 per acre bonding (per acre to be disturbed).

DOCUMENTS: FORMS:
Summary Requirements Permit Application 
Comprehensive Reclamation Plan
   
  RELATED LINKS:
  Geological Survey of Alabama
PICTURES: Interstate Mining Compact Commission Publications
Active Quarry Water Quality
Before & After Reclamation Alabama Maps

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