Form MR-400 (DHEC Form 3102) "Application for a Mine Operating Permit" - South Carolina

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S.C. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Mining
BUREAU OF LAND AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
DIVISION OF MINING AND SOLID WASTE PERMITTING
Form
2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
MR-400
Phone: 803-898-1362 Fax: 803-898-1426 E-mail: AskMines@dhec.sc.gov
APPLICATION FOR A MINE OPERATING PERMIT
DHEC FORM MR-400 DATE VERSION ADOPTED 7/1/94
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“The South Carolina Mining Act,” Sections 48-20-10 through 48-20-310, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended
provides in part: “No operator may engage in mining without having first obtained from the Department an operating permit
which covers the affected land and which has not been terminated, been revoked, suspended for the period in question, or
otherwise become invalided.” (Section 48-20-60)
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I. APPLICANT INFORMATION
1. Name of Company:
Check form of business entity:
Corporation
Partnership
Limited Partnership
Sole Proprietorship
2. Name of Proposed Mine:
County:
3. Home Office Address:
(Street and P.O. Box)
(Telephone No.)
(City)
(State)
(Zip Code)
(Fax. No.)
4. Local Office Address:
(Street and P.O. Box)
(Telephone No.)
(City)
(State)
(Zip Code)
(Fax. No.)
5. Designate to which office Official Mail is to be sent (check one):
Home Office
Local Office
6. Name of company personnel and their title to be the contact for official business and correspondence:
7. Location of Mine:
(State or County Hwy No.)
(Nearest Town or City)
8. Locate accurately on a county map, USGS 7.5' Topographic Map, or draw a detailed map to scale of: (1) how to get
to your local office and (2) how to get to the mine (attach to this application).
9. If land is leased, complete the following:
A. Name of landowner:
Landowner’s Address:
(Street and PO Box)
(City)
(State)
(Zip Code)
(Telephone Number)
B. Date lease became effective:
Date of lease termination:
Name of lessee:
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Application #_______________________
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S.C. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Mining
BUREAU OF LAND AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
DIVISION OF MINING AND SOLID WASTE PERMITTING
Form
2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
MR-400
Phone: 803-898-1362 Fax: 803-898-1426 E-mail: AskMines@dhec.sc.gov
APPLICATION FOR A MINE OPERATING PERMIT
DHEC FORM MR-400 DATE VERSION ADOPTED 7/1/94
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“The South Carolina Mining Act,” Sections 48-20-10 through 48-20-310, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended
provides in part: “No operator may engage in mining without having first obtained from the Department an operating permit
which covers the affected land and which has not been terminated, been revoked, suspended for the period in question, or
otherwise become invalided.” (Section 48-20-60)
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I. APPLICANT INFORMATION
1. Name of Company:
Check form of business entity:
Corporation
Partnership
Limited Partnership
Sole Proprietorship
2. Name of Proposed Mine:
County:
3. Home Office Address:
(Street and P.O. Box)
(Telephone No.)
(City)
(State)
(Zip Code)
(Fax. No.)
4. Local Office Address:
(Street and P.O. Box)
(Telephone No.)
(City)
(State)
(Zip Code)
(Fax. No.)
5. Designate to which office Official Mail is to be sent (check one):
Home Office
Local Office
6. Name of company personnel and their title to be the contact for official business and correspondence:
7. Location of Mine:
(State or County Hwy No.)
(Nearest Town or City)
8. Locate accurately on a county map, USGS 7.5' Topographic Map, or draw a detailed map to scale of: (1) how to get
to your local office and (2) how to get to the mine (attach to this application).
9. If land is leased, complete the following:
A. Name of landowner:
Landowner’s Address:
(Street and PO Box)
(City)
(State)
(Zip Code)
(Telephone Number)
B. Date lease became effective:
Date of lease termination:
Name of lessee:
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II. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MINE:
1. Material(s) to be mined:
2. Mining Method:
A. List equipment to be used for mining and provide a brief description as to how the mine will be operated.
B. Will there be a process plant located at the mine site within the boundary of the permitted area?
____Yes ____No If yes, please provide a brief description of the plant equipment and function of the plant.
3. Do you anticipate blasting as part of the mining operation? ____Yes ____No If yes, provide the distance to
the nearest inhabited structure not owned or leased by the applicant. Also, provide as an attachment to this
application the names and addresses of all the owners of all structures within one-half mile from the nearest point of
blasting during the life of the proposed mine. How will flyrock be prevented from being projected from the permitted
area?
4. Has this site been mined in the past? If so, please indicate the present condition of the land.
5. What is the expected maximum depth of this mine? Provide any additional information about the final depth of the
mine that would be useful to the Department. (Example: Final depth of pit will be level to adjacent road, elevation
above Mean Sea Level (MSL)).
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III. DETERMINATION OF PERMITTED ACREAGE, AFFECTED ACREAGE AND RECLAMATION BOND
1. Total acres for which permit is being requested:
_____________ Permitted acres owned by the operator
_____________ Permitted acres leased by the operator
Note:
Permitted acreage should include the following: 1) acres of land to be affected (excavation, processing plant,
stockpiles, etc.); 2) future area(s) to be mined and 3) land to be used for buffer zones around the affected land.
The permitted area should be the property described in the LAND ENTRY AGREEMENT(S) (FORMS MR-600
or MR-700).
2. Total affected acreage:
Acres
A) Area used for sediment control ponds
_________
B) Area used for stockpiles of unprocessed minerals
_________
C) Area used for spoil (overburden) banks, topsoil and disposal refuse (exclusive of tailings
impoundments)
_________
D) Areas used for on-site processing facilities and stockpiles of processed minerals
_________
E) Areas used for tailings pond (waste material from mineral processing)
_________
F) Area for access or haul roads
_________
G) Area for excavation during the period of this permit
OR
If mining and reclamation are to be done in segments, state the size of each segment
(acres)____________. Multiply the size of the segments by 3 and enter the resulting
number. ------------>
_________
H) TOTAL OF 2A THROUGH 2G
_________
3. Check acreage to be bonded: total affected acreage calculated from Section 2.
_____ 0.00 - 9.99 acres (bond amount - $10,000)
_____ 10.00 - 14.99 acres (bond amount - $15,000)
_____ 15.00 - 24.99 acres (bond amount - $25,000)
_____ 25.00 +
acres (bond amount - $25,000 or greater)
Applicant may submit a reclamation cost estimate for mines that will affect greater than 25 acres. Estimate should
be based upon requirements in Regulation 89-200 B.
4. Will this operation be covered by a blanket bond? ____Yes ____No If yes, please list your company’s other
permitted mining operations in South Carolina giving mine names, permit numbers and state the present reclamation
bond amount on file with this Department.
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5. Number of years for which this permit is requested. The requested number of years the permit is requested should
coincide with the Schedule of Reclamation as proposed by the applicant in the RECLAMATION PLAN, (Form MR-
500). ___________ years
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IV. PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
1. Will there be a waste water treatment system at your mine site? ____Yes
____No
2. Will there be a point source discharge from your plant or mine requiring an NPDES Permit? ____Yes ____No
If yes, provide information as to how stormwater and groundwater will be managed?
3. Will there be air contaminant emissions from your plant or mine requiring an Air Quality Permit? ____Yes
____No
4. Do you anticipate pumping of groundwater? ____Yes ____No
If yes, describe.
5. Will jurisdictional wetlands be affected, filled or altered in any fashion that will require a Section 404 Dredge and Fill
Permit? ____Yes
____No
6. Are there any known cultural or historic sites located within the proposed area to be permitted? ____Yes
____No
7. Will any part of the permitted area be used as a solid waste describe how waste, trash, scrap metal material,
garbage will be handled.
____Yes
____No
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NOTE: For questions 1-7 that need additional space for explanations, please provide additional information on an
attached sheet to this application.
8. Describe the wildlife or freshwater, estuarine or marine fisheries in the area of the mining operation. Also provide
information about any ponds and/or streams that may be located in the proposed permitted area.
9. State the land cover and land uses on the permitted land area and contiguous tracts of land to the permitted land
area.
10. Describe measures to be taken to insure against (1) substantial deposits of sediment in neighboring streams, rivers
lakes or ponds; (2) landslides; (3) acid water formation and discharge. Attach any supporting documents (engineering
designs, calculations, sediment & erosion control plan, setbacks, geotechnical information, acid prediction test etc.)
to this application.
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V. SAFETY
1. Describe methods to be used during the time the mine operating permit is active to prevent physical hazards to
persons and to any neighboring dwelling, house, school, church, hospital, commercial or industrial building or public
road. If applicable, provide the zoning designation for the property to permitted.
2. Describe methods to be used to prevent an adverse effect on the purposes of a publicly-owned park, publicly-owned
forest, or publicly-owned recreation area. If any of these facilities are within one (1) mile of the proposed affected
property, please locate on mine location map and the submitted U.S.G.S topographic map for this application.
3. Describe measures to be taken for screening the operation from view from public highways, public parks or residential
areas.
VI. MINE MAP
1. Provide the U.S.G.S. topographic map(s) that contains the proposed mine site. The proposed permitted area should
be outlined on this submitted topographic map.
2. Attach two (2) copies of a map of the site (referred to as the MINE MAP) that shows the following:
A. Outline of the area to be affected by mining during the number of years for which the permit is requested. See
Section III, Question 1 on page 3 of this application form.
B. Outline of the permitted area that shows the buffers zones, future mine areas and areas to be affected by mining.
C. Outline of the planned pits or excavations for which your company has detailed plans. If your company has
reason to believe that additional land may be mined in the future within the permitted area but is not feasible to
show as planned excavations; indicate these areas as FUTURE RESERVES on this site map.
D. Outline of areas for the storage of naturally occurring soil that will be suitable for the establishment of vegetation in
final reclamation.
E. Outline of planned areas for disposal of refuse, exclusive of tailings ponds.
F. Outline of planned spoil, overburden or other similar waste material disposal areas.
G. Locations of planned access and haul roads on the area to be affected.
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