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49-607.Same; registration of mining site, when; application, contents; fees; signing of site; unlawful acts. (a) At least 30 calendar days before commencement of mining or removal of overburden at a surface mining site not previously registered, an operator engaged in surface mining in this state shall register the site with the director. Application for registration shall be made upon a form provided by the director. All site registrations shall expire one year from the date of issuance. Application for renewal of registration shall be on a form provided by the director. The application shall include:

(1) A description of the tract or tracts of land where the site is located and the estimated number of acres at the site to be affected by surface mining;

(2) if the application is for original registration, a reclamation plan detailing the postmining land use, how the final reclamation will be achieved and illustrating the proposed final topography;

(3) if the application is for renewal and changes have been made in the reclamation plan last filed, an updated reclamation plan;

(4) if the application is for renewal and no changes have been made in the reclamation plan last filed, a statement of that fact;

(5) the description shall include the section, township, range and county in which the land is located and shall otherwise describe the land with sufficient certainty to determine the location and to distinguish the land to be registered from other lands;

(6) a statement explaining the authority of the applicant's legal right to operate a mine on the land; and

(7) proof of compliance with all applicable zoning codes or rules and regulations and all applicable local, state and federal permits, except those contingent upon registration under the provisions of this act.

(b) The application shall be accompanied by the application fee and the registration or renewal fee established by the director under K.S.A. 49-623.

(c) A mine site registered pursuant to this section or K.S.A. 49-616 shall have, at the primary entrance to the mine site, a clearly visible sign which sets forth the name, business address and phone number of the operator. Failure to post and maintain a sign as required by this subsection, within 30 days after notice from the director, invalidates the registration.

(d) A person who falsifies information required to be submitted under this section shall be guilty of a class A nonperson misdemeanor.

History: L. 1994, ch. 197, § 7; July 1.



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