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(a) Inspection Within Six Months of Annual Report. The Department shall arrange for inspection of a surface mining operation within six months of receipt of the Annual Report required in § 88.03.110 (Annual Report), to determine whether the surface mining operation is in compliance with the approved Conditional Use Permit and/or Reclamation Plan, approved financial assurances, and State regulations.
(b) Minimum One Inspection per Calendar Year. In no event shall less than one inspection be conducted in any calendar year.
(c) Eligible Inspectors. The inspections may be made by a State registered geologist, State registered civil engineer, State licensed landscape architect, or State registered forester, who is experienced in land reclamation and who has not been employed by the mining operation in any capacity during the previous 12 months, or other qualified specialists, as selected by the Director.
(d) Inspection Forms. Inspections shall be conducted using a form approved and provided by the State Mining and Geology Board.
(e) Notification of Inspection to State. The Department shall notify the State Department of Conservation within 30 days of completion of the inspection that the inspection has been conducted, and shall forward a copy of the inspection notice and any supporting documentation to the mining operator.
(f) Payment for Inspection. The operator shall be solely responsible for the reasonable cost of the inspection.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)