Chapter 5
SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION*
* Sections 10-5.101 through 10-5.1305, codified from Ordinance No. 821, effective February 22, 1979, as amended by Ordinance No. 945, effective February 24, 1983, amended in their entirety by Ordinance 1191, effective September 5, 1996.
Sections:
Article 1. Title, Authority and Purpose
   10-5.101   Title.
   10-5.102   Authority.
   10-5.103   Purposes.
Article 2. Definitions
   10-5.201   Scope.
   10-5.202   Abandon: Abandonment.
   10-5.203   Act.
   10-5.204   Agency.
   10-5.205   Board.
   10-5.206   CEQA.
   10-5.207   Commission.
   10-5.208   County.
   10-5.209   Department.
   10-5.210   Director.
   10-5.211   Financial assurances.
   10-5.212   Haul road.
   10-5.213   Idle.
   10-5.214   Interim management plan.
   10-5.215   Irrevocable letter of credit.
   10-5.216   Mined lands.
   10-5.217   Mining waste.
   10-5.218   Minor modification.
   10-5.219   Operator.
   10-5.220   Overburden.
   10-5.221   Prime agricultural land.
   10-5.222   Reclamation.
   10-5.223   Reclamation plan.
   10-5.224   Regulations.
   10-5.225   Responsible agency.
   10-5.226   Slope.
   10-5.227   State CEQA guidelines.
   10-5.228   Surety bond.
   10-5.229   Surface mining operations.
   10-5.230   Trustee agency.
   10-5.231   Trust fund.
Article 3. Scope and Exemptions
   10-5.301   Incorporation by reference.
   10-5.302   Scope of regulations.
   10-5.303   Scope: Area defined.
   10-5.304   Exemptions: Defined.
   10-5.305   Exemptions: Applications.
Article 4. Minimum Reclamation Standards: In-Channel Operations (Not used)
Article 5. Minimum Reclamation Performance Standards: Off-Channel Operations
   10-5.501   Reclamation standards: Scope.
   10-5.502   Aesthetics.
   10-5.503   Backfilled excavations: Groundwater flow impacts.
   10-5.504   Backfilled excavations: Improvements.
   10-5.505   Backfilled excavations: Inspections.
   10-5.506   Bank stabilization maintenance.
   10-5.507   Drainage.
   10-5.508   Erosion control.
   10-5.509   Fence row habitat.
   10-5.510   Fencing.
   10-5.511   Field drainage.
   10-5.512   Field releveling.
   10-5.513   Floodplain development.
   10-5.514   Habitat conservation plan compliance.
   10-5.515   Habitat plan referral.
   10-5.516   Lowered elevations for reclaimed agricultural fields.
   10-5.517   Mercury bioaccumulation in fish.
   10-5.518   Mining in reclaimed lands.
   10-5.519   Motorized watercraft prohibition.
   10-5.520   Operational areas.
   10-5.520.1   Parkway Plan consistency.
   10-5.520.2   Permanent easements.
   10-5.521   Permanent stockpiles.
   10-5.522   Phasing plans.
   10-5.523   Planting plans.
   10-5.524   Post-reclamation groundwater monitoring.
   10-5.525   Farmland conversion.
   10-5.526   Repair of damage due to natural disaster.
   10-5.527   Recreational and habitat uses of permanent wet pits.
   10-5.528   Sewage storage prohibition.
   10-5.529   Shallow depths.
   10-5.530   Slopes.
   10-5.531   Soil ripping.
   10-5.532   Use of overburden and fine sediments in reclamation.
   10-5.533   Wetland habitat.
   10-5.534   Exceptions.
Article 6. Reclamation Plan Approval Process
   10-5.601   Applications: Contents.
   10-5.602   Applications: Waiver of information.
   10-5.603   Applications: Confidentiality.
   10-5.604   Applications: Filing.
   10-5.605   Applications: Review.
   10-5.606   Applications: Public hearing.
   10-5.607   Public hearing: Notice.
   10-5.608   Public hearing: Review.
   10-5.609   Public hearing: Conflict of comments.
   10-5.610   Public hearing: Findings for approval.
   10-5.611   Public hearing: Decision.
Article 7. Financial Assurances
   10-5.701   Financial assurances: Scope.
   10-5.702   Financial assurances: Form.
   10-5.703   Financial assurances: Pledges of revenue.
   10-5.704   Financial assurances: Budget set asides.
   10-5.705   Financial assurances: Term.
   10-5.706   Financial assurances: Calculations.
   10-5.707   Financial assurances: Phasing.
   10-5.708   Financial assurances: Annual adjustments.
   10-5.709   Financial assurances: Review.
   10-5.710   Financial assurances: Transfer.
   10-5.711   Financial assurances: Release.
   10-5.712   Financial assurances: Disasters.
Article 8. Amendments and Modifications to Approved Reclamation Plans
   10-5.801   Amendments and modifications: Purpose.
   10-5.802   Amendments: Applications.
   10-5.803   Amendments: Exceptions and changes.
   10-5.804   Minor modifications.
   10-5.805   Interim management plans: Scope.
   10-5.806   Interim management plans: Application.
   10-5.807   Interim management plans: Incomplete.
   10-5.808   Interim management plans: Review.
   10-5.809   Interim management plans: Appeal.
   10-5.810   Interim management plans: Term.
   10-5.811   Interim management plans: Financial assurances.
   10-5.812   Interim management plans: Abandonment.
   10-5.813   Interim management plans: Conditions.
   10-5.814   Interim permit review.
Article 9. Abandonment
   10-5.901   Abandonment: Hearing.
   10-5.902   Abandonment: Notice.
   10-5.903   Abandonment: Forfeit of financial assurances.
   10-5.904   Abandonment: Reclamation.
   10-5.905   Abandonment: Use of financial assurances.
Article 10. Fees
   10-5.1001   Fees: Applications.
   10-5.1002   Annual reviews.
Article 11. Appeals
   10-5.1101   Appeals: Planning Commission.
   10-5.1102   Planning Commission: Hearings.
   10-5.1103   Appeals: Board of Supervisors.
   10-5.1104   Board of Supervisors: Hearing.
   10-5.1105   Appeals: Scope.
   10-5.1106   Appeals: Withdrawal.
   10-5.1107   Appeals: State Mining and Geology Board.
   10-5.1108   Appeals: Judicial review.
Article 12. Inspections: Notices of Violations
   10-5.1201   Inspections: Purpose.
   10-5.1202   Inspections: Annual.
   10-5.1203   Annual inspections: Notification.
   10-5.1204   Inspections: Designee.
   10-5.1205   Annual compliance review.
   10-5.1206   Violations: Notice.
   10-5.1207   Violations: Order to comply.
   10-5.1208   Violations: Hearing.
   10-5.1209   Violations: Abandonment.
   10-5.1210   Violations: Administrative penalties.
   10-5.1211   Violations: Public nuisance.