South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 89 - OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR--MINING COUNCIL OF SOUTH CAROLINA
89-170 - Departmental Procedure for Granting a Permit.
89-170. Departmental Procedure for Granting a Permit.
A. When the Department receives the Application for a Mining Permit, it shall advertise the applicant's intent to mine.
B. The Department may refer copies of the Application for a Mining Permit to the State Water Resources Commission, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Wildlife and Marine Resources Department, Coastal Council, Department of Archives and History, Institute of Archeology and Anthropology, Department of Highways and Public Transportation, appropriate County Council or County Administrator's office, appropriate town or municipal government office or other state or local agencies for review and comment. The Department may request the assistance of other state agencies or local agencies in evaluating the application and the reclamation plan or in developing the terms and conditions.
C. Within sixty days from the time the completed application for a permit is filed, the Department shall approve, approve with stated modifications, or disapprove the application.
D. Upon approval of the application, the Department shall:
(1) Set the amount of bond required;
(2) Notify the applicant in writing of:
(a) The date of approval;
(b) The amount of bond required;
(c) The date by which bond must be posted, and;
(d) The terms and conditions of the permit.
(3) Send a copy of the approved Reclamation Plan to the local Soil and Water Conservation District.
E. The operator shall have sixty days following the mailing of such notification in which to post the required bond.
F. When the Department receives and approves the required performance bond, it shall issue the permit.