South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 89 - OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR--MINING COUNCIL OF SOUTH CAROLINA
89-270 - Termination of Mining Operation.
89-270. Termination of Mining Operation.
A. The Department may declare a mining operation or a segment of a mining operation terminated when no mineral has been excavated or extracted or overburden removed or regraded for a period of twenty-four (24) consecutive months.
B. At the request of the operator and with the approval of the Department, an operation where no mineral or overburden has been removed for twenty-four (24) consecutive months will not be terminated if mining has not begun or if:
(1) Best Management Practices for sediment and erosion control are installed to the extent feasible on disturbed areas.
(2) Drainage control structures such as culverts and ditches are properly installed and maintained.
(3) Vegetation is established and maintained as determined to be feasible.