MINES AND MINING
47-1318. Termination of permits — Hearing. Without in any manner affecting the penal and injunctive provisions of this act the Idaho state board of land commissioners is empowered to commence proceedings to terminate any permit to conduct dredge or other placer mining operations issued hereunder for any violation of the terms of this act, after having issued and served upon the permittee alleged to be committing such violation, a formal complaint which shall specify the provisions of this act which the permittee allegedly is violating, and a statement of the manner in and the extent to which said permittee is alleged to be violating the provisions of this act. Such notice may be served by certified mail, and return receipt signed by the permittee or his agent shall constitute service and time thereof of such notice. The permittee shall answer the complaint and request a hearing before a designated hearing officer within thirty (30) days from receipt of the complaint if matters asserted in the complaint are disputed. If the permittee fails to answer the complaint and to request a hearing, the matters asserted in the complaint shall be deemed admitted by the permittee, and the board may proceed to terminate the permit and forfeit the bond in an amount necessary to pay all costs and expense of restoring the lands and beds of streams damaged by dredge or other placer mining of the defaulting permittee. Upon request for a hearing by a permittee, the board shall schedule a hearing not less than thirty (30) days after the date the permittee requests a hearing. The provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, shall govern proceedings instituted pursuant to this section. The board may designate one (1) of its members, or a hearing officer or officers to conduct any hearings and enter recommended or preliminary orders, as determined by the board, on issues involving the administration of this act.
Upon entry of a final order terminating a permit or forfeiting a bond, the board shall assess the costs of the hearing against the defaulting permittee.
[47-1318, added 1955, Init. Meas., sec. 7; am. 1969, ch. 281, sec. 7, p. 845; am. 1986, ch. 82, sec. 1, p. 242; am. 1988, ch. 72, sec. 1, p. 102; am. 1993, ch. 216, sec. 44, p. 627.]