MINES AND MINING
MINED LAND RECLAMATION
47-1501. Purpose of chapter. It is the purpose of this chapter to provide for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare through measures to reclaim the surface of all the lands within the state disturbed by exploration and surface and underground mining operations and measures to assure the proper closure of cyanidation facilities and thereby conserve natural resources, aid in the protection of wildlife, domestic animals, and aquatic resources, and reduce soil erosion.
[47-1501, added 1971, ch. 206, sec. 1, p. 898; am. 1973, ch. 180, sec. 1, p. 415; am. 2005, ch. 167, sec. 3, p. 512; am. 2019, ch. 226, sec. 2, p. 694.]