§ 27-921 Surface disturbances created by new exploration operation or mining unit
§ 27-922 Surface disturbances created by existing exploration operation or mining unit; extension; continuing operations
§ 27-923 Creating surface disturbances of five acres or less
§ 27-924 Inactive mining units
§ 27-925 Remedial response to emergencies and governmental orders
§ 27-926 Initiation, extension and completion of reclamation
§ 27-927 Substantial changes to approved reclamation plan; fee
§ 27-928 Transferring an approved reclamation plan
§ 27-929 Notice of plan or substantial change
§ 27-930 Public disclosure of information; definition
§ 27-931 Variances
§ 27-932 Coordination with other governmental agencies
§ 27-933 Denials; appeals
§ 27-934 Plan submission fee; accounting and appropriation of revenues
§ 27-935 Plan review and evaluation by private consultants

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 27 > Chapter 5 > Article 2

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Division: means the division of mined land reclamation in the office of the state mine inspector. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • Existing exploration operation: means an exploration operation that is ongoing as of July 1, 1996. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • Existing mining unit: means a mining unit, other than a new mining unit, that continued operations after January 1, 1986. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • Exploration operations: means activities that create surface disturbances outside a mining facility and that are conducted to determine the presence, location, extent, depth or grade of minerals, including constructing access roads and drill pads. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Inactive mining unit: means a mining unit that has not been operated after January 1, 1986 and for which there is a current identifiable owner or operator other than the federal or state government. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Inspector: means the state mine inspector. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Maintenance: means an activity to preserve or repair the function of previously disturbed land, including grading roads, repairing berms or dams and dredging sedimentation basins. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • Mineral: means any metalliferous material extracted from the earth, including gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, zinc and lead and other materials that are used as feedstocks in producing metalliferous materials. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • Mining unit: means an individual portion of a mining facility that encompasses one or more surface disturbances. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • New exploration operation: means an exploration operation that begins after the effective date of the initial rules adopted pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Reclamation: means measures that are taken on surface disturbances at exploration operations and mining units to achieve stability and safety consistent with post-mining land use objectives specified in the reclamation plan. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Surface disturbance: means clearing, covering or moving land by means of mechanized earth-moving equipment for mineral exploration, development and production purposes but does not include surveying, assessment and location work, seismic work, maintenance and other such activities that create a de minimis disturbance. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215