§ 27-971 Submission and contents of reclamation plan
§ 27-972 Notice of complete, incomplete or denied plan
§ 27-973 Approval; criteria
§ 27-974 Preservation and conservation of soil; exceptions
§ 27-975 Features excluded from reclamation plan or allowed to remain following reclamation; public protection measures
§ 27-976 Beginning new mining units

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 27 > Chapter 5 > Article 4

  • 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
  • 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 facility: means property that is owned, operated or managed by the same person to develop, mine, concentrate or leach minerals and associated mineral recovery activities but does not include smelting, refining, fabricating or other metal processing facilities and materials associated with those facilities. 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
  • 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
  • Soil: means topsoil, suitable substrata or other plant growth media that will sustain vegetation. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • Stability: means the condition of land with respect to its erosion potential and ability to withstand seismic activity. See Arizona Laws 27-901
  • 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