§ 27-991 Financial assurance requirements; form
§ 27-992 Mining unit or existing exploration operation
§ 27-993 New exploration operation
§ 27-994 Duplication of financial assurance not required
§ 27-995 Incremental financial assurance
§ 27-996 Release of financial assurance
§ 27-997 Rules; release, forfeiture or exercise of financial assurance

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

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • 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
  • Inspector: means the state mine inspector. 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
  • 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
  • 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