Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on February 22, 2018
To establish streamlined procedures and timetables for a mining company getting restrictions in its state operating permit revised, with many exceptions. This would specifically apply to the process state authorities use to determine that a permit amendment does not “result in environmental impacts that are materially increased or different” from those specified in the original permit. Among other things this refers to allowing a permittee “to relocate, reconfigure, or modify surface or underground facilities, buildings, or equipment, other than a tailings basin or a stockpile”. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on February 22, 2018