45-6-64Sand, gravel and construction aggregate mining--Definitions.

Terms used in §§ 45-6-64 to 45-6-77, inclusive, mean:

(1)    "Affected land," land from which overburden is to be or has been removed and land upon which overburden or waste rock is to be or has been deposited; land which is disturbed by the building of access roads, railroad loops, storage areas, or other support facilities for the purpose of mining; and unstable slopes;

(2)    "Board," the Board of Minerals and Environment;

(3)    "Department," the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources;

(4)    "Operator," any person, firm, partnership, limited liability company, association, or corporation or any department, division, or agency of federal or state government or any political subdivision of the state; and

(5)    "Secretary," the secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Source: SL 1983, ch 308, § 2; SL 1994, ch 351, § 106; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 53, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.