45-6D-13Notice to Department of Game, Fish and Parks--Restrictions concerning riparian habitat.

The Board of Minerals and Environment shall notify the Department of Game, Fish and Parks of the area proposed for the uranium exploration operation and any modifications proposed in a renewal application. The board shall include any restrictions concerning riparian habitat or threatened or endangered species as notified, in writing, by that department within the terms and conditions of an approved or renewed permit. The operator shall abide by any reasonable restrictions, subject to review and approval by the board at the request of the operator, concerning riparian habitat as notified by that department. Restrictions concerning riparian habitat for exploration operation activities are limited to such habitat located within one hundred feet of each stream bank. Further, restrictions concerning riparian habitat may include temporarily diverting the stream flow, bank restoration, and revegetation of the riparian habitat area. Revegetation of the riparian habitat area shall be agreed upon by both the Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources before notifying the operator.

Source: SL 1982, ch 307, § 13; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 14, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.