§ 880-X-8B-.05. Permit Application Filing Deadlines
(1) Initial implementation of the regulatory program --
(a) Not later than 2 months following the initial approval by the Secretary of the regulatory program regardless of litigation contesting that approval, each person who conducts or expects to conduct surface coal mining and reclamation operations after the expiration of 8 months from that approval shall file an application for a permit for those operations.
(b) Applications for those operations which are not filed within the time required by Paragraph (1)(a) of this Rule shall be deemed applications filed under Paragraph (2)(a) of this Rule.
(2) Filing deadlines after initial implementation of the regulatory program (8 months after program approval).
(a) General. Each person who conducts or expects to conduct new surface coal mining and reclamation operations shall file a complete application for a permit for those operations at least 180 days prior to the desired date of issuance.
(b) Renewal of valid permits. An application for renewal of a permit shall be filed with the Regulatory Authority at least 120 days before the expiration of the permit involved.
(c) Revisions of permits. Any application for revision of a permit shall be filed 90 days before the date of which the permittee expects to revise surface coal mining or reclamation operations.
(d) Succession to rights granted under prior permits. Any application for a new permit required for a person succeeding by transfer, sale, or assignment of rights granted under a permit shall be filed with the Regulatory Authority not later than 30 days after that succession is approved by the Regulatory Authority.
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 73, 74, 75, 80, 81, 82, 83.
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