2016 SMARA Reform Rulemaking
Rulemaking packages currently operative by staff
Package #3, PRC §2774 (b), Annual Inspections
The SMGB proposes to amend existing regulations pertaining to Surface Mining Operation Annual Inspections. The proposed regulatory action was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register, No. 17-Z, April 28, 2017.
Package #4, PRC §2770(e) - (g), Reclamation Plan and Financial Assurance Cost Estimate (FACE) Appeals
The SMGB continues to conduct necessary research for the amendment and development of regulations for this package.
Package #5, PRC §2773.4(e)(3), Financial Assurance Mechanism (FAM) forms
The SMGB is currently conducting the necessary research in order to develop the forms and associated regulations.
Package #6, PRC §2774.4(a), Vested Rights Determinations
The SMGB will commence an informal, pre-rulemaking process for the development and revision of regulations associated with Vested Rights Determinations and Mining Ordinances, Articles 15 and 16 of the California Code of Regulations Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1. The revisions to the CCR are required by §2774.4 of the Public Resources Code, as amended by Assembly Bill 1142, signed into law on April 18th, 2016 by Governor Brown. Please see the notice and draft language below.