Administrative Penalty Appeals

​Within 30 days of the issuance of an administrative penalty by the Division of Mine Reclamation (DMR), or the legislative body of a lead agency as defined by the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA), the operator may petition to the State Mining and Geology Board(Board) pursuant to Public Resources Code 2774.2.  Petitioners shall file a Petition/Notice of Defense on the form set forth in the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Article 12, Section 3911, or provide 1​) written statements, with supporting documentation, indicating s​pecifically, the basis for ​​​the petitioner's challenge of the DMR's order of administrative penalty, and 2) a written statement advising the Board of the name, address and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, as set forth in CCR Section 3901.