15A NCAC 05A .0202       DELEGATION

(a)  The Director, Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources, Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, shall have the following powers and duties with regard to the administration of the Mining Act of 1971:

(1)           the issuance, denial, modification, renewal, suspension and revocation of permits;

(2)           the approval of reclamation plans;

(3)           the initiation of forfeiture proceedings;

(4)           the giving of notices, setting of hearings and taking of action upon findings of violations; and

(5)           the institution of all criminal and civil actions.

(b)  The Director, Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources, Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, shall have the following powers and duties with regard to the administration of the Control of Exploration for Uranium in North Carolina Act of 1983:

(1)           the issuance, denial, modification, renewal, suspension and revocation of permits;

(2)           the initiation and approval of the abandonment of affected land;

(3)           the inspection and approval of the abandonment of affected land;

(4)           the giving of notices, setting of hearings, and taking of action upon findings of violations; and

(5)           the institution of all criminal and civil actions.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 74‑50 through 74‑53; 74‑56 to 74‑59; 74‑77 through 74‑85; 74‑87;

143B‑290;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. January 31, 1979; September 3, 1976;

Readopted Eff. August 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2012 (see S.L. 2012-143, s.1.(f)); April 1, 1990; December 1, 1983.