PLACE OF MEETING The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. The meeting/hearing will be held via Zoom video conferencing Contact Joe Girardin , 777-7170 or for information or assistance. Click the following Link to go to Zoom Link Feb. 22 Zoom Link
The agenda may be amended at anytime, up to 24 hours prior to the meeting. Emergency items can be added at any time. Agenda items that do not have a specific time indicated can be taken up by the Council at any time.
CALL TO ORDER - Introduction of Council Members & Staff
APPROVAL OF November 15 2022 Minutes
Bond Forfeiture Orders
In the matter of the Bond Forfeiture Quality Landscape and Nursery, Inc. Docket 22-4503 The Mine failed to cure required items of a Settlement Agreement in DEQ Docket 5970-19
Land Quality Rule Package Docket 23-4101 Proposed revisions to Chapter 11 include voluntary irrevocable assigned trusts for use as another type of reclamation bond as authorized by 2022 House Bill 0045. Revisions to Chapter 14 are intended to address an OSMRE review comment on the previously submitted formal amendment.
Land Quality Rule Package Docket 23-4102 Proposed revisions to Noncoal Chapter 6 include provisions for voluntary irrevocable assigned trusts to be used as a new type of acceptable reclamation bond instrument as authorized by 2022 House Bill 0045.
Land Quality Rule Package Docket 23-4103 Proposed revisions to Noncoal Chapters 2 and 9 include provisions that allow for the use of inert materials as backfill at noncoal mining operations as authorized by 2022 House Bill 0123.
This Contested Case is continued till a later date. Black Hills Bentonite Docket 22-4801 Petitioners have appealed the DEQ decision to approve the surface mining permit for Black Hills Bentonite
ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS Items that are not on the agenda which only involve administrative issues governing the operations of the Council.
10:00 a.m. Discussion regarding the State hiring process with the Department of A and I
EXECUTIVE SESSION If Necessary The Council may call an Executive Session at anytime during the meeting.
ADJOURN In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.