In summary, if enacted, this bill will:
Require that an applicant demonstrates that the property lines of the mine plan area shall be
located at least two thousand six hundred forty feet or one-half of a mile from:
- The defined incorporated limits of any city, town, or village.
- Any school or property owned and operated by any school district or accredited educational
institution that has been in existence for at least five years.
- Any church or place of worship.
- Any platted subdivision.
- Any park, ball field, or other public recreational area.
- Any public or private well used for purposes of supplying water for domestic or industrial use.
Also require applicant demonstrates that the property lines of the mine plan area will be located at least
one thousand three hundred twenty feet or one-fourth of a mile from:
- Any occupied residential dwelling.
- Any cave or sinkhole.
- Any losing stream or tributary of any losing stream.
- Any stream segment or tributary thereof of any department-designated outstanding state resource waters; or
- Any stream segment or tributary thereof that has a beneficial use designation by the department.
Additionally, HB 982 will prohibit DNR from issuing permits for a silica frac sand mine located in a 3rd or 4th
class county where the proposed mine is located within 2.5 miles of a State park, conservation area, or natural area.