Section 9-16-6

Permit for engaging in surface mining operations - Amendments.

(a) An operator desiring to amend a permit issued to him to include additional land may file an amended application with the department. Upon receipt of the amended application, such increase in the bond or surety as may be required under the provisions of this article and payment of a $50.00 fee, the department shall issue an amendment to the original permit covering the additional land described in the amended application for the period of time remaining in the original permit.

(b) An operator desiring to amend a permit issued to him to withdraw land covered by such permit may file an amended application with the department. Upon receipt of the amended application and upon verification by inspection that the land to be withdrawn is not affected land resulting from surface mining of the applicant, the department shall proportionately reduce the bond or the security filed by the applicant pursuant to the provisions of this article and shall issue an amended permit covering such land as has not been withdrawn.

(Acts 1969, No. 399, p. 773, §6.)