SB 1315 Modifies sections relating to excavation activities of noncommercial operators
Sponsor:Steelman Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:4756S.01I Fiscal Note:4756-01
Committee:Commerce and Environment
Last Action:03/30/04 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce and the Environment Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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SB 1315 - This act pertains to sand and gravel.

This act defines "noncommercial operator" as a person whose excavation activities are limited to their privately owned land used for purposes other than surface mining. This act goes on to clarify that it is unlawful for any operator other than a noncommercial operator to engage in surface mining without first obtaining a permit to do so. The exception to that rule is detailed in this act; when an operator conducts gravel removal at the request of a property owner for the purpose of managing seasonal gravel accretion on property not used for gravel mining.

This act allows for the selling or bartering of material extracted from the landowner's property without a permit only when that excavation is conducted in accordance to department guidelines.