The nonmandatory land reclamation program was designed to provide funding for the reclamation of eligible phosphate lands mined before July 1975. Landowners submit reclamation plans to the bureau for approval, proceed with reclamation construction, and are reimbursed for approved costs. The bureau reviews the reclamation plans, approves landowners’ contracts to perform reclamation, inspects the reclamation construction and reviews and approves reimbursable costs. The bureau also audits the records of landowners and contractors who perform the reclamation work. The Nonmandatory Land Reclamation Committee, appointed by the Governor, serves as an advisory body on matters related to nonmandatory reclamation and establishes the priority for the annual funding of individual reclamation programs. Approximately $8-$10 million are appropriated annually for nonmandatory reclamation.
The section also administers all surety documents for the rest of the Mining and Minerals Regulation Program.
Maintaining the sufficiency of the Nonmandatory Land Reclamation Trust Fund.
For additional information:
Contact Barbara Owens at (850) 487-3894.
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