Minerals & Mining
IN SOUTH DAKOTA

New Mine Permit
Applications

The Minerals and Mining Program has received the following mine permit applications. Information on each application can be obtained by clicking on the applicant's name below.

Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands Determination

Request for Determination of Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands and Notice of Intent to Operate, General Mine Plan, Maps, and Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands Assessment (Note: As requested by the State Archaeologist office and in accordance with SDCL 1-20-21.2, reports showing locations of archaeologic sites are considered confidential and are not available to the public) - April 29, 2021

Notice of Request for Determination of Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands - May 12, 2021

DANR Determination that Proposed Mine Area does not Constitute Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands - July 14, 2021

Large Scale Mine Permit Application

Large Scale Mine Permit Application (Note: As requested by the State Archaeologist office and in accordance with SDCL 1-20-21.2, reports showing locations of archaeologic sites are considered confidential and are not available to the public) - January 18, 2022

Notification to Interested Persons and Custer County Commission of Mine Permit Application - January 20, 2022

DANR Completeness Letter - February 14, 2022

Simon Contractors' Response to DANR's February 14, 2022 Comment Letter - March 23, 2022

Revised Large Scale Mine Permit Application - March 23, 2022

DANR Comments on Revised Large Scale Mine Permit Application - March 30, 2022

Simon Contractors' Response to DANR's March 30, 2022 Comment Letter - May 9, 2022

Second Revised Large Scale Mine Permit Application - May 9, 2022

DANR Comments on Second Revised Large Scale Mine Permit Application - May 16, 2022

Simon Contractors' Response to DANR's May 16, 2022 Comment Letter - May 23, 2022

Supplemental Information Submitted by Simon Contractors - May 23, 2022

DANR Comments on May 23 Supplemental Information - May 27, 2022

Supplemental Information Submitted by Simon Contractors - June 7, 2022

Replacement Reclamation Plan Bonding Page and Associated Correspondence - June 14, 2022

Summary Document - June 14, 2022

DANR Letter Stating Mine Permit Application Complete - June 14, 2022

DANR Letter to Review Agencies - June 14, 2022

Notice of Filing - June 17, 2022

DANR Recommendation for Conditional Approval of Mine Permit Application - August 12, 2022

DANR Notice of Decision on Uncontested Mine Permit Application - August 23, 2022

 

Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands Determination

Draft Request for Determination of Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands and Notice of Intent to Operate, General Mine Plan, Maps, and Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands Assessment (Note: As requested by the State Archaeologist office and in accordance with SDCL 1-20-21.2, reports showing locations of archaeologic sites are considered confidential and are not available to the public) - October 5, 2021

Notification to Interested Persons and Lawrence County Commission of Receipt of Request for Determination - October 15, 2021

DANR Comment Letter on Draft Request for Determination - November 3, 2021

Official Request for Determination of Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands and Notice of Intent to Operate, General Mine Plan, Maps, and Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands Assessment (Note: As requested by the State Archaeologist office and in accordance with SDCL 1-20-21.2, reports showing locations of archaeologic sites are considered confidential and are not available to the public) - February 17, 2022

Wharf Resources' Proof of Filing Request for Determination with Lawrence County Register of Deeds Office - February 22, 2022

Wharf Proof of Mailing Request for Determination to Review Agencies - March 2, 2022

Notice of Request for Determination of Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands - March 2, 2022

DANR Determination that Proposed Mine Area does not Constitute Special, Exceptional Critical, or Unique Lands - May 16, 2022

Large Scale Mine Permit Application

Large Scale Mine Permit Application - June 13, 2022

Appendix A: Forms, Buffer Waivers, DANR Special, Exceptional, Critical or Unique Lands Determination, and Lawrence County CUP - June 13, 2022

Appendix B: Maps and Exhibits - June 13, 2022

Appendix C: Land Ownership - June 13, 2022

Appendix D: Geochemistry - June 13, 2022

Appendix E: Soil Survey - June 13, 2022

Appendix F: Ground Water - June 13, 2022

Appendix G: Surface Water - June 13, 2022

Appendix H: Meteorology - June 13, 2022

Appendix I: Vegetation Survey - June 13, 2022

Appendix J: Wildlife Survey - June 13, 2022

Appendix K: Aquatic Survey - June 13, 2022

Appendix L: Cultural Survey (Note: As requested by the State Archaeologist office and in accordance with SDCL 1-20-21.2, reports showing locations of archaeologic sites are considered confidential and are not available to the public) - June 13, 2022

Appendix M: Noise - June 13, 2022

Appendix N: Visual Impact Simulations - June 13, 2022

Appendix O: Socioeconomic Assessment - June 13, 2022

Appendix P: Mine Operations - June 13, 2022

Appendix Q: Reclamation - June 13, 2022

Notification to Interested Persons and Lawrence County Commission of Mine Permit Application - June 16, 2022

DANR Completeness Letter - July 13, 2022

Second DANR Completeness Letter - August 17, 2022

 

Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands Determination

Request for Determination of Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands and Notice of Intent to Operate, General Mine Plan, Maps, and Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands Assessment (Note: As requested by the State Archaeologist office and in accordance with SDCL 1-20-21.2, reports showing locations of archaeologic sites are considered confidential and are not available to the public) - August 19, 2022

DANR Completeness Letter - August 30, 2022