Minerals, Mining, & superfund
IN SOUTH DAKOTA

New Mine Permit
Applications

The Minerals, Mining, and Superfund 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

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

Wharf's Response to DANR August 17, 2022 Comment Letter - October 5, 2022

Wharf's Response to DANR July 13, 2022 Comment Letter - October 13, 2022

Revised Large Scale Mine Permit Application - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix A: Forms, Buffer Waivers, DANR Special, Exceptional, Critical or Unique Lands Determination, and Lawrence County CUP - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix B: Maps and Exhibits - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix C: Land Ownership - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix D: Geochemistry - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix E: Soils - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix F: Ground Water - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix G: Surface Water - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix H: Meteorology - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix I: Vegetation Survey - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix J: Wildlife Survey - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix K: Aquatic Survey - October 17, 2022

Revised 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) - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix M: Noise - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix N: Visual Impact Simulations - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix O: Socioeconomic Assessment - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix P: Mine Operations - October 17, 2022

Revised Appendix Q: Reclamation - October 17, 2022

Third DANR Completeness Letter - October 24, 2022

Wharf Response to DANR October 24, 2022 Comment Letter - November 28, 2022

Second Revision Large Scale Mine Permit Application - November 28, 2022

Second Revision Appendix B: Maps and Exhibits - November 28, 2022

Second Revision Appendix F: Ground Water - November 28, 2022

Second Revision Appendix M: Noise - November 28, 2022

Second Revision Appendix N: Visual Impact Simulation - November 28, 2022

Revised NRCS Recommended Seed Mix - November 28, 2022

DANR Email Completeness Comments - November 28, 29, and 30, 2022

Wharf Response to DANR November 28, 29, and 30 DANR Comments - December 2, 2022

Third Revised Large Scale Mine Permit Application - December 2, 2022

Revised Exhibit 21 (Watershed and Sediment Control Map) - December 2, 2022

Revised Exhibit 24 (Utilities Map) - December 2, 2022

New Exhibit 36 (Post Mine Cross Section E - E') - December 2, 2022

New Exhibit 37 (Post Mine Cross Section F - F') - December 2, 2022

Wharf Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan - December 2, 2022

Revised Exhibit 23 (Mine Plan Map) - December 6, 2022

Fourth DANR Completeness Letter - December 8, 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) - December 3, 2021

Bentonite Performance Minerals' Proof of Filing Request for Determination with Butte County Register of Deeds Office and Proof of Mailing Request to Review Agencies - December 7, 2021

Notice of Request for Determination of Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands - December 10, 2021

DANR Determination that Proposed Mine Area does not Constitute Special, Exceptional, Critical, or Unique Lands - February 15, 2022

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. Also, lease information is also considered confidential and not available to the public) - October 21, 2022

Notification to Interested Persons and Butte County Commission of Receipt of Request for Determination - October 24, 2022

DANR Completeness Letter - November 7, 2022

Additional DANR Comments - November 14, 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