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Mining Operations Plan Checklist

Use the Mining Operations Plan (MOP) Checklist to verify that all general requirements, operations plan review, reclamation plan review, soil boring report, etc., have been approved. Ensure that the mining operations comply with the MOP guidelines as well as the developmental consent issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Practice the best mining operations practices using the checklist and customize this app to accommodate additional evaluation guidelines or requirements. This app works in both on and offline environments.

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Mining Operations Plan Checklist






Type I Application Documents

Concurrency Clearance from the County Engineer?

Archeological Clearance from the Planning Supervisor?

Historical Clearance from the Planning Supervisor?

Proof of Proper Zoning from the Zoning Supervisor?

Proof of Proper Land Use from the Planning Supervisor?

Boundary Survey signed and sealed by a Professional Land Surveyor?

Copy of Deed to Property?

Copy of Access Road Deed or Easement?

Type II Application Documents

Environmental Clearance from Planning Supervisor?

Land clearing permit from Planning Supervisor?

Mining Operation Plan?

Reclamation Plan?

Soil Boring Report?

Copy of notification letters to

U. S. Natural Resources Conservation Service?

U. S. Soil Conservation Service?

Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau ofMines?

Department of Environmental Protection, Divisionsof Water Management and Water Facilities?

Department of Community Affairs, Division ofResource Planning and Management?

Water Management District?

Regional Planning Council, Office of Review Coordination?

Natural Resources Advisory Committee?

General Requirements

Copy of water management district permit?

Copy Department of Transportation ConnectionPermit?

Permit application for construction within the public right-ofway when connecting to a County road?

Utility permit application when water or sewer lines are to be placed within the public right-of-way?

Flood Hazard Development Permit application?

A copy of an elevation certificate prepared by a registered engineer or professional land surveyor when in flood zone?

Fee attached?

Receipt Number


Concurrency Clearance review fee?

Receipt Number


A topographic survey signed and sealed by a professionalland surveyor clearly showing the existing grades referencedto NGVD datum?

Final development order application complete?

Mining Operations Plan Review

Blueline or blackline copies submitted?

Sheet size 24" X 36" with 1/2" margins, and left binding side with 3" margin?

Scale: no smaller than 1"=30'?

North arrow shown?

Sheet # and total number of sheets indicated on each sheet?

Each sheet signed and sealed by a registered engineer?

Development name & address?

Date of preparation?

Owner’s name, address & telephone number?

Engineer’s name, address & telephone number?

Certified Engineering Testing Laboratory’s name, address & telephone number?

Metes and bounds description/legal description (property boundaries with line dimensions, bearings and curve data)?

Location map?

STRAP description (reference to section, township and range, including subdivision name, block #s and lot or parcel #s)?

Area of project in square feet and acres?

Setbacks from Natural Surface Water Bodies and Wetlands

Setback is the lesser of 50' or 40% of the average depth of site from a natural surface water body perpendicularly measured from the SHWL?

Conservation Easement(s) shown?

A note that “The Conservation Easement line shall be marked and posted prior to the commencement of construction on the site.”?

A statement that “Existing topography and vegetation shall be retained within the Conservation

A schedule of phased mining activities including clearing, excavating and reclamation?

An Impact Mitigation Plan based upon the mining EIR, whenever mitigation measures are required?

A Traffic Circulation Plan which addresses the following

Major access routes to and from the mining site, a description of the type of transport vehicles used (including their gross loaded weights), and a general schedule of transport times?

Points of access to the proposed excavation?

The proposed haul route and improvements on publicly maintained roads?

The design of paved entrances based on all the requirements of Article Five, Section Four, Part B of the Highlands County Land Development Regulations?

Depiction or description of existing natural and man-made features such as water courses, wetlands, general identification of vegetative communities, streets, utility lines, wells, septic tanks, drain fields, chemical/fuel storage-tanks (surface and subsurface), existing buildings and other physical features within 150 feet of the proposed excavation area's perimeter; if blasting is used, this information shall be provided for an area within a 1/2 mile perimeter of the excavation?

The location of soil borings shown in the Soil Boring Report?

Mine Area Layout Plan

Describes the type of mining operation and the methods to be used for extracting the site resources?

Maps mining activities?

Locates any permanent structures or roads at the mining site?

Establishes methods and locations for waste storage?

Schedule of proposed time and days of weekly mining operations?

Reclamation Plan Review

Describes how restructuring, reshaping and/or re-vegetation will be accomplished?

Drawn to a minimum scale of 1 inch = 30 feet or as allowed by the County Engineer, and shall contain a North arrow?

Shows existing natural and man-made features including, but not limited to, water courses, water bodies, wetlands, general vegetative communities and concentrations, streets, utility lines, wells, septic

Depicts at least two typical cross-sections with elevations, generally oriented north to south and east to west, showing water elevations and areas to be filled, backfilled, reconstructed, and/or reshaped?

Depicts the area to become a lake?

Depicts the fence or wall and vegetative buffer, if proposed, and includes at least one cross-section?

Documents the type and location of vegetation to be?

Notes that all spoil piles and stockpiles of material shall be removed from the site or incorporated into the reclamation plan when the excavation and reclamation plan is complete?

Documents methods to control erosion?

Notes that the Reclamation Plan is consistent with the requirements of applicable sections of Chapter 16C, F.A.C., depending on the type of proposed mining?

Shows all areas to be reclaimed by depicting and/ordescribing what man-made and natural features will existwhen the Reclamation Plan is completed?

Reclamation Surety Deposit

Road maintenance agreement and reclamation surety submitted where the mining operation will utilize a pubic road for a primary haul route?

Soil Boring Report

Soil Boring Report with a minimum of 2 borings per excavation or 1 boring per 10 acres of excavation area, whichever is greater, signed and sealed by a Professional Engineer or Geologist registered

Excavation no deeper than 2 feet above the confining layer as determined and certified by a Professional Engineer or Geologist registered

Engineer of Record

I hereby certify that all of the requirements of this checklist have been adhered to. I also certify that if any of the items on the checklist are notapplicable, I have attached a written explanation as to the reason why the item is not applicable.


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Approval Date

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