Governor Signs Mining Bills
April 22, 2016
Governor Brown signed both AB 1142, by Assembly Member Adam Gray, and SB 209, by Senator Fran Pavley on Monday, April 18. CSAC Supported both measures. Together they make significant changes to the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) that will affect annual mine inspections, financial assurances, reclamation plans, local and state enforcement of SMARA, and the role of the State Mining and Geology Board.
CSAC is in the early stages of working with RCRC, the Department of Conservation and the mining industry in organizing workshops for county officials regarding these new changes to SMARA. Details will be provided once finalized.