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Minerals: Rulemaking for IDAPA 20.03.03
DOCKET: 20-0303-1901

Rules Governing Administration of the Reclamation Fund

On this page:

STATUS OF RULEMAKING | DOCUMENTS REQUIRED | OVERVIEW | PROPOSED RULEMAKING SCHEDULE & WRITTEN COMMENTS
NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING SCHEDULE | DRAFT NEGOTIATED RULE | WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS


Status of Rulemaking

Pending rule adopted by the Land Board on October 17, 2019, to be final and effective upon adjournment of the 2020 legislative session if approved by the Idaho Legislature.

Documents Required by Idaho Administrative Procedure Act

Notice of Rulemaking - Proposed Rule - Administrative Bulletin Volume 19-9, September 4, 2019 - Page 359

Summary of Negotiated Rulemaking (pdf)

Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules - Administrative Bulletin Volume 196, June 5, 2019 - Page 63

Overview

The passage of House Bill 141 during the 2019 legislative session significantly amended definitions and terminology associated with Idaho's Reclamation Fund, also known as the Bond Assurance Fund.
Pursuant to Title 47, Chapter 18, Idaho Code, IDL manages the Bond Assurance Fund, which provides affordable and attainable financial assurances for mining operators, allowing compliance with Idaho's mining regulations.
This rulemaking will address:
 •  definitions and terminology;
 •  potential expansion of the fund's acreage limit to allow more participation; and
 •  potential removal of mandatory participation requirements, allowing operators to provide other types of financial assurances.

Proposed Rulemaking Schedule

PROPOSED RULEMAKING PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: September 4-25, 2019
IDL encourages public participation by either attending the scheduled public hearing or providing written comments to IDL during the open comment period.

PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, September 16, 2019, 2:30 p.m. MDT Boise, ID | Agenda (pdf) | Sign-in Sheet (pdf)
Idaho State Capitol Building, 4th floor, Majority Caucus Room (W-433)
700 West Jefferson Street, Boise, Idaho 83702  

Written Public Comments on Proposed Rule

Submitted by
Date Received
   
Idaho Department of Lands, Eric Wilson (pdf) 09/24/2019
   

Negotiated Rulemaking Schedule

Schedule (pdf)

NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: June 5 through July 15, 2019
IDL encourages public participation by either attending any of the following scheduled negotiated rulemaking public meetings or providing written comments to IDL during the comment period specified above.

NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 3:154:30 p.m. MDT Pocatello, ID | Agenda (pdf) | Sign-in Sheet (pdf)
Idaho State University, Student Union Building, Salmon River Suite (located on 3rd Floor)
1065 Cesar Chavez, Pocatello, ID 83209
Campus Map (pdf)  

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 3:154:30 p.m. MDT Challis, ID | Agenda (pdf) | Sign-in Sheet (pdf)
Challis Community Event Center, Great Room
411 Clinic Road, Challis, ID 83226  

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 3:154:30 p.m. PDT Coeur d'Alene, ID | Agenda (pdf) | Sign-in Sheet (pdf)
IDL Coeur d'Alene Office, Sundance Conference Room
3284 W Industrial Loop, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 3:154:30 p.m. MDT McCall, ID | Agenda (pdf) | Sign-in Sheet (pdf)
Idaho First Bank, Basement Conference Room
475 Deinhard Lane, McCall, ID 83638  

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 3:154:30 p.m. MDT Boise, ID | Agenda (pdf) | Sign-in Sheet (pdf)
Idaho State Capitol Building, 4th floor, Majority Caucus Room (W-433) - room change
700 West Jefferson Street, Boise, Idaho 83702
  Intro to Rulemaking Presententation shown at June 12 - June 20 sessions with public attendance. (pdf)  

IDL may schedule additional negotiated rulemaking meetings or cancel previously scheduled meetings contingent upon the outcomes obtained on issues arising from these negotiation proceedings.

Draft Negotiated Rule and Related Documents

Draft Negotiated Rule
Date Posted
   
Draft Rule Text No. 1 (pdf) 06/10/2019
Draft Rule Text No. 2 (pdf) 07/03/2019

Written Public Comments on Draft Negotiated Rule

Submitted by
Date Received
   
Bureau of Land Management, Joseph Larsen (pdf) 07/11/2019
   

Contacts

  • Todd Drage
    Minerals Program Manager
    IDL Boise Staff Office
    208-334-0247 Phone
    tdrage@idl.idaho.gov
  • Alexis Poul
    Minerals Program Specialist
    IDL Boise Staff Office
    208-334-0256 Phone
    apoul@idl.idaho.gov
To subscribe to email updates about this rulemaking, please contact us at rulemaking@idl.idaho.gov. Please specify IDAPA 20.03.03.

Submit Public Comments

  • Through IDL web site here
  • By e-mail to rulemaking@idl.idaho.gov
  • By mail to:
    Idaho Department of Lands
    Attn: Todd Drage - Rulemaking
    300 N. 6th St., Suite 103
    Boise, ID 83702
  • By fax to: 208-334-3698