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WAC 246-252-001

Reclamation and decommissioning.

A specific plan for reclamation and disposal of tailings and for decommissioning the site of uranium or thorium milling operations shall be included as part of the proposed action assessed under SEPA regulations and guidelines as required by WAC 246-235-086(1) for licensing of environmentally significant operations. For any uranium or thorium mill in operation on or before the effective date of this regulation for which a plan for reclamation and disposal of tailings and decommissioning of the site has not been submitted and assessed, such a plan must be submitted to the department and a final environmental impact statement or final declaration of nonsignificance must accompany or precede the license renewal.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 00-08-013, § 246-252-001, filed 3/24/00, effective 4/24/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and 70.98.080. WSR 91-16-109 (Order 187), § 246-252-001, filed 8/7/91, effective 9/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-252-001, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 79-12-073 (Order 1459), § 402-52-005, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.]
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