Mines Department to require Internet filings


The Oklahoma Department of Mines plans an April 2 public hearing on proposed permanent changes to its non-coal mining rules and regulations. It’s a move to get into the 21st century and modernizing applications for permits.

The proposed rules would require the Department of Mines to place a copy of a permit application and instructions for public comment on the Department’s Internet website.

As proposed, the changes would also require non-coal mining applicants to submit an electronic copy of the written application in addition to their written application.

The hearing for public comment will be April 2 at 2 p.m. at the Department of Mines offices, 2915 N. Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City.

Source: Public notice