Photo of excavatorIn the Minerals Program, only the Mined Land Reclamation Board (MLRB) may find an operator in violation of the Act, Regulations, or the provisions of an operator’s approved permit.  The Minerals Program, upon determining an operator is in violation, will send notice that the Division has “Reason to Believe” that the operator may be in violations and schedule the matter for a Formal Board Hearing before the MLRB.  At the Formal Board Hearing, the MLRB may find a violation, and revoke or suspend the permit and forfeit the reclamation bond. Photo of mining operation with boundary overlain