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August 01, 2016 — Nevada Standardized Reclamation Cost Estimator (SRCE): Updated 2016 Cost Data File is now available from this website. This Cost Data File must be used for all reclamation cost estimates submitted after August 1, 2016.

The SRCE model may be downloaded here, and please also refer to the instructions given on the web site for loading the Cost Data File found in the F.A.Q. section. Please ensure you download the current Cost Data File from the NDEP web site and load it into the SRCE Model per the instructions to obtain current costs.

The Nevada Standardized Process Fluids Cost Estimator (PFCE) is an estimation tool for the calculation of bond amounts required for Interim Fluid Management (IFM) and Process Fluid Stabilization (PFS). The IFM calculation includes the electric and power deposit required by NV Energy. The reclamation bond amount for PFS requires that the timeframes and volumes of process solutions to be managed during closure of process components be obtained from a model that estimates solution draindown curves. The Heap Leach Draindown Estimator (HLDE) estimates heap leach draindown curves and may be downloaded from the BLM Nevada Locatable Minerals Hard Rock Mining webpage: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/minerals/mining.html.

The PFCE calculator can be downloaded at: http://ndep.nv.gov/bmrr/cost_heap-leach-closure.htm.

Note: The SRCE Cost Data File contains the updated labor, equipment, and material costs required for agency approval of reclamation cost estimates and should be used as a reference for those costs regardless of whether the SRCE model is utilized or not.


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About the Reclamation Branch: The Reclamation Branch regulates mining in Nevada under the authority of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 519A.010 - NRS 519A.280 and the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 519A.010 - NAC 519A.415. The branch issues a Reclamation Permit to an operator prior to construction of any exploration, mining, milling or other beneficiation process activity that proposes to create disturbance over 5 acres or remove in excess of 36,500 tons of material (ore plus overburden) from the earth, in any calendar year. Aggregate or sand pit operations excluded from obtaining a reclamation permit pursuant to NAC 519A.080 and NAC 519A.045.

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