Mining Closure Guidance, Policies, References, and Requirements

Permit Modification Requirements

Stability Requirements

NDEP Certified Laboratory Information

  • NDEP requires all sample results submitted for permit complaince be analyzed by a certified/approved laboratory. Additional information about NDEP's laboratory certification program may be reviewed at the Laboratory Certification Webpage. Navigate to the center of the page to "Certified Lab List" and select a laboratory listed on the CWA (Clean Water Act) tab at the bottom of the Nevada Certified Lab List (Excel spreadsheet) for accepted Nevada laboratories regarding water analyses. For Nevada certified labs regarding analyses of soils, waste rock and overburden, see the "Mining" tab.

Guidance for Hydrogeologic Groundwater Flow Modeling at Mine Sites

Guidance for Geochemical Modeling at Mine Sites

Listing of Accepted Codes for Groundwater and Geochemical Modeling at Mine Sites

Monitoring and Sampling Information

Analyte Lists

Guidance for Submitting Electronic Data to BMRR

Mine Waste Solids Reuse

Burial of Stucture Foundations

  • Information on the burial of structure foundations may be found on the Bureau of Sustainable Materials Mangement (BSMM) page under "Landfills - Municipal & Industrial", scroll down to "Guidance Document for Abandonment of Structures" for the most updated information on this topic. Please note: the mine operator may need to obtain a Class III Landfill waiver prior to the abandonment of building foundations. Please contact the BSMM at (775) 687-9462 for more information.


Mine Closure

Memorandum of Understanding (DCNR, USFS, BLM)

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