Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation (Wisconsin)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Wisconsin

Name Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation; Oil and Gas (Wisconsin)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Start Date 1995

Program Administrator WI Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


These regulations describe standards relevant to reclamation that must be followed both during and after the completion of mining in a given area. An operator who wishes to engage in nonmetallic mining must obtain a mining reclamation permit, which sets standards for the eventual reclamation of the site. Additional provisions apply for mining for transportation purposes and mining that occurs near waterways. Subchapter II of these regulations sets standards for oil and gas exploration and production. Exploration requires a license from the Department of Natural Resources and cannot extend beneath the beds of the Great Lakes or of bays or harbors adjacent to the Great Lakes.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Tom Portle
Department Department of Natural Resources
Division Waste and Materials Management Program
Address 101 S. Webster Street
Address 2 PO Box 7921
Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53707-7921
Phone 608-267-0877


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: CHAPTER 295