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A. All reclamation plans shall comply with the provisions of SMARA (Sections 2772 and 2773) and state regulations (CCR Sections 3500-3505). Reclamation plans approved after January 15,1993, reclamation plans for proposed new mining operations and any substantial amendments to previously approved reclamation plans, shall also comply with the requirements for reclamation performance standards (CCR Sections 3700-3713).

B. The city may impose additional performance standards as developed either in review of individual projects through the conditional use permit process, as warranted, or through the formulation and adoption of citywide performance standards.

C. Reclamation activities shall be initiated at the earliest possible time on those portions of the mined lands that will not be subject to further disturbance. Interim reclamation may also be required for mined lands that have been disturbed and that may be disturbed again in future operations. Reclamation may be done on an annual basis, in stages compatible with continuing operations, or upon completion of all excavation, removal or fill, as approved by the city. Each phase of reclamation shall be specifically described in the reclamation plan and shall include the beginning and expected ending dates for each phase, all reclamation activities anticipated and estimated costs for completion of each phase of reclamation.

D. The reclamation plan shall remain in effect until all components are satisfied. It shall be binding to any new operator or owner that may assume control of the surface mining operation. (Ord. 3943 § 5, 1999; prior code § 17.75.060)