SEC. 53-9-27. Surface coal mining and reclamation permit; filing of application.
Each applicant for a surface coal mining and reclamation permit shall file a copy of his application for public inspection with the clerk of the chancery court of the county or judicial district where the mining is to occur. Provided, however, that information pertaining to the coal seam itself shall not be filed.
SOURCES: Laws, 1979, ch. 477, Sec. 12(6), eff from and after July 1, 1979.
SECTION 13. Section 53-9-27, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
53-9-27. Each applicant for a * * * permit shall file, within ten (10) days after filing with the permit board, a copy of its application for public inspection with the clerk of the chancery court of the county or judicial district where the mining is to occur and where real property contiguous to the surface coal mining and reclamation operation is located, if that property is located in more than one (1) county or judicial district. * * * The applicant may omit from its filing information in its permit application pertaining to the quality, depth or width of the coal seam or the location of the coal seam within the permit area included in the application, if that information has been determined to be confidential by the commission under Section 53-9-43 * * *.
SOURCE: 1997 Laws, Chapter 306, Sec. 13, SB2725, Effective Ap-March 10, 1997.