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They gave another year to get it sorted however, you still have to apply for a water license for mechanical mining if you are moving more than 2000m3 dirt per year. You will need a water license for any kind of water usage , gravity feed, ground water, from the pump ect. This is due to the new water act a year ago.You pay $500 application fee that is non-refundable. Then you pay an extra $250 if you have to cross crown land or run lengths of hose. Then you pay a yearly rental fee which is a minimum of $200.
Quote from: liquidsteel on January 10, 2017, 06:17:58 PMI just got my new NOW approved and nothing was needed. It is back to what it was 2 years ago with my old NOW. I even asked the permitting department and mines inspector. I do know you need a water permit if you are sucking from the creek or making a water diversion ditch like farmers do for there fields. ... and nothing was needed.But the laws are still on the books and it's up to each miner to have their permits. A Mining Permit does not exempt you. Get it in writing from each government department that you are exempt by getting your permit for no permit..... or they just may use their backup plan ... shut you down at anytime for no permit. WATER USE PERMITENVIORNMENTAL WASTE PERMITMINES PERMITFREE USE PERMITetc... ect.. etc...
I just got my new NOW approved and nothing was needed. It is back to what it was 2 years ago with my old NOW. I even asked the permitting department and mines inspector. I do know you need a water permit if you are sucking from the creek or making a water diversion ditch like farmers do for there fields.
Hi mcbain Yeah, that's what peeves me. It's open to interpretation. The guys in government get paid the big bucks to come up with the laws and to get it together, which they don't or won't. Then it's left up to us guys when one after another law conflicts with each other, and then we're left to try and figure all the different acts, regulations , rules and guidelines out.Maybe if there was less government it would be a simpler job to codify where us miners stand legally, instead of a, he said, she said thing. The way it stands now it is as clear as mud.Let me put it this way. If you get charged with an offence from one government department, do you actually think another department is going to go to bat for you and say I told him it was ok do that. Not a chance! They will say it was up to you to obtain the right permits. Get your exemptions in writing.
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