Public Resources Code Section 2770

Compiled October, 2023

Our review of the annotated history reveals the following legislative history (every “c.” below represents a separate legislative bill):

Prior HistoryFormer Public Resources Code § 2770, added 1975, c. 1131; amended 1980, c. 800; 1987, c. 975
Added: 1990, c. 1097 (A.B. 3551)
Amended: 1991, c. 845 (A.B. 1506); 1993, c. 278 (A.B.723); 2011, c. 491 (S.B.108); 2012, c. 324 (S.B.143); 2016, c. 7 (A.B.1142); 2017, c. 521 (S.B.809); 2018, c. 349 (A.B.3257)

*Prior to 1990, there was not language regarding review of an interim management plan.  The 1990 bill adopted the following: “Unless review of an interim management plan is pending before the lead agency, or an appeal is pending before the lead agency’s governing body, a surface mining operation which remains idle for over one year after becoming idle as defined in Section 2727.1 without obtaining approval of an interim management plan shall be considered abandoned and the operator shall commence and complete reclamation in accordance with the approved reclamation plan.”

11 bills affected this section.

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