This program ensures that lands mined for non-fuel minerals
are reclaimed in accordance with state law. Examples of non-fuel minerals
that are currently mined in Alabama include sand, gravel, clay, and bauxite.
This section issues mining permits, ensures that mine sites are properly
bonded for reclamation purposes, and makes periodic inspections. A streamlined
permit application process reduces the start-up time for new operations,
and expedites permit renewals. The annual fee is $250 per application
and $2500 per acre bonding (per acre to be disturbed).