13.04.060 Regulatory reporting and documentation.
(1) Reporting. Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development shall send an annual report to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources by, May 31st, of each calendar year. The reports shall include the following information for the previous year’s non-metallic mining reclamation program:
(a) The total number of non-metallic mining reclamation permits in effect.
(b) The number of new permits issued within the jurisdiction of Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development.
(c) The number of acres approved for non-metallic mining and the number of acres newly approved in the previous year.
(d) The number of acres being mined.
(e) The number of acres that have been reclaimed and have had financial assurance released pursuant to section 13.03-3(1)(g).
(f) The number of acres that are reclaimed and awaiting release from the financial assurance requirements of this subchapter pursuant to section 13.04-7(1) and (2).
(g) The number and nature of alternative requirements granted, permit modifications, violations, public hearings, enforcement actions, penalties that have been assessed and bond or financial assurance forfeitures.
(2) Documentation. Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development shall, to the best of its ability, maintain the information set forth below, and make it available to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for that agency’s audit of Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development, Division of County Development’s, reclamation program pursuant to Chapter NR 135, Wisconsin Administrative Code:
(a) Documentation of compliance with Chapter NR 135, Wisconsin Administrative Code and this chapter.
(b) The procedures employed by Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development regarding reclamation plan review, and the issuance and modification of permits.
(c) The methods for review of annual reports received from operators.
(d) The method and effectiveness of fee collection.
(e) Procedures to accurately forward the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ portion of collected fees in a timely fashion.
(f) Methods for conducting on-site compliance inspections and attendant reports, records and enforcement actions.
(g) Responses to citizen complaints.
(h) The method of and accuracy in determining the amount of the financial assurance obtained from the operator to guarantee reclamation performance.
(i) The maintenance and availability of records.
(j) The number and type of approvals for alternative requirements issued pursuant to section 13.03-7.
(k) The method of determining the success of reclamation in meeting the criteria contained in the reclamation plan and subsequently releasing the financial assurance pursuant to section 13.03-3(1)(g).
(l) Any changes in local regulations, ordinances, funding and staffing mechanisms or any other factor which might affect the ability of Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development to implement its non-metallic mining reclamation program under this chapter.
(m) The amount of fees collected in comparison to the amount of money actually expended for non-metallic mining reclamation program administration.
(n) Any other performance criterion necessary to ascertain compliance with Chapter NR 135, Wisconsin Administrative Code. [Code § 13.04-6, 2018.]