What happens if the Mineral Developer and Local Government Unit don agree about their plan?
The mineral developer submits the plan for formal review by the affected local government units. The county holds a public hearing on the proposed plan. During the review period, the governing body of an affected local government unit may file objections to the proposed plan with the Hard-Rock Mining Impact Board. If the dispute is not resolved by negotiation, the Board holds a contested case hearing and adjudicates the dispute. The Board may amend the plan, if necessary.