Large Mine Permitting
The Large Mine Permitting Team is responsible for coordinating the permitting activities for large mine projects in the state, in accordance with state law (AS 27.05.010(b)):
The department is the lead agency for all matters relating to the exploration, development, and management of mining, and, in its capacity as lead agency, shall coordinate all regulatory matters concerning mineral resource exploration, development, mining, and associated activities. Before a state agency takes action that may directly or indirectly affect the exploration, development, or management of mineral resources, the agency shall consult with and draw upon the mining expertise of the department.
To view a slide show of the large mine permitting process:
Here are some projects that the Large Mine Permitting Team has coordinated: