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(a) There is hereby established a Permit Review Committee for purposes of carrying out the environmental review, mining and reclamation plan review, and review of any other matters required in order to make a permit recommendation to Council. The Committee shall consist of representatives from the Tribe’s Planning, Fisheries, Legal, Environment, Self-Governance, Wildlife, and Public Utilities Departments, the Tribal Heritage Preservation Officer, and a representative from Council. The Permit Review Committee shall endeavor to make decisions by consensus, and shall notify Council in those instances where its recommendations are made on a basis other than consensus of the Committee.

(b) The Committee has authority to specify terms, including but not limited to, fees, deposit or performance bond amounts, and monitoring, compliance, and recordkeeping requirements which shall be adhered to by all permitted operators.

(c) The Committee shall administer mining and mineral development permits and review procedures, as set forth in this chapter.

(d) The Committee shall conduct, or cause to be conducted, assessment(s) of any surface mining operation within the Reservation to determine its potential to affect, at a minimum, a tributary or river bed, tributary or river flow, fishery values, water quality, air quality, or ceremonial and cultural values and activities. No permit shall be issued, nor mining and reclamation plan approved, for any activity that does not comply with the requirements of this section. [Ord. 27 § 6007, adopted, 6/27/2012.]