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(a) The basic purpose and objectives of this chapter are to ensure protection of fundamental Tribal interests in the tributary and river beds, tributary and river flows, air and water quality, and ceremonial and cultural values, and to provide for continued beneficial alternative uses of mined and reclaimed lands. The purpose of the mining and reclamation plan is to provide a program by which to attain these objectives.

(b) New mining operations offer the greatest opportunity for planning, designing for, and carrying out effective reclamation activities. In determining the degree or level of reclamation to be effected, the applicant shall consider a number of factors, including but not limited to those set forth in YTC 21.30.180. [Ord. 27 § 6017, adopted, 6/27/2012.]