Certification of gravel, scoria, topsoil or sand surface mining operations

County weed boards may inspect gravel, scoria, topsoil, or sand surface mining operations to certify that they are not contaminated with noxious weeds, if requested.

State Noxious Weeds

County Noxious Weeds

Standards:

*For these standards, “material” refers to gravel, scoria, topsoil, or sand

  • Inspection must be by a weed control officer;
  • Material must be inspected in the area of origin, prior to movement;
  • Operations should maintain a weed management plan to prevent dissemination of seed or other propagative parts, and must provide to weed control officer upon request;
  • Compliance with local ordinances;
  • County certification document must include the following statement “Surface mining operation is compliant with N.D.C.C. 4.1-47 on the date inspected. This certification provides no guarantee of freedom of weed seeds.”

Schedule of fees:

Fee

Rate

Mileage

Up to IRS standard mileage rate;

Up to the lesser of the two distances:

  1. Primary office location to inspection; or
  2. Last worksite to inspection

Hourly wage

Up to $30.00 / hour of uninterrupted drive and inspection time

Acreage

Up to $10.00 / acre

 

For more information on gravel, scoria, topsoil or sand surface mining operation inspections, please contact the county weed control officer.

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