| (B) for the purposes of §336.1129(p) - (aa) of
this title (relating to Technical Requirements), "reclamation
plan" is the plan detailing activities to accomplish reclamation
of the by-product material disposal area in accordance with the technical
criteria of this section. The reclamation plan shall include a schedule
for reclamation milestones that are key to the completion of the final
radon barrier, including as appropriate, but not limited to, windblown
tailings retrieval and placement on the pile, interim stabilization
(including dewatering or the removal of freestanding liquids and recontouring),
and final radon barrier construction. Reclamation of by-product material
shall also be addressed in the closure plan. The detailed reclamation
plan may be incorporated into the closure plan.
(33) Restoration--Those activities that seek to return
the groundwater at an underground injection control permitted site
to restoration levels established by permit.
(34) Security--This term has the same meaning as financial
(35) Surface impoundment--A natural topographic depression,
man-made excavation, or diked area at a conventional uranium mill,
which is designed to receive waste from the milling process which
may contain liquid wastes or wastes containing free liquids, solid
wastes, mill site demolition materials and debris, and other by-product
materials from the milling site.
(36) Unrefined and unprocessed ore--Ore in its natural
form before any processing, such as grinding, roasting, beneficiating,
or refining. Processing does not include sieving or encapsulation
of ore or preparation of samples for laboratory analysis.
(37) Uppermost aquifer--The geologic formation nearest
the natural ground surface that is an aquifer, as well as lower aquifers
that are hydraulically interconnected with this aquifer within the
facility's property boundary.
(38) Uranium recovery--Any uranium extraction or concentration
activity that results in the production of "by-product material"
as it is defined in this chapter and as it pertains to uranium ore
only. As used in this definition, "Uranium recovery" has
the same meaning as "uranium milling" in 10 Code of Federal
|Source Note: The provisions of this §336.1105 adopted to be effective February 28, 2008, 33 TexReg 1570; amended to be effective March 12, 2009, 34 TexReg 1688; amended to be effective December 8, 2016, 41 TexReg 9583