What regulations govern mining in Manatee County?
Borrow Pits are regulated locally in accordance with Section 702 of the Manatee County Land Development Code. In addition, they must obtain approval from the federal, State and regional agencies, as applicable. Phosphate Mining in Manatee County is regulated by the Manatee County Phosphate Mining Code (Ordinance No. 04-39), codified as Chapter 2-20 of the Manatee County Code of Laws. In order to extract phosphate, the mining company must first rezone the property to EX and obtain approval of a Master Mining Plan and Operating Permit. In addition, phosphate mining requires permits from federal, State and regional agencies.
Updated 2/23/2020 2:13 PM