82-4-125. Refusal of permit. (1) The department may not issue a permit under this part if it finds that a new strip mine or a new underground mine is not consistent with the purposes and policies of this part.
(2) The department shall not approve a new strip-mining site, a new underground-mining site, or preparatory worksite for any areas of land or water included in the application if the department determines that the area could not be approved under the criteria specified in 82-4-227.
(3) The department shall not issue a permit under this part if a proposed reclamation plan does not meet the requirements of part 2 of this chapter.