Applicants must notify the district fishery or habitat biologist at least 48 hours before actual blasting, and the Department must have the opportunity to have an observer present during and after the blasting. The Department may conduct a pre-blasting site inspection.
Applicants must notify the local law enforcement agencies before blasting activities.
Applicants must notify all adjacent landowners of record on the most recent property tax assessment roll, renters or lessees, and recreational users within the area affected by the proposed blasting of the schedule for planned in-water blasting. This notice must be by:
Registered letters to adjacent landowners with return receipt;
Publication in the local newspaper;
Postings in the vicinity of the project; and
Auditory warnings before blasting.
The applicant must provide to the Department satisfactory evidence of compliance with subsections (3)(a)–(c) of this rule at least three days before the blasting occurs.