Limited Mining Operations

Annual Reports

This tab contains downloadable forms and information that pertain to submitting annual reports for LMOs that are required by the LQD. 


This tab contains a variety of downloadable LQD forms pertaining to LMOs in Wyoming. 

Guidance and Documents

This tab contains a variety of forms and information pertaining to LMO Guidance procedures for the LQD.

Related Links

Below are some links to external web pages that contain information related to applying and operating Limited Mining Operations in Wyoming.  

Sage Grouse

WY Statutes for Limited Mining Operations - This link takes the user to the WY Legislative web page for electronic versions of statutes.  More specifically, the link is to the section of the Environmental Quality Act related to the Land Quality Division. 

This page contains information and forms pertaining to Limited Mining Operations (LMOs).  LMO’s are mining operations, “whether commercial or noncommercial, for the removal of sand, gravel, scoria, limestone, dolomite, shale, ballast or feldspar from an area of fifteen (15) acres or less of affected land, excluding roads used to access the mining operation…” (W.S. 35-11-401(e)(vi)).   

Click on the tabs above for forms, various guidance documents, annual reports, and external links to information on specific topics related to LMOs.

Please note that the applicant must also obtain a WDEQ Air Quality Division (AQD) construction permit or a permit waiver before commencing any mining related disturbance or activity.  Please contact AQD for further information regarding Air Quality permit or waiver process requirements. Also, note that the applicant must contact the WDEQ Water Quality Division (WQD) to obtain authorization for storm water discharge before commencing any mining related disturbance or activity.  Additionally, revised legislation concerning LMOs in Wyoming (Enrolled Act No. 19 Senate) went into effect on July 1, 2013.  The revised legislation can be viewed by clicking on the "Related Links" below.