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Rifle gravel pit operator fined

The Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board fined J’S Outpost LLC $5,600 for violating its gravel pit permit Monday.

But the state regulatory agency will waive $3,600 of the fine if remedial action is taken, said board spokesperson Russ Means.

The board removed Gould Construction from the proceedings, and will take no action against the company for constructing a road and work area at the gravel pit without a permit.

Means said the board determined Gould’s action was covered under the J’S Outpost permit.

The gravel pit is located on private land, at a 13-acre site on Airport Road, east of the Rifle Wal-Mart.

The board had charged J’S Outpost LLC with excavating outside its permit boundaries. Means said the total area was approximately a quarter-acre in size.

The Silt based J’S Outpost LLC has 30 days to file a reclamation plan for the area outside the permit boundaries.

J’S Outpost spokesperson Jim Snyder could not be reached for comment.

Monday’s Mined Land Reclamation Board action came during its monthly meeting in Denver, at which time other alleged mining violations were heard.

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