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Division of Financial Responsibility

Mineral Test Hole

Applicants for a Mineral Test Hole permit are required to submit financial assurance of $1,000 per test hole or a blanket plugging bond of $10,000 for all test holes drilled under a blanket permit. For further information on permitting, please contact Bruce Ragon in the Division of Water Resources at or (865) 594-5547.

The following instrument type is allowed by the program:

The program also allows the use of cash/certified check to satisfy the financial responsibility requirement.

Note: The instrument langauage is provided here as a convenience. Please consult with your legal counsel and the TDEC Division of Financial Responsibility before submitting a financial instrument.