2008 Senate Bill 162 - Printed

State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-THIRD SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2008  

936P0694   SENATE BILL   NO.   162  

Introduced by:     Senators Lintz, Hanson (Gary), and Heidepriem and Representatives Pederson (Gordon), Brunner, Dykstra, Hargens, Howie, and Olson (Betty)
 

         FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to  revise certain provisions related to the confidentiality of certain geological reports.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
     Section 1.  That chapter 45-6C be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
     Any written geologic report, aquifer penetration report, map, test hole log, or other information relative to the geologic date, size, extent, or economic value of a mineral deposit filed with the state by a person who conducted a mineral exploration operation which was initiated or permitted before July 1, 1982, is confidential for a period of six months following the effective date of this Act. Any person who filed such reports or information may request the secretary of environment and natural resources, in writing, to extend the six month confidentiality period by up to five years. The information becomes public following the confidentiality period.
     Section 2.  That chapter 45-6D be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
     Any written geologic report, aquifer penetration report, map, test hole log, or other information relative to the geologic date, size, extent, or economic value of a mineral deposit filed with the state by a person who conducted a mineral exploration operation which was initiated or permitted before July 1, 1982, is confidential for a period of six months following the effective date of this Act. Any person who filed such reports or information may request the secretary of environment and natural resources, in writing, to extend the six month confidentiality period by up to five years. The information becomes public following the confidentiality period.

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