45-5A-5.1. Notice to surface owner and surface lessee prior to entry on land for mineral exploration activities. A mineral developer shall provide the surface owner, and surface lessee, if any, with at least seven days notice by registered mail to the address shown by the records of the county treasurer at the time the notice is given or by hand delivery prior to entry on the land for mineral exploration activities that do not disturb the surface such as surveying and well staking. This notice shall include:
(1) The name, address, and telephone number of the mineral developer or the mineral developer's designee;
(2) An offer to discuss the proposed exploration plan with the surface owner, and surface lessee if any, before the exploration operations begin; and
(3) A diagram of the approximate location or the proposed drilling site.
The notice required by this section is deemed to be received by the surface owner and surface lessee immediately, if hand delivered, and seven days after mailing if sent by registered mail.
The notice required by this section is in addition to the notice required by § 45-5A-5.
Source: SL 2013, ch 226, § 1.