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45-6C MINERAL EXPLORATION
CHAPTER 45-6C

MINERAL EXPLORATION

45-6C-1      Citation of chapter.
45-6C-2      Legislative findings and policy.
45-6C-3      Definition of terms.
45-6C-4      Permit or surety not required by governmental office or political subdivision of state.
45-6C-5      Compliance with public land laws and this chapter.
45-6C-6      Notice of intent to conduct exploration operation--Items comprising notice.
45-6C-7      Notice form--Contents.
45-6C-8      Plan of reclamation--Contents.
45-6C-9      Map of exploration area.
45-6C-10      Notice to Department of Game, Fish and Parks--Restrictions concerning riparian habitat.
45-6C-11      Notice to state archaeologist--Restrictions concerning site disturbances.
45-6C-12      Water rights or water pollution control restrictions.
45-6C-13      Time for commencement of exploration operation.
45-6C-14      Confidential information and notice of intent protected--Violation as misdemeanor.
45-6C-15      Copies of intent and restrictions--Filing with county commissioners--Publication.
45-6C-16      Consultation with surface owner--Preferences for reclamation and travel restrictions.
45-6C-17      Fee for notice of intent.
45-6C-18      Domestic water wells--Information required of operator.
45-6C-19      Inspection of area before exploration--Surety for costs of plugging test holes and reclamation.
45-6C-20      Criteria for determining amount of surety.
45-6C-21      Surety bond--Surety other than bond--Considerations by board.
45-6C-22      Cash or securities in lieu of surety.
45-6C-23      Surety payable to state--Conditions required.
45-6C-24      Surety liability continues until released.
45-6C-25      Surety penalty--Amount.
45-6C-26      Exploration operations--Applicable laws.
45-6C-27      Explosives.
45-6C-28      Capping, sealing, and plugging of test holes--Temporary delay.
45-6C-29      Capping, sealing, and plugging test holes--Rules.
45-6C-30      Repealed.
45-6C-31      Test holes used for water wells.
45-6C-32      Roads and trails.
45-6C-33      Restoration of drill sites and affected land.
45-6C-34      Penetration of aquifer--Notice to board.
45-6C-35      Penetration of aquifer--Report required.
45-6C-36      Violation--Notice to operator.
45-6C-37      Violation--Cease and desist order.
45-6C-38      Violation--Hearing.
45-6C-39      Violation--Suspension of operations.
45-6C-40      Violation--Action for temporary restraining order or injunction.
45-6C-41      Violation--Forfeiture of surety--Proceedings by attorney general.
45-6C-42      Violation--Forfeiture of surety--Reclamation of land by board.
45-6C-43      Fees deposited in environment and natural resources fee fund--Proceeds of forfeiture of surety deposited in special revenue fund.
45-6C-44      Operator currently in violation--Filing notice of intent prohibited.


45-6C-45      Violation--Civil penalty--Liability for damages to environment.
45-6C-46      Refusal of access or interference with inspection as violation.
45-6C-47      Jurisdiction and authority of board--Employment of personnel--Legal services provided by attorney general.
45-6C-48      Assistance provided by other departments and agencies.
45-6C-49      General powers of board.
45-6C-50      Repealed.
45-6C-51      Exemption of educational and recreational activities.
45-6C-52      Annual report of activities conducted under notice of intent--Information to be included.
45-6C-53      Transfer of notice of intent.
45-6C-54      Publication of application for a transfer of notice of intent--Contents.
45-6C-55      Confidentiality period of certain mineral exploration reports.


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