45-5A-5Notice to surface owner of proposed surface disturbing development activities.

The mineral developer shall give the surface owner written notice of proposed surface disturbing mineral development activities at least thirty days before the date operations are commenced. Surface disturbing activities include well site construction, road building, grading, excavation, demolition, and related activities. This notice shall be given to the record surface owner at the surface owner's address as shown by the records of the county register of deeds at the time the notice is given. This notice shall sufficiently disclose the plan of work and operations to enable the surface owner to evaluate the effect of drilling operations on the surface owner's use of the property. Included with this notice shall be a form prepared by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources advising the surface owner of his or her rights and options under this chapter.

Source: SL 1982, ch 304, § 5; SL 2011, ch 165, § 193; SL 2013, ch 226, § 4; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 53, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.