45-6C-43Fees deposited in environment and natural resources fee fund--Proceeds of forfeiture of surety deposited in special revenue fund.

All fees received by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources shall be deposited by the department in the environment and natural resources fee fund established pursuant to § 1-41-23. The proceeds of any surety forfeiture proceedings conducted pursuant to § 45-6C-41 shall be deposited with the state treasurer in a special revenue fund for reclamation purposes. The revenue fund is continuously appropriated to the Board of Minerals and Environment for the reclamation of affected lands which were obligated to be reclaimed. The proceeds of any surety remaining after completion of reclamation according to the approved plan shall be returned to the operator or the surety company, whichever is appropriate.

Source: SL 1982, ch 306, § 43; SL 1994, ch 23, § 7; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), §§ 14, 53, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.