45-6D-58Fees deposited in environment and natural resources fee fund--Proceeds of forfeiture of surety deposited in special revenue fund.

All application fees and renewal fees received by the Board of Minerals and Environment shall be deposited by the board in the environment and natural resources fee fund established pursuant to § 1-41-23. The proceeds of any surety forfeiture proceedings conducted pursuant to § 45-6D-55 shall be deposited with the state treasurer in a special revenue fund for reclamation purposes. The special revenue fund is continuously appropriated to the board for the reclamation of affected lands which were obligated to be reclaimed under the permits upon which such surety has been forfeited. 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 307, § 58; SL 1994, ch 23, § 8; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), §§ 14, 53, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.