45-9-70Shutting down and sealing property or equipment by secretary for violation--Cancelation of lease or bond forfeiture.

The secretary of agriculture and natural resources, acting for the Board of Minerals and Environment, may shut down any operation and place under seal any property or equipment for failure to comply with the oil and gas law or rules, may enter upon any land and perform any operation that the operator fails to perform if ordered to do so in writing, and may recommend cancellation of any state lease and forfeiture under the bond for noncompliance with the applicable law, lease terms, and rules.

Source: SDC Supp 1960, § 42.0715 (3) as enacted by SL 1961, ch 211, § 1; SL 2011, ch 165, § 251; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 53, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.