SB 329 Modifies and extends the expiration date for surface mining permit fees
Sponsor: Engler
LR Number: 1056S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Commerce, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 1/25/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page: S158
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 329 - This act modifies fees for surface mining permits. The act raises the maximum allowable fees that may be set by the Land Reclamation Commission, where permit fees may not exceed $1000, site fees may not exceed $400 per site, bonded acre fees may not exceed $20 per acre, and the cumulative total of permit fees or renewal permit fees may not exceed $3000.

Under current law, the per-acre fee is reduced by half for any acres assessed over one hundred. This act raises the acre threshold to two hundred to qualify for the reduced fee.

As of August 28, 2007, the fees shall be set at $800 for a permit, $400 per site, and $10 per bonded acre. The Land Reclamation Commission may raise the fees by rule, provided a change in regulation necessitates the increased fees.

The expiration date for the fees is extended until December 31, 2013.

This act is similar to HB 880 (2007).

ERIKA JAQUES