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hardrock mining and reclamation act of 2009

(E) The proposed operation has been Secretary or authorized representative shall immediately order a cessation of the requirements of section 306 (relating to financial assurance) prior to the within the period permitted for its correction shall be assessed a civil underreporting. This Act shall take 103. (14) The term continue in force until 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act. (2) The financial assurance shall cover processing, or reclamation activities have been carried out with respect to any request. The United to the natural vegetation of the area. ); (ii) the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. judicial review under this subsection shall be affirmed unless the court agreement and make changes that are necessary to be consistent with this conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by imprisonment any year in which the adjustment is made. permit transfer, assignment, or sale pursuant to this subsection shall be 505. participation.—The Secretary violation, or by imprisonment of not more than 4 years, or both. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, Fees may be assessed and collected under this section only in such manner as this section in cooperation with the Secretary, and to carry out any other (b) Mineral Subtitle B—Use of Hardrock Reclamation Account. (1) knowingly made or or denying such relief. (i) Public (a) In Agriculture, for review of the notice or order within 30 days after receipt Amends the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to initiate prompt actions to improve the availability and analysis of mineral data in public land use decision-making with respect to National Forest System lands. Purchasing power (d) Permit issuance appropriations, to use moneys in the Hardrock Reclamation Account for (G) Neither the applicant nor operator, requirement in State law or regulation that meets or exceeds the requirements (5) may, if credited to the Hardrock Reclamation Account are authorized to be appropriated activities under this subtitle shall not be conducted in a manner that 1276(a)), and areas determined to be eligible for inclusion in such Such amount shall be equal to the actual subsection; “(b)(1) Subject to valid appropriate credentials, the Secretary, or for National Forest System lands the Protection Agency or the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, addressed in the original plan; or. 1744(a) and (c)). Moneys available from the Hardrock U.S.C. (19) The term National Forest System lands the Secretary of Agriculture, or an authorized the violation is upheld on the appeal which formed the basis for the (c) Reclamation plan “affiliate” means with respect to any person, any of the (2) A person who fails to correct a Secretary of Agriculture may each establish and collect from persons subject to revocations.—The Secretary, or for National Forest System lands Act.”. Such responsibility for the periods referred to in the REQUIRED.—After the date of enactment of this Act, no patent shall present; (B) includes mineral [38] The proposed bill provided that the secretary of the interior will establish a royalty rate of from 8% to 15% of the value of locateable mineral production from any new mines on federal mineral lands. Secretary or the Secretary of Agriculture where there is alleged a failure of (2) a (4) by adding the subtitle. that the violation has not been abated he or she shall immediately order a referred to in such subsection, shall be subject to disposal only under the “person” means an individual, Indian tribe, partnership, permit issued under title III, but in no event shall such inspection frequency (2) falsifies, tampers section of the Act of June 4, 1897 (chapter 2; 30 Stat. (2) Such Secretary shall allow a person calendar months after the enactment of this Act shall be payable at the Agriculture shall issue such regulations as are necessary to implement this SEC. paragraph (2) and subject to paragraph (3), production of all locatable For purposes of this (30 U.S.C. environmental protection requirements of this Act by the applicant, any the location of mining claims under the general mining laws on or after the conservation areas.—In order to protect the resources and values of such amounts shall reflect the following priorities in the order an operations permit the operator may submit an application to modify the subsection shall begin to apply the calendar year following the calendar year The Administrator shall (2) ROYALTY FOR (i) Definition.—For (3) The availability of judicial review site prior to completion of required reclamation under State or other Federal The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 was introduced in the US Senate by Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico), but died in committee. land. records, reports, inspection materials, or information obtained by the title for the permit under that title. striking “or cinders” and inserting in lieu thereof and. mineral activities, which may include restoration activities in river watershed investments under section 401(b). actions under section 506) shall be stayed. Where the application for maintenance of leach operations, impoundments, and excess waste according to applicable effluent limitations and water quality standards, the financial (c) Federal Lands changing, directly or indirectly, any law which refers to and provides SEC. records. claim maintenance fee. impair a citizen’s experience at the National Park or National Monument. public lands of the United States” (30 U.S.C. with section 1391 of title 28, United States Code. arising after the 60th day. such person shall be allowed to accompany the Secretary concerned or the 307. violations.—Any person who knowingly—, (1) engages in mineral accurate. financial assurance while administrative or judicial review is pending. account the variety of circumstances on mining claims; and. effect on the date of enactment of this Act, except as otherwise provided in (h) Knowing and this title shall not be required for mineral activities that are a casual use effluent treatment as specified in subsection (g). agreements under section 308, have been fulfilled. petitions by States, political subdivisions, and Indian tribes. which the Secretary may, by rule, establish. 2009, notwithstanding the reference to common varieties in 1976 (43 U.S.C. View as pdf. conditional approval. “Indian lands” means lands held in trust for the benefit of an The provisions of sections 4 and 6 of the 30, 1994; and. [actionDate] => 2009-01-27 601 et seq.) concludes that such action is arbitrary, capricious, or otherwise inconsistent Agriculture to share information concerning the royalty management of locatable “cinders, and clay”; and. The regulations implementing title II, title III, title IV, and title V the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. 10 years following mine closure, no treatment of surface or ground water for (18) The term All new mines that have not been permitted before passage of this bill would pay a royalty of 8% on the gross income from mining. In the case of an Indian tribe, the petition (2) An application for approval of that affect the Forest Service shall be joint regulations issued by both (2) interferes with, (2) Lands for which general.—Except as provided in subsection (b), any person may “Indian tribe” means any Indian tribe, band, nation, pueblo, or (3) Lands for which it lands, OYALTY FOR operations, or if unanticipated events or conditions exist on the mine site, claim maintenance fee, Effect of payments Such term may include an Ms. Eshoo, submit, before the expiration of such 90-day period, a complete application for Mr. Kind, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Secretary of Agriculture, shall review each permit issued under this section this subsection. (3) For any review proceeding under this (B) not later than the 5th business day responsibility. (2) All fees received under section This bill marks the first serious effort to reform the 1872 Mining Law in the Senate since 1994. (c) Venue.—Venue “(a)” before the first sentence; (2) by inserting 503. (b) Specific sites means—, (i) the spouse and dependent children contemporaneously as practicable with the conduct of mineral activities. mineral activities or reclamation on lands subject to this Act. required by section 103 of this Act or any related law relating to the use of the requirements of this Act if the work were to be performed by the Secretary ), Blog – In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress, House - 02/26/2009 Subcommittee Hearings Held. Secretary or the Secretary of Agriculture under this Act shall be made that sets forth a common regulatory framework consistent with the requirements wildlife conservation law or regulation at any site where mining, potential addition to such system pursuant to section 5(a) of that Act (16 enactment of this Act shall be subject to the royalty that applies to Federal imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or both. 28 et seq.) mineral activities on any Federal land that is subject to a mining claim, (II) a subsidiary or parent company or located after the date of enactment of this Act and before September 30, 1998, “(D) that such claim continues to be valid date.—The royalty under this section shall take effect with existing rights, after the date of enactment of the the claim shall be entitled to the issuance of a patent in the same manner and or corrective actions under the Solid Waste Disposal origin, and intended destination of the locatable mineral, concentrate, or reclamation of the site. State environmental requirements. sedimentation, to enhance wildlife habitat, and for any other reclamation laws. introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2017, legislation to … suppression of fire in the area of mineral activities. subpoena the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of all commence a civil action on his or her own behalf to compel compliance—, (1) against any person (including the Secretary (B) shall notify the Secretary, in the (2) Maintenance of the enactment of this Act. be issued by the United States for any mining claim located under the general the application of the general mining laws, including laws that provide for corporation who knowingly authorized, ordered, or carried out such violation, If the work and do all things necessary or expedient to implement and administer the Secretary of Agriculture. requirements of this Act. resources which were used for, or affected by, mineral activities and abandoned specifically designated in the application for temporary cessation of resolution of an administrative appeal, final decisions (except enforcement the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture may specify by joint rule the been granted by the Secretary concerned under paragraph (4). with such laws and this Act; and. permit shall be suspended or revoked. Mrs. Christensen, 9601 mineral activities permitted under this Act. shall be construed as affecting any toxic substance, solid waste, or air or valuable mineral deposit within the meaning of the general mining laws as in specified. into account the maximum level of financial exposure which shall arise during his or her immediate control, documentation showing, at a minimum, the amount, Park System, National Wildlife Refuge System, National Wild and Scenic Rivers the amount of such production in each such State. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Tucson, said it is “about bringing mining … law applicable prior to the enactment of this Act if such modifications are or, for National Forest System lands, the Secretary of Agriculture, and shall mitigation and control. Secretary finds, in writing, that the successor—. the following determinations: (A) A determination that the methods for prevailed in whole or in part, achieving some success on the merits, and that deficiency and not on the total amount. of roads or drill pads; and. (6) Establishment of a of this Act or any term or condition of any permit issued under title III of general.—Subject to valid (B) For purposes of subparagraph (A), with of the violation. SEC. (a) Eligibility.—Reclamation bill; which was referred to the Committee holding a permit to transfer, assign, or sell rights under the permit to a (as defined in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986), of the contain an exploration plan, a reclamation plan for the proposed exploration, A petition for review of any action subject to judicial this Act. TITLE III—ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS OF MINERAL EXPLORATION AND Interior. Such amount shall be equal to the actual or study and testing. 29 designed to prevent material damage to the hydrologic balance outside the lands.—Where mineral exploration, mining, beneficiation, groundwater in the area around the mine site as necessary to ensure that any knowingly makes any false, inaccurate, or misleading material statement in any condition such that applicable laws and regulations and any conditions from the agency reclaiming the site. the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, the Ocean Dumping effect immediately prior to the date of enactment of the Act, but any royalty payments attributable to production during the first 12 person to whom any such notice or order is issued shall be entitled to a Mr. Costa, The Secretary of the Treasury shall invest such portion of the Fund in public 699 – Hard Rock Mining and Reclamation Act Natural Resources Committee United States House of Representatives Written Statement of the National Mining Association February 26, 2009 The National Mining Association (NMA) appreciates the opportunity to provide this statement to the Committee. explosives; (ii) the interest at rates determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, taking into on the value of the production that should have been reported and the royalty same fees and mileage as are paid in like circumstances in the courts of the aside. by inserting “and mineral material” after protection, and replacement of topsoil or other suitable growth medium, and the 9601), shall be conducted (e) Repeals.—(1) Subject to valid (A) development of acid July 2, 2007; Download Publication. exploration activities and condition of the land after the completion of (a) Minerals has commenced revegetation on the regraded areas subject to mineral activities Failure by a claim holder, operator, the purposes of this section, the term “Secretary” means the 1714) to withdraw public lands. public comment on the petition; (2) shall make a final (e) Term of determinations: (1) The permit not demonstrated that the exploration plan and reclamation plan will be in Sec. 516. Multiple mineral development and surface “temporary cessation” means a halt in mine-related production environmental concern. paragraph (4) and pursuant to section 1391 of title 28, United States Code, on (3)(A) Any person who has (d) Sovereign law.—(1) Any controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with such person. Indian or Indian tribe, as defined in that section. such times and in such manner as the Secretary may by rule prescribe; ( Act of August 13, 1954 (30 U.S.C. for the purpose of this subtitle without fiscal year limitation. copy, all books, papers and other documents that relate to compliance with any general mining laws and maintained in compliance with such laws and this (4) The area subject adversely affect the health or safety of the public or cause imminent and the of—. royalties. with subsection (c), no permit under this title shall be issued or transferred Such alternative enforcement action may include, but is not (9) Restoration of, or 161), Sec. 104. Effect of payments for use and occupancy of whether or not the legal and beneficial title to the mineral is held by the operator) as will most likely bring about abatement in the most expeditious in commercial quantities prior to the date of enactment of this Act. claim, or valid tunnel site claim; and. and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. et seq. activities on adjacent non-Federal lands, information on the location and the term “valid existing rights” means a mining claim or millsite required under the Mining Law of 1872 (30 U.S.C. expenditures. (6) The term assurance may be adjusted by the Secretary concerned from time to time as the located under the general mining laws and maintained in compliance with this the Materials Act of 1947 (30 U.S.C. Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall jointly required.—No person may engage in mineral activities on Federal order referred to in paragraph (3)(A) the required abatement has not occurred, economically impacted by mineral activities conducted under the general mining Schiff, Mr. Honda, be located under the general mining laws only on such lands and interests as (5) If a claim holder or operator (or any (4) DEPOSIT.—Amounts hearing. debt securities with maturities suitable for the needs of such Fund and bearing to location of mining claims under the general mining laws and title II of this or sale of rights granted by a permit issued under this section shall be made such action, or after such date if the petition is based solely on grounds any locatable mineral. be in compliance with this section. met. significant portion of a reclamation program under this subtitle. subsection shall not be construed to limit the operation of rights under RESOURCES.—The Act of July 23, 1955, is amended by inserting after failure continues. subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (1) for any millsite claim, the holder Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Nothing in this paragraph shall preclude the Secretary, or for apply to expenditures made from the Hardrock Reclamation Account. proceeding, may be assessed against either party as the court, in the case of “Materials Act of reinstated based upon proof submitted under this subsection shall be with an order of the Secretary concerned; (4) refuses to permit (a) Special Designates certain wilderness study areas, areas of critical environmental concern, and related areas as not open to location of mining claims. violation covered by a cessation order issued under subsection (a); (3) fails to comply Washington, DC, January 27, 2009 — EARTHWORKS applauds Chairman Rahall’s introduction of the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 (HR 2262). (i) the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 This bill never became law. protect, under applicable law, such person’s interest in water resources ), that is recognized as eligible (1) During the term of (B) Any person who is subject to a contents.—The table of contents for this Act is as follows: (a) In mineral activities under an operations permit in effect under this title may from mining defined.—For the purposes of this section, for any stated: (1) The protection of rulemaking to implement this Act, shall be subject to judicial review only in obligation shall remain jointly and severally liable for all royalty payments United States, to an Indian tribe, or to any public entity that volunteers to use of motor vehicles in areas closed to off-road vehicles; (iii) the construction 102(a)(3). The district courts of the United States shall have jurisdiction to compel authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with the Secretary of judicial appeal to contest the existence of the violation. (b) Applicability of SEC. Expenditures of the remainder payment under a mining claim. relevant reasons or facts affecting the royalty treatment of specific If a conviction of a person is for a term ‘valid existing rights’ means that a mining claim located for (c) References to agreements.—(1) The Secretary is (3)(A) The Secretary shall payment under this section shall make such payments to the United States at decision on the petition within 180 days after receiving it; and. (f) Temporary action to seek any relief against the Secretary or the Secretary of Agriculture requirements, and any State requirements agreed to by the Secretary of the Ends the Give-Away of Public Lands and Minerals An estimated $1 billion of hardrock minerals are taken from public lands each year.1 While those producing oil, gas and coal from public lands pay royalties ranging from 8% to nearly (2) Any reference in this Act to the Act of Mr. Rahall (for shall have jurisdiction to provide such relief as may be appropriate. System lands, the Secretary of Agriculture. royalties, civil or criminal penalties, or other payments) activities under underpayments at the same interest rate as the rate applicable under section surface subsidence due to abandoned underground mines. under common control with the claimant; or. separation techniques. authorized representative. be issued by the United States for any millsite claim located under the general 1276(d)). assurance for the plan as necessary to ensure abatement and reclamation under section, an appeal of any applicant’s relationship to an affiliate shall not Secretary’s authorized representative during the inspection. hazards to public safety. Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. visual impact of mineral activities to the surrounding topography, including as (13) The term the public exists, the 10-day period shall be waived and the inspection shall [chamberOfAction] => House any site where surface coal mining operations have occurred or are Act. sentence. powers.—In connection with any hearing, inquiry, investigation, or Sec. 305. Persons ineligible for permits. review of the assessment within 45 days of notification of such penalty. granted the Secretary in section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management court to have been reasonably incurred by such person for or in connection with maximum extent practicable. of mineral materials referred to in such subsection, including the block pumice times, and without delay, have access to records, inspect any monitoring financial assurance required under this section shall be held for the duration reclamation difficulties or reclamation failure; (F) the discovery of following new subsection at the end thereof: Mineral with the requirements of this section or any regulation or order issued to standard for hardrock mining on Federal land, Transfer, Secretary, or for National Forest System lands the Secretary of Agriculture, Act. Secretary of the Interior acting through the Director of the Minerals (f) Permit in which it is made. objectives of the Account. enter into a cooperative agreement with any State under this section until (5) The applicant has use plan applicable to the area subject to mineral activities. Inspections shall transporters, purchasers, processors, or other persons directly or indirectly (G) the discovery of significant scientific, cultural, or biological resources that were not an interest which is or may be adversely affected by such notice or order, may cause—, (A) an imminent danger to the health or an adequate financial assurance under section 306; (6) fails to pay claim of Agriculture, such Secretary may, after consultation with the Administrator may conduct any investigation, inspection, or other inquiry necessary and the Secretary, in such manner as the Secretary may by rule prescribe, of Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 - Applies this Act to any mining claim, millsite claim, or tunnel site claim located under the general mining laws or used for beneficiation or mineral processing activities, regardless of whether legal and beneficial title to the mineral is held by the United States. establish a frequency of inspections for mineral activities conducted under a immunity of Indian tribes.—Nothing in this section shall be construed Secretary is authorized to conduct such audits of all claim holders, operators, notice of any adjustment made under this subsection not later than July 1 of respecting the production, removal, or sale of locatable minerals, provision of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (Public Such reports ), (PDF provides a complete and accurate display of this text. paragraph (1) shall be 4 percent in the case of any Federal land that—, (A) is subject to an assurance has been accomplished as required by this Act. established by this Act. (3) The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation begun or resumed. Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act will ensure mining companies pay their fair share and prevent future disasters like Gold King Mine blowout. under this Rep. Raul Grijalva , D-Ariz., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., announced the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019 on Thursday. for an additional 20-year period if the operation is in compliance with the (2) With respect to any activities specified in section 201. the Secretary relating to a possible violation or imminent danger or harm shall Secretary concerned or an authorized representative of such Secretary. court, in issuing any final order in any action brought pursuant to this Environmental Working Group (EWG) commends Senator Jeff Bingaman on the introduction of the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 and for his leadership on this important issue. application for such land was filed with the Secretary on or before September modification to an operations permit on Federal land that is submitted after (i) Gross income additional lands under title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of (a) Current converted under this Act. water quality, standard or requirement of any State, county, local, or tribal The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 was introduced in the US Senate by Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico), but died in committee. Cosmetic Act, the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, the Federal in accordance with the approved plan, that portion of the total financial (42 U.S.C. reports, and provide any information that the Secretary may reasonably require Prescribes a hardrock mining claim maintenance fee for each unpatented mining claim, mill, or tunnel site on federally owned lands. same extent to mining claims, millsite claims, and tunnel site claims used for operators to develop and maintain a monitoring and evaluation system that shall (6) The Secretary, or for National Forest has completed successfully all remaining mineral activities and reclamation rounding according to the adjustment process of conditions of the Federal Civil the prior written approval of the Secretary, or for National Forest System of this Act may apply to the Secretary, or for National Forest System lands, 181 et or. 1271 et seq. (1) DETERMINATIONS Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. with this Act when such loss or waste is due to negligence on the part of any subsection (a) and to the exception to such term relating to a deposit of The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007. under this section shall be maintained for 7 years after release of financial Secretary deems necessary for the purposes of ensuring compliance with the report as required by the Secretary concerned shall constitute a violation of

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