All Information (Except Text) for S.140 - Abandoned Mine Reclamation Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 01/06/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/14/2009 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 111-116. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Abandoned Mine Reclamation Act of 2009
Actions Overview (1)
|01/06/2009||Introduced in Senate|
01/06/2009 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (3)
|07/14/2009||Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 111-116.|
|01/06/2009||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S120-123)|
Action By: Senate
|01/06/2009||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S119-120)|
Action By: Senate
07/14/2009 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 111-116.
01/06/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S120-123)
01/06/2009 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S119-120)
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|Senate Energy and Natural Resources||01/06/2009||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (01/06/2009)
Abandoned Mine Reclamation Act of 2009 - Applies this Act to any mining claim, millsite claim, or tunnel site claim: (1) located under the general mining laws; or (2) used for beneficiation or mineral processing activities, regardless of whether legal and beneficial title to the mineral is held by the United States.
Subjects production of locatable minerals from any mining claim, including mineral concentrates or products derived from such minerals, to a royalty of 8% of the gross income from mining.
Imposes a 4% royalty upon federal lands subject to an existing operations permit and producing valuable locatable minerals in commercial quantities.
Establishes a civil penalty for failure to comply with royalty requirements, including underreporting.
Requires a hardrock mining claim maintenance fee and a location fee for each unpatented mining claim, mill, or tunnel site on federally owned lands, whether located before, on, or after enactment of this Act.
Establishes a fee for transfer of ownership of an unpatented mining claim, mill, or tunnel site.
Requires each operator of a hardrock minerals mining operation to pay a reclamation fee of 0.3 % of the gross income of the hardrock minerals mining operation for each calendar year.
Establishes the Abandoned Mine Cleanup Fund for reclamation and restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by past mineral activities on certain federal lands. Requires deposit in the Fund of all royalties, fees, and civil penalties.