Summary: S.1833 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/19/2017)

Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2017

This bill modifies requirements related to the mining of hardrock minerals on federal land, including to (1) prohibit the United States from issuing a patent for any mining claim, millsite, or tunnel site unless a patent application was filed with the Department of the Interior by September 30, 1994; (2) subject production of all locatable minerals from any mining claim to a reasonable royalty established by Interior; (3) require an exploration permit and mining operations permit for non-casual mining operations; (4) establish the Hardrock Minerals Reclamation Fund for the reclamation and restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by past hardrock minerals and mining activities; and (5) establish civil penalties for violation of surface management or operation requirements and related regulations.