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Hardrock Mining Reform Act of 1993

Hearing before the Subcommittee on Mineral Resources Development and Production of the Committee on Energy and Natural ... and for other purposes, May 4, 1993 (S. hrg)

by United States

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Written in English


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Number of Pages205
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Open LibraryOL7370980M
ISBN 100160435056
ISBN 109780160435058
OCLC/WorldCa29880494

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) announced that they are preparing to introduce legislation to reform the nation's antiquated hardrock mining laws and prevent another toxic spill like the Gold King Mine disaster of Their.   Yesterday, October 23rd, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to advance the Hardrock Mining Reform Act, an amendment to the extremely outdated laws that have controlled hardrock mining. This Act completely replaces the current laws, an action that was sorely needed in the effort to find some semblance of modern context to venerable .

But they can’t decide, as they can with oil and gas drilling, that no development should occur in a certain bill, H.R. , the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of , faces a.   The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) can be used to try to clean up abandoned coal mines on private and state lands (as well as federal land)— but only in states where there is.

Books; Photos; Subscribe the Hardrock Mining Reform and Reclamation Act of with a vote of The legislation would impose gross revenue royalties of 8 percent on new hardrock mining.   Washington, D.C. – Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today introduced legislation to reform our hardrock mining laws that date back to The bill would finally force corporations to 1) pay royalties for minerals extracted from public lands and 2) contribute to a fund for cleanup costs. Rep. DeFazio points to the acre Formosa Mine Superfund Site in Douglas County as .


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Hardrock Mining Reform Act of - Renames the Act of Jas the Surface Resources Act ofand the Act of Jas the Materials Act of Sets forth fees for mining claim location and maintenance, including waivers and reduced fees for claimants holding fewer than 50 claims.

H.R. (rd). To modify the requirements applicable to locatable minerals on public domain lands, consistent with the principles of self-initiation of mining claims, and for other purposes. Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. Get this from a library.

Hardrock Mining Reform Act of report together with additional views (to accompany S. [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.]. The General Mining Act of is a United States federal law that authorizes and governs prospecting and mining for economic minerals, such as gold, platinum, and silver, on federal public law, approved oncodified the informal system of acquiring and protecting mining claims on public land, formed by prospectors in California and Nevada from Enacted by: the 42nd United States Congress.

MINING REFORM LEGISLATION Chair Grijalva’s Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of ends the obsolete system put in place by the Mining Law of and replaces it with a modern leasing system designed to protect American taxpayers and.

On Novemthe House of Representatives passed H.R. entitled the Mineral Development Act of Onthe Senate passed S. entitled the Hardrock Mining Reform Act ofa pared down bill which was adopted without debate, as a vehicle for getting the matter to a Senate/House conference committee for resolution.

“Pick axes are no longer standard equipment for hardrock mining, yet the Mining Law still governs hardrock mining on public lands today. American taxpayers will see the benefits when this antiquated rule is updated by the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of ,” said Linda Weiss, Western Organization of Resource Councils Board Chair.

Hardrock Mining Reform Seeks to Level the Playing Field. May 11 “Mining is important to our country for many reasons but in this changed world it is time for a new mining law The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of would increase protections for our lands and waters and give the public more choice in how our precious lands will be used.

Summary of H.R - th Congress (): Hardrock Mining Reform and Reclamation Act of   Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act will reform the antiquated mining law, help prevent future disasters like the Gold King Mine blowout; NM Rep. Luján joins call for mining reform by cosponsoring related House bill U.S.

Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Edward J. Markey (D. Development and Exploration Act offor example, 25 percent of the royalties go directly to the states, and an additional 50 percent of the royalties and all of the holding fees could be spent on reclamation activities in the states.

the Hardrock Mining Reform Act of   The full text of Udall’s Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act is available at An explanatory summary of H.R. is available at Novem Udall, Heinrich, Bennet, Wyden, Markey Introduce Bill to Ensure Hardrock Mining Companies Pay Their Fair Share.

Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act will reform the antiquated mining law, help prevent future disasters like the Gold King Mine blowout; NM Rep.

Luján joins call for mining reform by cosponsoring related House bill. Septem Following the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources hearing on hardrock mines, the Senate is now wading into the contentious area of mining policy reform.

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), along with four Democratic cosponsors, introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of ().Senator Udall’s bill would affect mining. The General Mining Act ofwhich allows these travesties, is ripe for reform.

The Democrats now control the House, and House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-3rd-AZ) is very interested in public lands hardrock mining reform. WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Edward J.

Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act oflegislation to modernize the nation’s antiquated hardrock mining laws. The bill requires companies to pay royalties for the.

Mining for hardrock minerals today is nothing like it was when the General Mining Act was first passed in Gone are the days of settlers with a pickax and a mule or prospectors panning for gold. In September, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced S, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act offollowing up on an identical bill he introduced in that never made it out of committee.

The bill would amend the General Mining Act to charge a gross royalty on new mining operations and to establish a Hardrock Minerals Reclamation Fund. HARDROCK MINING REFORM AND RECLAMATION ACT OF CleansUpAbandonedMines Because of the outdated Mining Law, hundreds of thousands of abandoned hardrock mines litter the U.S., mostly in the West.

To date, there is still no comprehensive inventory of abandoned hardrock mines, and funds to clean up these sites. Section of the Revised Statutes of the United States (30 U.S.C.

28) is amended by inserting or section (a) of the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of after Act of. Effect of payments for use and occupancy of claims. 4 (a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the 5 ‘‘Hardrock Mining Reform and Reclamation Act of ’’.

6 (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents for 7 this Act is as follows: VerDate Nov 24 Jkt PO Frm Fmt Sfmt C:\USERS\DBIRCH\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\\GEN\C. The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of will ensure mining companies pay royalties for the privilege of extracting mineral resources from public lands.

The bill helps ensure that taxpayers aren't on the hook for cleaning up abandoned mines, many of which are continuously leaking toxic chemicals into rivers and streams and have the.Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act The Hard Case of Hardrock Mining Reform (Part 2): Conservation Areas in Which to Just Say No Ma in Congress, Department of Interior, Federal Lands, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Mining, Nat'l Conservation Lands, National Forest System, National Park System, National Wildlife.