43 CFR 3410.3-4 - Bonds.

§ 3410.3-4 Bonds.
(a) Bonding provisions in subpart 3474 of this chapter apply to this subpart.
(b) Prior to issuing an exploration license, the authorized officer shall ensure that the amount of the bond to be furnished is sufficient:
(1) To assure compliance with the terms and conditions of the exploration license and exploration plan; and
(2) In the absence of an agreement between the exploration licensee and the surface owner so providing, to assure compensation for damages to surface improvements made by surface owners where an exploration license embraces such lands. In no event shall the amount of such bond be less than $5,000.
(c) Upon completion of exploration and reclamation activities that are in compliance with the terms and conditions of the exploration license, the exploration plan and the regulations, or upon discontinuance of exploration operations and completion of needed reclamation to the satisfaction of the authorized officer, and where appropriate, the surface management agency, the authorized officer shall terminate the period of liability of the bond.
(d) Where the surface of the land being explored is privately owned, the authorized officer shall have the authority to terminate or adjust the period of liability and/or the amount of liability under the bond. The authorized officer shall provide, 30 days prior to the effective date of termination of the period of liability under the bond, a notice of termination to enable the surface owner to inspect the property and notify the authorized officer, in writing, of any deficiencies in reclamation. Should the licensee and any surface owner be unable to agree on the adequacy of the reclamation, the authorized officer shall make the final determination.
[44 FR 42613, July 19, 1979, as amended at 47 FR 33135, July 30, 1982; 48 FR 37655, Aug. 19, 1983; 50 FR 8626, Mar. 4, 1985]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

§ 181 - Lands subject to disposition; persons entitled to benefits; reciprocal privileges; helium rights reserved

§ 182 - Lands disposed of with reservation of deposits of coal, etc.

§ 183 - Cancellation of prospecting permits

§ 184 - Limitations on leases held, owned or controlled by persons, associations or corporations

§ 184a - Authorization of States to include in agreements for conservation of oil and gas resources lands acquired from United States

§ 185 - Rights-of-way for pipelines through Federal lands

§ 186 - Reservation of easements or rights-of-way for working purposes; reservation of right to dispose of surface of lands; determination before offering of lease; easement periods

§ 187 - Assignment or subletting of leases; relinquishment of rights under leases; conditions in leases for protection of diverse interests in operation of mines, wells, etc.; State laws not impaired

§ 187a - Oil or gas leases; partial assignments

§ 187b - Oil or gas leases; written relinquishment of rights; release of obligations

§ 188 - Failure to comply with provisions of lease

§ 188a - Surrender of leases

§ 189 - Rules and regulations; boundary lines; State rights unaffected; taxation

§ 190 - Oath; requirement; form; blanks

§ 191 - Disposition of moneys received

§ 191a - Late payment charges under Federal mineral leases

§ 191b - Collection of unpaid and underpaid royalties and late payment interest owed by lessees

§ 192 - Payment of royalties in oil or gas; sale of such oil or gas

§ 192a - Cancellation or modification of contracts

§ 192b - Application to contracts

§ 192c - Rules and regulations governing issuance of certain leases; disposition of receipts

§ 193 - Disposition of deposits of coal, and so forth

§ 193a - Preference right of United States to purchase coal for Army and Navy; price for coal; civil actions; jurisdiction

§ 194 - Repealed.

§ 195 - Enforcement

§ 196 - Cooperative agreements; delegation of authority

§ 201 - Leases and exploration

§ 351 - Definitions

§ 352 - Deposits subject to lease; consent of department heads; lands excluded

§ 353 - Sale of lands unaffected; reservation of mineral rights; sale subject to prior lease; naval petroleum reserves unaffected

§ 354 - Lease of partial or future interests in deposits

§ 355 - Disposition of receipts

§ 356 - Furnishing description of lands and title documents; recordation of documents; authenticated copies

§ 357 - State or local government rights; taxation

§ 358 - Rights under prior leases; priority of pending applications; exchange of leases

§ 359 - Rules and regulations

§ 521 - Mineral leasing claims

§ 522 - Conflicting periods of location of claims

§ 523 - Uranium leases

§ 524 - Reservation of minerals to United States

§ 525 - Future location of claims on mineral lands

§ 526 - Mining and Leasing Act operations

§ 527 - Determination of unpatented mining claims

§ 528 - Waiver and relinquishment of mineral rights

§ 529 - Helium lands subject to entry

§ 530 - Definitions

§ 531 - Approval of United States officials

U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS