30 CFR § 736.25 - Permit fees.
(a) Applicability. An applicant for a new permit to conduct surface coal mining operations under a Federal program shall submit to OSM fees in the amounts set out in paragraph (d) of this section. For applications submitted prior to the effective date of this rule, fees shall apply only for stages of OSM review begun on or after the effective date. The applicant shall either submit all applicable fees with the permit application, or by stage of review as follows:
(2) Technical review. Following receipt from OSM of a notice of administrative completeness, an applicant who pays by stage of review shall submit the technical review basic fee, plus the per-acre fee for each acre of disturbed area or fraction thereof to be included in the permit area.
(3) Permit issuance. Following receipt from OSM of a notice of technical adequacy, an applicant who pays by stage of review shall submit the decision document fee.
(b) Refund of fees.
(i) On the basis of information concerning endangered or threatened species or their critical habitats or information. concerning cultural or historical resources, where such information was not available prior to submission of the permit application;
(iii) Because subsequent to submittal of a permit application, the applicant is denied valid existing rights to mine under part 761 of this chapter where such rights are required for surface coal mining operations on the lands contained in the permit application.
(3) OSM will, upon receipt of written request for withdrawal of a permit application, cease processing of that application. If requested, OSM will refund fees paid by the applicant for the withdrawn application as follows:
(i) Any fees for a stage of OSM review not yet begun will be refunded;
(ii) Where technical review has begun, partial refund will be made of any technical review fee amounts remaining after deduction of actual OSM costs incurred for that technical review. Costs to process the withdrawal may also be deducted.
(4) No interest will be paid on refunded fees.
(d) Fee schedule for a new permit.
|Administrative completeness review||$250.00|
|Fee per acre of disturbed area in permit area:|
|First 1,000 acres||13.50/acre|
|Second 1,000 acres||6.00/acre|
|Third 1,000 acres||4.00/acre|
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