Or. Admin. R. 141-071-0645 - Relinquishment

(1) A mining lease, or any portion of the mineral rights covered by such lease, may be relinquished by the lessee by filing a written statement with the Division which:
(a) Describes the mineral rights to be relinquished by legal subdivision or survey;
(b) States that the land surface above the mineral rights have not been disturbed, drilled, mined or otherwise affected, or if disturbed or otherwise affected, describing the manner in which such lands were restored to their original condition;
(c) States that all monies due and payable to workmen employed by the lessee on the leased premises have been paid;
(d) Is accompanied by a release from the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries of Mined Land Reclamation Act permit.
(2) A relinquishment shall take effect upon approval by the Division, subject to the continuing obligation of the lessee and the lessee's surety to pay all accrued rentals, royalties and taxes, if any, and to comply with all conditions of the lease and of these rules related to the restoration of the leased premises.

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Or. Admin. R. 141-071-0645
LB 44, f. & ef. 8-16-77

Stat. Auth.: ORS 273

Stats. Implemented: ORS 273 .780 - ORS 273 .790

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