332-14-060 - Coal option contract and coal mining lease - Area - Term

332-14-060. Coal option contract and coal mining lease - Area - Term

One government surveyed section of land or up to 640 acres, whichever is the larger area, may be the subject of a coal option contract or a coal mining lease. The term of a coal option contract may not exceed one year. The term of a coal mining lease may not exceed twenty years. The acreage in a single application does not need to be contiguous. The total area of a coal option contract or a coal mining lease shall be limited to a logical mining unit as determined by the department.

Statutory Authority: RCW 79.01.668. 85-10-040 (Order 443), ยง 332-14-060, filed 4/29/85.

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