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Mines and Mining




P HB870

Division name change. Changes the name of the Department of Mine, Minerals and Energy's Division of Mineral Resources to the Division of Geology and Mineral Resources.

Patron - Johnson

P HB1150

Oil or gas wells; cemeteries. Requires the applicant for a permit for a gathering pipeline, oil or gas well, or coal bed methane well to identify in the permit application any cemetery, as identified on a U.S.G.S. topographic map or located by routine field review, within 100 feet of the permitted activity.

Patron - Phillips

P SB413

National pollutant discharge elimination system permits; mining operations. Provides for permit fees to be submitted from applicants that discharge waters from mining operations. Applicants will pay $300 per discharge outfall point. In addition, applicants will pay an annual fee of $300 for each discharge outfall point.
Patron - Puckett

P SB586

Gas and Oil Act; notification of interested parties. Requires the Board to publish hearing agendas on permits for gas or oil operations in local newspapers at least 10 days prior to the hearing. Currently, the Board provides this public notice at least 20 days prior to the hearing. Interested parties are still notified by certified mail as a condition of the application process. However, interested parties that cannot be identified or located after reasonable effort may now be notified by publication in a newspaper widely circulated in the locality where the well is proposed to be located.
Patron - Puckett

P SB689

Biofuels Production Incentive Grant Program; eligible fuels. Expands the definition of biofuels to include neat biodiesel fuel, neat green diesel fuel, and neat ethanol fuel. Biodiesel fuel is redefined as a fuel composed of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, designated B100, and meeting the requirements of ASTM D6751. Green diesel fuel is now defined as a fuel produced from nonfossil renewable resources, including agricultural or silvicultural plants; animal fats; residue and waste generated from the production, processing, and marketing of agricultural products; silvicultural products; and other renewable resources, and meeting applicable ASTM specifications.
Patron - Watkins


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