Administration of Mining Claims and Sites

Docket ID: BLM-2012-0002
Agency: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
BLM is proposing this rule to amend regulations on locating, recording, and maintaining mining claims or sites. In this rule, BLM would amend its regulations to respond to a recent law that changes the way the maintenance fee is calculated for unpatented placer mining claims. The law (1) specifies that the holder of an unpatented placer mining claim must pay the initial and annual maintenance fee for each 20 acres or portion thereof contained in the claim; and (2) reiterates that an initial maintenance fee payment is due at the time of recording the claim with the BLM and that the annual maintenance fee is due on or before September 1 of each year.
RIN: 1004-AE27
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3830
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 18 USC 1001, 18 USC 3571, 30 USC 22, 30 USC 28, 30 USC 28k, 30 USC 242, 30 USC 611, 31 USC 9701, 43 USC 2, 43 USC 1201, 43 USC 1212, 43 USC 1457, 43 USC 1474, 43 USC 1740, 43 USC 1744, 115 Stat 414, PL 112-74, 125 Stat 786
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Final Action07/27/201277 FR 44155
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Sep 25, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 07/27/2012
ID: BLM-2012-0002-0001

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Agency Contact
Mitchell Leverette
Deputy Division Chief, Solid Minerals
202 912-7113
202 912-7199 (Fax)
2134 LM, 20 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Washington, DC 20003
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