Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 444
Rights and Duties of Miners and Mine Owners

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Rsmo Number Section Description
Chapter Cross Reference
Hearings on environmental matters, department of natural resources has burden of proof, exception, 640.012
Land reclamation commission transferred to department of natural resources, 640.010
Mine drainage districts generally, 242.700 to 242.750
Mine safety regulations, inspection, Chap. 293
Missouri coal to be used at state institutions, when, 34.080
Strip mining of coal and barite, 444.500 to 444.755
Surface mining of clay, limestone, sand and gravel, 444.760 to 444.790
Underground facility safety and damage prevention law, generally, 319.010 to 319.050
444.010. Mineral land owner to post conditions under which mining operations may be conducted thereon.
444.020. Failure to post statement of conditions, effect--rights of miners.
444.030. Tender of payment.
444.040. Notice to owner or lessee.
444.050. Ownership of ore.
444.060. Injunction or restraining order--how granted.
444.070. Mining extending to adjoining lands, how determined.
444.080. Order to be read.
444.090. Refusal to permit survey--penalty.
444.100. Provisions for mining coal in certain cities.
444.110. Notice of intention to mine--publication required.
444.120. Permit from mayor and council--petition to circuit court.
444.130. Court to authorize mining operations, when--period of time specified.
444.140. Form of bond required.
444.150. Written permission of owner required--violation--provisions for payment of fine.
444.160. Costs, paid by whom.
444.170. Diagram showing character and extent of mining operations to be filed in court--forfeiture for failure to comply.
444.180. Certain sections apply only to coal mining companies.
444.320. Mining under public highways and railroads prohibited.
444.330. Penalty for violation of section 444.320.
   
METALLIC MINERALS WASTE MANAGEMENT
444.350. Citation of law.
444.352. Definitions.
444.355. Director, powers.
444.358. Permit required, when.
444.360. Application for permit, contents.
444.362. Closure plan, purposes, contents, review of.
444.365. Inspection--maintenance plan, purposes, contents, review of.
444.368. Financial assurance instrument required, form, amount--confidential information not to be released--duration, use, forfeiture--release of.
444.370. Processing fee, annual permit fee--metallic minerals waste management fund, created, uses.
444.372. Permits, final approval by director--denial of permit, procedures.
444.375. Inspections, investigations, director to perform--civil penalties authorized, procedures--emergency situations, powers of director.
444.376. Administrative penalties, assessment, restriction--conference, conciliation and persuasion--rules--payment--appeal--collection, disposition.
444.377. Hearings, procedures.
444.378. Violations, procedures to forfeit the financial assurance instrument, attorney general to assist, when.
444.380. Rules, authority, promulgation, procedure.
   
INTERSTATE MINING COMPACT
444.400. Mining compact--purpose, definitions--commission, budget, powers and programs--construction.
444.410. Members, interstate mining commission--appointment--compensation.
   
STRIP MINE LAW
444.500. Citation of law.
444.510. Definitions.
444.520. Commission, membership, qualifications, terms, compensation, powers--department director, limitation on.
444.530. Powers of commission--rules, procedure.
444.535. Rules and regulations, commission shall make--variances, procedures, conditions--section not to apply, when.
444.540. Annual strip mining permit required, fee, renewal.
444.550. Application for permit, contents.
444.560. Reclamation plan required, contents.
444.570. Bond, amount--commission may waive.
444.580. Annual permit, how amended.
444.590. Successor operator, assumption of liability--first operator released, when.
444.600. Permit--investigation, decision, hearing, court review--appeals.
444.610. Reclamation and care requirements.
444.620. Time limits on reclamation practices.
444.630. Report, when required, contents.
444.640. Commission to investigate all reports--release from bond, when.
444.650. Application for release from bond--objection, effect of--appeal.
444.660. Additional time, granted when.
444.670. Commission may inspect and search--warrant, where obtained.
444.680. Injunction, when--violation, procedure--hearing.
444.690. Testimony at hearing, how recorded--available, when.
444.700. Judicial review, when--additional evidence authorized.
444.710. Injunction and forfeiture of bond, when--attorney general to act.
444.720. Rules and regulations, when effective--notice, hearing--variances authorized.
444.730. Mined land reclamation fund created--purpose.
444.740. Commission authorized to receive funds and services.
444.750. Recreational use of reclaimed lands encouraged.
444.755. Repeal of existing law not intended.
   
THE LAND RECLAMATION ACT
444.760. Short title.
444.762. Declaration of policy.
444.765. Definitions.
444.766. Exceptions to land reclamation act provisions.
444.767. Powers of commission--rules, procedure, review.
444.768. Fee, bond, or assessment structure, comprehensive review--proposal to be submitted, approval by commission--rulemaking requirements.
444.770. Permit required, when--release of certain bonds--complaints, requirements.
444.771. Limitation on permits near an accredited school.
444.772. Permit--application, contents, fees--amendment, how made--successor operator, duties of--fees expire, when.
444.773. Director to investigate applications--decision to issue or deny--denial of permit, appeal, procedure--commission to issue decision.
444.774. Reclamation requirements and conditions.
444.775. Release of bond, conditions--petition, hearing--administrative review.
444.777. Entry upon lands and inspection by commission members--warrants to issue.
444.778. Bond--form--amount--duration--forfeiture--power of reclamation.
444.782. Attorney general to represent commission, when--hearings on bond forfeiture, notice.
444.784. Commission rules and regulations authorized--delegation of authority--forfeiture funds, where expended.
444.786. Operation without permit prohibited, penalty.
444.787. Investigation by commission, attorney general to file suit--formal complaint procedure.
444.788. Civil action.
444.789. Administrative procedure--inapplicability to public meetings.
444.790. Administrative penalties--not to be assessed for minor violation, definition--amount set by rule, limitation--payment when--appeal, effect--surcharge due when--unpaid penalty, collection--time limitation to assess violation--judicial appeal--civil action, effect, exception--habitual violator, defined.
   
SURFACE COAL MINING LAW
444.800. Citation of law--legislative intent declared--rules and regulations authorized, procedure.
444.805. Definitions.
444.810. Powers of commission--abandoned mine reclamation fund created, purpose.
444.815. Permits required, kind, when to be obtained--term--effect of lack of operation--renewals--exemptions.
444.820. Permit fees--contents of application--confidential items--copy to be filed with recorder of deeds--insurance required.
444.825. Reclamation plan contents--confidential items.
444.830. Phase I reclamation bond to be filed, when--adjustment of amount of bond and terms, by commission, when.
444.835. Permit to be granted or application to be modified or denied--notification required--requirements to be met before permit to be issued--additional items to be filed with application--exemptions.
444.840. Revision of permit, procedure--transfer or assignment to have prior approval--commission may require permit revision--operator may be released from liability.
444.845. Coal exploration permit required--contents of application--bond required--confidential items--limitation on removal of coal--sections 444.800 to 444.940 applicable to coal exploration rules and regulations.
444.850. Publication of intent--notification to local governments--comments and objections may be filed, procedure--conferences, findings--hearings--appeals.
444.855. Performance standards to be met in surface mining operations--explosives--reclamation efforts.
444.860. Performance standards to be met in underground mining operations--rules and regulations.
444.865. Records and reports required--entry and inspection authorized--ownership information to be displayed--commission employees not to engage in mining, penalty--employees to file financial statements.
444.870. Penalties, administrative and criminal, procedure.
444.875. Release of all or part of performance bond, procedure--objections may be filed.
444.880. Actions to compel compliance, limitation--costs of litigation--actions for damages.
444.885. Cessation orders--suspension or revocation of permits--injunctive relief.
444.890. Commission to designate areas unsuitable for surface mining--review required--excepted lands--procedure.
444.895. Review of cessation orders and permit suspensions and revocations--procedure--temporary relief--hearings, conduct.
444.900. Judicial review.
444.905. Severability--rights retained--replacement of water--explosives regulations.
444.915. Abandoned mine reclamation fund--deposits and expenditures.
444.920. Abandoned mine reclamation fund, commission's duties and powers.
444.925. Entry upon property by commission staff, procedure--acquisition of land by commission--use and disposal of land--price--public hearings.
444.930. Liens for corrective measures--amount, filing, valuation--appeals, priority of liens.
444.935. Public health hazards--actions to abate, procedure.
444.940. Report on fund required--administration of fund, rules and regulations--authorized activities--water pollution treatment.
444.950. Phase I reclamation bond requirements--rules, procedure to adopt--rights and duties of mine owners.
444.955. Revegetation of mined land, responsibility transfer, approval required.
444.960. Fund, coal mine land reclamation, established, purpose, duties.
444.965. Assessment for fund, amount paid, when--additional assessment, determined how, when.
444.970. Penalty--delinquency or failure to comply with assessment or reclamation plan.
444.980. Appeal of permit decision, procedure.

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