Alabama Code - Title 9

Chapter 16 - Mineral Resources
   § 9-16-1 Short title
   § 9-16-1.1 Legislative findings
   § 9-16-2 Definitions
   § 9-16-3 Purpose of article
   § 9-16-4 Permit for engaging in surface mining operations - Required; exemptions; applicability
   § 9-16-5 Permit for engaging in surface mining operations - Application; issuance
   § 9-16-6 Permit for engaging in surface mining operations - Amendments
   § 9-16-7 Duties of operators
   § 9-16-8 Bonds, cash deposits or securities deposits of operators
   § 9-16-9 Right of entry upon lands for inspections as to compliance with provisions of article
   § 9-16-10 Enforcement of provisions of article - Written notices of violations; hearings; entry of orders by director; appeals from orders of director
   § 9-16-11 Enforcement of provisions of article - Institution of civil action for enforcement of final order of director; engaging in surface mining without valid permit; willful misrepresentations, etc., in applications; rights of exception and appeal
   § 9-16-12 Disposition of fees and penalties
   § 9-16-13 Administration of article
   § 9-16-14 Applicability of provisions of article
   § 9-16-15 Article supplemental; repeal of conflicting laws
   § 9-16-70 Short title
   § 9-16-71 Declaration of public policy and legislative intent; all land surface mined under this article shall be reclaimed
   § 9-16-72 Definitions
   § 9-16-73 Surface Mining Commission - Creation; composition; appointment; qualifications of members; vacancies; director; staff; compensation; quorum; meetings; principal office; funds; removal of members
   § 9-16-74 Surface Mining Commission - Powers generally
   § 9-16-75 Adoption of rules pursuant to Alabama Administrative Procedure Act; written notification of commission's rulemaking activities
   § 9-16-76 Conflict of interest; penalty
   § 9-16-77 Division of Hearings and Appeals
   § 9-16-78 Hearing officer; powers; witness fees
   § 9-16-79 Hearings and appeals procedure
   § 9-16-80 Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Division - Creation; director; chief; transfer of books, records, powers, rights and personnel
   § 9-16-81 Licenses; required; term; filing and contents of application; qualifications of applicants; fees and issuance
   § 9-16-82 Permits - Required; term; successor in interest; termination; renewal; application
   § 9-16-83 Permits - Contents of application; reclamation plan; copy of application filed for public inspection; insurance; blasting plan
   § 9-16-84 Reclamation plans; contents
   § 9-16-85 Permits - Approval or denial by authority; filing of violation schedule; issuance to mine on prime farm land
   § 9-16-86 Permits - Revisions; application; revision or modification by authority
   § 9-16-87 Permits - Coal exploration
   § 9-16-88 Permits - Review and appeal of applications
   § 9-16-89 Performance bonds and bond releases
   § 9-16-90 Environmental protection performance standards
   § 9-16-91 Surface effects of underground coal mining; requirements; remedies
   § 9-16-92 Inspections; authority to inspect records, equipment, premises; etc.; violations; maintenance of records, etc., by permittee; authority to enter upon all lands of the state
   § 9-16-93 Violations; inspection by authority; cessation of operations; suspension or revocation of permit; public hearing; notices and orders; action by Attorney General; injunctions, etc
   § 9-16-94 Penalties
   § 9-16-95 Citizens' actions; attorneys, etc., fees allowed as damages
   § 9-16-96 Designation of areas unsuitable for surface coal mining; right to petition; review and public hearing; areas exempt from mining operations
   § 9-16-97 Water rights
   § 9-16-98 Experimental practices
   § 9-16-99 Surface mining operations not subject to this article
   § 9-16-100 Confidentiality of records
   § 9-16-101 Leases of certain lands
   § 9-16-102 Reports of certain coal sales
   § 9-16-103 Alabama Surface Mining Fund
   § 9-16-104 Reimbursement and funding
   § 9-16-105 Constitutionality and validity of article
   § 9-16-106 Provisions cumulative; certain laws not repealed
   § 9-16-107 Effective date
   § 9-16-120 Legislative intent
   § 9-16-121 Definitions
   § 9-16-122 Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund
   § 9-16-123 Reclamation priorities
   § 9-16-124 Lands and waters eligible for reclamation
   § 9-16-125 Reclamation program
   § 9-16-126 Right of entry
   § 9-16-127 Acquisition and disposition of lands
   § 9-16-128 Landowners' actions; review by director; prior right of purchase; review by court
   § 9-16-129 Property subject to lien; statement by director; amount; priority
   § 9-16-130 Filling voids, sealing tunnels, shafts, etc
   § 9-16-131 Interagency cooperation
   § 9-16-132 Injunctions
   § 9-16-133 Powers of director
   § 9-16-134 Insurance
   § 9-16-135 Special Abandoned Mine Reclamation Trust Fund; deposit, administration and disbursal of funds

Chapter 17 - Oil & Gas
   § 9-17-1 Definitions
   § 9-17-2 Declaration of public policy; purpose of article
   § 9-17-3 Oil and Gas Board - Created; composition; qualifications, appointment, terms of office, compensation and expenses of members; vacancies; meetings or hearings; nonvoting member emeritus
   § 9-17-4 Oil and Gas Board - Quorum; votes required for promulgation of rules, regulations or orders
   § 9-17-5 Oil and Gas Board - Representation in litigation; administration of oaths
   § 9-17-6 Oil and Gas Board - Powers and duties generally
   § 9-17-7 Oil and Gas Board - Rules of procedure for hearings, etc.; promulgation, etc., of rules, regulations or orders generally; promulgation, etc., of emergency rules, regulations or orders
   § 9-17-8 Oil and Gas Board - Powers as to witnesses; enforcement of subpoenas issued by board
   § 9-17-9 State Oil and Gas Supervisor
   § 9-17-10 Employment of personnel
   § 9-17-11 Waste prohibited
   § 9-17-12 Limitations on regulations; drilling or production units; producers' shares
   § 9-17-13 Integration of interests; cycling operations; orders of board; procedures
   § 9-17-14 Limitations upon rules, regulations or orders establishing limits on production allowable within state or from separate pools; production of more than established allowable production or production in unauthorized manner
   § 9-17-15 Judicial review of rules, regulations or orders
   § 9-17-16 Injunctions - Issuance against board, etc
   § 9-17-17 Injunctions - Issuance against persons violating, etc., provisions of article, rules, etc
   § 9-17-18 Injunctions - Appeals
   § 9-17-19 Civil actions for damages for violations of provisions of article, rules, etc.; actions by private parties to enjoin violations of provisions of article, rules, etc
   § 9-17-21 Illegal oil, gas or product - Sale, acquisition, processing, handling, etc
   § 9-17-22 Illegal oil, gas or product - Seizure, condemnation and sale
   § 9-17-23 Owners not to allow wells to get out of control, etc.; rights of board upon failure of owners to control wells; powers, etc., of board to secure payment by owners of costs and expenses of controlling or plugging wells
   § 9-17-24 Notification prior to drilling wells; hearing; fees; Alabama Oil and Gas Board Special Fund
   § 9-17-25 Tax for expenses of administration and enforcement of article - Levied; exemptions; payment
   § 9-17-26 Tax for expenses of administration and enforcement of article - Records, returns and remittances of producers; determination of gross value at point of production; rules and regulations    § 9-17-27 Tax for expenses of administration and enforcement of article - Recovery of tax improperly collected    § 9-17-31 Tax for expenses of administration and enforcement of article - Disposition and expenditure    § 9-17-32 Penalty for violations of provisions of article, rules, etc.; penalty applicable to each prohibited transaction relating to illegal oil, gas or product; penalty for aiding or abetting violations of provisions of article, rules, etc.; payment of fine not t    § 9-17-33 Disposition of proceeds from sale of oil or gas production    § 9-17-50 Cancellation on records of lapsed optional leases; liability of lessees for failure or refusal to mark leases cancelled on records, etc., upon request of lessors    § 9-17-60 Authorization for leasing of certain state lands for exploration, development and production - Lands of Department of Conservation and Natural Resources    § 9-17-61 Authorization for leasing of certain state lands for exploration, development and production - Lands of other state departments, institutions or agencies    § 9-17-62 Authorization for leasing of certain state lands for exploration, development and production - Lands under navigable streams, waters, etc    § 9-17-63 Leases may authorize pooling or unitization    § 9-17-64 Execution of pooling or unitization agreements or amendments to leases to authorize same    § 9-17-65 Lands to be leased upon basis of competitive bids; invitations for bids; opening of bids; acceptance or rejection of bids    § 9-17-66 Parties requesting advertisement of lands for lease purposes to pay for necessary legal advertisement    § 9-17-67 Charges for oil and gas lease tract charts    § 9-17-68 Revenues from leases - Disposition    § 9-17-69 Revenues from leases - Expenditure    § 9-17-80 Enhanced recovery methods    § 9-17-81 Meeting of board to consider need for unit operation    § 9-17-82 Order requiring unit operation - When issued    § 9-17-83 Order requiring unit operation - Contents    § 9-17-84 Order requiring unit operation - When effective; when automatically revoked    § 9-17-85 New or amending orders    § 9-17-86 Alteration of contribution of separately owned tract    § 9-17-87 Production and operations deemed to be those of separately owned tracts    § 9-17-88 Applicability of article    § 9-17-100 Definitions    § 9-17-101 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board - Creation; composition; meetings; rules and regulations    § 9-17-102 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board - Compensation of members    § 9-17-103 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board - Promulgation, etc., of rules and regulations; inspection of gas systems
   § 9-17-104 Appointment, compensation and bond of administrator; administrator and inspectors constituted peace officers; Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board Fund; excess balances to be transferred to fund
   § 9-17-105 Classification of permits; LP-Gas Recovery Fund; proof of insurance; surety bond; exception for state agency, county, etc.; Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board Personal Bond Fund; change of permit holder's name; further local requirements prohibited
   § 9-17-106 Permit fees; reports and payment of fees by certain end users, suppliers, permit holders; invoice cost; exemption from Section 40-12-84
   § 9-17-107 Requirements as to storage capacity; exemption; submission of plans; construction requirements; fees
   § 9-17-108 Directive order of discontinuance; appeal; injunction; hearings by board; imposition of penalties
   § 9-17-109 Violations; fees; assessment and hearing; filling of containers; installation, maintenance, etc., of appliances; damages
   § 9-17-110 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Research and Education Advisory Committee
   § 9-17-120 Definitions
   § 9-17-121 Installation of heaters - Residences
   § 9-17-122 Installation of heaters - Used manufactured homes
   § 9-17-123 Enforcement
   § 9-17-124 Reference to National Fuel Gas Code
   § 9-17-125 Preemption of local law
   § 9-17-130 Legislative findings and declaration
   § 9-17-131 Short title
   § 9-17-132 Definitions
   § 9-17-133 Alabama Coalbed Methane Gas Well Plugging Fund
   § 9-17-134 Determination by board of coalbed methane gas wells requiring plugging
   § 9-17-135 Action authorized to be taken by board
   § 9-17-136 Liability of owners and operators
   § 9-17-137 Plugging fees payable into fund; investment and use of fund
   § 9-17-138 Termination of fund
   § 9-17-139 No liability of state, board or supervisor to third parties
   § 9-17-150 Definitions
   § 9-17-151 Legislative declaration; jurisdiction
   § 9-17-152 Board approval; recordation of order; certificate of effectiveness; dissolution of fields and units; determination of commercial reserves; creation of cavities
   § 9-17-153 Protection against pollution and escape of gas; property rights
   § 9-17-154 Eminent domain
   § 9-17-155 Right of landowner to drill and make other use of land
   § 9-17-156 Exemption from taxation and certain gas deemed injected
   § 9-17-157 Secondary or tertiary operations