TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 131. URANIUM SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION ACT

SUBCHAPTER F. FUNDS



§ 131.231. LAND RECLAMATION FUND.
     (a) Money received through the payment of fees, loans, grants, gifts, penalties, bond forfeitures, and other money received by the commission shall be deposited in the State Treasury and credited to a special account to be designated the land reclamation fund.
     (b) The fund shall be available to the commission and may be spent for the administration and enforcement of this chapter and for the reclamation of land affected by surface mining operations.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2629, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 131.232. APPROPRIATION.
     Money for the operation of the commission under this chapter shall be appropriated by the legislature.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2630, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 131.233. USE OF PROCEEDS FROM BOND FORFEITURES AND PENALTIES.
     Proceeds from the forfeiture of bonds and penalties
      recovered shall be spent to reclaim land as provided in this chapter with respect to which the bonds were provided and the penalties assessed.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2630, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 131.234. RECLAMATION OF LAND.
     (a) In the reclamation of land affected by surface mining for which funds are available, the commission may use services of other state agencies or the federal government and may compensate them for the services.
     (b) The commission may have reclamation work done by its own employees or by employees of other governmental agencies or through contracts with qualified persons.
     (c) The contracts shall be awarded to the lowest bidder on competitive bids after reasonable advertisement.
     (d) The commission and any other agency and any contractor under a contract are entitled to access to the land affected to carry out the reclamation.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2630, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.