TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 201. CAVERN PROTECTION

SUBCHAPTER B. PERMITS



§ 201.011. PERMIT REQUIRED.
     No person may excavate, remove, destroy, injure, alter in any significant manner, or deface any part of a cave owned by the State of Texas, unless he first obtains a permit under Section 201.012 of this code.

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 785, § 5, eff. June 13, 1979.

§ 201.012. ISSUANCE OF PERMIT.
     The General Land Office may issue a permit under this subsection if the person seeking the permit furnishes the following information:
          (1) a detailed statement giving the reasons and objectives for the excavation, removal, or alteration and the benefits expected to be obtained from the contemplated work;
          (2) data and results of any completed excavation;
          (3) the prior written permission from the state agency which manages the site of the proposed excavation;
          (4) a sworn statement that he will carry the permit while exercising the privileges granted; and
          (5) any other reasonable information which the General Land Office may prescribe.

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 785, § 5, eff. June 13, 1979.

§ 201.013. REVOCATION.
     The General Land Office may for good cause revoke any permit issued under Section 201.012 of this code.

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 785, § 5, eff. June 13, 1979.

§ 201.014. PENALTIES.
     (a) A person who violates Section 201.011 of this code is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
     (b) A person who violates Section 201.012 of this code is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and the permit shall be revoked.

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 785, § 5, eff. June 13, 1979.