The Resource Hardrock mining : information on types of state royalties, number of abandoned mines, and financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives., (electronic resource :)

Hardrock mining : information on types of state royalties, number of abandoned mines, and financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives., (electronic resource :)

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Hardrock mining : information on types of state royalties, number of abandoned mines, and financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives.
Title
Hardrock mining
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information on types of state royalties, number of abandoned mines, and financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives.
Title variation
  • Hardrock mining
  • Information on types of state royalties, number of abandoned mines, and financial assurances on BLM land
Title variation remainder
information on types of state royalties, number of abandoned mines, and financial assurances on Bureau of Land Management land
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eng
Summary
The General Mining Act of 1872 helped open the West by allowing individuals to obtain exclusive rights to mine billions of dollars worth of gold, silver, and other hardrock (locatable) minerals from federal lands without having to pay a federal royalty. However, western states charge royalties so that they share in the proceeds from various hardrock minerals extracted from their lands. For years, some mining operators did not reclaim land used in their mining operations, creating environmental and physical safety hazards. To curb further growth in the number of abandoned hardrock mines on federal lands, in 1981, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began requiring mining operators to reclaim BLM land disturbed by these operations, and in 2001 began requiring operators to provide financial assurances to cover reclamation costs before they began exploration or mining operations. This testimony focuses on the (1) royalties states charge, (2) number of abandoned hardrock mine sites and hazards, and (3) value and coverage of financial assurances operators use to guarantee reclamation costs. It is based on two GAO reports: Hardrock Mining: Information on Abandoned Mines and Value and Coverage of Financial Assurances on BLM Land, GAO-08-574T (Mar. 12, 2008) and Hardrock Mining: Information on State Royalties and Trends in Imports and Exports, GAO-08-849R (July 21, 2008)
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EJB
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Nazzaro, Robin M
Government publication
federal national government publication
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-09-429T.
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  • United States
  • Liability for environmental damages
  • Abandoned mined lands reclamation
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Hardrock mining : information on types of state royalties, number of abandoned mines, and financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives., (electronic resource :)
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  • Title from title screen (viewed on February 27, 2009)
  • "For release ... February 26, 2009."
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Includes bibliographical references
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mixed
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unknown
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12 p.
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electronic
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digital, PDF file.
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remote
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(OCoLC)BOP311094299
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Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 2/27/2009: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09429t.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Hardrock mining : information on types of state royalties, number of abandoned mines, and financial assurances on BLM land : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives., (electronic resource :)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on February 27, 2009)
  • "For release ... February 26, 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
12 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)BOP311094299
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 2/27/2009: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09429t.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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