IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 14, 2013
Ms. Murkowski introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to require the Bureau of Land Management to provide a claimant of a small miner waiver from claim maintenance fees with a period of 60 days after written receipt of 1 or more defects is provided to the claimant by registered mail to cure the 1 or more defects or pay the claim maintenance fee, and for other purposes.
Small miner waivers to claim maintenance fees
of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (
30 U.S.C. 28f(d)(3)
amended by striking
for any reason, the claimant shall have a period of
60 days after receipt of written notification of the defect or defects by the
Bureau of Land Management to: and inserting
for any reason
(including the failure to timely file a small miner’s maintenance fee waiver
application or an affidavit of annual labor associated with the application and
required application fees), the claimant shall have a period of 60 days after
receipt of written notification of the 1 or more defects provided by the Bureau
of Land Management by registered mail to.
The claimholder of claims numbered AA023149, AA023163, AA047913, AA047914, AA047915, AA047916, AA047917, AA047918, and AA047919 (as of December 29, 2004) shall be considered—
to have received a first half final certificate for application AA072648 (associated with the claims) before September 30, 1994; and
to qualify for relief under section 10101(d)(3) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 ( 30 U.S.C. 28f(d)(3) ) and have the opportunity to cure under that section for any prior period for which 1 or more defects existed or there was a failure to pay claim maintenance fees.