Albany, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/26/2014 -- Timetric’s the US fiscal regime report outlines governing bodies, governing laws, mining ownership licenses, rights and obligations and key fiscal terms covering 10 commodities: coal, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, nickel, platinum and uranium.
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Federal or state bodies and laws in the US have separate roles and responsibilities with regards to resource exploration and development. Mineral resources, for example, are owned by the state or federal governments rather than private individuals. The Department of Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, are the main governing bodies for mining in the US.
The report outlines the US’s governing bodies, governing laws, mining ownership licenses, rights and obligations and key fiscal terms which includes, Bonus, Rentals, Federal Reclamation Fee, Occupation Tax, Royalty, Mining Claim Fees, State Fees, State Real Property Tax, Corporate Taxes, Alternative Minimum Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Deductions and Allowances, Depreciation, Branch Profit Tax, Withholding Tax, Loss Carry Forward and VAT.
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- The US Department of Interior is a cabinet-level agency that is responsible for managing the US vast natural and cultural resources.
- The Bureau of Land Management under the Department of Interior is the prime governing body for the management of sub-surface minerals. According to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, it acts as the nodal agency for the management of public land resources, as well as managing federal onshore oil, gas and coal operations.
- The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement – also referred to as the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) – is a bureau within the United States Department of the Interior which aims to protect the environment and society from the harmful effects of the surface coal mining.
- The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) comes under the Department of Labor. It acts as the agency for the prevention of deaths, diseases and injuries that may occur during mining operations, and promotes the mines as a safe and healthy workplace.
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Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2 The US Mining Industry – Governing Bodies
2.1.1 US Department of Interior
2.1.2 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
2.1.3 Mine Safety and Health Administration
2.1.4 Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
2.1.5 Department of Energy
2.1.6 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
2.1.7 Environmental Protection Agency
2.2.1 Office of Geological Survey
2.2.2 Minnesota – Department of Natural Resources
2.2.3 Alaska – Department of Natural Resources
2.2.4 Idaho – Department of Lands
2.2.5 Missouri – Department of Natural Resources
2.2.6 Tennessee – Department of Environment & Conservation
3 The US Mining Industry – Governing Laws
3.1 Federal Laws
3.1.1 Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA)
3.1.2 Other Laws
3.1.3 The Mining Law, 1872
3.1.4 Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (1977) (FMSHA)
3.1.5 Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976) (FLPMA)
3.1.6 National Environmental Policy Act, 1969
3.1.7 Atomic Energy Act, 1954
3.1.8 Energy Reorganization Act, 1974
3.1.9 Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act, 1978
3.1.10 Nuclear Waste Policy Act, 1982
3.2 State Laws
3.2.1 Minnesota Mining Laws (1998)
3.2.2 Natural Resources and Environment Protection Act, 1994 PA 451 (NREPA)
4 The US Mining Industry – Mining Ownership, Licenses
4.1 Coal Mining Lease
4.2 Exploratory License
4.3 State Permits
4.3.1 Iron ore mining laws
4.3.2 Location certificate
4.3.3 Operating permit
4.3.4 Mining permit
4.3.5 Source Material License
4.3.6 Leasing for uranium mining operations
5 The US Mining Industry – Rights and Obligations
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