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Chapter 79.14 RCW

MINERAL, COAL, OIL, AND GAS LEASES
(Formerly Oil and gas leases on state lands)

RCW Sections

PART 1

OIL AND GAS
79.14.010Definitions.
79.14.020Leases authorized -- Terms -- Duration.
79.14.030Rental fees -- Minimum royalties.
79.14.040Compensation to owners of private rights and to state for surface damage.
79.14.050Drilling operations beyond lease term -- Lease provisions.
79.14.060Surrender of lease -- Liability.
79.14.070Royalties.
79.14.080Leases of land within a geologic structure.
79.14.090Cancellation or forfeiture of leases -- New leases.
79.14.100Cooperative or unit plans -- Communization or drilling agreements.
79.14.110Customary provisions in leases.
79.14.120Rules.
79.14.130Wells to be located minimum distance from boundaries -- Exception.
79.14.140Rights-of-way over public lands -- Payment for timber.
79.14.150Sales of timber -- Rules.
79.14.160Development after discovery.
79.14.170Spacing and offsetting of wells.
79.14.180Lands may be withheld from leasing.
79.14.190Payment of royalty share -- Royalty in kind.
79.14.200Prior permits validated -- Relinquishment for new leases.
79.14.210Assignments and subleases of leases.
79.14.220Appeal from rulings of commissioner.
PART 2

PROSPECTING AND MINING
79.14.300Prospecting and mining contracts -- Authority.
79.14.310Prospecting and mining -- Public auction of mining contracts.
79.14.315Recreational prospecting permits.
79.14.320Department may adopt rules.
79.14.330Prospecting lease -- Application fee.
79.14.340Compensation for loss or damage to surface rights.
79.14.350Prospecting leases -- Term -- Rent -- Conditions.
79.14.360Conversion to mining contract.
79.14.370Prospecting and mining -- Lessee's rights and duties.
79.14.380Prospecting and mining -- Termination for default.
79.14.390Prospecting leases and mining contracts -- Form, terms, conditions.
79.14.400Prospecting and mining -- Reclamation of premises.
79.14.410Prospecting and mining -- Minimum royalty.
79.14.420Mining contracts -- Renewal of contract.
79.14.430Prospecting and mining -- Consolidation.
79.14.440Prospecting and mining -- Disclosure of information.
79.14.450Prospecting and mining -- Disposition of materials not covered by lease or contract.
PART 3

COAL MINING
79.14.470Leases and option contracts authorized.
79.14.480Application for option contract -- Fee.
79.14.490Investigation and issue of option contract.
79.14.500Damage to surface owner or lessee.
79.14.510Lease -- Application, terms, royalties.
79.14.520Lease without option contract.
79.14.530Confidential information.
79.14.540Use and sale of materials from land.
79.14.550Suspension of mining -- Termination of lease.
79.14.560Condition of premises on termination.
79.14.570Re-lease -- Procedure -- Preference rights.
79.14.580Waste prohibited.
79.14.900Severability -- 1955 c 131.

Notes:

Franchises on county roads and bridges: Chapter 36.55 RCW.

Gas and hazardous liquid pipelines: Chapter 81.88 RCW.

Interstate oil compact commission, governor may join: RCW 43.06.015.

Oil and gas conservation: Chapter 78.52 RCW.