Chapter 79.14 RCW

MINERAL, COAL, OIL, AND GAS LEASES

Sections
PART 1
OIL AND GAS
Definitions.
Leases authorizedTermsDuration.
Rental feesMinimum royalties.
Compensation to owners of private rights and to state for surface damage.
Drilling operations beyond lease termLease provisions.
Surrender of leaseLiability.
Royalties.
Leases of land within a geologic structure.
Cancellation or forfeiture of leasesNew leases.
Cooperative or unit plansCommunization or drilling agreements.
Customary provisions in leases.
Rules.
Wells to be located minimum distance from boundariesException.
Rights-of-way over public landsPayment for timber.
Sales of timberRules.
Development after discovery.
Spacing and offsetting of wells.
Lands may be withheld from leasing.
Payment of royalty shareRoyalty in kind.
Prior permits validatedRelinquishment for new leases.
Assignments and subleases of leases.
Appeal from rulings of commissioner.
PART 2
PROSPECTING AND MINING
Prospecting and mining contractsAuthority.
Prospecting and miningPublic auction of mining contracts.
Recreational prospecting permits.
Department may adopt rules.
Prospecting leaseApplication fee.
Compensation for loss or damage to surface rights.
Prospecting leasesTermRentConditions.
Conversion to mining contract.
Prospecting and miningLessee's rights and duties.
Prospecting and miningTermination for default.
Prospecting leases and mining contractsForm, terms, conditions.
Prospecting and miningReclamation of premises.
Prospecting and miningMinimum royalty.
Mining contractsRenewal of contract.
Prospecting and miningConsolidation.
Prospecting and miningDisclosure of information.
Prospecting and miningDisposition of materials not covered by lease or contract.
PART 3
COAL MINING
Leases and option contracts authorized.
Application for option contractFee.
Investigation and issue of option contract.
Damage to surface owner or lessee.
LeaseApplication, terms, royalties.
Lease without option contract.
Confidential information.
Use and sale of materials from land.
Suspension of miningTermination of lease.
Condition of premises on termination.
Re-leaseProcedurePreference rights.
Waste prohibited.
Severability1955 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.
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