H.R. 2579: Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019

CBO Score

$4.87 billion

Date of Report

Mon July 27th, 2020


Fees (removed from estimate)

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To modify the requirements applicable to locatable minerals on public domain lands, consistent with the principles of self-initiation of mining claims, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Raúl Grijalva — D — AZ

Establishes a hardrock mineral leasing program on Western federal land; levies royalties, rents, and other fees on hardrock mineral development on federal land, and requires that 25 percent of amounts collected be paid to states; establishes the Hardrock Minerals Reclamation Fund, requires that certain amounts be deposited into the fund, and authorizes appropriations from the fund to be used for reclamation; requires the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service to undertake related administration, inspections, and tribal consultation; imposes private-sector mandates by requiring mine operators to pay royalties, rents, and other fees, by requiring nonproducing hardrock claims to be converted into noncompetitive leases; and by establishing new requirements for entities involved in production, transportation, development, and commercialization of hardrock minerals; and imposes intergovernmental mandates by terminating mining-related cooperative

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