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Chapter 1
STATE AGENCIES AND OFFICERS
Article 1Arizona Geological Survey
  • 27-102
  • Arizona geological survey; state geologist; powers
  • 27-103
  • Objectives of Arizona geological survey
  • 27-104
  • Qualifications of employees; private activities relating to geological services prohibited
  • 27-106
  • Duties of Arizona geological survey; mining, mineral and natural resources educational museum
  • 27-107
  • Powers and duties; fund
  • 27-110
  • Trade secrets; confidentiality; definition
  • 27-111
  • Mining, mineral and natural resources educational museum advisory council; membership; duties; terms; compensation
Article 2State Mine Inspector
  • 27-121
  • Qualifications of mine inspector; duties; deputies; salary; immunity
  • 27-123
  • Education and training fees
  • 27-124
  • Mine inspections required; powers of inspector
  • 27-126
  • Annual report to governor
  • 27-127
  • Restrictions on divulging information by inspectors and employees; dismissal for violation
  • 27-128
  • Inspection of mines; violation; classification
  • 27-129
  • Locating abandoned mines; public education; donor immunity
  • 27-131
  • Abandoned mines safety fund; annual report
Chapter 2
MINING RIGHTS IN LAND
Article 1Mining Locations
  • 27-201
  • Location of mining claim upon discovery of mineral in place
  • 27-202
  • Method of locating a lode claim; monument; location notice; amendments
  • 27-203
  • Completing lode, placer or millsite locations; recording location notice; monumenting; map, plat or sketch requirements; abandonment of claims; recorder duties and fees
  • 27-204
  • Monumenting lode claims
  • 27-205
  • Locating and monumenting placer and millsite claims
  • 27-208
  • Affidavit of annual work; affidavit of claim maintenance fee payment; fees
  • 27-209
  • Sufficiency of description of mining claims
Article 2Rights of Co-Owners
  • 27-221
  • Notice to delinquent co-owner to contribute share of annual labor expense or maintenance fees
  • 27-222
  • Acknowledgment of contribution by delinquent co-owner
Article 3Lease of State Lands for Mineral Claims
  • 27-233
  • Preferred right to renew mineral lease; evaluation of geologic and economic evidence
  • 27-234
  • Rent; royalty; appeal; interest; penalty; lien
  • 27-235
  • Offering permits and leases at auction; terms of lease; financial security termination
  • 27-236
  • Suspension of royalty rights
  • 27-239
  • Inspections, investigations and audits
Article 4Mineral Exploration Permits and Mineral Leases
  • 27-251
  • Application for mineral exploration permit
  • 27-252
  • Terms of mineral exploration permit; definition
Article 5Lease of State Lands for Common Variety Minerals
  • 27-271
  • Definition of common variety minerals
  • 27-271.01
  • Inventory of trust land containing common mineral products, materials and property
  • 27-272
  • Common variety mineral leases; terms and conditions; rules
  • 27-273
  • Performance and reclamation bonds
  • 27-274
  • Trade secrets; confidentiality; definition
Chapter 3
OPERATION OF MINES
Article 1General Provisions
  • 27-302
  • Operations subject to chapter; enforcement by inspector; violation; classification
  • 27-303
  • Notification to inspector of beginning or suspending operations
  • 27-304
  • Operator responsibility
  • 27-305
  • Employee responsibility
  • 27-306
  • First aid; inspectors as qualified instructors
  • 27-307
  • Notice to operator of dangerous condition; compliance; failure to comply as prima facie evidence of negligence; order to cease operations
  • 27-308
  • Complaint to inspector of dangerous conditions by employee; inspection
  • 27-309
  • Reports of fatal accidents to inspector; investigation
  • 27-310
  • Copy of law available for inspection
  • 27-311
  • Fire prevention and protection
  • 27-314
  • Electrical installations
  • 27-316
  • Intoxicating liquors and drugs
  • 27-317
  • Waste dumps and tailings areas; signs; violation; classification
  • 27-318
  • Abandoned and inactive mines to be secured; inspector authority; violation; classification
Article 2Explosives and Blasting
  • 27-321
  • Explosives; records; inspection
  • 27-322
  • Explosives; marking; utilization and storage
  • 27-323
  • Explosives; rules and regulations; access to operations
Article 3Hoists, Shafts and Underground Operations
  • 27-343
  • Structures over mine outlet
  • 27-347
  • Construction of ladder-ways
  • 27-349
  • Tracks and roadbeds; maintenance underground
  • 27-351
  • Hoists; operator; indicator
  • 27-352
  • Inspection and construction of hoists
  • 27-353
  • Safety cage and catches
  • 27-355
  • Hoisting tools and materials
  • 27-356
  • Protection from falling materials
  • 27-360
  • Precautions against flooding
  • 27-361
  • Common system of drainage; contribution of cost
  • 27-363
  • Danger signals; visitors
  • 27-364
  • Interfering with equipment
  • 27-365
  • Regulation of underground use of internal combustion engines
  • 27-366
  • Maps of underground workings
  • 27-367
  • Maintenance and use of loading equipment
  • 27-368
  • Ventilation; condition of airways; testing
  • 27-369
  • Evacuation; procedure; routes
  • 27-372
  • Uranium operations; testing for radon daughters
Article 4Prevention of Hazardous Dust and Gas Conditions
Article 5Open Pits
  • 27-423
  • Tracks, roadbeds and roadways
  • 27-424
  • Operation of heavy equipment
  • 27-425
  • Open pits; fencing or blocking
Article 6Aggregate Mining Operations
  • 27-442
  • Aggregate mining operations; community notice; application
  • 27-443
  • Application fee; aggregate community notice fund
  • 27-444
  • Community notice; public meeting
  • 27-445
  • Approval of community notice or major modification
  • 27-446
  • Claims of deviation from an approved community notice
  • 27-447
  • Inspection and enforcement
  • 27-448
  • Sand and gravel safety rules
Article 7Rules and Regulations
  • 27-462
  • Administration by inspector; rules and regulations
  • 27-464
  • Notice of proposed adoption of rule
  • 27-469
  • Exceptions to rules and regulations
Chapter 4
OIL AND GAS
Article 1Production and Conservation
  • 27-503
  • Waste of oil or gas prohibited; powers of commissioner to prevent waste
  • 27-504
  • Drilling units; rules and regulations; exceptions
  • 27-506
  • Regulation of drilling in pools; notice of sale, transfer or purchase
  • 27-507.01
  • Common purchaser of crude oil and petroleum; duties; ratable taking; discrimination prohibited
  • 27-508.01
  • Common purchaser of gas; duties; ratable taking; discrimination prohibited
  • 27-509
  • Certificate of compliance
  • 27-510
  • Certificate of clearance
  • 27-511
  • Confiscation proceedings
  • 27-512
  • Sale of illegal oil or gas or illegal products
  • 27-513.01
  • Appointment by drilling permittee of attorney upon whom to serve process
  • 27-514
  • Commission; appointment; terms; compensation
  • 27-515
  • Administration; powers of the commission; fees
  • 27-517
  • Hearings; reporter; fees
  • 27-519
  • Refusal to obey subpoena
  • 27-520
  • Judicial review; procedures
  • 27-521
  • Duties of attorney general
  • 27-523
  • Deposit of monies; expenses
  • 27-525
  • Injunctions and restraining orders
  • 27-527
  • Violation; classification
Article 1.1Fieldwide Unitization
  • 27-531
  • Integration of interests and spacing units
  • 27-532
  • Order; units and unit areas; plan of unitization
  • 27-533
  • Ratification or approval of plan by lessees and owners
  • 27-535
  • Status and powers of unit; liability and expenses; lien
  • 27-536
  • Modification of property rights, leases and contracts; title to property; distribution of proceeds; delivery in kind; effect of operations; matters not affected
  • 27-537
  • Enlargement of area; creation of new units; amendment of plan
  • 27-539
  • Validation of unit agreements
Article 2Lease of State Lands for Oil and Gas
  • 27-553
  • Leasing state lands for oil and gas
  • 27-554
  • Designation of known geological structures of producing oil and gas fields
  • 27-555
  • Lease of state lands not located within known geological structure of producing oil and gas field; application; lease extension; provisions of lease; withdrawal of lands from leasing
  • 27-555.01
  • Extension of lease due to lack of transportation, processing facilities or market
  • 27-556
  • Lease of state lands located within known geological structure of producing oil or gas field; sealed bids; call for bids; publication; lease extension; provisions of lease; acreage limitation
  • 27-557
  • Unit operations; unit agreements
  • 27-559
  • Development of water for use in operations; taking over well which yields fresh water
  • 27-560
  • Surface use by lessee; liability for damages; bond; appraisal of damages; appeal
  • 27-561
  • Assignment of lease; recording
  • 27-563
  • Payment of noncompetitive lease royalties in kind or cash
  • 27-564
  • Receipt and sale of royalty oil
  • 27-565
  • Application to purchase royalty oil
  • 27-566
  • Notice to lessee of election; storage
  • 27-568
  • Delivery of oil to purchaser
  • 27-570
  • Bond and penalties; waiver
  • 27-571
  • Inspecting well records; trade secrets; confidentiality; definition
Article 3Interstate Oil Compact
  • 27-601
  • Authorization to enter compact
  • 27-602
  • Extension of expiration date
  • 27-603
  • Official representative
Article 4Geothermal Resources
  • 27-652
  • Supervision by commission
  • 27-653
  • Information; filing; confidentiality
  • 27-654
  • Drilling bond; amount; responsibility
  • 27-655
  • Commission approval prior to operation; information; hearing
  • 27-656
  • Rules and orders; hearing
  • 27-658
  • Notice of sale or conveyance of well or land
  • 27-661
  • Drilling record; samples
  • 27-663
  • Unlawful interference; classification
  • 27-664
  • Cooperative development agreements; unitization
  • 27-665
  • Unitization; requirements
  • 27-667
  • Relationship of geothermal resources to water laws
  • 27-668
  • Leasing state lands for development of geothermal resources
  • 27-669
  • Designation of known geothermal resource areas
  • 27-670
  • Lease of state lands; application; call for bids; publication; withdrawal of lands from leasing
  • 27-672
  • Unit operations; unit agreements
  • 27-673
  • Surface use by lessee; liability for damages; bond; appraisal of damages; appeal
  • 27-674
  • Assignment of lease; recording
  • 27-677
  • Violation; civil penalty
Chapter 5
MINED LAND RECLAMATION
Article 1Administration
  • 27-902
  • Division of mined land reclamation; coordination of programs and activities
  • 27-903
  • Exemption for state lands; agreements for coordination with other governmental agencies and landowners
  • 27-905
  • Certificate of disclosure of violations; remedies; definition
Article 2General Regulatory Provisions
  • 27-921
  • Surface disturbances created by new exploration operation or mining unit
  • 27-922
  • Surface disturbances created by existing exploration operation or mining unit; extension; continuing operations
  • 27-923
  • Creating surface disturbances of five acres or less
  • 27-925
  • Remedial response to emergencies and governmental orders
  • 27-926
  • Initiation, extension and completion of reclamation
  • 27-927
  • Substantial changes to approved reclamation plan; fee
  • 27-928
  • Transferring an approved reclamation plan
  • 27-929
  • Notice of plan or substantial change
  • 27-930
  • Public disclosure of information; definition
  • 27-932
  • Coordination with other governmental agencies
  • 27-934
  • Plan submission fee; accounting and appropriation of revenues
  • 27-935
  • Plan review and evaluation by private consultants
Article 3Exploration Operations Reclamation Plan
  • 27-951
  • Submission and contents of reclamation plan
  • 27-952
  • Notice of complete, incomplete or denied plan
  • 27-954
  • Beginning new exploration operations
Article 4Mining Unit Reclamation Plan
  • 27-971
  • Submission and contents of reclamation plan
  • 27-972
  • Notice of complete, incomplete or denied plan
  • 27-974
  • Preservation and conservation of soil; exceptions
  • 27-975
  • Features excluded from reclamation plan or allowed to remain following reclamation; public protection measures
  • 27-976
  • Beginning new mining units
Article 5Financial Assurance
  • 27-991
  • Financial assurance requirements; form
  • 27-992
  • Mining unit or existing exploration operation
  • 27-993
  • New exploration operation
  • 27-994
  • Duplication of financial assurance not required
  • 27-995
  • Incremental financial assurance
  • 27-996
  • Release of financial assurance
  • 27-997
  • Rules; release, forfeiture or exercise of financial assurance
Article 6Enforcement
  • 27-1023
  • Enforcement action on reclamation plan approval
  • 27-1024
  • Injunctive relief; civil penalties
Chapter 6
AGGREGATE MINED LAND RECLAMATION
Article 1Administration
  • 27-1202
  • Coordination of programs and activities
  • 27-1203
  • Exemption for state lands; agreements for coordination with other governmental agencies and landowners
  • 27-1203.01
  • Exemption for limited, intermittent-use projects
  • 27-1205
  • Certificate of disclosure of violations; remedies; definition
Article 2General Regulatory Provisions
  • 27-1221
  • Surface disturbances created by new exploration operation or aggregate mining unit
  • 27-1222
  • Surface disturbances created by existing exploration operation or aggregate mining unit; extension; continuing operations
  • 27-1223
  • Creating surface disturbances of five acres or less
  • 27-1224
  • Inactive aggregate mining units
  • 27-1225
  • Remedial response to governmental orders
  • 27-1226
  • Initiation, extension and completion of reclamation
  • 27-1227
  • Substantial changes to approved reclamation plan
  • 27-1228
  • Transferring an approved reclamation plan
  • 27-1229
  • Notice of plan or substantial change; new exploration operations; new aggregate mining units
  • 27-1230
  • Notice of plan for existing exploration operations and existing aggregate mining units
  • 27-1231
  • Public disclosure of information; definition
  • 27-1232
  • Coordination with other governmental agencies
  • 27-1233
  • Fees; plan submissions; substantial changes; aggregate mining reclamation fund
  • 27-1234
  • Plan review and evaluation by private consultants
Article 3Exploration Operations Reclamation Plan
  • 27-1251
  • Submission and contents of reclamation plan
  • 27-1252
  • Notice of complete, incomplete or denied plan
  • 27-1254
  • Beginning new exploration operations
Article 4Aggregate Mining Unit Reclamation Plan
  • 27-1271
  • Submission and contents of reclamation plan
  • 27-1272
  • Notice of complete, incomplete or denied plan
  • 27-1274
  • Preservation and conservation of soil; exceptions
  • 27-1275
  • Features excluded from reclamation plan or allowed to remain following reclamation; public protection measures
  • 27-1276
  • Beginning new aggregate mining units
Article 5Financial Assurance
  • 27-1291
  • Financial assurance requirements; form
  • 27-1292
  • Aggregate mining unit or existing exploration operation
  • 27-1294
  • Duplication of financial assurance not required
  • 27-1295
  • Incremental financial assurance
  • 27-1296
  • Release of financial assurance
  • 27-1297
  • Rules; release, forfeiture or exercise of financial assurance
Article 6Enforcement
  • 27-1323
  • Enforcement action on reclamation plan approval
  • 27-1324
  • Injunctive relief; civil penalties
  • 27-1327
  • Procurement; aggregate materials; eligibility