FY 2016 Appropriation

The Minerals Reclamation program requires that every exploration or mining operation for non-coal commodities have a valid notice of intent or an approved mining and reclamation plan before surface disturbing operations are commenced. The program ensures that non-coal mining operations will be reclaimed at the conclusion of the mining cycle, and affected lands returned to viable use.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $985,000 from all sources for Minerals Reclamation. This is a 3.5 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $773,500 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 3.2 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.


Authority for this program is found at UCA 40-8.

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 102

Under the terms of 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that appropriations provided for the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining in Item 6, Chapter 5, Laws of Utah 2014, shall not lapse at the close of FY 2015. Expenditures of these funds are limited to: Mining Special Projects/Studies $250,000; Computer Equipment/Software $50,000; Employee Training/Incentives $50,000; Equipment/Supplies $50,000.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.