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Chapter 444

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  444.740.  Commission authorized to receive funds and services. — 1.  In the reclamation of land affected by strip mining for which it has funds available, the commission may avail itself of any services which may be provided by other state agencies or by agencies of the federal government, and may compensate them for such services.

  2.  The commission may receive any federal funds, state funds or any other funds for the reclamation of land affected by strip mining.  The commission may cause the reclamation work to be done by its own employees or by the employees of other governmental agencies, soil conservation districts, or through contracts with qualified persons.  The contracts shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder upon competitive bids after reasonable advertisement.  The commission and any other agency and any contractor under a contract with the board shall have reasonable right of access to the land affected to carry out such reclamation.

  3.  When funds or any public works program are available to the commission, both funds and services may be used and expended to reclaim and rehabilitate any lands that have been subjected to strip mining that have not been reclaimed and rehabilitated in accordance with standards set by sections 444.500 to 444.755 and which are not covered by bond to guarantee such reclamation.

  4.  A person or organization having qualifications acceptable to the commission may post bond or a cash deposit in a sum determined by the commission and assume the liability for carrying out the reclamation plan approved by the commission in areas where the mining operation and any necessary grading have been completed.  The commission shall then release the bond posted by the operator for such area.

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(L. 1971 S.B. 1 § 27)


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