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49-615.Same; bonds or other security; requirements; exceptions. (a) A bond filed with the director by an operator pursuant to this act shall be in a form prescribed by the director, payable to the state of Kansas, and conditioned upon faithful performance by the operator of all requirements of this act and all rules and regulations adopted by the director pursuant to this act. The bond shall be signed by the operator as principal and by a corporate surety licensed to do business in Kansas as surety. In lieu of a bond, the operator may deposit cash, certificates of deposit or government securities with the director on the same conditions as prescribed by this section for filing of bonds.

(b) The amount of the bond or other security required to be filed with each application for registration of a surface mining site, or to increase the area of affected land previously registered as required under K.S.A. 49-609, shall be a minimum of $250 per acre and shall not exceed a maximum of $1,500 per acre.

(c) Any political subdivision of the state of Kansas which engages or intends to engage in surface mining shall meet all requirements of this act except the subdivision shall not be required to post bond or security on registered land.

(d) The director may waive or reduce the amount of the bond or security required under this act to the extent that the director determines that the operator has sufficient bond or security on file with the city or county where the site or affected land is located.

History: L. 1994, ch. 197, § 15; July 1.



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2017. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2017-12-08T02:43:14. Head Rev No: 340954