State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013
|753U0046||HOUSE AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES ENGROSSED NO. SB 1 - 02/21/2013|
Introduced by: Senators Maher, Rampelberg, Rhoden, Sutton, and Tieszen and Representatives Magstadt, Hawley, Hoffman, Olson (Betty), Rozum, Schrempp, and Solum at the request of the Interim Oil and Gas Study Committee
or abandoned well, to restore the premises, insofar as possible, to the condition that existed
before the filing of the application to drill; and conditioned on the proper performance of all of
the requirements of §§ 45-9-5 to 45-9-18, inclusive. The condition of the bond insofar as it
relates to restoration of the surface is deemed to have been complied with if the landowner or
lessee and the producer or driller adopt a different plan as approved by the board. The board
may require additional bond if the circumstances require.
Section 2. That § 45-9-15.1 be repealed.
45-9-15.1. The Board of Minerals and Environment shall require the furnishing of a surface
restoration bond if the landowner or lessee is not a party to the oil or gas leasing agreement in
the amount of two thousand dollars per well drilled, or ten thousand dollars blanket, with good
and sufficient surety, conditioned for the performance of the duty to restore the premises, insofar
as possible, to the condition which existed before the filing of the application to drill. The term,
premises, as used in this section, includes the surface property of the landowner or lessee, both
real and personal, and the ingress to and the egress from the real property.
Section 3. The bond requirements in section 1 of this Act do not apply to any wells permitted or drilled prior to July 1, 2013, unless the well is sold or transferred after July 1, 2013.