Mineral Leases by Political Subdivisions (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Texas

Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Mineral Leases by Political Subdivisions (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Local

Program Administrator Texas Railroad Commission
Primary Website http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/NR/htm/NR.71.htm

Last Review 2014-09-15


This legislation authorizes local political subdivisions to lease lands they own for the development of mineral interests, including coal and lignite. A public hearing process is required prior to the lease of such lands. This legislation addresses the pooling of mineral leases, royalties, and other lease terms.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Barry T. Smitherman (chairman)
Department Local political subdivisions

Phone 512-463-7144
Phone 2 512-463-7158

Email barry.smitherman@rrc.state.tx.us
Website http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tex. Nat. Res. Code 71