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      RS 30:804     


§804.  Jurisdiction over state geothermal resources and products

The State Mineral and Energy Board is hereby vested with exclusive authority to lease for the exploration, development, production and distribution of geothermal resources and the byproducts thereof any lands belonging to the state, or the title to which is in the public domain, including road beds, water bottoms, and lands adjudicated to the state at tax sale.  To the extent applicable, the mineral board is also vested with the same powers of supervision and management of all geothermal leases granted by the state that are vested in the board under R.S. 30:129 with respect to leases granted for minerals, oil, and gas.

Added by Acts 1975, No. 784, §1.  Amended by Acts 1976, No. 134, §1; Acts 2009, No. 196, §2, eff. July 1, 2009.

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