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Statutes > South-dakota > Title-45 > Chapter-06c > Statute-45-6c-41

45-6C-41. Violation--Forfeiture of surety--Proceedings by attorney general. The attorney general, upon request of the Board of Minerals and Environment, shall institute proceedings to have the surety of the operator forfeited for violation by the operator of an order entered pursuant to § 45-6C-37. Before making such request of the attorney general, the board shall notify the operator in writing of the alleged violation of or noncompliance with such order and shall afford the operator the right to appear before the board at a hearing to be held not less than thirty days after the receipt of such notice by the operator. At the hearing the operator may present for the consideration of the board statements, documents, and other information with respect to the alleged violation. After the conclusion of the hearings, the board shall either withdraw the notice of violation or shall request the attorney general to institute proceedings to have the surety of the operator forfeited as to the land involved. A corporate surety shall have the option to reclaim the lands in question, plug the appropriate test holes, or forfeit the bond penalty.

Source: SL 1982, ch 306, § 41.