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The US's Mining Fiscal Regime: H2 2015

  • November 2015
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  • Global Data
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  • 32 pages

Synopsis
Timetric’s the US fiscal regime report outlines the role of governing bodies, laws, licenses, rights and obligations, as well as tax-related information on 10 commodities: coal, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, nickel, platinum and uranium.

Summary
Timetric fiscal regime report covers the US, where federal and state bodies and laws have separate roles and responsibilities with regards to resource exploration and development. Mineral resources, for example, are owned by the state or federal governments rather than private individuals. The Department of Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are the main governing bodies. Mining Law 1972 and the Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Act (SMRCA) are apex laws.

Scope
The report outlines governing bodies, governing laws, mining ownership licenses, rights and obligations and key fiscal terms which includes, bonus, rentals, federal reclamation fee, occupation tax, royalty, mining claim fees, state fees, state mineral resources severance tax and fees, state real property tax, corporate taxes, alternative minimum tax, deductions and allowances, depreciation, branch profit tax, withholding tax and loss carry forward.

Reasons To Buy
Gain an overview of the US's mining fiscal regime

Key Highlights
- The US Department of Interior is a cabinet-level agency responsible for managing the country’s vast natural and cultural resources

- The Division of Minerals in Nevada is responsible for the production and exploration of minerals and maintaining information regarding annual mine production.

- The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) ensure cooperation between the state and the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the regulation of surface coal mining operations, and the acquisition and reclamation of abandoned mines.

- The Mining Law 1872 promotes the development of mining resources in the US.

Table Of Contents

The US's Mining Fiscal Regime: H2 2015
Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2 The US Mining Industry - Governing Bodies
2.1 Federal
2.1.1 US Department of Interior
2.1.2 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
2.1.3 Mine Safety and Health Administration
2.1.4 Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
2.1.5 Department of Energy
2.1.6 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
2.1.7 United States Environmental Protection Agency
2.2 State
2.2.1 Michigan - Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals (OOGM)
2.2.2 Nevada - Division of Minerals
2.2.3 Minnesota - Department of Natural Resources
2.2.4 Pennsylvania- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
2.2.5 Alaska - Department of Natural Resources
2.2.6 Virginia - Department of Mines Mineral and Energy
2.2.7 Idaho - Department of Lands
2.2.8 Missouri - Department of Natural Resources
2.2.9 Wyoming - State Geological Survey
2.2.10 Tennessee - Department of Environment and Conservation
3 The US Mining Industry - Governing Laws
3.1 Federal Laws
3.1.1 Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA)
3.1.2 Other Laws
3.1.3 The Mining Law 1872
3.1.4 Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (1977) (FMSHA)
3.1.5 National Environmental Policy Act 1969
3.1.6 Atomic Energy Act 1954
3.1.7 Energy Reorganization Act 1974
3.1.8 Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act 1978
3.1.9 Nuclear Waste Policy Act 1982
3.2 State Laws
3.2.1 Minnesota Mining Laws (1998)
3.2.2 Natural Resources and Environment Protection Act, 1994 PA 451 (NREPA)
3.2.3 Alaska
3.2.4 Idaho
3.2.5 Tennessee
4 The US Mining Industry - Mining Ownership, Licenses
4.1 Coal Mining Lease
4.1.1 Issuance
4.1.2 Area
4.1.3 Term
4.2 Exploratory License
4.3 State Permits
4.3.1 Iron ore mining laws
4.3.2 Location certificate
4.3.3 Operating permit
4.3.4 Mining permit
4.3.5 Source material license
4.3.6 Leasing for uranium mining operations
5 The US Mining Industry - Rights and Obligations
5.1 Rights
5.2 Obligations
6 The US Mining Industry - Key Fiscal Terms
6.1 Bonus
6.2 Rentals
6.3 Federal Reclamation Fee
6.4 Occupation Tax
6.5 Royalty
6.6 Mining Claim Fees
6.7 State Fee
6.7.1 Tennessee
6.8 State Mineral Resources Severance tax and fees
6.8.1 Alaska
6.8.2 Arizona
6.8.3 Alabama
6.8.4 Arkansas
6.8.5 Idaho
6.8.6 Indiana
6.8.7 Kentucky
6.8.8 Louisiana
6.8.9 Maryland
6.8.10 Minnesota
6.8.11 Montana
6.8.12 North Dakota
6.8.13 Nevada
6.8.14 New Mexico
6.8.15 Ohio
6.8.16 Pennsylvania
6.8.17 Texas
6.8.18 Tennessee
6.8.19 Utah
6.8.20 Virginia
6.8.21 West Virginia
6.8.22 Wyoming
6.9 State Real Property Tax
6.9.1 Michigan
6.9.2 Minnesota
6.9.3 Alabama
6.9.4 Arizona
6.9.5 Colorado
6.9.6 Illinois
6.9.7 Indiana
6.9.8 Kentucky
6.9.9 Maryland
6.9.10 Montana
6.9.11 North Dakota
6.9.12 Ohio
6.9.13 Pennsylvania
6.9.14 Texas
6.9.15 Virginia
6.9.16 West Virginia
6.9.17 Wyoming
6.10 Corporate Taxes
6.10.1 Federal Income Tax
6.10.2 State Corporate Tax Rate
6.11 Alternative Minimum Tax
6.12 Deductions and Allowances
6.12.1 Tax deductions
6.12.2 Depletion allowance
6.13 Depreciation
6.14 Branch Profit Tax
6.15 Withholding Tax
6.16 Loss Carry Forward
7 Future Development
8 Appendix
8.1 Abbreviations
8.2 Secondary Research
8.3 Primary Research
8.4 Contact Timetric
8.5 About Timetric
8.6 Timetric's Services
8.7 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: The Mining Industry in the US - Fiscal Regime Terms and Other Taxes, 2015
Table 2: The Mining Industry in the US - Coal Mining Fees (US$), 2015
Table 3: The Mining Industry in the US - Minnesota Occupation Tax Rates (%), 2015
Table 4: The Mining Industry in the US - Coal Royalty Rates (%), 2015
Table 5: The Mining Industry in the US - Mining Claim Fees (US$), 2015
Table 6: The Mining Industry in the US - Tennessee Mining Fees (US$), 2015
Table 7: The Mining Industry in the US - Alaska Mining License Tax on Net Income (%), 2015
Table 8: The Mining Industry in the US - Montana Coal Severance Tax (%), 2015
Table 9: The Mining Industry in the US - Nevada Mineral Resources, Net Proceeds Tax Rates (%), 2015
Table 10: The Mining Industry in the US - State Federal Income Tax Rates (%), 2015
Table 11: The Mining Industry in the US - State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015
Table 12: The Mining Industry in the US - Arkansas State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015
Table 13: The Mining Industry in the US - Kentucky State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015
Table 14: The Mining Industry in the US - Louisiana State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015
Table 15: The Mining Industry in the US - Mississippi State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015
Table 16: The Mining Industry in the US - New Mexico State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015
Table 17: The Mining Industry in the US - North Dakota State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2015
Table 18: The Mining Industry in the US - Percentage Mineral Depletion Rates (%), 2015

List of Figures
Figure 1: The Mining Industry in the US - Commodity Mines at Different Stages (Number of Mines), 2015

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