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[120 STAT. 1786]
[120 STAT. 1786]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2006

120 STAT. 1786

PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006

Sec. 703. New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route. TITLE VIII—CALIFORNIA RECLAMATION GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION INITIATIVE Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.

801. 802. 803. 804.

Short title. Definitions. California basins remediation. Sunset of authority. TITLE IX—NATIONAL COAL HERITAGE AREA

Sec. 901. National Coal Heritage Area amendments.

TITLE I—SODA ASH ROYALTY REDUCTION

Soda Ash Royalty Reduction Act of 2006. 30 USC 262 note.

SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.

This title may be cited as the ‘‘Soda Ash Royalty Reduction Act of 2006’’. 30 USC 262 note.

SEC. 102. REDUCTION IN ROYALTY RATE ON SODA ASH.

Notwithstanding section 102(a)(9) of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701(a)(9)), section 24 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 262), and the terms of any lease under that Act, the royalty rate on the quantity or gross value of the output of sodium compounds and related products at the point of shipment to market from Federal land in the 5-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act shall be 2 percent. 30 USC 262 note. Reports.

VerDate 14-DEC-2004

SEC. 103. STUDY.

After the end of the 4-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, and before the end of the 5-year period beginning on that date, the Secretary of the Interior shall report to Congress on the effects of the royalty reduction under this title, including— (1) the amount of sodium compounds and related products at the point of shipment to market from Federal land during that 4-year period; (2) the number of jobs that have been created or maintained during the royalty reduction period; (3) the total amount of royalty paid to the United States on the quantity or gross value of the output of sodium compounds and related products at the point of shipment to market produced during that 4-year period, and the portion of such royalty paid to States; and (4) a recommendation of whether the reduced royalty rate should apply after the end of the 5-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.

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