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Texas Laws | Natural Resources Code
NATURAL RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 10. CAVES

(4) "Owner" means a person who owns title to land on which a cave is located, including a person who owns title to a leasehold estate in the land. (14725)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 785, Sec. 5, eff. June 13, 1979. (14726)

SUBCHAPTER B. PERMITS (14727)(Text)
Sec. 201.011. PERMIT REQUIRED. (14728)(Text)

No person may excavate, remove, destroy, injure, alter in any significant manner, or deface any part of a cave owned by the State of Texas, unless the person possesses a valid permit under Section 201.012. (14729)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 785, Sec. 5, eff. June 13, 1979. (14730)

Amended by: (14731)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 993 (S.B. 1524), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007. (14732)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1107 (H.B. 3502), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007. (14733)

Sec. 201.012. ISSUANCE OF PERMIT. (14734)(Text)

The General Land Office may issue a permit under this subsection if the person seeking the permit furnishes the following information: (14735)

(1) a detailed statement giving the reasons and objectives for the excavation, removal, or alteration and the benefits expected to be obtained from the contemplated work; (14736)

(2) data and results of any completed excavation; (14737)

(3) the prior written permission from the state agency which manages the site of the proposed excavation; (14738)

(4) a sworn statement that he will carry the permit while exercising the privileges granted; and (14739)

(5) any other reasonable information which the General Land Office may prescribe. (14740)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 785, Sec. 5, eff. June 13, 1979. (14741)

Sec. 201.013. REVOCATION. (14742)(Text)

The General Land Office may for good cause revoke any permit issued under Section 201.012 of this code. (14743)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 785, Sec. 5, eff. June 13, 1979. (14744)

Sec. 201.014. PENALTIES. (14745)(Text)

A person who violates Section 201.011 is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, unless the person has previously been convicted of violating that section, in which case the person is guilty of a state jail felony. (14746)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 785, Sec. 5, eff. June 13, 1979. (14747)

Amended by: (14748)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 993 (S.B. 1524), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007. (14749)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1107 (H.B. 3502), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007. (14750)

Reenacted and amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 16.002, eff. September 1, 2009. (14751)

SUBCHAPTER C. PROHIBITIONS (14752)(Text)
Sec. 201.041. VANDALISM. (14753)(Text)

(a) A person may not, without express, prior, written permission of the owner, knowingly: (14754)

(1) break, break off, crack, carve upon, write, burn, or otherwise mark upon, remove, or in any manner destroy, deface, mar, or harm the surfaces of any cave or any natural material in a cave, including speleothems; (14755)

(2) deface, mar, or harm in any manner the natural condition of any cave; or (14756)

(3) break, force, tamper with, or otherwise disturb a lock, gate, door, or other obstruction designed to control or prevent access to any cave, even though entrance to the cave may not be gained. (14757)

(b) A person who violates a provision of this section is guilty of a state jail felony, unless the person has previously been convicted of violating this section, in which case the person is guilty of a felony of the third degree. (14758)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 785, Sec. 5, eff. June 13, 1979. (14759)

Amended by: (14760)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 993 (S.B. 1524), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007. (14761)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1107 (H.B. 3502), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007. (14762)

Reenacted by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 16.003, eff. September 1, 2009. (14763)

Sec. 201.042. SALE OF SPELEOTHEMS. (14764)(Text)

(a) A person may not sell or offer for sale any speleothems in this state, or export them for sale outside the state, without written permission from the owner of the cave from which the speleothems were removed. (14765)

(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, unless the person has previously been convicted of violating this section, in which case the person is guilty of a state jail felony. (14766)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 785, Sec. 5, eff. June 13, 1979. (14767)

Amended by: (14768)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 993 (S.B. 1524), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2007. (14769)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1107 (H.B. 3502), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007. (14770)

TITLE 11. MISCELLANEOUS USES OF NATURAL RESOURCES (14771)(Text)

CHAPTER 211. HAZARDOUS LIQUID SALT DOME STORAGE FACILITIES (14772)(Text)

Sec. 211.001. DEFINITIONS. (14773)(Text)

In this chapter: (14774)

(1) "Commission" means the Railroad Commission of Texas. (14775)

(2) "Hazardous liquid" means any liquid which is not defined as a solid or hazardous waste by Section 361.003, Health and Safety Code, and which is: (14776)

(A) petroleum or any petroleum or liquid natural gas product; or (14777)

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