Mining Contracts Subscription Authorization Act


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Act No. 368 Act of May 1, 2013 EVO MORALES AYMA President constitutional of the PLURINATIONAL State of BOLIVIA, by how much, the plurinational Legislative Assembly, has sanctioned the following law: the Assembly Legislative PLURINATIONAL, D E C R E T A: Authorization Act of subscription contracts miners article only.
I General judicial administrative authority mining, is empowered temporarily to mining contracts on behalf of the State, with productive actors of the State mining industry, private mining industry and mining cooperatives, insofar as it enacts the new mining law.
II. requests of mining lease procedures presented by the mining cooperatives and other mining stakeholders, and initiated into the Mining Corporation of Bolivia - COMIBOL in fiscal areas, will be concluded by the authority General jurisdictional administrative mining.

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FIRST. The date of entry into force of this law, within the period of one hundred eighty (180) days calendar do not apply to the scope of the rules concerning crimes of subjugation of mining areas, illegal exploitation of mineral resources, buying and illegal sale of mineral resources, people who are an integral part of the mining cooperatives, representatives of collective persons and natural persons who presented tenancy agreement transactions in fiscal area faced the Corporación Minera de Bolivia - COMIBOL.

If not completed in time limit for reasons imputable to the competent authority, by express standard deadline extension will be available.
I. mining stakeholders with existing lease on areas that are under ownership of the Corporación Minera de Bolivia? COMIBOL, shall submit, if it is of interest, request for renewal of contract of three months before the date of completion of the term that will conclude such procedures under the responsibility of public servants responsible for these procedures in the COMIBOL.
II. in case of not to conclude such procedures for renewal of contract by the deadline, it will be extended by three months, period in which do not apply alances them of legislation relating to crimes of subjugation of mining areas, illegal exploitation of mineral resources, buying and illegal sale of mineral resources. If the delay of the completion of procedures is attributable to the COMIBOL, the term will be extended for another three months according to regulations approved by express standard.
THIRD. Requests for extension of area will be considered as a new contract subject to regulations approved by standard Express, with respect preconstituidos rights of the main contract.
-FOURTH. Procedures for renewal of contract which had been submitted prior to the entry into force of this law, shall be concluded by the COMIBOL within the period of six (6) months from the publication of this law.
QUINTA. The procedures of expansion and renewal of lease in the cerro Rico de Potosi that are pending in the COMIBOL pitheads, levels and shafts, will be regulated by standard Express, because it is a historical monument declared as humanity's Natural and Cultural heritage.
FINAL PROVISIONS FIRST. Is except the subscription of contracts miners established in the present law: the book fiscal of the salar of Uyuni;

Salt flats of: Coipasa, Chiguana, behind, Challviri, large pastures, Laguani, Capina, Laguna, Canapa, Kachi, Colorada, lick, Lurique, Loromayu, Coruto, Busch or Kalina, Mama Khumu, Beaver, Coranto, Celeste, Hedionda, Kara, Chulluncani, stinking Sud, Salares Saucarí, Sajama and Sajama Sabaya;

Mining areas whose ownership is registered in the name of the COMIBOL;

Protected areas.
THE SECOND. The Ministry of mining and metallurgy is responsible for drawing up the procedure for the subscription of the mining contracts, to be approved by Supreme Decree within a maximum of (thirty 30) calendar days, starting from the publication of this law.
SOLE ABROGATION AND REPEAL PROVISION. They abrogate and repealing all provisions contrary to this law.
Refer to the Executive Body for constitutional purposes.
Two thousand thirteen is given in the room of sessions the Assembly Legislative plurinational, twenty-nine days of the month of April of the year.
FDO. Lilly Gabriela MONTAÑO Viana, Betty Asunta Tejada Soruco, Andres Agustin Villca Daza, Marcelina Chavez Salazar, Marcelo Elio Chavez, Angel David Cortez Villegas.
I therefore enacted it is and meets as a law of the plurinational State of Bolivia.
Government Palace of the city of La Paz, to the first day of the month of may of the year two thousand thirteen.
FDO. EVO MORALES AYMA, Juan Ramón Quintana Taborga, Mario Virreira Iporre, Daniel Santalla Torrez, Amanda Davila Torres.