C.R.S. Section 36-1-147
Geothermal leases


(1)

The state board of land commissioners may lease any portion of the land of the state, or any interest therein, for the purposes of exploring for, producing, and developing the geothermal resources thereunder at a rental to be determined by the board, except as provided in sections 36-1-113, 36-1-118, and 36-1-147.5.

(2)

The geothermal leasing arrangements authorized by subsection (1) of this section shall include provision for:

(a)

The filing of a surety bond to assure compliance with the lease terms and the requirements of article 90.5 of title 37, C.R.S.;

(b)

Royalties on both the geothermal resource and its by-product;

(c)

The protection of the environment, including but not necessarily limited to the air quality, the ground and surface water quality, and the land surface, as well as the rest of the environment.

(3)

The geothermal leasing arrangements authorized by subsection (1) of this section are to be administered by the state board of land commissioners in a manner which encourages the maximum economic recovery of geothermal resources, prevents waste of said resources, and protects the public interest in the lands of the state by requiring the exploration for the development and protection of geothermal resources to proceed in an environmentally acceptable manner.

(4)

All existing leases on state lands for the development of geothermal resources are hereby validated as though they had been issued pursuant to the authority of this article.

Source: Section 36-1-147 — Geothermal leases, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-36.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

36–1–100.3
Definitions
36–1–101
Record of proceedings
36–1–101.5
Appointment of members - duties
36–1–102
Employees - director - bonds - report
36–1–104
Deed - execution - copy of record
36–1–105
Selection and location of lands
36–1–107
Resolution of selection
36–1–107.5
Long-term stewardship trust - nomination
36–1–108
Appraisal - classification - plat
36–1–109
Reclassification
36–1–110
Books and plats - public records
36–1–112
Fees - disposition of fees
36–1–112.5
Fiscal impact study
36–1–113
Leases - rental - mineral resources lands
36–1–114
Adjustment of rentals
36–1–115
Development of oil, gas, or geothermal resource areas
36–1–116
Disposition of rentals, royalties, and timber sale proceeds
36–1–117
Leases, rentals payable in advance
36–1–118
Terms of leasing - renewals - sale of leased land
36–1–118.3
Immunity from civil liability
36–1–118.5
Financed purchase of an asset or certificate of participation agreements for commercial real property - state board of land commissioners financed fund - legislative declaration - definition
36–1–119
Purchase of improvements
36–1–120
Leases - lands in city limits
36–1–120.5
Land subject to development - leases
36–1–121
Trespass - penalty - bond
36–1–122
Platting and sale in lots and blocks
36–1–123.5
Sale or lease of state lands for federal military real property expansion
36–1–124
Sale of state lands
36–1–124.3
Acquisition of state trust lands by governmental entities
36–1–124.5
Nonsimultaneous exchanges of state trust lands - fund
36–1–125
Reservations of rights on sale
36–1–126
Delinquent payments
36–1–127
Forfeiture - new sale
36–1–128
Place of payment - venue
36–1–129
Bonds
36–1–131
State land board hearings - rules
36–1–132
Lands sold subject to taxation
36–1–133
Rebate of taxes on reverted land
36–1–134
Proceeds of sale - funds
36–1–135
Proceeds of leases - disposition
36–1–136
Rights-of-way granted - reversion
36–1–137
Sale of lands to procure irrigation
36–1–138
Mineral section - personnel - duties
36–1–140
Mineral locations - posting - lease
36–1–141
Exchange of lands with government
36–1–142
Receipts from agricultural lands
36–1–143
Statement to board of governors of the Colorado state university system
36–1–144
Agreements with general agencies
36–1–145
Land commissioners’ receipts - appropriation
36–1–147
Geothermal leases
36–1–147.5
Leasing arrangements for renewable energy resources development - legislative declaration - definitions
36–1–148
Land and water management fund
36–1–149
Cultivation of state land - legislative declaration
36–1–150
Conservation easements
36–1–151
Public schools - access to state lands
36–1–152
Public school districts - charter schools - lease, purchase, or other use of state lands
36–1–153
Investment and development fund
36–1–153.5
Annual income and inventory report
36–1–153.7
Commercial real property operating fund - created
36–1–154
Severability
Green check means up to date. Up to date

Current through Fall 2024

§ 36-1-147’s source at colorado​.gov