After completion of the reclamation of a tract of land acquired pursuant to section 1513.20 of the Revised Code, the chief of the division of mineral resources management may, if the land is suitable to the uses of any other department, division, office, or institution of the state, transfer the land or tract to that department, division, office, or institution, subject to the approval of the director of natural resources.
With the approval of the attorney general and the director, the chief may sell any such land or tract, after completion of the plan of reclamation, when the sale is advantageous to the state.
With the approval of the attorney general and the director, the chief may grant easements and leases on the land or tract under terms advantageous to the state, and may grant mineral rights on a royalty basis.
All moneys received from the sale of reclaimed lands, or in payment for easements, leases, or royalties shall be paid to the unreclaimed lands fund created in section 1513.30 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 06-14-2000 .