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The DC Code: § 28-4804.11 Minerals, water, and other natural resources.

Index28 Commercial Instruments and Transactions. (Refs & Annos)
a
To the extent that a trustee accounts for receipts from an interest in minerals or other natural resources pursuant to this section, the trustee shall allocate them as follows:
1
If received as nominal delay rental or nominal annual rent on a lease, a receipt shall be allocated to income.
2
If received from a production payment, a receipt shall be allocated to income if and to the extent that the agreement creating the production payment provides a factor for interest or its equivalent. The balance shall be allocated to principal.
3
If an amount received as a royalty, shut-in-well payment, take-or-pay payment, bonus, or delay rental is more than nominal, 90 percent shall be allocated to principal and the balance to income.
4
If an amount is received from a working interest or any other interest not provided for in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection, 90 percent of the net amount received shall be allocated to principal and the balance to income.
b
An amount received on account of an interest in water that is renewable shall be allocated to income. If the water is not renewable, 90 percent of the amount shall be allocated to principal and the balance to income.
c
This chapter applies whether or not a decedent or donor was extracting minerals, water, or other natural resources before the interest became subject to the trust.
d
If a trust owns an interest in minerals, water, or other natural resources on the effective date of this chapter, the trustee may allocate receipts from the interest as provided in this chapter or in the manner used by the trustee before the effective date of this chapter. If the trust acquires an interest in minerals, water, or other natural resources after the effective date of this chapter, the trustee shall allocate receipts from the interest as provided in this chapter.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 13-292, see notes following § 28-4801.01. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 411 of the Uniform Principal and Income Act (1997 Act). See 7B Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 28-4804.11 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-292, § 502(c), 48 DCR 2087.)