Uniform Dormant Mineral Interests Act Law and Legal Definition

The Uniform Dormant Mineral Interests Act is a uniform act drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 1986. This act establishes the criteria by which a severed mineral interest in real estate becomes dormant. According to the act, a mineral interest becomes dormant if there is no actual use of the interest for 20 years or more. However, this act is now regarded by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws as a model act, instead of a uniform act. Therefore it is also known as the Model Dormant Mineral Interests Act.