(a)The Secretary shall take possession of all properties inside the naval petroleum reserves that are or may become subject to the control of and use by the United States for national defense purposes, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
(b)The Secretary has exclusive jurisdiction and control over those lands inside Naval Petroleum Reserves Numbered 1 and 2 that are covered by leases granted under sections
261–263 of title
30, and shall administer those leases.
204 of title
30, included within the reference to sections
202–209 in subsec. (b), was repealed by Pub. L. 94–377, § 13(a),Aug. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1090, subject to valid existing rights.
226e of title
30, referred to in subsec. (b), were omitted from the Code. See section
226 of Title
30, Mineral Lands and Mining.
227 of title
30, referred to in subsec. (b), was omitted from the Code.
1984—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98–525substituted “Naval Petroleum Reserves Numbered” for “naval petroleum reserves numbered”.
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–258struck out “of the Navy” after “Secretary”, “and oil shale” after “naval petroleum”, and substituted “for national defense purposes” for “for naval purposes”, and “this chapter” for “section
1962—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 87–796empowered the Secretary to take possession of all properties inside the oil shale reserves, and inserted the exception clause.
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