30 U.S. Code § 195 - Enforcement

(a) Violations
It shall be unlawful for any person:
(1) to organize or participate in any scheme, arrangement, plan, or agreement to circumvent or defeat the provisions of this chapter or its implementing regulations, or
(2) to seek to obtain or to obtain any money or property by means of false statements of material facts or by failing to state material facts concerning:
(A) the value of any lease or portion thereof issued or to be issued under this chapter;
(B) the availability of any land for leasing under this chapter;
(C) the ability of any person to obtain leases under this chapter; or
(D) the provisions of this chapter and its implementing regulations.
(b) Penalty
Any person who knowingly violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500,000, imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.
(c) Civil actions
Whenever it shall appear that any person is engaged, or is about to engage, in any act which constitutes or will constitute a violation of subsection (a) of this section, the Attorney General may institute a civil action in the district court of the United States for the judicial district in which the defendant resides or in which the violation occurred or in which the lease or land involved is located, for a temporary restraining order, injunction, civil penalty of not more than $100,000 for each violation, or other appropriate remedy, including but not limited to, a prohibition from participation in exploration, leasing, or development of any Federal mineral, or any combination of the foregoing.
(d) Corporations
(1) Whenever a corporation or other entity is subject to civil or criminal action under this section, any officer, employee, or agent of such corporation or entity who knowingly authorized, ordered, or carried out the proscribed activity shall be subject to the same action.
(2) Whenever any officer, employee, or agent of a corporation or other entity is subject to civil or criminal action under this section for activity conducted on behalf of the corporation or other entity, the corporation or other entity shall be subject to the same action, unless it is shown that the officer, employee, or agent was acting without the knowledge or consent of the corporation or other entity.
(e) Remedies, fines, and imprisonment
The remedies, penalties, fines, and imprisonment prescribed in this section shall be concurrent and cumulative and the exercise of one shall not preclude the exercise of the others. Further, the remedies, penalties, fines, and imprisonment prescribed in this section shall be in addition to any other remedies, penalties, fines, and imprisonment afforded by any other law or regulation.
(f) State civil actions
(1) A State may commence a civil action under subsection (c) of this section against any person conducting activity within the State in violation of this section. Civil actions brought by a State shall only be brought in the United States district court for the judicial district in which the defendant resides or in which the violation occurred or in which the lease or land involved is located. The district court shall have jurisdiction, without regard to the amount in controversy or the citizenship of the parties, to order appropriate remedies and penalties as described in subsection (c) of this section.
(2) A State shall notify the Attorney General of the United States of any civil action filed by the State under this subsection within 30 days of filing of the action. The Attorney General of the United States shall notify a State of any civil action arising from activity conducted within that State filed by the Attorney General under this subsection within 30 days of filing of the action.
(3) Any civil penalties recovered by a State under this subsection shall be retained by the State and may be expended in such manner and for such purposes as the State deems appropriate. If a civil action is jointly brought by the Attorney General and a State, by more than one State or by the Attorney General and more than one State, any civil penalties recovered as a result of the joint action shall be shared by the parties bringing the action in the manner determined by the court rendering judgment in such action.
(4) If a State has commenced a civil action against a person conducting activity within the State in violation of this section, the Attorney General may join in such action but may not institute a separate action arising from the same activity under this section. If the Attorney General has commenced a civil action against a person conducting activity within a State in violation of this section, that State may join in such action but may not institute a separate action arising from the same activity under this section.
(5) Nothing in this section shall deprive a State of jurisdiction to enforce its own civil and criminal laws against any person who may also be subject to civil and criminal action under this section.

Source

(Feb. 25, 1920, ch. 85, § 41, as added Pub. L. 100–203, title V, § 5108,Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1330–260.)

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30 CFR - Mineral Resources

30 CFR Part 203 - RELIEF OR REDUCTION IN ROYALTY RATES

30 CFR Part 740 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS ON FEDERAL LANDS

30 CFR Part 745 - STATE-FEDERAL COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

30 CFR Part 746 - REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINING PLANS

30 CFR Part 1201 - GENERAL

30 CFR Part 1202 - ROYALTIES

30 CFR Part 1203 - RELIEF OR REDUCTION IN ROYALTY RATES

30 CFR Part 1206 - PRODUCT VALUATION

30 CFR Part 1207 - SALES AGREEMENTS OR CONTRACTS GOVERNING THE DISPOSAL OF LEASE PRODUCTS

30 CFR Part 1208 - SALE OF FEDERAL ROYALTY OIL

30 CFR Part 1212 - RECORDS AND FILES MAINTENANCE

30 CFR Part 1218 - COLLECTION OF ROYALTIES, RENTALS, BONUSES, AND OTHER MONIES DUE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

30 CFR Part 1241 - PENALTIES

30 CFR Part 1243 - SUSPENSIONS PENDING APPEAL AND BONDING—OFFICE OF NATURAL RESOURCES REVENUE

43 CFR - Public Lands: Interior

43 CFR Part 17 - NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

43 CFR Part 3000 - MINERALS MANAGEMENT: GENERAL

43 CFR Part 3040

43 CFR Part 3100 - OIL AND GAS LEASING

43 CFR Part 3110 - NONCOMPETITIVE LEASES

43 CFR Part 3120 - COMPETITIVE LEASES

43 CFR Part 3140 - LEASING IN SPECIAL TAR SAND AREAS

43 CFR Part 3410 - EXPLORATION LICENSES

43 CFR Part 3420 - COMPETITIVE LEASING

43 CFR Part 3430 - NONCOMPETITIVE LEASES

43 CFR Part 3450 - MANAGEMENT OF EXISTING LEASES

43 CFR Part 3460 - ENVIRONMENT

43 CFR Part 3800 - MINING CLAIMS UNDER THE GENERAL MINING LAWS

 

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