This title [sections
571 of this Appendix] shall not affect the right of a servicemember to take action during a period of military service that is authorized by law or regulations of the Department of the Interior, for the perfection, defense, or further assertion of rights initiated or acquired before entering military service.
(b) Affidavits and proofs
(1) In general
A servicemember during a period of military service may make any affidavit or submit any proof required by law, practice, or regulation of the Department of the Interior in connection with the entry, perfection, defense, or further assertion of rights initiated or acquired before entering military service before an officer authorized to provide notary services under section
1044a of title
10, United States Code, or any superior commissioned officer.
(2) Legal status of affidavits
Such affidavits shall be binding in law and subject to the same penalties as prescribed by section
1001 of title
18, United State  Code.
A prior section
566, acts Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, art. V, § 506,54 Stat. 1188; Pub. L. 102–12, § 9(21),Mar. 18, 1991, 105 Stat. 41, related to mineral permits and leases and the suspension of operations and term of permits and leases, prior to the general amendment of this Act by Pub. L. 108–189. See section
565 of this Appendix.
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