43 CFR 3000.0-5 - Definitions.

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§ 3000.0-5 Definitions.

As used in Groups 3000 and 3100 of this title, the term:

(a)Gas means any fluid, either combustible or noncombustible, which is produced in a natural state from the earth and which maintains a gaseous or rarefied state at ordinary temperatures and pressure conditions.

(b)Oil means all nongaseous hydrocarbon substances other than those substances leasable as coal, oil shale or gilsonite (including all vein-type solid hydrocarbons).

(c)Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(d)Director means the Director of the Bureau of Land Management.

(e)Authorized officer means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management authorized to perform the duties described in Group 3000 and 3100.

(f)Proper BLM office means the Bureau of Land Management office having jurisdiction over the lands subject to the regulations in Groups 3000 and 3100, except that all oil and gas lease offers, and assignments or transfers for lands in Alaska shall be filed in the Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska.

(See § 1821-2-1 of this title for office location and area of jurisdiction of Bureau of Land Management offices.)

(g)Public domain lands means lands, including mineral estates, which never left the ownership of the United States, lands which were obtained by the United States in exchange for public domain lands, lands which have reverted to the ownership of the United States through the operation of the public land laws and other lands specifically identified by the Congress as part of the public domain.

(h)Acquired lands means lands which the United States obtained by deed through purchase or gift, or through condemnation proceedings, including lands previously disposed of under the public land laws including the mining laws.

(i)Anniversary date means the same day and month in succeeding years as that on which the lease became effective.

(j)Act means the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended and supplemented ( 30 U.S.C. 181et seq.).

(k)Party in interest means a party who is or will be vested with any interest under the lease as defined in paragraph (l) of this section. No one is a sole party in interest with respect to an application, offer, competitive bid or lease in which any other party has an interest;

(l)Interest means ownership in a lease or prospective lease of all or a portion of the record title, working interest, operating rights, overriding royalty, payments out of production, carried interests, net profit share or similar instrument for participation in the benefit derived from a lease. An interest may be created by direct or indirect ownership, including options. Interest does not mean stock ownership, stockholding or stock control in an application, offer, competitive bid or lease, except for purposes of acreage limitations in § 3101.2 of this title and qualifications of lessees in subpart 3102 of this title.

(m)Surface managing agency means any Federal agency outside of the Department of the Interior with jurisdiction over the surface overlying federally-owned minerals.

(n)Service means the Minerals Management Service.

(o)Bureau means the Bureau of Land Management.

[ 48 FR 33659, July 22, 1983, as amended at 49 FR 2113, Jan. 18, 1984; 53 FR 17351, May 16, 1988; 53 FR 22835, June 17, 1988]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 181 - Lands subject to disposition; persons entitled to benefits; reciprocal privileges; helium rights reserved

§ 182 - Lands disposed of with reservation of deposits of coal, etc.

§ 183 - Cancellation of prospecting permits

§ 184 - Limitations on leases held, owned or controlled by persons, associations or corporations

§ 184a - Authorization of States to include in agreements for conservation of oil and gas resources lands acquired from United States

§ 185 - Rights-of-way for pipelines through Federal lands

§ 186 - Reservation of easements or rights-of-way for working purposes; reservation of right to dispose of surface of lands; determination before offering of lease; easement periods

§ 187 - Assignment or subletting of leases; relinquishment of rights under leases; conditions in leases for protection of diverse interests in operation of mines, wells, etc.; State laws not impaired

§ 187a - Oil or gas leases; partial assignments

§ 187b - Oil or gas leases; written relinquishment of rights; release of obligations

§ 188 - Failure to comply with provisions of lease

§ 188a - Surrender of leases

§ 189 - Rules and regulations; boundary lines; State rights unaffected; taxation

§ 190 - Oath; requirement; form; blanks

§ 191 - Disposition of moneys received

§ 191a - Late payment charges under Federal mineral leases

§ 191b - Collection of unpaid and underpaid royalties and late payment interest owed by lessees

§ 192 - Payment of royalties in oil or gas; sale of such oil or gas

§ 192a - Cancellation or modification of contracts

§ 192b - Application to contracts

§ 192c - Rules and regulations governing issuance of certain leases; disposition of receipts

§ 193 - Disposition of deposits of coal, and so forth

§ 193a - Preference right of United States to purchase coal for Army and Navy; price for coal; civil actions; jurisdiction

§ 194 - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–554, § 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 644

§ 195 - Enforcement

§ 196 - Cooperative agreements; delegation of authority

§ 301 - Authorization for lease of oil and gas deposits; by and to whom leased

§ 302 - Assignment of lease; subletting

§ 303 - Conditions precedent to award of lease; preferred class; bidding

§ 304 - Provisions authorized in lease

§ 305 - Royalties under lease

§ 306 - Rules and regulations

§ 351 - Definitions

§ 352 - Deposits subject to lease; consent of department heads; lands excluded

§ 353 - Sale of lands unaffected; reservation of mineral rights; sale subject to prior lease; naval petroleum reserves unaffected

§ 354 - Lease of partial or future interests in deposits

§ 355 - Disposition of receipts

§ 356 - Furnishing description of lands and title documents; recordation of documents; authenticated copies

§ 357 - State or local government rights; taxation

§ 358 - Rights under prior leases; priority of pending applications; exchange of leases

§ 359 - Rules and regulations

§ 601 - Rules and regulations governing disposal of materials; payment; removal without charge; lands excluded

§ 602 - Bidding; advertising and other notice; conditions for negotiation of contract

§ 603 - Disposition of moneys from disposal of materials

§ 604 - Disposal of sand, peat moss, etc., in Alaska; contracts

U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS
Statutes at Large
Public Laws
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