43 CFR § 3503.37 - Is there a limit to the acreage of lands I can hold under permits and leases?
§ 3503.37 Is there a limit to the acreage of lands I can hold under permits and leases?
Yes. The limits are summarized in the following table:
|Commodity||Maximum acreage for a permit or lease||Maximum acreage of permits and leases in any one State||Maximum acreage in permits and leases nationwide|
|(a) Phosphate||2,560 acres||None||20,480 acres.|
|(b) Sodium||2,560 acres||5,120 acres (may be increased to 30,720 acres to facilitate an economic mine)||None.|
|(c) Potassium||2,560 acres||96,000 acres (larger if necessary for extraction of potassium from concentrated brines in connection with an existing mining operation)||None.|
|(d) Sulphur||640 acres||1,920 acres in 3 leases or permits||None.|
|(e) Gilsonite||5,120 acres||7,680 acres||None.|
|(f) Hardrock Minerals||2,560 acres||20,480 acres in permits and leases, 10,240 acres in leases, but can be increased to 20,480 if needed for orderly mine development||None.|
|(g) Asphalt||640 acres||2,560 acres||Only available in Oklahoma.|