Lease means any contract, profit-share arrangement, joint venture, or other agreement issued or approved by the United States under a mineral leasing law that authorizes exploration for, development or extraction of, or removal of lease productsor the land area covered by that authorization, whichever is required by the context. For purposes of this subpart, this definition excludes Federal leases.


30 CFR § 1206.171

Scoping language

The following definitions apply to this subpart and to subpart J of part 1202 of this title:

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