10 U.S. Code § 8727 - Cooperative or unit plans in the naval petroleum reserves

The Secretary, with the consent of the President, may make agreements, with respect to lands inside the naval petroleum reserves, of the same type as the Secretary of the Interior may make under section 17(m) of the Act of February 25, 1920 (30 U.S.C. 226(m)). No such agreement made by the Secretary may extend the term of any lease unless the agreement so provides.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


30 U.S.C. 236b (last 46 words).

Aug. 8, 1946, ch. 916, § 13 (29th through 85th words) 60 Stat. 958.


2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7427 of this title as this section.

1988—Pub. L. 100–456 substituted “section 17(m)” for “section 17(j)” and “30 U.S.C. 226(m)” for “30 U.S.C. 226(j)”.

1980—Pub. L. 96–513 substituted “section 17(j) of the Act of February 25, 1920 (30 U.S.C. 226(j))” for “section 226e of title 30”.

1976—Pub. L. 94–258 struck out “of the Navy” after “Secretary” wherever appearing.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513 effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

Ex. Ord. No. 12929. Delegation of Authority Regarding Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves

Ex. Ord. No. 12929, Sept. 29, 1994, 59 F.R. 50473, provided:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3 and sections 7427 and 7428 [now 8727 and 8728] of title 10, United States Code, and in order to meet the goals and requirements of the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves, it is hereby ordered as follows:

The functions vested in the President by sections 7427 and 7428 [now 8727 and 8728] of title 10 of the United States Code are delegated to the Secretary of Energy.

William J. Clinton.

Temporary delegations of functions of President under this section were contained in the following prior Executive Orders:

Ex. Ord. No. 12784, Dec. 19, 1991, 56 F.R. 66339.

Ex. Ord. No. 12659, Dec. 15, 1988, 53 F.R. 50911.