16 U.S. Code § 272b - Livestock grazing
(a) In general
In a case in which any Federal lands included within the park are legally occupied or utilized on November 12, 1971, for grazing purposes, pursuant to a lease, permit, or license for a fixed term of years issued or authorized by any department, establishment, or agency of the United States, the Secretary of the Interior shall permit the persons holding such grazing privileges or their heirs to continue in the exercise thereof during the term of the lease, permit, or license, and one period of renewal thereafter.
(b) Lost Spring Canyon Addition
(1) Continuation of grazing leases, permits, and licenses
In the case of any grazing lease, permit, or license with respect to land in the Lost Spring Canyon Addition that was issued before October 30, 1998, the Secretary shall, subject to periodic renewal, continue the grazing lease, permit, or license for a period equal to the lifetime of the holder of the grazing lease, permit, or license as of October 30, 1998, plus the lifetime of any direct descendants of the holder born before October 30, 1998.
A grazing lease, permit, or license described in paragraph (1) shall be permanently retired at the end of the period described in paragraph (1).
(3) Periodic renewal
Until the expiration of the period described in paragraph (1), the holder (or descendant of the holder) of a grazing lease, permit, or license shall be entitled to renew the lease, permit, or license periodically, subject to such limitations, conditions, or regulations as the Secretary may prescribe.
A grazing lease, permit, or license described in paragraph (1) may be sold during the period described in paragraph (1) only on the condition that the purchaser shall, immediately upon acquisition, permanently retire the lease, permit, or license.
(5) Taylor Grazing Act
Source(Pub. L. 92–155, § 3,Nov. 12, 1971, 85 Stat. 422; Pub. L. 105–329, § 2(c),Oct. 30, 1998, 112 Stat. 3060.)
References in Text
The Taylor Grazing Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(5), is act June 28, 1934, ch. 865, 48 Stat. 1269, as amended, which is classified principally to subchapter I (§ 315 et seq.) of chapter 8A of Title 43, Public Lands. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 315 of Title 43 and Tables.
1998—Pub. L. 105–329inserted section catchline and subsec. (a) designation and heading and added subsec. (b).
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