16 U.S. Code § 441h. Jurisdiction of mining and mineral rights; patents

Administrative jurisdiction over all Federal lands eliminated from the park, by the issuance of an order or orders of the Secretary of the Interior, is transferred to the Secretary of Agriculture for use, administration, and disposition in accordance with the provisions of title III of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act [7 U.S.C. 1010 et seq.] and the related provisions of title IV thereof: Provided, That all of such lands formerly set apart and reserved from the public domain shall be subject to the mining and minerals-leasing laws: And provided further, That any disposition of any such lands formerly set apart and reserved from the public domain shall be evidenced by patents issued by the Secretary of the Interior.

(May 7, 1952, ch. 244, § 3, 66 Stat. 65; Pub. L. 95–625, title VI, § 611, Nov. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 3521.)
References in Text

The Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, referred to in text, is act July 22, 1937, ch. 517, 50 Stat. 522, as amended. Title III of the Act is classified generally to subchapter III (§ 1010 et seq.) of chapter 33 of Title 7, Agriculture. Title IV thereof, referred to in text, which was classified to sections 1014 to 1029 of title 7, was repealed by act June 25, 1948, ch. 645, § 21, 62 Stat. 862, and by Pub. L. 87–128, title III, § 341(a), Aug. 8, 1961, 75 Stat. 318. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1000 of Title 7 and Tables.

Change of Name

Word “park” substituted in text for “monument” pursuant to Pub. L. 95–625, § 611, which is classified to section 441e–1 of this title and which redesignated Badlands National Monument as Badlands National Park.