References in Text
The Appalachian Forest Act, referred to in the first undesignated paragraph, is act Mar. 1, 1911, ch. 186, 36 Stat. 961, also popularly known as the Weeks Law, which enacted former sections 513 and 514 and sections 515 to 519, 521, 552, and 563 of Title 16, Conservation, and amended sections 480 and 500 of Title 16. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 552 of Title 16 and Tables.
2019—Pub. L. 116–9 inserted “, and that extraction of helium from gas produced from such lands shall maintain the lease as if the extracted helium were oil and gas” after “purchaser thereof” in last par.
1981—Pub. L. 97–78, in first par., substituted “gilsonite (including all vein-type solid hydrocarbons),” for “native asphalt, solid and semisolid bitumen, and bituminous rock (including oil-impregnated rock or sands from which oil is recoverable only by special treatment after the deposit is mined or quarried)”, and added, after first par. three paragraphs which defined “oil”, “combined hydrocarbon lease”, and “special tar sand area”, respectively.
1960—Pub. L. 86–705 included deposits of native asphalt, solid and semisolid bitumen, and bituminous rock.
1946—Act Aug. 8, 1946, reenacted: existing par., less three provisos, as first sentence of first par., inserting “potassium” after “sodium”, which was also included in the 1927 amendment, and substituting provision for disposition of deposits “in incorporated cities, towns, and villages, and in national parks and monuments, those acquired under other Acts subsequent to February 25, 1920, and lands within the naval petroleum and oil-shale reserves” for such disposition “in national parks, and in lands withdrawn or reserved for military or naval uses or purposes” and phrase “associations of such citizens” for “any association of such persons”; former third proviso as second sentence of first par.; former first proviso, as second par., inserting reservation of ownership provision and striking out “permitted” before “leased or otherwise granted”; and former second proviso as proviso in second par.
1927—Act Feb. 7, 1927, included deposits of potassium.
Short Title of 2000 Amendments
Pub. L. 106–463, § 1, Nov. 7, 2000, 114 Stat. 2010, provided that:
“This Act [amending section 184 of this title
and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 184 of this title
] may be cited as the ‘Coal Market Competition Act of 2000
Pub. L. 106–393, title V, § 501, Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1624, provided that:
Short Title of 1987 Amendment
Pub. L. 100–203, title V, § 5101(a), Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1330–256, provided that:
“This subtitle [subtitle B (§§ 5101–5113) of Pub. L. 100–203
, enacting sections 195 and 226–3 of this title, amending sections 187a, 187b, 188, 191, and 226 of this title and section 3148 of Title 16
, Conservation, and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section and section 226 of this title
] may be cited as the ‘Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act of 1987
Short Title of 1981 Amendment
Pub. L. 97–78, Nov. 16, 1981, 95 Stat. 1070, which amended this section and sections 182, 184, 209, 226, 241, 351, and 352 of this title and enacted provisions set out as a note under this section, is popularly known as the “Combined Hydrocarbon Leasing Act of 1981”.
Short Title of 1976 Amendment
Pub. L. 94–377, § 1(a), Aug. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1083, as amended by Pub. L. 95–554, § 8, Oct. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 2075, provided that:
“This Act [enacting sections 202a
, and 208–2
of this title, amending sections 184
, and 352
of this title, repealing sections 201–1
of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 184
, and 204
of this title] may be cited as the ‘Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976
Short Title of 1960 Amendment
Pub. L. 86–705, § 1, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 781, provided:
“That this Act [amending this section and sections 182
, and 241
of this title, and enacted provisions set out as notes under sections 187a
of this title] may be cited as the ‘Mineral Leasing Act Revision of 1960
Act Feb. 25, 1920, ch. 85, § 44, as added Dec. 22, 1987, Pub. L. 100–203, title V, § 5113, 101 Stat. 1330–263, provided that:
“This Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Mineral Leasing Act
This chapter is also popularly known as the “Mineral Leasing Act of 1920” and the “Mineral Lands Leasing Act”.
Provisions of Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, Pub. L. 94–579, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2743, not to be construed as permitting any person to place, or allow to be placed, spent oil shale, etc., on any Federal land other than land leased for the recovery of shale oil under the act of Feb. 25, 1920, section 181 et seq. of this title, see section 701(d) of Pub. L. 94–579, set out as a note under section 1701 of Title 43, Public Lands.
Act Aug. 8, 1946, ch. 916, § 15, 60 Stat. 950, provided:
“No repeal or amendment made by this Act [enacting sections 187a, 187b, 226c–226e, and 236b, amending this section and sections 184, 188, 193, 209, 225, 226, and 285, and repealing sections 223a
, and 226b
of this title] shall affect any right acquired under the law as it existed prior to such repeal or amendment, and such right shall be governed by the law in effect at the time of its acquisition; but any person
holding a lease on the effective date of this Act [Aug. 8, 1946
] may, by filing a statement to that effect, elect to have his lease governed by the applicable provisions of this Act instead of by the law in effect prior thereto.”
Construction and Applicability of 1981 Amendments
Pub. L. 97–78, § 1(10), (11), Nov. 16, 1981, 95 Stat. 1072, provided that:
Nothing in this Act [see Short Title of 1981 Amendment note above] shall affect the taxable status of production from tar sand under the Crude Oil Windfall Profit Tax Act of 1980
(Public Law 96–223
) [see Tables for classification], reduce the depletion allowance for production from tar sand, or otherwise affect the existing tax status applicable to such production.
No provision of this Act [see Short Title of 1981 Amendment note above] shall apply to national parks, national monuments, or other lands where mineral leasing is prohibited by law. The Secretary
of the Interior shall apply the provisions of this Act to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and to any other units of the national park system where mineral leasing is permitted, in accordance with any applicable minerals management plan if the Secretary
finds that there will be no resulting significant adverse impacts on the administration of such area, or on other contiguous units of the national park system.”
Admission of Alaska as State: Selection of Lands
Admission of Alaska into the Union was accomplished Jan. 3, 1959, on issuance of Proc. No. 3269, Jan. 3, 1959, 24 F.R. 81, 73 Stat. c16, as required by sections 1 and 8(c) of Pub. L. 85–508, July 7, 1958, 72 Stat. 339, set out as notes preceding section 21 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.
Selection of lands by Alaska from lands made available by Statehood provisions including lands subject to leases, permits, licenses or contracts issued under this chapter, see section 6(h) of Pub. L. 85–508, set out as note preceding section 21 of Title 48.
Outer Continental Shelf; Mineral Leases
Grant by the Secretary of the Interior of mineral leases on submerged lands of outer Continental Shelf, see section 1331 et seq., of Title 43, Public Lands.