US State Code:United States CodeTITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING


There is hereby established in the Department of the Interior a bureau of mining, metallurgy, and mineral technology, to be designated the United States Bureau of Mines, and...


There is hereby transferred from the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, to the Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Mines, all...


On and after July 1, 1916, in the absence of the Director of the United States Bureau of Mines the assistant director of said bureau shall perform the duties of the director...


It shall be the province and duty of the United States Bureau of Mines, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, to conduct inquiries and scientific and...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to make experiments and investigations, through the United States Bureau of Mines, of lignite coals and peat, to determine...


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The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce jointly are hereby authorized, within their discretion, to cooperate under formal agreement with...


The United States Bureau of Mines, under the general direction of the Secretary of the Interior, is authorized to conduct investigations, studies, and experiments on its...


The United States Bureau of Mines is further authorized, under the general direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to erect such plants, construct and purchase such machinery...


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The Director of the United States Bureau of Mines shall prepare and publish, subject to the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, under the appropriations made from time to...


In conducting inquiries and investigations authorized under sections 1, 3, and 5 to 7 of this title neither the director nor any member of the United States Bureau of Mines shall...


For tests or investigations authorized by the Secretary of the Interior under the provisions of sections 1, 3, and 5 to 7 of this title, except those performed for the Government...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to establish and maintain in the several important mining regions of the United States and the Territory of Alaska,...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept lands, buildings, or other contributions from the several States offering to cooperate in carrying out the purposes of section...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept any suitable land or lands, buildings, or improvements that may be donated for the headquarters of mine rescue cars...


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The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the United States Bureau of Mines, is authorized and directed to establish, equip, and maintain a research laboratory in the...


For the purpose of sections 13 to 16 of this title the Secretary, acting through the United States Bureau of Mines, is authorized to acquire land and interests therein, and to...


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The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the United States Bureau of Mines, may, in his discretion, create and establish an advisory committee composed of not more than...


In all cases lands valuable for minerals shall be reserved from sale, except as otherwise expressly directed by law. ...


The Congress declares that it is the continuing policy of the Federal Government in the national interest to foster and encourage private enterprise in (1) the development...


Except as otherwise provided, all valuable mineral deposits in lands belonging to the United States, both surveyed and unsurveyed, shall be free and open to exploration and...


Mining claims upon veins or lodes of quartz or other rock in place bearing gold, silver, cinnabar, lead, tin, copper, or other valuable deposits, located prior to May 10, 1872,...


Proof of citizenship, under sections 21, 22 to 24, 26 to 28, 29, 30, 33 to 48, 50 to 52, 71 to 76 of this title and section 661 of title 43, may consist, in the case of an...


Applicants for mineral patents, if residing beyond the limits of the district wherein the claim is situated, may make any oath or affidavit required for proof of citizenship...


The locators of all mining locations made on any mineral vein, lode, or ledge, situated on the public domain, their heirs and assigns, where no adverse claim existed on the 10th...


Where a tunnel is run for the development of a vein or lode, or for the discovery of mines, the owners of such tunnel shall have the right of possession of all veins or lodes...


The miners of each mining district may make regulations not in conflict with the laws of the United States, or with the laws of the State or Territory in which the district...


The term ''labor'', as used in the third sentence of section 28 of this title, shall include, without being limited to, geological, geochemical and geophysical surveys conducted...


As used in section 28-1 of this title, (a) The term ''geological surveys'' means surveys on the ground for mineral deposits by the proper application of the principles ...


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The performance of not less than $100 worth of labor or the making of improvements aggregating such amount, which labor or improvements are required under the provisions of section...


The period for which said deferment may be granted shall end when the conditions justifying deferment have been removed: Provided, That the initial period shall not exceed one...


All deferred assessment work shall be performed not later than the end of the assessment year next subsequent to the removal or cessation of the causes for deferment or the...


Claimant shall file or record or cause to be filed or recorded in the office where the notice or certificate of location of such claim or group of claims is filed or recorded,...


(a) Claim maintenance fee The holder of each unpatented mining claim, mill, or tunnel site, located pursuant to the mining laws of the United States, whether located before...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for every unpatented mining claim, mill or tunnel site located after August 10, 1993, and before September 30, 2001, pursuant to the...


The co-ownership provisions of the Mining Law of 1872 (30 U.S.C. 28) (FOOTNOTE 1) shall remain in effect, except that in applying such provisions, the annual claim maintenance...


Failure to pay the claim maintenance fee or the location fee as required by sections 28f to 28k of this title shall conclusively constitute a forfeiture of the unpatented...


(a) Federal Land Policy and Management Act requirements Nothing in sections 28f to 28k of this title shall change or modify the requirements of section 314(b) of the Federal Land ...


The Secretary of the Interior shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the terms and conditions of sections 28f to 28k of this title as soon as practicable after August...


A patent for any land claimed and located for valuable deposits may be obtained in the following manner: Any person, association, or corporation authorized to locate a claim...


Where an adverse claim is filed during the period of publication, it shall be upon oath of the person or persons making the same, and shall show the nature, boundaries, and extent...


The adverse claim required by section 30 of this title may be verified by the oath of any duly authorized agent or attorney in fact of the adverse claimant cognizant of the...


If, in any action brought pursuant to section 30 of this title, title to the ground in controversy shall not be established by either party, the jury shall so find, and judgment...


All patents for mining claims upon veins or lodes issued prior to May 10, 1872, shall convey all the rights and privileges conferred by sections 21, 22 to 24, 26 to 28, 29, 30, 33...


The description of vein or lode claims upon surveyed lands shall designate the location of the claims with reference to the lines of the public survey, but need not conform...


Claims usually called ''placers,'' including all forms of deposit, excepting veins of quartz, or other rock in place, shall be subject to entry and patent, under like...


Legal subdivisions of forty acres may be subdivided into ten-acre tracts; and two or more persons, or associations of persons, having contiguous claims of any size, although...


Where the same person, association, or corporation is in possession of a placer claim, and also a vein or lode included within the boundaries thereof, application shall be made for...


Where such person or association, they and their grantors, have held and worked their claims for a period equal to the time prescribed by the statute of limitations for mining...


The Director of the Bureau of Land Management may appoint in each land district containing mineral, lands as many competent surveyors as shall apply for appointment to survey...


All affidavits required to be made under sections 21, 22 to 24, 26 to 28, 29, 30, 33 to 48, 50 to 52, 71 to 76 of this title, and section 661 of title 43 may be verified before...


Where two or more veins intersect or cross each other, priority of title shall govern, and such prior location shall be entitled to all ore or mineral contained within the space...


(a) Vein or lode and mill site owners eligible Where nonmineral land not contiguous to the vein or lode is used or occupied by the proprietor of such vein or lode for mining or ...


As a condition of sale, in the absence of necessary legislation by Congress, the local legislature of any State or Territory may provide rules for working mines, involving...


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The President is authorized to establish additional land districts, and to appoint the necessary officers under existing laws, wherever he may deem the same necessary for the public ...


Nothing contained in sections 21, 22 to 24, 26 to 28, 29, 30, 33 to 48, 50 to 52, 71 to 76 of this title and section 661 of title 43 shall be construed to impair in any way, rights...


Except as otherwise provided in chapter 3A of this title, the provisions of sections 21, 22 to 24, 26 to 28, 29, 30, 33 to 47, 51, and 52 of this title and section 661 of title...


Except as otherwise provided in chapter 3A of this title, within the States of Missouri and Kansas deposits of coal, iron, lead, or other mineral are excluded from the operation...


The laws of the United States relating to mining claims, mineral locations, and rights incident thereto are extended to the Territory of Alaska: Provided, That, subject only to...


The general mining laws of the United States so far as they are applicable to placer-mining claims, as prior to May 4, 1934, extended to the Territory of Alaska, are declared to be...


Notices of location of mining claims shall be filed for record within ninety days from the date of the discovery of the claim described in the notice, and all instruments shall...


Miners in any organized mining district may make rules and regulations governing the recording of notices of location of mining claims, water rights, flumes and ditches, mill...


During each year and until patent has been issued therefor, at least $100 worth of labor shall be performed or improvements made on, or for the benefit or development of,...


The recorders for the several divisions or districts of Alaska shall collect the sum of $1.50 as a fee for the filing, recording, and indexing annual proofs of work and...


No act passed at the first session of the Thirty-eighth Congress, granting lands to States or corporations to aid in the construction of roads or for other purposes, or to extend...


Whenever, by priority of possession, rights to the use of water for mining, agricultural, manufacturing, or other purposes have vested and accrued, and the same are recognized...


All patents granted, or homesteads allowed, shall be subject to any vested and accrued water rights, or rights to ditches and reservoirs used in connection with such water rights,...


No possessory action between persons, in any court of the United States, for the recovery of any mining title, or for damages to any such title, shall be affected by the fact that...


Notwithstanding the provisions of any Act of Congress to the contrary, any person who on and after June 21, 1949 prospects for, mines, or removes by strip or open pit mining...


Every person above the age of twenty-one years, who is a citizen of the United States, or who has declared his intention to become such, or any association of persons...


Any person or association of persons severally qualified, as provided in section 71 of this title, who have opened and improved, or shall open and improve, any coal mine or mines...


All claims under section 72 of this title must be presented to the register of the proper land district within sixty days after the date of actual possession and the commencement...


Sections 71 to 73 of this title shall be held to authorize only one entry by the same person or association of persons; and no association of persons any member of which shall...


In case of conflicting claims upon coal lands where the improvements shall be commenced, after the third day of March, 1873, priority of possession and improvement, followed...


Nothing in sections 71 to 75 of this title shall be construed to destroy or impair any rights which may have attached prior to the third day of March, 1873, or to authorize the...


Unreserved public lands containing coal deposits in the State of Alabama which on April 23, 1912, were being withheld from homestead entry under the provisions of section 171 of...


Any person who has in good faith located, selected, or entered under the nonmineral land laws of the United States any lands which subsequently are classified, claimed, or reported...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed in cases where patents for public lands have been issued to entrymen under the provisions of sections 81 and 83 to 85 of...


Unreserved public lands of the United States exclusive of Alaska which have been withdrawn or classified as coal lands, or are valuable for coal, shall be subject to appropriate...


Any person desiring to make entry under the homestead laws or the desert-land law, any State desiring to make selection under section 641 of title 43, and the Secretary of...


Upon satisfactory proof of full compliance with the provisions of the laws under which entry is made, and of sections 83 to 85 of this title, the entryman shall be entitled to...


In any Indian reservation opened to settlement and entry pursuant to a classification of the surplus lands therein as mineral and nonmineral, such surplus lands not otherwise...


Any applicant for lands mentioned in section 86 of this title shall state in his application that the same is made in accordance with and subject to the provisions and reservations...


If the coal-land laws have been or shall be extended over lands applied for, entered, or patented hereunder the coal deposits therein shall be subject to disposal by the United...


The net proceeds derived from the sale and entry of surplus lands in conformity with the provisions of sections 86 to 89 of this title shall be paid into the Treasury of the...


Unreserved public lands of the United States, exclusive of Alaska, which have been withdrawn or classified as coal lands or are valuable for coal shall, in addition to the classes...


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Where oil lands are located under the provisions of sections 21, 22 to 24, 26 to 28, 29, 30, 33 to 48, 50 to 52, 71 to 76 of this title and section 661 of title 43 as placer...


In no case shall patent be denied to or for any lands located or claimed prior to March 2, 1911, under the mining laws of the United States containing petroleum, mineral oil, or...


Where applications for patents have been or may be offered for any oil or gas land included in an order of withdrawal upon which oil or gas had been discovered, or was being...


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Lands withdrawn or classified as phosphate, nitrate, potash, oil, gas, or asphaltic minerals, or which are valuable for those deposits, shall be subject to appropriation,...


Upon satisfactory proof of full compliance with the provisions of the laws under which the location, selection, entry, or purchase is made, the locator, selector, entryman,...


Any person who has, in good faith, located, selected, entered, or purchased, or any person who shall locate, select, enter, or purchase, after July 17, 1914, under the nonmineral...


Lands withdrawn, classified, or reported as valuable for sodium and/or sulphur and subject to prospecting, leasing, or development under the General Leasing Act of February 25,...


Where reclamation homestead entry was made prior to July 17, 1914, pursuant to the Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 389, 43 U.S.C. sec. 431), as supplemented, for lands in the...


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Any person authorized to enter lands under the mining laws of the United States may enter lands that are chiefly valuable for building stone under the provisions of the law...


All unoccupied public lands of the United States containing salt springs, or deposits of salt in any form, and chiefly valuable therefor, shall be subject to location and...


Except as otherwise provided in chapter 3A of this title, all public lands within the State of Alabama, whether mineral or otherwise, shall be subject to disposal only...


All lands designated as agricultural in the reclassification of the public lands of Alabama by the Secretary of the Interior under authority of Act March 27, 1906 (chapter...


Deposits of coal, phosphate, sodium, potassium, oil, oil shale, gilsonite (including all vein-type solid hydrocarbons), or gas, and lands containing such deposits owned by the...


The provisions of this chapter shall also apply to all deposits of coal, phosphate, sodium, oil, oil shale, gilsonite (including all vein-type solid hydrocarbons), or gas in the...


The Secretary of the Interior shall reserve and may exercise the authority to cancel any prospecting permit upon failure by the permittee to exercise due diligence in the...


(a) Coal leases No person, association, or corporation, or any subsidiary, affiliate, or persons controlled by or under common control with such person, association,...


Notwithstanding the provisions of any applicable grant, deed, patent, exchange, or law of the United States, any State owning lands or interests therein acquired by it from the...


(a) Grant of authority Rights-of-way through any Federal lands may be granted by the Secretary of the Interior or appropriate agency head for pipeline purposes for...


Any permit, lease, occupation, or use permitted under this chapter shall reserve to the Secretary of the Interior the right to permit upon such terms as he may determine to be...


No lease issued under the authority of this chapter shall be assigned or sublet, except with the consent of the Secretary of the Interior. The lessee may, in the discretion of...


Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 187 of this title, any oil or gas lease issued under the authority of this chapter may be assigned or subleased, as to all or...


Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in section 187 of this title, a lessee may at any time make and file in the appropriate land office a written relinquishment of...


(a) Forfeiture Except as otherwise herein provided, any lease issued under the provisions of this chapter may be forfeited and canceled by an appropriate proceeding in the...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept the surrender of any lease issued pursuant to any of the provisions of this chapter, or any amendment thereof, where...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe necessary and proper rules and regulations and to do any and all things necessary to carry out and accomplish the purposes...


All statements, representations, or reports required by the Secretary of the Interior under this chapter shall be upon oath, unless otherwise specified by him, and in such form...


(a) All money received from sales, bonuses, royalties including interest charges collected under the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.),...


(a) Distribution of late payment charges Any interest or other charges paid to the United States by reason of the late payment of any royalty, rent, bonus, or other amount due...


Beginning in fiscal year 1996 and thereafter, the Secretary shall take appropriate action to collect unpaid and underpaid royalties and late payment interest owed by Federal...


All royalty accruing to the United States under any oil or gas lease or permit under this chapter on demand of the Secretary of the Interior shall be paid in oil or gas. ...


Where, under any existing contract entered into pursuant to the first proviso in the second paragraph of section 192 of this title, any refinery is required to pay a premium price...


The provisions of sections 192a to 192c of this title shall apply to all existing contracts for the purchase of Government royalty oil entered into after July 13, 1946, and prior...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized under general rules and regulations to be prescribed by him to issue leases or permits for the exploration, development, and utilization...


The deposits of coal, phosphate, sodium, potassium, oil, oil shale, and gas, herein referred to, in lands valuable for such minerals, including lands and deposits in Lander,...


The United States shall, at all times, have the preference right to purchase so much of the product of any mine or mines opened upon the lands sold under the provisions of this...


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(a) Violations It shall be unlawful for any person: (1) to organize or participate in any scheme, arrangement, plan, or agreement to circumvent or defeat the provisions...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for fiscal year 1992 and each year thereafter, the Secretary of the Interior or his designee is authorized to - (a) enter into...


(a) Division into tracts; bidding and award; negotiated sales on exercise of right-of-way permits; leases to public agencies; fair market value of leases; leases in...


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No company or corporation operating a common-carrier railroad shall be given or hold a permit or lease under the provisions of this chapter for any coal deposits except for its...


(1) Approval by Secretary; public hearing; definition The Secretary, upon determining that maximum economic recovery of the coal deposit or deposits is served thereby, may...


Any person, association, or corporation holding a lease of coal lands or coal deposits under the provisions of this chapter may with the approval of the Secretary of the...


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If, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior, the public interest will be subserved thereby, lessees holding under lease areas not exceeding the maximum permitted under...


Where coal or phosphate lands aggregating two thousand five hundred and sixty acres and subject to lease hereunder do not exist as contiguous areas, the Secretary of the Interior...


(a) Term of lease; annual rentals; royalties; readjustment of conditions A coal lease shall be for a term of twenty years and for so long thereafter as coal is...


In order to provide for the supply of strictly local domestic needs for fuel, the Secretary of the Interior may, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe in advance,...


(a) Authorization; purpose The Secretary is authorized and directed to conduct a comprehensive exploratory program designed to obtain sufficient data and information to...


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The Secretary of the Interior, for the purpose of encouraging the greatest ultimate recovery of coal, oil, gas, oil shale, gilsonite (including all vein-type solid...


(a) Authorization to lease land; terms and conditions; acreage The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to lease to any applicant qualified under this chapter,...


Each lease shall describe the leased lands by the legal subdivisions of the public-land surveys. All leases shall be conditioned upon the payment to the United States of...


Any lease to develop and extract phosphates, phosphate rock, and associated or related minerals under the provisions of sections 211 to 214 of this title shall provide that the...


The holder of any lease or permit issued under the provisions of sections 211 to 214 of this title shall have the right to use so much of the surface of unappropriated and...


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Upon establishing to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior that valuable deposits of oil or gas have been discovered within the limits of the land embraced in any...


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Until the permittee shall apply for lease to the one quarter of the permit area heretofore provided for he shall pay to the United States 20 per centum of the gross value of all...


All leases of lands containing oil or gas, made or issued under the provisions of this chapter, shall be subject to the condition that the lessee will, in conducting his...


(a) Authority of Secretary All lands subject to disposition under this chapter which are known or believed to contain oil or gas deposits may be leased by the Secretary. ...


(a) Lands not withdrawn from leasing Upon the expiration of the initial five-year term of any noncompetitive oil or gas lease which was issued prior to September 2, 1960,...


No action contesting a decision of the Secretary involving any oil and gas lease shall be maintained unless such action is commenced or taken within ninety days after the...


(a) Prohibition The Secretary shall not issue any lease under this chapter or under the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 (30 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.) on any of the following...


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From and after August 8, 1946, the royalty obligation to the United States under all leases requiring payment of royalty in excess of 12 1/2 per centum, except leases issued or to...


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Any person who on October 1, 1919, was a bona fide occupant or claimant of oil or gas lands under a claim initiated while such lands were not withdrawn from oil or gas location...


In the case of lands bona fide entered as agricultural, and not withdrawn or classified as mineral at the time of entry, but not including lands claimed under any railroad grant,...


(a) Acquisition; condition in lease All prospecting permits and leases for oil or gas made or issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the condition that...


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The Secretary of the Interior is directed to retain in his custody until otherwise directed by law the 12 1/2 per centum and other royalties heretofore or hereafter received by...


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Nothing in sections 185, 221, (FOOTNOTE 1) 223, 223a, (FOOTNOTE 1) and 226 of this title and this section shall be construed as affecting any lands within the borders of the...


Nothing in this act shall be construed as affecting existing leases within the borders of the naval petroleum reserves, or agreements concerning operations thereunder or in...


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(a) Authorization; survey; terms, royalties and annual rentals; readjustments on renewals; rights of existing claimants; fraud of claimants The Secretary of the...


(a) Notice Notwithstanding any other provision of law, within 60 days from October 24, 1992, the Secretary of the Interior shall provide notice to each holder of an unpatented...


Any bona fide occupant or claimant of oil or gas bearing lands in the Territory of Alaska, who, or whose predecessors in interest, prior to withdrawal had complied otherwise with...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to grant to any qualified applicant a prospecting permit which shall...


Upon showing to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior that valuable deposits of one of the substances enumerated in section 261 of this title have been discovered by...


In addition to areas of such mineral land which may be included in any such prospecting permits or leases, the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, may grant to a...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to grant to any qualified applicant a prospecting permit...


Upon showing to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior that valuable deposits of sulphur have been discovered by the permittee within the area covered by his permit,...


Lands known to contain valuable deposits of sulphur and not covered by permits or leases shall be held subject to lease by the Secretary of the Interior through...


Prospecting permits or leases may be issued in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior under the provisions of this subchapter for deposits of sulphur in public lands...


The general provisions of sections 181 to 184, 185 to 188, 189 to 192, 193, and 194 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title, are made applicable to permits and leases under this...


The provisions of this subchapter shall apply only to the States of Louisiana and New Mexico. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to grant to any qualified applicant a prospecting permit which shall...


Upon showing to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior that valuable deposits of one of the substances enumerated in this subchapter has been discovered by the...


Lands known to contain valuable deposits enumerated in this subchapter and not covered by permits or leases shall be held subject to lease by the Secretary of the Interior through ...


Prospecting permits or leases may be issued under the provisions of this subchapter for deposits of potassium in public lands, also containing deposits of coal or other minerals,...


The general provisions of sections 182 to 184, 185 to 188, 189 to 192, 193, and 194 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title, are made applicable to permits and leases under this subchapter. ...


All money received from royalties and rentals from any lease issued or renewed under the provisions of subchapter VII of chapter 3 of this title, shall be paid into, reserved,...


Any prospecting permit issued under this subchapter may be extended by the Secretary of the Interior for a period not exceeding two years, upon a showing of satisfactory cause. ...


All gold, silver, or quicksilver deposits, or mines or minerals of the same on lands embraced within any land claim confirmed or hereafter confirmed by decree of the Court of...


For the privilege of mining or extracting the gold, silver, or quicksilver deposits in the land covered by such lease, the lessee shall pay to the United States a royalty, which...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to perform any and all acts and to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper for the purpose of carrying...


Whenever the Secretary of the Interior shall deem it to be consistent with the public interest he is authorized to lease deposits of oil and gas in or under lands embraced in...


The right conferred by this chapter may, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, be assigned or sublet by the owner thereof to any corporation, firm, association,...


Prior to the award of any lease under section 301 of this title, the Secretary of the Interior shall notify the owner or lessee of adjoining lands and allow him a reasonable time,...


Any lease granted by the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to this chapter may, in the discretion of said Secretary, contain a provision giving the lessee the right, with...


The royalty to be paid to the United States under any lease to be issued, or agreement made pursuant to this chapter, shall be determined by the Secretary of the Interior, in no...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to adopt rules and regulations governing the exercise of the discretion and authority conferred by this chapter, which...


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As used in this chapter ''United States'' includes Alaska. ''Acquired lands'' or ''lands acquired by the United States'' include all lands heretofore or hereafter acquired by...


Except where lands have been acquired by the United States for the development of the mineral deposits, by foreclosure or otherwise for resale, or reported as surplus pursuant to...


Nothing herein contained shall be deemed or construed to (a) amend, modify, or change any existing law authorizing or requiring the sale of acquired lands, or (b) empower...


Where the United States does not own all of the mineral deposits under any lands sought to be leased and which are affected by this chapter, the Secretary is authorized to lease...


(a) Subject to the provisions of section 35(b) of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 191(b)), all receipts derived from leases issued under the authority of this chapter shall be...


Upon request by the Secretary, the heads of all executive departments, independent establishments, or instrumentalities having jurisdiction over any of the lands referred to...


Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to affect the rights of the State or other local authorities to exercise any right which they may have with respect to...


Nothing in this chapter shall affect any rights acquired by any lessee of lands subject to this chapter under the law as it existed prior to August 7, 1947, and such rights shall...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe such rules and regulations as are necessary and appropriate to carry out the purposes of this chapter, which rules...


Each department, agency and instrumentality of the United States which administers lands acquired by the United States with one or more existing mineral lease shall transfer to...


The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the United States Bureau of Mines, is authorized and directed to establish, equip, and maintain a research laboratory in...


For the purpose of this chapter the Secretary, acting through the United States Bureau of Mines, is authorized to acquire land and interests therein, and to accept in the name of...


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The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the United States Bureau of Mines, may, in his discretion, create and establish an advisory committee composed of not more than...


The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the United States Bureau of Mines, is authorized and directed to establish, equip, and maintain a research laboratory at Reno,...


For the purposes of this chapter the Secretary, acting through the United States Bureau of Mines, is authorized to acquire land and interests therein; to receive and accept money...


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(a) Force and effect Subject to the provisions of this chapter and to any valid intervening rights acquired under laws of the United States, any mining claim located under...


Any mining claim given force and effect as provided in section 501 of this title shall be subject to the reservation to the United States of all minerals which, upon August 12,...


The rights under any mining claim given force and effect by this chapter shall also be subject to the reservation to the United States specified in section 5(b)(7) of the...


Except as this chapter provides for (a) validation of certain mining claims located on lands described in section 501 of this title, and (b) the modification and amendment of...


As used in this chapter ''mineral leasing laws'' shall mean the Act of October 20, 1914 (38 Stat. 741); the Act of February 25, 1920 (41 Stat. 437) (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.); the Act...


(a) Preference categories Subject to the conditions and provisions of this chapter and to any valid intervening rights acquired under the laws of the United States, any...


(a) If any mining claim which shall have been located subsequent to December 31, 1952, and prior to December 11, 1953, and which shall be entitled to the benefits of this...


(a) Right to locate mining claims Subject to the conditions and provisions of this chapter and to any valid prior rights acquired under the laws of the United States, the owner...


Every mining claim or millsite - (1) heretofore located under the mining laws of the United States which shall be entitled to benefits under sections 521 to 523 of...


Subject to the conditions and provisions of this chapter, mining claims and millsites may hereafter be located under the mining laws of the United States on lands of the United...


(a) Multiple use Where the same lands are being utilized for mining operations and Leasing Act operations, each of such operations shall be conducted, so far as...


(a) Filing of notice Any applicant, offeror, permittee, or lessee under the mineral leasing laws may file in the office of the Secretary of the Interior, or in such office as...


The owner or owners of any mining claim heretofore located may, at any time prior to issuance of patent therefor, waive and relinquish all rights thereunder to Leasing Act minerals....


Lands withdrawn from the public domain which are within (a) Helium Reserve Numbered 1, pursuant to Executive orders of March 21, 1924, and January 28, 1926, and (b) Helium...


As used in this chapter ''mineral leasing laws'' shall mean the Act of February 25, 1920 (41 Stat. 437) (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.); the Act of April 17, 1926 (44 Stat. 301) (30...


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to waive, amend, or repeal the requirement of any provision of any law for approval of any official of the United States whose...


Subject to the conditions and provisions of this chapter and to any valid intervening rights acquired under the laws of the United States, public lands of the United States...


Any mining claim located in a manner prescribed by the mining laws of the United States upon lands of the character described in section 541 of this title, prior to May 25, 1955,...


Subject to the provisos of section 541a of this title, any mining location made under the mining laws of the United States, including chapter 12 of this title, on lands of...


The entryman or owner of any land or the assignee of rights therein, including lands granted to States, with respect to which the coal deposits have been reserved to the United...


The holders of coal leases issued under the provision of the mineral leasing laws, including chapter 7 of this title, prior to August 11, 1955, or thereafter if based upon...


As used in this chapter ''mineral leasing laws'' shall mean the Act of October 20, 1914 (38 Stat. 741); the Act of February 25, 1920 (41 Stat. 437) (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.); the Act...


All moneys received under the provisions of this chapter shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States and distributed in the same manner as provided in section 191 of...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate the purposes of this chapter. ...


Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to amend or repeal any provisions of chapter 12 of this title, or any right granted thereunder. ...


Twenty years after August 11, 1955, all lands subject to the provisions of section 541 of this title shall be withdrawn from all forms of entry under this chapter. All claims...


It is recognized that outcrop and underground fires in coal formations involve serious wastage of the fuel resources of the Nation, and constitute a menace to the health and safety...


As used in this chapter: ''Coal'' means any of the recognized classifications and ranks of coal, including anthracite, bituminous, semibituminous, subbituminous, and lignite. ...


The Secretary of the Interior, in order to effectuate the policy declared in section 551 of this title, is hereby authorized - (a) to conduct surveys, investigations, and...


The acts authorized in section 553 of this title may be performed - (a) on lands owned or controlled by the United States or any of its agencies, with the cooperation of...


(a) Enactment of local laws; agreements As a condition to the extending of any benefits under section 553(b) of this title to any lands not owned or controlled by the ...


In carrying out the provisions of section 553 of this title the Secretary of the Interior is authorized - (a) Employment of personnel to secure, by contract or...


The Secretary of the Interior may issue rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of this chapter. ...


There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums, (FOOTNOTE 1) as may be necessary to carry out the provisions and purposes of this chapter. (FOOTNOTE 1) So...


It is hereby recognized that the presence of large volumes of water in anthracite coal formations involves serious wastage of the fuel resources of the Nation, and constitutes...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in order to carry out the purposes mentioned in section 571 of this title, to make financial contributions on the basis of programs...


The Commonwealth shall furnish to the Secretary of the Interior a statement with respect to the project showing work done, the status of the project, expenditures and...


Whenever the Secretary of the Interior, after reasonable notice and opportunity for hearing, finds that there is a failure to expend funds in accordance with the terms and...


...


There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. ...


The Secretary, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, may dispose of mineral materials (including but not limited to common varieties of the following: sand,...


(a) The Secretary shall dispose of materials under this subchapter to the highest responsible qualified bidder after formal advertising and such other public notice as he...


All moneys received from the disposal of materials under this subchapter shall be disposed of in the same manner as moneys received from the sale of public lands, except that...


Subject to the provisions of this subchapter, the Secretary may dispose of sand, stone, gravel, and vegetative materials located below highwater mark of navigable waters of...


No deposit of common varieties of sand, stone, gravel, pumice, pumicite, or cinders and no deposit of petrified wood shall be deemed a valuable mineral deposit within the meaning...


(a) Prospecting, mining or processing operations Any mining claim hereafter located under the mining laws of the United States shall not be used, prior to issuance of patent ...


(a) Notice to mining claimants; request; publication; service The head of a Federal department or agency which has the responsibility for administering surface resources of any...


The owner or owners of any unpatented mining claim heretofore located may waive and relinquish all rights thereunder which are contrary to or in conflict with the limitations...


Nothing in this subchapter and sections 601 and 603 of this title shall be construed in any manner to limit or restrict or to authorize the limitation or restriction of any...


(a) Conditions of entry All public lands belonging to the United States heretofore, now or hereafter withdrawn or reserved for power development or power sites shall be open...


Prospecting and exploration for and the development and utilization of mineral resources authorized in this chapter shall be entered into or continued at the financial risk of the ...


The owner of any unpatented mining claim located on land described in section 621 of this title shall file for record in the United States district land office of the land district...


Nothing in this chapter contained shall be construed to limit or restrict the rights of the owner or owners of any valid mining claim located prior to the date of withdrawal...


Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, all mining claims and mill sites or mineral rights located under the terms of this chapter or otherwise contained on the...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed, in order to provide for discovery of additional domestic mineral reserves, to establish and maintain a program...


(a) Terms and conditions; interest rates In order to carry out the purposes of this chapter, and subject to the provisions of this section, the Secretary is authorized to ...


As used in this chapter, the term ''exploration'' means the search for new or unexplored deposits of minerals, including related development work, within the United States,...


Departments and agencies of the Government are authorized to advise and assist the Secretary of the Interior, upon his request, in carrying out the provisions of this chapter and...


...


There are hereby authorized to be appropriated, from any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. ...


As used in this chapter (a) The term ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. (b) The term ''research'' means scientific, technical, and economic research and...


The Secretary shall establish within the Department of the Interior an Office of Coal Research, and through such Office shall - (1) develop through research, new and...


(a) Minutes of meetings Any advisory committee appointed under the provisions of this chapter shall keep minutes of each meeting, which shall contain as a minimum (1) the name...


The Secretary may appoint a Director of Coal Research without regard to the provisions of the civil service laws, or chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5. ...


Research authorized by this chapter may be conducted wherever suitable personnel and facilities are available. ...


No research shall be carried out, contracted for, sponsored, cosponsored, or authorized under authority of this chapter, unless all information, uses, products, processes,...


The Secretary shall submit to the President and the Congress, on or before February 15 of each year, beginning with the year 1961, a comprehensive report concerning activities...


(a) Fiscal year beginning July 1, 1960 There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to remain available ...


...


The Secretary of the Interior may convey to any occupant of an unpatented mining claim which is determined by the Secretary to be invalid an interest, up to and including a...


For the purposes of this chapter a qualified applicant is a residential occupant-owner, as of October 23, 1962, of valuable improvements in an unpatented mining claim which...


Where the lands for which application is made under section 701 of this title have been withdrawn in aid of a function of a Federal department or agency other than the Department...


(a) If the Secretary of the Interior determines that conveyance of an interest under section 701 of this title is otherwise justified but the consent required by section 703 of...


The Secretary of the Interior, prior to any conveyance under this chapter, shall determine the fair market value of the interest to be conveyed, exclusive of the value of...


(a) The execution of a conveyance as authorized by section 701 of this title shall not relieve any occupant of the land conveyed of any liability, existing on the date of...


In any conveyance under this chapter the mineral interests of the United States in the lands conveyed are reserved for the term of the estate conveyed. Minerals locatable under...


Rights and privileges to qualify as an applicant under this chapter shall not be assignable, but may pass through devise or descent. ...


Payments of filing fees and survey costs, and the payments of the purchase price for patents in fee shall be disposed of by the Secretary of the Interior as are such fees, costs,...


...


Congress declares that - (a) the first priority and concern of all in the coal or other mining industry must be the health and safety of its most precious resource -...


For the purpose of this chapter, the term - (a) ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of Labor or his delegate; (b) ''commerce'' means trade, traffic, commerce, ...


Each coal or other mine, the products of which enter commerce, or the operations or products of which affect commerce, and each operator of such mine, and every miner in such...


(a) Establishment; composition There is hereby established the Interim Compliance Panel, which shall be composed of five members as follows: (1) Assistant Secretary of...


(a) Development, promulgation, and revision The Secretary shall by rule in accordance with procedures set forth in this section and in accordance with section 553 of title 5 ...


(a) Committee on coal or other mine safety research; establishment; membership; chairman; functions; conflicts of interest (1) The Secretary of the Interior shall appoint...


(a) Purposes; advance notice; frequency; guidelines; right of access Authorized representatives of the Secretary or the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall...


(a) Issuance and form of citations; prompt issuance If, upon inspection or investigation, the Secretary or his authorized representative believes that an operator of a coal or ...


(a) Notification of civil penalty; contest If, after an inspection or investigation, the Secretary issues a citation or order under section 814 of this title, he shall, within ...


(a) Petition by person adversely affected or aggrieved; temporary relief (1) Any person adversely affected or aggrieved by an order of the Commission issued under this...


(a) Withdrawal orders If, upon any inspection or investigation of a coal or other mine which is subject to this chapter, an authorized representative of the Secretary finds...


(a) Civil action by Secretary (1) The Secretary may institute a civil action for relief, including a permanent or temporary injunction, restraining order, or any other...


(a) Mine office; bulletin board At each coal or other mine there shall be maintained an office with a conspicuous sign designating it as the office of such mine. There shall be...


(a) Civil penalty for violation of mandatory health or safety standards The operator of a coal or other mine in which a violation occurs of a mandatory health or...


If a coal or other mine or area of such mine is closed by an order issued under section 813 of this title, section 814 of this title, or section 817 of this title, all miners...


Except as provided in section 518(a) of title 28, relating to litigation before the Supreme Court, the Solicitor of Labor may appear for and represent the Secretary in any...


(a) Establishment; membership; chairman The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission is hereby established. The Commission shall consist of five members, appointed by...


The principal office of the Commission shall be in the District of Columbia. Whenever the Commission deems that convenience of the public or the parties may be promoted, or delay...


There are authorized to be appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


(a) Approved program; regulations Each operator of a coal or other mine shall have a health and safety training program which shall be approved by the Secretary. The...


(a) The provisions of sections 842 through 846 of this title and the applicable provisions of section 878 of this title shall be interim mandatory health standards applicable to...


(a) Samples; procedures; transmittal; notice of excess concentration; periodic reports to Secretary; contents Each operator of a coal mine shall take accurate samples of the ...


(a) Chest roentgenogram; availability; periodic intervals; other tests; transmittal of results; advice of rights The operator of a coal mine shall cooperate with the Secretary...


The dust resulting from drilling in rock shall be controlled by the use of permissible dust collectors, or by water or water with a wetting agent, or by ventilation, or by any...


In coal mining operations where the concentration of respirable dust in the mine atmosphere of any working place contains more than 5 per centum quartz, the Secretary of Health...


On and after the operative date of this subchapter, the standards on noise prescribed under the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 35 et seq.), in effect...


(a) Coverage; enforcement; review The provisions of sections 862 through 878 of this title shall be interim mandatory safety standards applicable to all underground coal...


(a) Roof control plan; contents; review; availability Each operator shall undertake to carry out on a continuing basis a program to improve the roof control system of each coal...


(a) Equipment; approval; daily examinations All coal mines shall be ventilated by mechanical ventilation equipment installed and operated in a manner approved by an ...


(a) Accumulations; maintenance Coal dust, including float coal dust deposited on rock-dusted surfaces, loose coal, and other combustible materials, shall be cleaned up and not...


(a) Allowable equipment; replacements; maintenance; permits for noncompliance; renewals; limitations; list of electric face equipment; survey of new and rebuilt...


(a) Requirements established for flame resistant cables Trailing cables used in coal mines shall meet the requirements established by the Secretary for flame-resistant cables. ...


(a) Metallic enclosed power conductors; metallic frames and other equipment; methods All metallic sheaths, armors, and conduits enclosing power conductors shall...


(a) Circuits entering underground areas of mines; circuit breakers High-voltage circuits entering the underground area of any coal mine shall be protected by suitable circuit...


(a) Circuits providing power for three-phase equipment; circuit breakers Low- and medium-voltage power circuits serving three-phase alternating current equipment shall...


(a) Intervals for cutoff switches Trolley wires and trolley feeder wires shall be provided with cutout switches at intervals of not more than 2,000 feet and near the beginning...


(a) Firefighting equipment; promulgation of minimum requirements for equipment; existing requirements; examinations after blasting Each coal mine shall be provided...


(a) Fireproof repository; contents; certification The operator of a coal mine shall have in a fireproof repository located in an area on the surface of the mine chosen by the mine ...


(a) Limitations on storage and use of black powder and mudcaps Black blasting powder shall not be stored or used underground. Mudcaps (adobes) or other unconfined shots shall not...


(a) Transporting of persons; required equipment and capabilities; safety catches; daily examinations; operators Every hoist used to transport persons at a coal mine shall be ...


The Secretary or an authorized representative of the Secretary may prescribe in any coal mine that rescue chambers, properly sealed and ventilated, be erected at suitable locations...


Telephone service or equivalent two-way communication facilities, approved by the Secretary or his authorized representative, shall be provided between the surface and each landing...


(a) Location of oil and gas wells; establishment and maintenance of barriers; minimum requisites; exceptions Each operator of a coal mine shall take reasonable measures to ...


For the purpose of this subchapter and subchapter II of this chapter, the term - (a) ''certified'' or ''registered'' as applied to any person means a person certified...


(a) Congress finds and declares that there are a significant number of coal miners living today who are totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis arising out of employment in one or...


For purposes of this subchapter - (a) The term ''dependent'' means - (1) a child as defined in subsection (g) of this section without regard to subparagraph...


(a) The Secretary of Labor shall establish and operate such field offices as may be necessary to assist miners and survivors of miners in the filing and processing of claims...


The Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Labor shall disseminate to interested persons and groups the changes in this subchapter made by this Act, together...


(a) Promulgation; payment of benefits The Commissioner of Social Security shall, in accordance with the provisions of this part, and the regulations promulgated by him under...


(a) Schedules Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, benefit payments shall be made by the Commissioner of Social Security under this part as follows: ...


(a) Promulgation of regulations; time requirement Except as otherwise provided in section 924 of this title, no payment of benefits shall be made under this part except pursuant ...


(a) Claims filed before December 31, 1973 (1) No claim for benefits under this part on account of total disability of a miner shall be considered unless it is filed on or ...


The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall notify each miner receiving benefits under this part on account of his or her total disability who such Secretary has reason...


(a) Notwithstanding any other provision in this subchapter, for the purpose of assuring the uninterrupted receipt of benefits by claimants at such time as responsibility...


(a) Filing On and after January 1, 1974, any claim for benefits for death or total disability due to pneumoconiosis shall be filed pursuant to the applicable State...


(a) Benefits; applicability of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act; promulgation of regulations Subject to section 28(h)(1) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' ...


Qualified individuals appointed by the Secretary of Labor may hear and determine claims for benefits under part C of title IV of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of...


(a) Securing of benefits for miners; self-insurers; mutual companies During any period in which a State workmen's compensation law is not included on the list published by...


(a) For purposes of this section, the term ''fund'' has the meaning set forth in section 902(h) of this title. (b)(1) If - (A) an amount is paid out of the fund to...


...


With the consent and cooperation of State agencies charged with administration of State workmen's compensation laws, the Secretary may, for the purpose of carrying out his...


(a) Promulgation; applicability of section 553 of title 5 The Secretary of Labor, the Commissioner of Social Security, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services are authorized...


(a) Construction, purchase, and operation of fixed-site and mobile clinical facilities The Secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to enter into contracts...


(a) Mine operators No operator shall discharge or in any other way discriminate against any miner employed by him by reason of the fact that such miner is suffering...


There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Labor such sums as may be necessary to carry out his responsibilities under this subchapter. Such sums shall...


The amendments made by the Black Lung Benefits Act of 1972, the Black Lung Benefits Reform Act of 1977 and the Black Lung Benefits Amendments of 1981 to part B of this...


Any person who willfully makes any false or misleading statement or representation for the purpose of obtaining any benefit or payment under this subchapter shall be guilty of...


(a) The Secretary may by regulation require employers to file reports concerning miners who may be or are entitled to benefits under this part, including the date of commencement...


(a) Authorization to establish and carry out The Secretary is authorized to establish and carry out a black lung insurance program which will enable operators of coal mines to ...


Any individual whose claim for benefits under this subchapter is denied shall receive from the Secretary a written statement of the reasons for denial of such claim, and a summary...


(a) Notification to claimants; review by Commissioner of Social Security taking into account amendments made by Black Lung Benefits Reform Act of 1977; referral (1)...


(a) Appropriate projects The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as appropriate, shall conduct such studies, research, experiments,...


(a) Health, Safety, and Mining Technology Research Plan (1) Every 5 years, the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Mines (hereinafter in...


(a) Programs for operators, agents, and miners The Secretary shall expand programs for the education and training of operators and agents thereof, and miners in - (1)...


(a) Development and enforcement of health and safety regulations; improvement of workmen's compensation and occupational disease laws; promotion of Federal-State coordination...


The Secretary may, subject to the civil service laws, appoint such employees as he deems requisite for the administration of this chapter and prescribe their duties....


(a) No State law in effect on December 30, 1969 or which may become effective thereafter shall be superseded by any provision of this chapter or order issued or any mandatory...


Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the provisions of sections 551 to 559 and sections 701 to 706 of title 5 shall not apply to the making of any order, notice, or...


The Secretary, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Commissioner of Social Security, and the Panel are authorized to issue such regulations as each deems appropriate...


(a) Within one hundred and twenty days following the convening of each session of Congress the Secretary shall submit through the President to the Congress and to the Office...


(a) The Secretary shall make a study to determine the best manner to coordinate Federal and State activities in the field of coal or other mine health and safety so as to achieve...


In any proceeding in which the validity of any interim mandatory health or safety standard set forth in subchapter II and III of this chapter is in issue, no justice, judge, or...


(a) Transfer of functions to Secretary of Labor Except with respect to the functions assigned to the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to section 501 of the Federal Coal Mine ...


The Secretary is authorized to accept lands, buildings, equipment, and other contributions from public and private sources and to prosecute projects in cooperation with...


As used in this chapter, the term - (a) ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior; (b) ''geothermal lease'' means a lease issued under authority of...


Subject to the provisions of section 1014 of this title, the Secretary of the Interior may issue leases for the development and utilization of geothermal steam and...


...


If lands to be leased under this chapter are within any known geothermal resources area, they shall be leased to the highest responsible qualified bidder by competitive bidding...


Geothermal leases shall provide for - (a) Royalty provision for percentage of amount or value of steam or other form of heat or energy a royalty of not less than...


(a) Primary and continuation terms Geothermal leases shall be for a primary term of ten years. If geothermal steam is produced or utilized in commercial quantities within...


A geothermal lease shall embrace a reasonably compact area of not more than two thousand five hundred and sixty acres, except where a departure therefrom is occasioned by an...


(a) Initial readjustment; periodic intervals; notice; objections, relinquishment, and termination The Secretary may readjust the terms and conditions, except as ...


If the production, use, or conversion of geothermal steam is susceptible of producing a valuable byproduct or byproducts, including commercially demineralized water for...


The holder of any geothermal lease at any time may make and file in the appropriate land office a written relinquishment of all rights under such lease or of any legal subdivision...


The Secretary, upon application by the lessee, may authorize the lessee to suspend operations and production on a producing lease and he may, on his own motion, in the interest...


Leases may be terminated by the Secretary for any violation of the regulations or lease terms after thirty days notice provided that such violation is not corrected within the...


The Secretary may waive, suspend, or reduce the rental or royalty for any lease or portion thereof in the interests of conservation and to encourage the greatest ultimate recovery...


Subject to the other provisions of this chapter, a lessee shall be entitled to use so much of the surface of the land covered by his geothermal lease as may be found by the...


(a) Terms and conditions for lands withdrawn or acquired for Department of the Interior Geothermal leases for lands withdrawn or acquired in aid of functions of the...


Leases under this chapter may be issued only to citizens of the United States, associations of such citizens, corporations organized under the laws of the United States or of...


Administration of this chapter shall be under the principles of multiple use of lands and resources, and geothermal leases shall, insofar as feasible, allow for coexistence of...


For the purpose of properly conserving the natural resources of any geothermal pool, field, or like area, or any part thereof, lessees thereof and their representatives may unite...


Upon request of the Secretary, other Federal departments and agencies shall furnish him with any relevant data then in their possession or knowledge concerning or having bearing...


Subject to the provisions of section 191(b) of this title, all moneys received from the sales, bonuses, royalties and rentals under the provisions of this chapter, including...


(a) Within one hundred and twenty days after December 24, 1970, the Secretary shall cause to be published in the Federal Register a determination of all lands which were...


Nothing in this chapter shall constitute an express or implied claim or denial on the part of the Federal Government as to its exemption from State water laws. ...


(a) All leases under this chapter shall be subject to the condition that the lessee will, in conducting his exploration, development, and producing operations, use all reasonable ...


The Secretary shall prescribe such rules and regulations as he may deem appropriate to carry out the provisions of this chapter. Such regulations may include, without...


As to any land subject to geothermal leasing under section 1002 of this title, all laws which either (a) provide for the disposal of land by patent or other form of conveyance or...


The United States reserves the ownership of and the right to extract under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe oil, hydrocarbon gas, and helium from...


(a) Units of National Park System (1) The Secretary shall maintain a list of significant thermal features, as defined in section 1001(f) of this title, within units of...


The Secretary shall not issue any lease under this chapter on those lands subject to the prohibition provided under section 226-3 of this title. ...


(a) USGS program The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the United States Geological Survey, and in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall establish a...


The Congress hereby finds that - (1) the Nation is currently suffering a critical shortage of environmentally acceptable forms of energy; (2) the...


For the purposes of this chapter - (1) the term ''geothermal resources'' means (A) all products of geothermal processes, embracing indigenous steam, hot water, and ...


(a) Establishment There is hereby established the Geothermal Energy Coordination and Management Project. (b) Composition; members and chairman (1) The Project shall...


(a)(1) The Chairman, acting through the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is authorized and directed to prepare a comprehensive program definition...


(a) The Chairman shall initiate a resource inventory and assessment program with the objective of making regional and national appraisals of all types of geothermal...


(a) The Chairman, acting through the appropriate Federal agencies and in cooperation with non-Federal entities, shall initiate a research and development program for the purpose...


(a) Design and construction The Chairman, acting through the appropriate Federal agencies and in cooperation with non-Federal entities, shall initiate a program to design...


(a) Congressional declaration of policy It is the policy of the Congress to encourage the development and maintenance of programs through which there may be provided the ...


(a) Congressional declaration of policy It is the policy of the Congress to encourage and assist in the commercial development of practicable means to produce useful energy...


(a) Default by borrower and demand by holder of obligation of unpaid amount; amount of payment by Secretary of Energy; defenses available; forebearance by holder of obligation ...


No loan guaranties shall be made, or interest assistance contract entered into, pursuant to this subchapter, after the expiration of fiscal year 1993. ...


(a) Establishment; purposes for which Fund moneys may be expended There is established in the Treasury of the United States a Geothermal Resources Development Fund, which shall...


(a) Determination of adequacy of community planning and development financing in covered project localities; review of State and local actions and sufficiency of...


The Secretary, within sixty days after June 30, 1980, shall establish and implement procedures providing for a final decision on any loan guarantee application within four months...


The Secretary shall ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that any action undertaken pursuant to section 4332(2)(C) of title 42 which is associated with the granting of a...


In the conduct of its activities, the Project and any participating public or private persons or agencies shall place particular emphasis upon the objective of assuring that the ...


(a) Repealed. Pub. L. 104-66, title I, Sec. 1051(m), Dec. 21, 1995, 109 Stat. 717. (b) No later than one year after the termination of each demonstration project under...


(a) Within sixty days after the effective date of the law creating a permanent Federal organization or agency having jurisdiction over the energy research and development...


(a) Fiscal years ending June 30, 1976, and September 30, 1977, through September 30, 1980 For the fiscal years ending June 30, 1976, and September 30, 1977, 1978, 1979,...


The Congress finds and declares that - (a) extraction of coal and other minerals from the earth can be accomplished by various methods of mining, including surface ...


It is the purpose of this chapter to - (a) establish a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining ...


(a) Establishment There is established in the Department of the Interior, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (hereinafter referred to as the ''Office''). ...


(a)(1) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior (hereafter in this subchapter referred to as the ''Secretary'') funds adequate to provide for...


(a) Authorization of appropriations There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary not more than $15,000,000 for each of the fiscal years ending September 30, ...


(a) Funds available to institutes under sections 1221 and 1222 of this title shall be paid at such times and in such amounts during each fiscal year as determined by the...


(a) Consulting with other agencies; prescribing rules and regulations; furnishing advice and assistance; coordinating research The Secretary, acting through the...


Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to impair or modify the legal relationship existing between any of the colleges or universities under whose direction an institute...


(a) Coordination with existing programs; availability of information to public The Secretary shall obtain the continuing advice and cooperation of all agencies of the...


The Secretary shall establish a center for cataloging current and projected scientific research in all fields of mining and mineral resources. Each Federal agency doing mining...


The President shall, by such means as he deems appropriate, clarify agency responsibility for Federal mining and mineral resources research and provide for interagency coordination...


(a) Appointment; composition The Secretary shall appoint a Committee on Mining and Mineral Resources Research composed of - (1) the Assistant Secretary of the...


(a) The Committee shall determine the eligibility of a college or university to participate as a mining and mineral resources research institute under this subchapter using...


(a) Establishment The Secretary of (FOOTNOTE 1) Interior is authorized and directed to establish a Strategic Resources Mineral Technology Center (hereinafter referred to as...


(a) Establishment; administration; State funds There is created on the books of the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the Abandoned Mine Reclamation ...


(a) Payment; rate All operators of coal mining operations subject to the provisions of this chapter shall pay to the Secretary of the Interior, for deposit in the fund,...


(a) Priorities Expenditure of moneys from the fund on lands and water eligible pursuant to section 1234 of this title for the purposes of this subchapter, except as provided...


Lands and water eligible for reclamation or drainage abatement expenditures under this subchapter are those which were mined for coal or which were affected by such...


(a) Promulgation of regulations Not later than the end of the one hundred and eighty-day period immediately following August 3, 1977, the Secretary shall promulgate and publish...


(a) Agreements with landowners for conservation treatment In order to provide for the control and prevention of erosion and sediment damages from unreclaimed mined lands, and...


(a) Findings of fact; notice; right of entry If the Secretary or the State pursuant to an approved State program, makes a finding of fact that - (1) land or water...


(a) Filing of statement and appraisal Within six months after the completion of projects to restore, reclaim, abate, control, or prevent adverse effects of past coal ...


(a) Congressional declaration of hazardous conditions The Congress declares that voids, and open and abandoned tunnels, shafts, and entryways resulting from any previous...


(a) The Secretary is authorized to expend moneys from the fund for the emergency restoration, reclamation, abatement, control, or prevention of adverse effects of coal...


(a) Certification of completion of coal reclamation The Governor of a State, or the head of a governing body of an Indian tribe, with an approved abandoned mine reclamation program ...


...


(a) Engage in work, promulgate rules and regulations, etc., to implement and administer this subchapter The Secretary or the State pursuant to an approved State program, ...


All departments, boards, commissioners, and agencies of the United States of America shall cooperate with the Secretary by providing technical expertise, personnel,...


(a) Not later than the end of the ninety-day period immediately following August 3, 1977, the Secretary shall promulgate and publish in the Federal Register regulations covering...


(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.) to the contrary, the Secretary of the Interior shall,...


(a) State regulation No person shall open or develop any new or previously mined or abandoned site for surface coal mining operations on lands on which such operations...


(a) Regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation operations; submittal to Secretary; time limit; demonstration of effectiveness Each State in which there are or...


(a) Promulgation and implementation by Secretary for State The Secretary shall prepare and, subject to the provisions of this section, promulgate and implement a Federal program...


(a) No State law or regulation in effect on August 3, 1977, or which may become effective thereafter, shall be superseded by any provision of this chapter or any regulation...


(a) Persons engaged in surface coal mining within State; time limit; exception No later than eight months from the date on which a State program is approved by the...


(a) Fee Each application for a surface coal mining and reclamation permit pursuant to an approved State program or a Federal program under the provisions of this chapter shall...


(a) Each reclamation plan submitted as part of a permit application pursuant to any approved State program or a Federal program under the provisions of this chapter shall include,...


(a) Filing with regulatory authority; scope; number and amount After a surface coal mining and reclamation permit application has been approved but before such a permit is issued,...


(a) Basis for decision; notification of applicant and local government officials; burden of proof Upon the basis of a complete mining application and reclamation plan or...


(a) Application and revised reclamation plan; requirements; extensions to area covered (1) During the term of the permit the permittee may submit an application for a...


(a) Regulations; contents Each State or Federal program shall include a requirement that coal exploration operations which substantially disturb the natural land surface...


(a) Submittal of advertisement to regulatory authority; notification of local governmental bodies At the time of submission of an application for a surface coal mining...


(a) Issuance of findings within 60 days after informal conference If an informal conference has been held pursuant to section 1263(b) of this title, the regulatory authority...


(a) Permit requirement Any permit issued under any approved State or Federal program pursuant to this chapter to conduct surface coal mining operations shall require that...


(a) Rules and regulations The Secretary shall promulgate rules and regulations directed toward the surface effects of underground coal mining operations, embodying the...


(a) Inspections of surface coal mining and reclamation operations The Secretary shall cause to be made such inspections of any surface coal mining and reclamation operations as...


(a) Civil penalties for violations of permit conditions and provisions of this subchapter In the enforcement of a Federal program or Federal lands program, or during...


(a) Filing of request; submittal of copy of advertisement; notification by letter of intent to seek release The permittee may file a request with the regulatory authority ...


(a) Civil action to compel compliance with this chapter Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any person having an interest which is or may be adversely affected may ...


(a) Notice of violation; Federal inspection; waiver of notification period; cessation order; affirmative obligation on operator; suspension or revocation of permits; contents...


(a) Establishment of State planning process; standards; State process requirements; integration with present and future land use planning and regulation processes;...


(a) Promulgation and implementation of Federal lands program No later than one year after August 3, 1977, the Secretary shall promulgate and implement a Federal lands program...


Any agency, unit, or instrumentality of Federal, State, or local government, including any publicly owned utility or publicly owned corporation of Federal, State, or local...


(a) Application for review of order or notice; investigation; hearing; notice (1) A permittee issued a notice or order by the Secretary pursuant to the provisions...


(a) Review by United States District Court; venue; filing of petition; time (1) Any action of the Secretary to approve or disapprove a State program or to prepare...


(a) Issuance of separate regulations; criteria The regulatory authority is authorized to issue separate regulations for those special bituminous coal surface mines located west...


The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any of the following activities: (1) the extraction of coal by a landowner for his own noncommercial use from land owned...


(a) The Secretary is authorized to and shall issue separate regulations according to time schedules established in this chapter for anthracite coal surface mines, if such mines...


(a) Review of Federal land areas for unsuitability for noncoal mining With respect to Federal lands within any State, the Secretary of Interior may, and if so requested by...


For the purposes of this chapter - (1) ''alluvial valley floors'' means the unconsolidated stream laid deposits holding streams where water availability is sufficient...


(a) Construction of chapter as superseding, amending, modifying, or repealing certain laws Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as superseding, amending, modifying,...


(a) Retaliatory practices prohibited No person shall discharge, or in any other way discriminate against, or cause to be fired or discriminated against, any employee or...


Any person who shall, except as permitted by law, willfully resist, prevent, impede, or interfere with the Secretary or any of his agents in the performance of duties pursuant to...


(a) Assisting any State in development, administration, and enforcement of State programs under this chapter The Secretary is authorized to make annual grants to any State ...


The Secretary shall submit annually to the President and the Congress a report concerning activities conducted by him, the Federal Government, and the States pursuant to this...


If any provision of this chapter or the applicability thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of this chapter and the application of such provision...


(a) Contract with National Academy of Sciences-National Academy of Engineering The Secretary is directed to contract to such extent or in such amounts as are provided...


(a) Contract with National Academy of Sciences-National Academy of Engineering; requirements The Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality is directed to contract...


(a) Study of regulation of surface mining; consultation with tribe; proposed legislation The Secretary is directed to study the question of the regulation of surface mining...


In order to encourage advances in mining and reclamation practices or to allow post-mining land use for industrial, commercial, residential, or public use (including recreational ...


There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for the purposes of this chapter the following sums; and all such funds appropriated shall remain available until expended: ...


(a) The President shall, to the extent appropriate, and in keeping with the particular enforcement requirements of each Act referred to herein, insure the coordination of...


(a) Applicability The provisions of this section shall apply where coal owned by the United States under land the surface rights to which are owned by a surface owner as...


In those instances where the coal proposed to be mined by surface coal mining operations is owned by the Federal Government and the surface is subject to a lease or a permit issued...


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as increasing or diminishing the rights of any owner of coal in Alaska to conduct or authorize surface coal mining operations for coal...


(a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as affecting in any way the right of any person to enforce or protect, under applicable law, his interest in water resources affected...


Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, no authority to make payments under this chapter shall be effective except to such extent or in such amounts as are provided...


In accordance with this chapter, the Secretary of the Interior (or the approved State regulatory authority as provided for in section 1253 of this title) shall promulgate...


(a) Requirements Underground coal mining operations conducted after October 24, 1992, shall comply with each of the following requirements: (1) Promptly repair, or...


The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is authorized to conduct studies, research and demonstration projects relating to the implementation of, and compliance...


(a) Designation by Secretary of Energy The Secretary of Energy, after consultation with the National Academy of Engineering, shall designate thirteen institutions of ...


(a) The Secretary of Energy is authorized to make grants to any institution of higher education designated under section 1311 of this title to pay the Federal share of the cost...


(a) No institutions of higher education may receive more than $4,000,000 for the construction of its coal research laboratory, including initially installed fixed equipment, nor...


(a) From the amounts appropriated pursuant to section 1316 of this title, the Secretary of Energy shall pay to each institution of higher education having an application...


(a) Establishment; members There is established an Advisory Council on Coal Research which shall be composed of - (1) the Secretary of Energy, who shall be Chairman; ...


(a) For the ten institutions referred to in the last sentence of section 1311(a) of this title, there are authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $30,000,000 for the fiscal...


(a) Graduate study and research in areas of applied science and engineering relating to production, conservation, and utilization of fuels and energy The Secretary...


Recipients of fellowships under this subchapter shall be - (a) persons who have been accepted by an institution of higher education for graduate study leading to an...


In awarding fellowships under the provisions of this subchapter, the Secretary of Energy shall endeavor to provide equitable distribution of such fellowships throughout the...


(a) Each person awarded a fellowship under this subchapter shall receive a stipend of not more than $10,000 for each academic year of study. An additional amount of $500 for...


No fellowship shall be awarded under this subchapter for study at a school or department of divinity. For the purpose of this section, the term ''school or department of...


(a) A person awarded a fellowship under the provisions of this subchapter shall continue to receive the payments provided in section 1324(a) of this title only during such periods...


There are authorized to be appropriated $11,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979, and for each of the five succeeding fiscal years. For payments for the...


(a) Authority of Secretary of the Interior to conduct, promote, etc. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to conduct and promote the coordination and acceleration...


(a) Findings The Congress finds that - (1) the United States' requirements for hard minerals to satisfy national industrial needs will continue to expand and the ...


(a) Disclaimer of extraterritorial sovereignty By the enactment of this chapter, the United States - (1) exercises its jurisdiction over United States citizens and ...


For purposes of this chapter, the term - (1) ''commercial recovery'' means - (A) any activity engaged in at sea to recover any hard mineral resource at a...


(a) Prohibited activities and exceptions (1) No United States citizen may engage in any exploration or commercial recovery unless authorized to do so under - (A) a license...


(a) Authority to issue Subject to the provisions of this chapter, the Administrator shall issue to applicants who are eligible therefor licenses for exploration and permits...


(a) Applications (1) Any United States citizen may apply to the Administrator for the issuance or transfer of a license for exploration or a permit for commercial recovery. ...


No application for the issuance or transfer of a license for exploration or permit for commercial recovery shall be certified unless the applicant pays to the Administrator...


(a) Eligibility for issuance or transfer of license or permit Before issuing or transferring a license for exploration or permit for commercial recovery, the Administrator must...


(a) Denial, suspension, modification, and revocation (1) The Administrator may deny certification of an application for the issuance or transfer of, and may deny the issuance or ...


(a) Duration of a license Each license for exploration shall be issued for a period of 10 years. If the licensee has substantially complied with the license and the...


(a) In general The exploration plan or recovery plan and the terms, conditions, and restrictions of each license and permit issued under this subchapter shall be designed...


(a) Environmental assessment (1) Deep ocean mining environmental study (DOMES) The Administrator shall expand and accelerate the program assessing the effects on...


For the purpose of conservation of natural resources, each license and permit issued under this subchapter shall contain, as needed, terms, conditions, and restrictions which have...


Each license and permit issued under this subchapter shall include such restrictions as may be necessary and appropriate to ensure that exploration or commercial recovery...


(a) Conditions regarding vessels The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating, in consultation with the Administrator, shall require in any license...


(a) Records and audits (1) Each licensee and permittee shall keep such records, consistent with standard accounting principles, as the Administrator shall by regulation...


Each license and permit issued under this subchapter shall require the licensee or permittee - (1) to allow the Administrator to place appropriate Federal officers...


(a) Relinquishment and surrender Any licensee or permittee may at any time, without penalty - (1) surrender to the Administrator a license or a permit issued to the...


(a) Required procedures The Administrator may issue regulations to carry out this chapter, establish and significantly modify terms, conditions, and restrictions in licenses...


(a) Equitable relief Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any person may commence a civil action for equitable relief on that person's behalf in the United...


(a) Designation The Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the heads of other appropriate departments and agencies, may designate any foreign nation as...


It is the intent of Congress - (1) that any international agreement to which the United States becomes a party should, in addition to promoting other national ...


If an international agreement enters into force with respect to the United States, any provision of subchapter I of this chapter, this subchapter, or subchapter III of this...


In order to further the objectives set forth in section 1441 of this title, the Administrator, not more than one year after June 28, 1980 - (1) shall submit to the...


Sections 1441 and 1442 of this title do not create or express any legal or moral obligation on the part of the United States Government to compensate any person for any impairment...


It is unlawful for any person who is a United States citizen, or a foreign national on board a vessel documented or numbered under the laws of the United States, or subject to...


(a) Assessment of penalty Any person subject to section 1461 of this title who is found by the Administrator, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing in accordance...


(a) Offense A person subject to section 1461 of this title is guilty of an offense if such person willfully and knowingly commits any act prohibited by section 1461 of...


(a) Responsibility Subject to the other provisions of this subsection, the Administrator shall enforce the provisions of this chapter. The Secretary of the department in...


Any vessel documented or numbered under the laws of the United States (except a public vessel engaged in noncommercial activities) which is used in any violation of this chapter,...


(a) In general Any vessel subject to the provisions of sections 1464 and 1465 of this title, including its gear, furniture, appurtenances, stores, and cargo, which is used, in...


The district courts of the United States shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any case or controversy arising under the provisions of this chapter. These courts may, at any time...


(a) Proposed regulations Not later than 270 days after June 28, 1980, the Administrator shall solicit the views of the agency heads referred to in section 1419(b) of this...


...


There are authorized to be appropriated to the Administrator, for purposes of carrying out the provisions of subchapters I and II of this chapter and this subchapter, such sums as...


If any provision of this chapter or any application thereof is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the chapter, or any other application, shall not be affected thereby. ...


(a) Creation of Trust Fund There is established in the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the ''Deep Seabed Revenue Sharing Trust Fund'' (hereinafter...


Except as otherwise provided in sections 4495 to 4498 (FOOTNOTE 1) of title 26, nothing in this chapter shall affect the application of title 26. Nothing in this chapter shall...


The Congress finds that - (1) domestic geothermal reserves can be developed into regionally significant energy sources promoting the economic health and national...


(a) Authorization; purposes The Secretary of Energy (hereafter in this chapter referred to as the ''Secretary'') is authorized to make a loan to any person, from ...


The amount of any loan made under section 1511(a) of this title with respect to a project described in that section shall not exceed 50 percent of the cost of such project;...


(a) Each loan made under section 1511 of this title shall bear interest at a discount or interest rate equal to the rate in effect (at the time the loan is made) for water...


No new loans shall be made under this subchapter after September 30, 1986. Amounts repaid on or before September 30, 1986, on loans theretofore made under section 1511 of this...


The Secretary shall promulgate regulations to carry out this subchapter no later than six months after June 30, 1980. ...


There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for loans under this subchapter not to exceed $5,000,000 for fiscal year 1981, and not to exceed $20,000,000 for each of the...


The Secretary shall conduct a detailed study of the need for and feasibility of establishing a reservoir insurance and reinsurance program incorporating the terms, conditions,...


(a) Authorization; requirements; scope If the report of the Secretary submitted pursuant to section 1521 of this title affirmatively recommends the establishment of the ...


(a) Authorization; purposes The Secretary is authorized and directed to establish a program of assistance for the accelerated development of geothermal resources for...


The option of using geothermal energy or geothermal energy resources shall be considered fully in any new Federal building, facility, or installation which is located in a...


All regulations made with respect to this subchapter shall be promulgated no later than six months after June 30, 1980. ...


(a) The Congress finds that - (1) the availability of materials is essential for national security, economic well-being, and industrial production; (2) the...


The Congress declares that it is the continuing policy of the United States to promote an adequate and stable supply of materials necessary to maintain national security,...


For the purpose of implementing the policies set forth in section 1602 of this title and the provisions of section 1604 of this title, the Congress declares that the President...


(a) President; preparation of plan and submission to Congress of report Within 1 year after October 21, 1980, the President shall submit to the Congress - (1)...


Nothing in this chapter shall be interpreted as changing in any manner or degree the provisions of and requirements of section 21a of this title. For the purposes of achieving...


(a) Congress finds that - (1) the Secretary of the Interior should enforce effectively and uniformly existing regulations under the mineral leasing laws providing for...


For the purposes of this chapter, the term - (1) ''Federal land'' means all land and interests in land owned by the United States which are subject to the mineral leasing ...


(a) Establishment of inspection, collection, and accounting and auditing system The Secretary shall establish a comprehensive inspection, collection and fiscal and...


(a) Liability for royalty payments In order to increase receipts and achieve effective collections of royalty and other payments, a lessee who is required to make any royalty...


(a) Maintenance and availability of records, reports, and information for inspection and duplication A lessee, operator, or other person directly involved in ...


Deposits of any royalty funds derived from the production of oil or gas from, or allocated to, Indian lands shall be made by the Secretary to the appropriate Indian account at...


(a) Description, period, source, etc., of payments to States or Indians When any payment (including amounts due from receipt of any royalty, bonus, interest charge, fine,...


A person (including any agent or employee of the United States and any independent contractor) authorized to collect, receive, account for, or otherwise handle any moneys payable...


(a) Authorization; affidavits, oaths, subpenas, testimony, and payment of witnesses In carrying out his duties under this chapter the Secretary may conduct any...


(a) Motor vehicles on lease sites; vehicles not on lease site (1) On any lease site on Federal or Indian lands, any authorized and properly identified representative of the...


(a) Failure to comply with applicable law, to permit inspection, or to notify Secretary of assignment; exceptions to application of penalty Any person who - ...


Any person who commits an act for which a civil penalty is provided in section 1719(d) of this title shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $50,000, or...


(a) Charge on late royalty payment or royalty payment deficiency In the case of oil and gas leases where royalty payments are not received by the Secretary on the date that...


(a) Adjustments to royalties paid to Secretary or a delegated State (1) If, during the adjustment period, a lessee or its designee determines that an adjustment or refund request...


(a) Civil action by Attorney General In addition to any other remedy under this chapter or any mineral leasing law, the Attorney General of the United States or his designee...


Where amounts representing royalty or other payments owed to the United States with respect to any oil and gas lease on Federal lands or the Outer Continental Shelf are...


(a) In general The respective duties, responsibilities, and activities with respect to a lease shall be performed by the Secretary, delegated States, and lessees or...


Beginning eighteen months after August 13, 1996, to encourage proper royalty payment the Secretary or the delegated State shall impose assessments on a person who chronically...


(a) Determination of best interests of State concerned and United States The Secretary and the State concerned, acting in the best interests of the United States and the...


This subchapter shall apply only with respect to oil and gas leases on Federal lands or Indian lands. Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to apply to any lease on...


For fiscal year 1990 and each fiscal year thereafter, notwithstanding the provisions of section 1731 of this title, sections 1732 through 1736 of this title shall apply to any lease ...


(a) Authorization of Secretary; permission of Indian tribe required for activities on Indian lands The Secretary is authorized to enter into a cooperative agreement ...


(a) Availability of confidential information by Secretary pursuant to cooperative agreements; conditions Trade secrets, proprietary and other confidential information shall...


(a) Action for royalty, interest, or civil penalty; limitations; notice of suit; award of costs and fees (1) A State may commence a civil action under this section against...


(a) Authorization of Secretary Upon written request of any State, the Secretary is authorized to delegate, in accordance with the provisions of this section, all or part of...


An amount equal to 50 per centum of any civil penalty collected by the Federal Government under this chapter resulting from activities conducted by a State or Indian tribe pursuant...


(a) Prescription of rules and regulations The Secretary shall prescribe such rules and regulations as he deems reasonably necessary to carry out this chapter. (b) Conformity...


The Secretary shall submit to the Congress an annual report on the implementation of this chapter. The information to be included in the report and the format of the report shall...


(a) Supplemental nature of chapter The penalties and authorities provided in this chapter are supplemental to, and not in derogation of, any penalties or authorities contained...


Effective October 1, 1983, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter, including such sums as may...


Except in the case of fraud, any action to recover penalties under this chapter shall be barred unless the action is commenced within 6 years after the date of the act or...


Any lessee is liable for royalty payments on oil or gas lost or wasted from a lease site when such loss or waste is due to negligence on the part of the operator of the lease, or...


If any provision of this chapter or the applicability thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of this chapter and the application of such provision...


(a) The Congress finds that - (1) the availability of adequate supplies of strategic and critical industrial minerals and materials continues to be essential for...


There is hereby established a National Critical Materials Council (hereinafter referred to as the ''Council'') under and reporting to the Executive Office of the President....


(a) Primary responsibilities of Council It shall be the primary responsibility of the Council - (1) to assist and advise the President in establishing coherent ...


(a) Functions of Council In addition to the responsibilities described in section 1803 of this title, the Council shall be responsible for coordination with appropriate...


(a) Centers for Industrial Technology; recommendations for establishment; activities (1) In order to promote the use of more cost-effective, advanced technology and...


(a) Basic pay for levels II and III of Executive Schedule The Chairman of the Council, if not otherwise a paid officer or employee of the Federal Government, shall be paid at the...


(a) Function, appointment, and compensation There shall be an Executive Director (hereinafter referred to as the ''Director''), who shall be chief administrator of the Council. ...


In carrying out his functions the Director shall assist and advise the Council on policies and programs of the Federal Government affecting critical and advanced materials by - ...


The Council is authorized - (1) to establish such internal rules and regulations as may be necessary for its operation; (2) to enter into contracts and acquire...


There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of this chapter a sum not to exceed $500,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1985, and such sums...


As used in this chapter, the term ''materials'' has the meaning given it by section 1601(b) of this title. ...


In this chapter: (1) The term ''contract'' has the same meaning as ''procurement contract'' in section 6303 of title 31. (2) The term ''cooperative agreement'' has...


(a) In general The Secretary shall establish and carry out a program of research on marine mineral resources. (b) Program goal The goal of the program shall be to - ...


(a) Assistance and coordination (1) In general The Secretary shall award grants or contracts to, or enter into cooperative agreements with, eligible entities to support ...


(a) In general No later than 90 days after October 19, 1996, the Secretary shall designate 3 centers for marine mineral research and related activities. (b) Concentration ...


There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this chapter. ...




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