Mineral Leasing Act For Acquired Lands

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Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands

Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands

30 U.S.C. § 351 : US Code – Section 351: Definitions

This description of the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands tracks the language of the U.S. Code, except that, sometimes, we use plain English and that we may refer to the “Act” (meaning Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands) rather than to the “subchapter” or the “title” of the United States Code.

U.S. Code Citation

30 U.S.C. § 351

U.S. Code Section and Head

  • United States Code – Section 351
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Text of the Section

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 the United States to which the “mineral leasing laws” have not been extended, including such lands acquired under the provisions of the Act of March 1, 1911 (36 Stat. 961, 16 U.S.C., sec. 552). “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior, “Mineral leasing laws” shall mean the Act of October 20, 1914 (38 Stat. 741, 48 U.S.C., sec. 432); the Act of February 25, 1920 (41 Stat. 437, 30 U.S.C., sec. 181); the Act of April 17, 1926 (44 Stat. 301, 30 U.S.C., sec. 271); the Act of February 7, 1927 (44 Stat. 1057, 30 U.S.C., sec. 281), and all Acts heretofore or hereafter enacted which are amendatory of or supplementary to any of the foregoing Acts. “Lease” includes “prospecting permit” unless the context otherwise requires. The term “oil” shall embrace all nongaseous hydrocarbon substances other than those leasable as coal, oil shale, or gilsonite (including all vein-type solid hydrocarbons).

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