2004 US Code
Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
CHAPTER 5 - LEASE OF OIL AND GAS DEPOSITS IN OR UNDER RAILROADS AND OTHER RIGHTS-OF-WAY
Sec. 301 - Authorization for lease of oil and gas deposits; by and to whom leased

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2000 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
CHAPTER 5 - LEASE OF OIL AND GAS DEPOSITS IN OR UNDER RAILROADS AND OTHER RIGHTS-OF-WAY
Sec. 301 - Authorization for lease of oil and gas deposits; by and to whom leased
Containssection 301
Date2004
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 3, 2005
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditMay 21, 1930, ch. 307, §1, 46 Stat. 373.
Statutes at Large Reference46 Stat. 373


§301. Authorization for lease of oil and gas deposits; by and to whom leased

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 railroad or other rights of way acquired under any law of the United States, whether the same be a base fee or mere easement: Provided, That, except as hereinafter authorized, no lease shall be executed hereunder except to the municipality, corporation, firm, association, or individual by whom such right of way was acquired, or to the lawful successor, assignee, or transferee of such municipality, corporation, firm, association, or individual.

(May 21, 1930, ch. 307, §1, 46 Stat. 373.)

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