2015 US Code
Title 50 - War and National Defense (Sections 1 - 4705)
Chapter 50 - Servicemembers Civil Relief (Sections 3901 - 4043)
Subchapter V - Taxes and Public Lands (Sections 3991 - 4001)
Sec. 3995 - Mineral permits and leases

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
Sec. 3995 - Mineral permits and leases
Containssection 3995
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Source CreditOct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title V, §505, as added Pub. L. 108-189, §1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2857.
Statutes at Large References54 Stat. 1188
105 Stat. 41
117 Stat. 2857
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 102-12, Public Law 108-189

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50 U.S.C. § 3995 (2015)

§3995. Mineral permits and leases

(a) Suspension during military service

A person holding a permit or lease on the public domain under the Federal mineral leasing laws who enters military service may suspend all operations under the permit or lease for the duration of military service and for 180 days thereafter. The term of the permit or lease shall not run during the period of suspension, nor shall any rental or royalties be charged against the permit or lease during the period of suspension.

(b) Notification

In order to obtain the protection of this section, the permittee or lessee shall, within 180 days after entry into military service, notify the Secretary of the Interior by registered mail of the fact that military service has begun and of the desire to hold the claim under this section.

(c) Contract modification

This section shall not be construed to supersede the terms of any contract for operation of a permit or lease.

(Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title V, §505, as added Pub. L. 108–189, §1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2857.)


Section was formerly classified to section 565 of the former Appendix to this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


A prior section 505 of act Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, art. V, 54 Stat. 1188; Pub. L. 102–12, §9(20), Mar. 18, 1991, 105 Stat. 41, related to mining claims and the suspension of requirements, prior to the general amendment of this Act by Pub. L. 108–189. See section 3994 of this title.

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