30 USC 225: Condition of lease, forfeiture for violation
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

30 USC 225: Condition of lease, forfeiture for violation Text contains those laws in effect on October 15, 2021
From Title 30-MINERAL LANDS AND MININGCHAPTER 3A-LEASES AND PROSPECTING PERMITSSUBCHAPTER IV-OIL AND GAS

§225. Condition of lease, forfeiture for violation

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 explorations and mining operations, use all reasonable precautions to prevent waste of oil or gas developed in the land, or the entrance of water through wells drilled by him to the oil sands or oil-bearing strata, to the destruction or injury of the oil deposits. Violations of the provisions of this section shall constitute grounds for the forfeiture of the lease, to be enforced as provided in this chapter.

(Feb. 25, 1920, ch. 85, §16, 41 Stat. 443 ; Aug. 8, 1946, ch. 916, §2, 60 Stat. 951 .)


Editorial Notes

Amendments

1946-Act Aug. 8, 1946, omitted condition that no wells should be drilled within two hundred feet of boundaries of leased lands.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Savings Provision

See note set out under section 181 of this title.

Outer Continental Shelf; Terms and Conditions of Leases

Terms and conditions of mineral leases on submerged lands of outer Continental Shelf, see section 1337 of Title 43, Public Lands.