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was discovered after May 27, 1941, by a and 226e) are fur- less the lessee is allowed a reasonable well or wells drilled within the boundther amended to read as follows: time, which shall be not less than sixty aries of the leqse, and which is deterIl Sec. 17.(a) All lands subject to dis- days after notice by registered or certi- mined by the Secretary to be a new deposition under this Act which are known fied mail, within which to place such well posit; and (3) any production on or alor believed to contain oil or gas deposits in producing status or unless, after such located to a lease purs

nt to an apmay be leased by the Secretary. status is established, production is dis- proved cooperative or unit plan of de

"(b). If the lands to be leased are continued on the leased premisés' with- velopment or operation from an oil or within any known geological structure of out permission granted by the Secretary gas deposit which was discovered after a producing oil or gas field, they shall under the provisions of this Act.

May 27, 1941, on land committed to such be leased to the highest responsible qual- "(g) Whenever it appears to the Secre- plan, and which is determined by the ifled bidder by competitive bidding under tary that lands owned by the United Secretary to be a new deposit, where such general regulations in units of not more States

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es are being drained of oil or gas lease, or a lease for which it is exchanged, than six hundred and forty, acres, which

wells drilled on adjacent lands, he may was included in such plan at the time of shall be as nearly compact in form as negotiate agreements whereby the United discovery or was included in a duly exi possible, upon the payment by the lessee States,

ecuted and filed application for the apof such bonus as may be accepted by the

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of such plan at the time of disSecretary and of such royalty as may be drainage, such agreement shall be fired in , which shall be not

made with the consent of the lessee, if "(j) For the purpose of more properly 121/2 per centum in amount or any, affected thereby. It such agree conserving the natural resources of any value of the production removed or sold ment is entered into the primary term of oil or gas pool, field, or like area, or any from

any lease for, which compensatory part thereof (whether or not any part
lands to be leased are not
is being paid, or any extension of of said oil

or gas pooi, field, or like area, within any known geological structure o of such primary term, shall be extended for is then subject to any cooperative or unit producing oil or gas field,

the period during which such compensa- plan of development or operation),

tory royalty is paid and for a period of lessees thereof and their representatives first making application to ease who is qualified to hold a lease under one year from discontinuance of such may unite with each other, or jointly of this Act shall be entitled to a lease of payment and so long thereafter as oi

separately with others, in collectively such lands without competitive bidding. or gas is produced in paying quantities. adopting and operating under a cooperaSuch leases shall be conditioned upon The Secretary shall report to Congress tive or unit plan of development or operthe payment by the lessee of a royalty of at the beginning of each regular session

ation of such pool

, feld, or like area, or 1242 per centum in amount or value of all such agreements entered into during any part thereof, whenever determined the production removed or sold from previous year which involve unleased and certified by the Secretary of the Inthe lease. :2116 KIPAS Government lands.

terior to be necessary or advisable in the EX(d) All leases issued under this sec- "(h) If, during the primary term, or

public interest. The tion shall be conditioned upon payment any extended term of any lease issued

discretion, with by the lessee of a rental of not less than under this section, a verified statement the consent of the holders of teases in 50 cents per acre for each year of the is filed by any mining claimant pur- volved, to o establish, alter, change, or release... Each year's lease rental shall be suant to subsection (c) of section 7 of paid in advance. - A minimum royalty of the Multiple Mineral Development Act

mumeo producing and rements

and royalty $1 per acre in lieu of rental shall be pay- of August 13, 1954' (68 Stat. 708), as

and to make such regulaable at the expiration of each lease year amended (30 U.S.C. 527), whether such tions

of subithsessorence to such leases, with beginning on or after a discovery of oil filing occur prior to enactment of the

unction wort of lessees, or gas in paying quantities on the lands Mineral Leasing Act Revision of 1960 of

institution and asserting the existence of a operation of any such cooperative or "(e) Competitive seases -issued under conflicting unpatented mining claim or unit this section shall be for a primary term claims upon which diligent work is being

proper protection of five years, and noncompetitive leases prosecuted as to any lands covered by the of the public interest, The Secretary for a primary term of ten years./' Each lease, the running of time under such may provide that oil and gas leases here such lease shall continue so long after its lease shall be suspended as to the

lands after issued under this Act shalt contain primary term as oil on gas is produced in involved from the first day of the month a provision requiring the lessee to operpaying quantities.) Any lease issued un- following the filing of such verified state- ate under such a reasonable cooperative der this section for land on which, or

a final decision is rendered in or unit plan, and he may prescribe such for which under an approved coopera

a plan under which such lessee shall optive or unit plan of development or op

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Secretary of the Interior erate, which shall adequately protect the eration, actual drilling operations were

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timely application therefor, rights of all parties in interest, including of its, pri- issue a new lease in exchange for any the United States.

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lease issued for a term of twenty years, 9. Any plan authorized by the precedecuted at that time shall be extended for or any renewal thereof, or any lease is- ing paragraph which includes lands two years and so long thereafter as

s oil or

sued prior to August 8, 1946, in exchange owned by the United States may, in the gas is produced in paying quantities." for a twenty-year lease, such new lease discretion of the Secretary, contain ia II:f) No lease issued under this section to be for a primary term of five years and provision whereby authority is vested in which is subject to termination because so long thereafter as oil or gas is pro

Seeretary of the Interior, of any of cessation of production shall be termi- duced in paying quantities and at a roy- person, committee, or State or Rednated for this cause so long as reworking alty rate of not less than 1272 per eral oficer or agency as may be desigfor drilling operations which were com- centum in amount or value

nated menced on the land prior to or within duction removed or

leases,

time the rate of prospects sixty days after cessation of production except

be ing and development and the quantity are conducted thereon with reasonable

amount of value of the and rate of production under such plan. diligence, or so long as oil op gas is pro

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such plan duced in paying quantities as a result of leases as to (1) such leases, or such parts

presed under 2013 Secretary such operations, No lease issued under of the lands subject thereto and the de- shall be excepted in determining holdthis section shall expire because opera- posits underlying the same, as are not Ings or control under the provisions of tions or production is suspended under believed to be within the productive limr

any section of this Act.c.2001.10 any order, or with the consent of the its sof any producing oil or gas deposit, “When separate tracts cannot be inSecretary, Non lease issued under this as such productive limits are found by dependently developed and operated in section covering lands on which there is the Secretary tol

have 8, 1946; and (2)

existed on August a well capable of producing oil or gas in

conformity with an established wellproduction on a spacing or development program, any

, paying quantities shall erpire because lease from an oil or gas deposit which 1

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- with other tands whether or not owned approved operating, drilling, or develop- first ten thousand two hundred and forty sby the United States, under a commu- dimento contracts, and interests thereun- aeres oplno longer nas facilities Tritization or drilling agreement provid- der, shall be exeepted in determining in the Secretary's opinion, enable him to TPRO for an apportionment of production holdings or control under the provisions exploit the deposits under lease on peror royalties among the separate tracts of hoy this Act. 9111 vifaris 79:19poti garistos mit. No assignment, transfer, of sale of eland comprising the drilling or spacing -StonThe Secretary of the Interior, to avoid s'any part of the additional acreage may -init when determined by the Secretary twaste or to promote conservation of nat- be made without the approval of the sec

of the Interior to be in the public inter- súral resources, may authorize the sub- retary. est, land operations of production pur- -surface storage of oil or gas, whether or

si (6) (1) No person, association,

or cor sfüant to such an agreement shall be not produced from federally cioned lands, poration except as otherwise provided deemed to be operations or production in Tands leased on subject to lease un- in this subsection, shall take, hold, own,

or control at one time, whether acquired

a storage fee directly from the Secretary under this -bears, or any renewal thereof, or any pot- - or rental on such stored oil or gas or, Act or otherwise, sodium Teases or perstion of suon Tedse that

has become the sin Mew of such fee or rental, for a royalty smits on an aggregate of more than five sigubject you operatore homes and opent home stehen enten en de resterende og en overlede

thousand one hundred and twenty acres

DOD4 D to *ør like area, which plan has the approval Sin conjunction with oil or gas not previ- The , in his disof the Secretary of the interior, shall vousty produoed. Any ledse on which

the same is

is necessary in continue in förde until the termination Tetorage is so authorized shall be extended ?order of such plat. sAny other tease issued at least for the period of storage and so sodium compounds leasable under this under any section of this Act which has long thereafter as oit or gas not pre- Act, permit a person, association, or

cor-hereto tore or may hereafter be commit- -viously produced is produced in paying poration to take or hold sodium leases or

permits oth a sitt fteen thousand three sted to any such plan that contains a gen- "quantities.":D 5 fo farishg 10 lists seral provision for allocation of oil or gas si Sec. 3. Section 27 of said "Act, as hundred

acres in any one State. shall continue in force and effect as to Somended (30) U.S.C. 1184),2T is further "(c). No person, association, or corpothe land committed sostong as the tease amended to read as follows. 15

ration shali take, hold, oron, or control at cremainis" subject to the plan: Provided, -19"sec.: 270 (a)TII No person, associa- one time, whether acquired directly from

the Secretary under this Act or otherSttties under the plan prior to the espira- - provided in this subsection, shant take, wise, phosphate leases or permits on an date

aggregate of more than ten thousand stease heretofore or hereafter committed Tersacquired directly from the Secretary two hundred and forty acres in the to any such plan embracing lands that under this Act or otherwise, coat leasės -are in part within and in part outside stor permits on an aggregate of more than

United States. Us

tints et of the area covered by any such plan Sten thousand

"(Q) (1). No person, association, or

* two hundred and forty corporation, except as otherwise pros shall be segregated into separate teases acres in any one State. !ft to The

vided in

this Act, vas to the lands committed and the lands hot2) A persón, association, för corpo- or control at one t - not committed as of the effective date of 2ration may apply for coal leases or per- directly from the Secretary under this

Wheth01 Orol sanitization provided, however, That any -mits fora acreage in addition to that Act or otherwise, oil or gas leases (inosuch tease as to the nonunitized portion which is permissable under paragraph cluding options for

such leases or inter- shall continue in force and effect for the 011) of this subsection, but the additional ests therein) on land held under the term thereof out for not less than two - ucreage shall not exceed five thousand provisions of this Act exceeding in the years from the date of such segregation bone hundred and twenty acres in any one aggregate two hundred forty-sir sand so tong thereafter as oil or gas is state. To Each application shall be for sand and eignty acres in any one

State ta produced si in paying quantities. 1 The Tporty idores con admultiple thereof, and than Alaska. In the case of the - minimum royalty or discovery rental un- sshall contain a statement

that the grant- State of Alaskà, the limit shall be three der any lease that has become subject sing of a lease or permit for the addi- hundred thousand acres in the northern Sto any cooperative or unit plan of devel- tional lands is necessary to enable the leasing district and three hundred thou-opment of operation, or other plan that bapplicantito carry on business economscontains a generat provision for alloca- öcally and that it is believed to be in the

trict, and the boundary between stand disa

two - tion of ou or gas, shall be payable only public interest. On the filling of such an districts shall

I be the left limit

the 2 with respect to the lands subject to such oapplicationin the coal deposits in the Tanana River from the border between o tease to which oil or gas shall be allo- stlands covered by it shall be temporarily the United States and Canada to the -cated under such plan. Any lease which set aside and withdrawn yrom all forms confluence of the Tanana and Yukon Oshall be eliminated from any such ap- of disposal sunder this Act. The Secré- Rivers, and the left limit of the Yukon

proved or prescribed plan, or from any stary shall, after sposting notice of the River from said confluence to princiLeommunitization or i drilling agreement opending application in the local land of- pal southern mouth. -Wuthorized by this section, and any lease -fice, conduct publto hearings on it. ) After "(2) No person, association, or corpoowkich shau be in effect at the termina- such hearings the Secretaryi may, under station shall take, hold, own or control tion of any such approved or prescribed such regulations as he may prescribe and at one time options to acquire interests plan, or at the termination of any such bto such extent as he finds to be in the in oil or gas leases under the provisions 2 communitization or drilling agreement, public interest and necessary to enable of this Act which involve, in the aggre- relinquished, shall

gate, more than two hundred thousand spect for the riched for an continue in er- the applicant to carry on business neede

thereof, but for homicallyn permit the applicant to take acres of land in any one State other than Thot less than two years, and 80 long pand hold coal fesses or permits for addi- Alaska or, in the case of Alaska, more

thereafter asoil or gas is produced in stionat acreage as hereinbefore provided. than two hundred thousand aeres in -paying quantities

viunt 269! Jun 01191 - The Secretary may, in his owon discretion each of its two leasing districts, as here301 The Secretary of the Interior is here- Doro whenever suficient public interest is inbefore described. No option to acquire by authorized, on such conditions as he - manifested, svevaluate a lessee'ss or per- any

an oil or gas lease

interest in such - may iprescribe,y to sapproves operating, -mittee'şı need for atk or any part of the shall be enforcible if entered into for a drillirtg, or development contracts made badditional acreage and may cancel any period of more than three years (which aby orie or more lessees of oil or gas ledses, dease or permits covering all or any part three years shall be inclusive of any te- with one or more persons, associations, or of such acreage if he finds that cancella- newal period if a right to renew is re

corporations whenever, in shis discre- tion is in the public interest or that the served by any party to the option) withvtion the conservation of natural prod- (coah odeposits ons said acreage i are no out the prior approval of the Secretary. Hots of the public convenience or neces- donger necessary for the lessee, or per- In any case in which an option to acssity may require it on the interests of the mittee to carry on business economically

quire the optionor's entire interest in the ziUnited Statesc may be best subserved

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whole or a part of the acreage und thereby. All leases operated under such vested himself of all or any part of a lease is entered into, the acreage to

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which the option is applicable shall be charged both to the optionor and to the optionee, but the charge to the optionor shall cease when the option is exercised. In any case in which an option to acquire a part of the optionor's interest in the whole or a part of the acreage under a lease is entered into, the acreage to which the option is applicable shall be fully charged to the optionor and a share thereof shall also be charged to the optionee as his interest may appear, but after the option is exercised said acreage shall be charged to the parties pro rata as their interests may appear. In any case in which an assignment is made of a part of a lessee's interest in the whole or part of the acreage under a lease or an application for a lease, the acreage shall be charged to the parties pro rata as their interests may appear. No option or renewal thereof shall be enforcible until notice thereof has been filed with the Secretary or an officer or employee of the Department of the Interior designated by him to receive the same. Each such notice shall include, in addition to any other matters prescribed by the Secretary, the names and addresses of the parties therto, the serial number of the lease or application for a lease to which the option is applicable, and a statement of the number of acres covered thereby and of the interests and obligations of the parties thereto and shall be subscribed by all parties to the option or their duly authorized agents. An option which has not been exercised shall remain charged as hereinbefore provided until notice of its relinquishment or surrender has been filed, by either party, with the Secretary or any officer or employee of the Department of the Interior designated by him to receive the same. In addition, each holder of any such option shall file with the Secretary or an officer or employee of the Department of the Interior as aforesaid within ninety days after the 30th day of June and the 31st day of December in each year a statement showing, in addition to any other matters prescribed by the Secretary, his name, the name and address of each grantor of an option held by him, the serial number of every lease or application for a lease to which such an option is applicable, the number of acres covered by each such option, the total acreage in each State to which such options are applicable, and his interest and obligation under each such option. The failure of the holder of an option so to file shall render the option unenforcible by him.

The unenforcibility of any option under the provisions of this paragraph shall not diminish the number of acres deemed to be held under option by any person, association, or corporation in computing the amount chargeable under the first sentence of this paragraph and shall not relieve any party thereto of any liability to cancellation, forfeiture, forced disposition, or other sanction provided by law. The Secretary may prescribe forms on which the notice and statements required by this paragraph shall be made.

“(e) (1) No person, association, or corporation shall take, hold, own or control

at one time any interest as a member of "(g) Any ownership or interest other.
an association or as a stockholder in a wise forbidden in this Act which may be
corporation holding a lease, option, or acquired by descent, will, judgment, or
permit under the provisions of this Act decree may be held for two years after
which, together with the area embraced its acquisition and no longer.
in any direct holding, ownership or con- "(h) (1) If any interest in any lease is
trol by him of such a lease, option, or owned or controlled, directly or indirect-
permit or any other interest which he ly, by means of stock or otherwise, in
may have as a member of other associa- violation of any of the provisions of this
tions or as a stockholder in other cor- Act, the lease may be cancelled, or the
porations holding, owning or controlling interest so owned may be forfeited, or
such leases, options, or permits for any the person so owning or controlling the
kind of minerals, exceeds in the aggre- interest may be compelled to dispose of
gate an amount equivalent to the maxi- the interest, in any appropriate proceed-
mum number of acres of the respective ing instituted by the Attorney General.
kinds of minerals allowed to any one Such a proceeding shall be instituted in
lessee, optionee, or permittee under this the United States district court for the
Act, except that no person shall be district in which the leased property of
charged with his pro rata share of any some part thereof is located or in which
acreage holdings of any association or the defendant may be found.
corporation unless he is the beneficial “(2) The right to cancel or forfeit for
owner of more than 10 per centum of violation of any of the provisions of this
the stock or other instruments of owner- Act shall not apply so as to affect ad-
ship or control of such association of

versely the title or interest of a bona fide corporation, and except that within

purchaser of any lease, interest in a lease, three years after the enactment of the

option to acquire a lease or an interest Mineral Leasing Act Revision of 1960 no therein, or permit which lease, interest, valid option in existence prior to the en- option, or permit was acquired and is actment of said Act held by a corpora- held by a qualified person, association, tion or association at the time of enact

or corporation in conformity with those ment of said Act shall be chargeable to

provisions, even though the holdings of any stockholder of such corporation or the person, association, or corporation to a member of such association so long from which the lease, interest, option, of as said option shall be so held by such permit was acquired, or of his predecescorporation or association under the

sor in title (including the original lessee provisions of this Act.

of the United States) may have been “(2) No contract for development and canceled or forfeited or may be or may operation of any lands leased under this have been subject to cancellation or forAct, whether or not coupled with an in- feiture for any such violation. If, in terest in such lease, and no lease held, any such proceeding, an underlying owned, or controlled in common by two lease, interest, option, or permit is canor more persons, associations, or cor- celed or forfeited to the Government porations shall be deemed to create a and there are valid interests therein or separate association under the preceding valid options to acquire the lease or an paragraph of this subsection between or interest therein which are not subject among the contracting parties or those to cancellation, forfeiture, or compulwho hold, own or control the lease in sory disposition, the underlying lease, common, but the proportionate interest interest, option, or permit shall be sold of each such party shall be charged by the Secretary to the highest responagainst the total acreage permitted to be sible qualified bidder by competitive held, owned or controlled by such party bidding under general regulations subunder this Act. The total acreage so ject to all outstanding valid interests held, owned, or controlled in common therein and valid options pertaining by two or more parties shall not exceed, thereto. Likewise if, in any such proin the aggregate, an amount equivalent ceeding, less than the whole interest in a to the maximum number of acres of the lease, interest, option, or permit is canrespective kinds of minerals allowed to celed or forefeited to the Government, any one lessee, optionee, or permittee un- the partial interests so canceled or forder this Act.

feited shall be sold by the Secretary to "(f) Nothing contained in subsection the highest responsible qualified bidder (e) of this section shall be construed by competitive bidding under general (i) to limit sections 18, 19, and 22 of

regulations. If competitive bidding fails this Act or (ii), subject to the approval to produce a satisfactory offer the Secof the Secretary, to prevent any number retary may, in either of these cases, sell of lessees under this Act from combining the interest in question by such other their several interests so far as may be

method as he deems appropriate on necessary for the purpose of construct- terms not less favorable to the Governing and carrying on the business of a

ment than those of the best competitive refinery or of establishing and con

bid received. structing, as a common carrier, a pipe- “(3) The commencement and conline or railroad to be operated and used clusion of every proceeding under this by them jointly in the transportation of subsection shall be promptly noted on oil from their several wells or from the the appropriate public records of the Buwells of other lessees under this Act or reau of Land Management. or in the transportation of coal or (iii) "(i) Effective September 21, 1959, any to increase the acreage which may be person, association, or corporation who taken, held, owned, or controlled under is a party to any proceeding with respect section 27 of this Act.

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Act, whether initiated prior to said date or thereafter, shall have the right to be dismissed promptly as such a party upon showing that he holds and acquired as a bona fide purchaser the interest involving him as such a party without violating any provisions of this Act. No hearing upon any such showing shall be required unless the Secretary presents prima facie evidence indicating a possible violation of the Mineral Leasing Act on the part of the alleged bona fide purchaser.

(j) If during any such proceeding, a party thereto files with the Secretary a waiver of his rights under his lease (including particularly, where applicable, rights to drill and to assign) or if such rights are suspended by the Secretary pending a decision in the proceeding, whether initiated prior to enactment of this Act or thereafter, payment of rentals and running of time against the term of the lease or leases involved shall be suspended as of the first day of the month following the filing of the waiver or suspension of the rights until the first day of the month following the final decision in the proceeding or the revocation of the waiver or suspension.

"(k) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, if any lands or deposits subject to the provisions of this Act shall be subleased, trusteed, possessed, or controlled by any device permanently, temporarily, directly, indirectly, tacitly, or in any manner whatsoever, so that they form a part of or are in any wise controlled by any combination in the form of an unlawful trust, with the consent of the lessee, optionee or permittee, or form the subject of any contract or conspiracy in restraint of trade in the mining or selling of coal, phosphate, oil, oil shale, native asphalt, solid and semisolid bitumen, bituminous rock, gas, or sodium entered into by the lessee, optionee, or permittee or any agreement or understanding, written, verbal, or otherwise,

which such lessee, optionee, or permittee shall be a party, of which his or its output is to be or become the subject, to control the price or prices thereof or of any holding of such lands by any individual, partnership, association, corporation, or control in excess of the amounts of lands provided in this Act, the lease, option, or permit shall be forfeited by appropriate court proceedings."

Sec. 4. (a) Upon the expiration of the initial five-year term of any noncompetitive oil or gas lease which was issued prior to enactment of this Act and which has been maintained in accordance with applicable statutory requirements and regulations, the record titleholder thereof shall be entitled to a single extension of the lease, unless then otherwise provided by law, for such lands covered by it as are not, on the expiration date of the lease, withdrawn from leasing. A withdrawal, however, shall not affect the right to an extension if actual drilling operations on such lands were commenced prior to the effective date of the withdrawal and were being diligently prosecuted on the expiration

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date of the lease. No withdrawal shall be effective within the meaning of this section until ninety days after notice thereof has been sent by registered or certified mail to each lessee to be affected by such withdrawal.

(b) As to lands not within the known geologic structure of a producing oil or gas field, a noncompetitive oil or gas lease to which this section is applicable shall be extended for a period of five years and so long thereafter as oil or gas is produced in paying quantities. As to lands within the known geologic structure of a producing oil or gas field, a noncompetitive lease to which this section is applicable shall be extended for a period of two years and so long thereafter as oil or gas is produced in paying quantities.

(c) Any noncompetitive oil or gas lease extended under this section shall be subject to the rules and regulations in force at the expiration of the initial fiveyear term of the lease. No extension shall be granted, however, unless within a period of ninety days prior to the expiration date of the lease an application therefor is filed by the record titleholder or an assignee whose assignment has been filed for approval or an operator whose operating agreement has been filed for approval.

(d) Any lease issued prior to the enactment of the Mineral Leasing Act Revision of 1960 which has been maintained in accordance with applicable statutory requirements and regulations and which pertains to land on which, or for which under an approved cooperative or unit plan of development or operation, actual drilling operations were commenced prior to the end of its primary term and are being diligently prosecuted at that time shall be extended for two years and so long thereafter as oil or gas is produced in paying quantities.

Sec. 5. The Act of February 25, 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 181 and the following), is amended by adding a section 42 thereto to read as follows:

Sec. 42. 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 final decision of the Secretary relating to such matter. No such action contesting such a decision of the Secretary rendered prior to enactment of the Mineral Leasing Act Revision of 1960 shall be maintained unless the same be commenced or taken within ninety days after such enactment.

Sec. 6. The last sentence of section 30(a) of the Act of February 25, 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 187a), is amended to read as follows: Upon the segregation by an assignment of a lease issued after the effective date of the Mineral Leasing Act Revision of 1960 and held beyond its primary term by production, actual or suspended, or the payment of compensatory royalty, the segregated lease of an undeveloped, assigned, or retained part shall continue for two years, and so long thereafter as oil or gas is produced in paying quantities."

The provisions of this section 6 shall not be applicable to any lease issued prior to the effective date of this Act.

Sec. 7. (a) Section 1 of the Act of February 25, 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 181), section 21 of said Act (30 U.S.C. 241), and section 34 of said Act (30 U.S.C. 182) are amended by the insertion of the words "native asphalt, solid and semisolid bitumen, and bituminous rock (including oil-impregnated rock or sands from which oil is recoverable only by special treatment after the deposit is mined or quarried)immediately after the words "oil shale,in the first sentence of each section. Section 21 of said Act (30 U.S.C. 241) is further amended by striking out the period at the end of the last sentence and adding these words "except that with respect to leases for native asphalt, solid and semisolid bitumen, and bituminous rock (including oil-impregnated rock or sands from which oil is recoverable only by special treatment after the deposit is mined or quarried) no person, association, or corporation shall acquire or hold more than seven thousand six hundred eighty acres in any one State without respect to the number of leases."

(6) Section 21 of said Act is further amended by inserting the designation (a) immediately after the term "section 21and by adding two new subsections to read as follows:

(6) If an offer for a lease under the provisions of this section for deposits other than oil shale is based upon a mineral location, the validity of which might be questioned because the claim was based on a placer location rather than on a lode location, or vice versa, the offeror shall have a preference right to a lease if the offer is filed not more than one year after the enactment of the Mineral Leasing Act Revision of 1960.

"(c) With respect to native asphalt, solid and semisolid bitumen, and bituminous rock (including oil-impregnated rock or sands from which oil is recoverable only by special treatment after the deposit is mined or quarried) a lease under the multiple use principle may issue notwithstanding the existence of an outstanding lease issued under any other provision of this Act.

Sec. 8. No amendment made by this
Act shall affect any valid right in exist-
ence on the effective date of the Mineral
Leasing Act Revision of 1960.
And the Senate agree to the same.

WAYNE N. ASPINALL,
WALTER ROGERS,
THOMAS G. MORRIS,
JOHN P. SAYLOR,

J. ERNEST WHARTON,
Managers on the Part of the House.

JOSEPH C. O'MAHONEY,
CLINTON P. ANDERSON,
ERNEST GRUENING,
HENRY C. DWORSHAK,

GORDON ALLOTT,
Managers on the part of the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said report; and

Resolved. That the Senate agree thereto.

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Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof. PROTECTION OF FARM AND RANCH OPERATORS

AGAINST LOSS OF CROPLAND ACREAGE AND ACREAGE ALLOTMENTS

On motion by Mr. ELLENDER, The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the bill (H.R. 12849) to protect farm and ranch operators making certain land-use changes under the Great Plains conservation program and the soil bank program against loss of cropland acreage and acreage allotments; which was read the first and second times by unanimous consent,

On motion by Mr. ELLENDER, The Senate proceeded to consider the said bill; and

Pending debate,

The further consideration of the said bill was laid aside and the bill ordered to lie on the table.

received from the House of Representatives for concurrence to the bill (S. 3487) to amend the "Anti-Kickback Statute" to extend it to all negotiated contracts.

The Senate proceeded to consider the said amendment; and

On motion by Mr. MCCLELLAN, Resolved, That the Senate agree thereto.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof. CONFERENCE REPORT ON SENATE BILL 2669

Mr. BARTLETT submitted the following conference report:

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the House to the bill (S. 2669) to extend the period of exemption from inspection under the provisions of section 4426 of the Revised Statutes granted certain small vessels carrying freight to and from places on the inland waters of southeastern Alaska, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the House, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows: In lieu of the amendment of the House, amend the Senate engrossed bill by striking out line 3 on page 2 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: striking out March 15, 1960and inserting in lieu thereof December 31, 1962”; and the House agree to the same.

CLAIR ENGLE,
E. L. BARTLETT,

JOHN MARSHALL BUTLER,
Managers on the Part of the Senate.

EDWARD A. GARMATZ,
FRANK W. BOYKIN,
FRANK M. CLARK,

JOHN H. RAY,
Managers on the part of the House.
The Senate proceeded to consider the
said report; and

Resolved, That the Senate agree thereto.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof. AMENDMENT OF UNITED STATES CODE WITH

RESPECT TO CONCEALMENT OF ASSETS IN
CONTEMPLATION OF BANKRUPTCY

The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the message heretofore received from the House of Representatives, announcing its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 5747) to amend section 152, title 18, United States Code, with respect to the concealment of assets in contemplation of bankruptcy, and asking a conference with the Senate thereon.

On motion by Mr. JOHNSON of Texas,

Resolved, that the Senate recede from its amendments.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

J. A. SKENANDORE The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the amendments heretofore received from the House of Representatives for concurrence to the text of the bill (S. 285) for the relief of John A. Skenandore, together with the amendment to the title providing that the same reads as follows: “An Act for the relief of the estate of John A. Skenandore.”

The Senate proceeded to consider the said amendments; and

On motion by Mr. JOHNSON of Texas,

Resolved, That the Senate agree thereto.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof. CONFERENCE REPORT ON HOUSE BILL 4826

Mr. JOHNSON of Texas (for Mr. EASTLAND) submitted the following conference report:

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 4826) entitled "An act for the relief of Arthur E. Collins," having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from its amendment numbered II.

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered I, and agree to the same.

JAMES O. EASTLAND,
PHILIP A. HART,
ROMAN L. HRUSKA,

sentatives for concurrence to the text of the bill (S. 2932) to amend section 3568 of title 18, United States Code, to provide for reducing sentences of imprisonment imposed upon persons held in custody for wa of bail while awaiting trial by the time so spent in custody, together with an amendment to the title providing that the same reads as follows: "A bill to provide for credit for service of sentence for time spent in custody for want of bail prior to the imposition of sentence by the sentencing court where the statute requires the imposition of a minimum mandatory sentence.”

The Senate proceeded to consider the said amendments; and

On motion by Mr. JOHNSON of Texas,

Resolved, That the Senate agree thereto.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof. CONFERENCE REPORT ON HOUSE BILL 11666

Mr. JOHNSON of Texas submitted the following conference report:

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 11666) making appropriations for the Departments of State and Justice, the Judiciary, and related agenices for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1961, and for other purposes, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from its amendments numbered 6, 11, 12, 19, 25, 26, 33, and 35.

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 5, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, and 34 and agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 1: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 1 and agree to the same with an amendment as follows: In lieu of the matter stricken out and inserted by said amendment, insert ten; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 2: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 2, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $115,000,000; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 3: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 3, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $850,000; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 4: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 4, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $500,000; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 7: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 7, and agree to the same with an amend.

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Managers on the Part

of the Senate.

THOMAS J. LANE,
· HAROLD D. DONOHUE,

JOHN E. HENDERSON, Maagers on the part of the House. The Senate proceeded to consider the said report; and

Resolved, That the Senate agree thereto.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof. EXTENSION OF "ANTI-KICKBACK STATUTE"

TO ALL NEGOTIATED CONTRACTS The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the amendment heretofore

REDUCTION OF SENTENCES OF IMPRISONMENT

IMPOSED UPON CERTAIN PERSONS The PRESIDING OFFICER laid befor the Senate the amendment heretofore received from the House of Repre

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