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101 STAT. 1330-259
101 STAT. 1330-259
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987

101 STAT. 1330-259

SEC. 5104. LEASE CANCELLATION.

The first sentence of section Slflj) of the Act of February 25, 1920 (30 U.S.C. 1880t))) is amended to read as follows: "Any lease issued after August 21, 1935, under the provisions of section 17 of this Act shall be subject to cancellation by the Secretary of the Interior after 30 days notice upon the failure of the lessee to comply with any of the provisions of the lease, unless or until the leasehold contains a well capable of production of oil or gas in paying quantities, or the lease is committed to an approved cooperative or unit plan or communitization agreement under section 17(m) of this Act which contains a well capable of production of unitized substances in paying quantities.".

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SEC. 5105. ALASKA NATIONAL INTEREST LANDS CONSERVATION ACT.

Section 1008 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3148) is amended as follows: (1) Subsections (c) and (e) are deleted in their entirety. (2) The second sentence of subsection 1008(d) is deleted. SEC. 5106. PENDING APPLICATIONS, OFFERS, AND BIDS.

30 USC 226 note.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle and except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, all noncompetitive oil and gas lease applications and offers and competitive oil and gas bids pending on the date of enactment of this subtitle shall be processed, and leases shall be issued under the provisions of the Act of February 25, 1920, as in effect before its amendment by this subtitle, except where the issuance of any such lease would not be lawful under such provisions or other applicable law, (b) No noncompetitive lease applications or offers pending on the date of enactment of this subtitle for lands within the Shawnee National Forest, Illinois; the Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas; Fort Chafee, Arkansas; or Eglin '* Air Force Base, Florida; shall be processed until these lands are posted for competitive bidding in accordance with section 5102 of this subtitle. If any such tract does not receive a bid equal to or greater than the national minimum acceptable bid from a responsible qualified bidder then the noncompetitive applications or offers pending for such a tract shall be reinstated and noncompetitive leases issued under the Act of February 25, 1920, as in effect before its amendment by this subtitle, except where the issuance of any such lease would not be lawful under such provisions or other applicable law. If competitive leases are issued for any such tract, then the pending noncompetitive application or offer shall be rejected. (c) Except as provided in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, all oil and gas leasing pursuant to the Act of February 25, 1920, after the date of enactment of this subtitle shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of this subtitle. SEC. 5107. REGULATIONS; TEST SALE.

30 USC 226 note.

(a) REGULATIONS.—The Secretary shall issue final regulations to implement this subtitle within 180 days after the enactment of this subtitle. The regulations shall be effective when published in the

Effective date.

Federal Register. (b) TREATMENT UNDER OTHER LAW.—The

proposal or promulgation of such regulations shall not be considered a major Federal "Copy read "Elgin".

Federal Register,

publication.