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112 STAT. 3314 PUBLIC LAW 105-367—NOV. 10, 1998 or transfer made pursuant to the Indian Reorganization Act, June 18, 1934 (c. 576, 48 Stat. 984, as amended); the Act of June 28, 1938 (c. 776, 52 Stat. 1209 as implemented by the order of September 14, 1938, 3 Fed. Reg. 1425); and including the area described in section 3 of Public Law 98-290; or any executive order; (5) shall not be construed to constitute a waiver of any rights of the United States with respect to coalbed methane production that is not subject to subsection (a); and (6) shall not limit the right of any person who entered into a contract or lease before the date of enactment of this Act, or enters into a contract or lease on or after the date of enactment of this Act, for coal owned by the United States, to mine and remove the coal and to release coalbed methane without liability to any person referred to in subsection (a)(1)(A) or (a)(2). Approved November 10, 1998. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 2500: SENATE REPORTS: No. 105-408 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 144 (1998): Oct. 9, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 15, considered and passed House.