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Public Laws About Mineral Royalties

The Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior is responsible for overseeing mineral resource development on Federal and Indian lands and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Secretary’s responsibility, under various laws, is to manage mineral resource production from Federal and Indian lands and the OCS, collect the royalties and other mineral revenues due, and distribute the funds collected. These laws pertain to mineral leases on Federal and Indian lands and the OCS.

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Public Law Title Citation Date Document
Indian Mineral Development Act of 1920 25 U.S.C. 2103 Jan. 22, 2002 View
Chapter 12—Lease, Sale or Surrender of Allotted or Unallotted Lands 25 U.S.C. 396d Jan. 7, 2003 View
Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 30 U.S.C. 1923 1920 View
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1953 43 U.S.C. 1353 1953 View
Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 30 U.S.C. 1001 1970 View
Federal Oil & Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 Pub. L. 97-451 Jan. 12, 1983 View
Appropriations Act of 1992 (authorized delegation for coal and other solid mineral leases) Pub. L. 102-154
105 Stat. 1001
Nov. 13, 1991 View
Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act of 1996 Pub. L. 104-185 Aug. 13, 1996 View
Technical Corrections in the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 Pub. L. 104-200
corrections to Pub. L. 104-185
Sep. 22, 1996 View
Amendments to FOGRMA by this Act Pub. L. 97-451 1996 View
Energy Policy Act of 2005 Pub. L. 109-58 Aug. 8, 2005 View
Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 Pub. L. 109–432 Dec. 20, 2006 View