Current as of: January 2009
Any lease under section 1441 of this title shall be for a period
not to exceed twenty years, subject to renewal for like periods
upon agreement of the Secretary of the Interior and the lessee. Any
such lease shall be subject to the following conditions:
(a) That an annual rental of such sum as the Secretary of the
Interior may fix for the use of the lands shall be paid to the
(b) That the lessee shall maintain the lands in such condition,
and provide for the furnishing of such facilities, service, fuel,
and other supplies, as are necessary to make the lands available
for public use as an airport of a rating which may be prescribed by
the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency.
(c) That the lessee shall make reasonable regulations to govern
the use of the airport, but such regulations shall take effect only
upon approval by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency.
(d) That all departments and agencies of the United States
operating aircraft (1) shall have free and unrestricted use of the
airport, and (2) with the approval of the Secretary of the
Interior, shall have the right to erect and install therein such
structures and improvements as the heads of such departments and
agencies deem advisable, including facilities for maintaining
supplies of fuel, oil, and other materials for operating aircraft.
(e) That whenever the President may deem it necessary for
military purposes, the Secretary of the Army may assume full
control of the airport.
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