As used in this subpart, the term:

Terms Used In 43 CFR 3141.0-5

  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC

(a) Combined hydrocarbon lease means a lease issued in a Special Tar Sand Area for the removal of any gas and nongaseous hydrocarbon substance other than coal, oil shale or gilsonite.

(b) For purposes of this subpart, “oil and gas lease” means a lease issued in a Special Tar Sand Area for the exploration and development of oil and gas resources other than tar sand.

(c) Tar sand lease means a lease issued in a Special Tar Sand area exclusively for the exploration for and extraction of tar sand.

(d) Special Tar Sand Area means an area designated by the Department of the Interior’s Orders of November 20, 1980 (45 FR 76800), and January 21, 1981 (46 FR 6077), and referred to in those orders as Designated Tar Sand Areas, as containing substantial deposits of tar and sand.

(e) Tar sand means any consolidated or unconsolidated rock (other than coal, oil shale or gilsonite) that either: (1) Contains a hydrocarbonaceous material with a gas-free viscosity, at original reservoir temperature greater than 10,000 centipoise, or (2) contains a hydrocarbonaceous material and is produced by mining or quarrying.

[47 FR 22478, May 24, 1982, as amended at 70 FR 58615, Oct. 7, 2005; 71 FR 28779, May 18, 2006]