- U.S. Code
- Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
The following are legal references used in coal leases. Unfortunately, these references can refer to multiple legal documents. Occasionally, they can even be jumbled or cut off. This section is meant as a disambiguation—listing the varied legal references provided by the BLM and working to connect them to explicit legal documents.
 This section includes the legal term "et seq," meaning: "an following." For more information, read: Et Seq. Definition.
 Stat. stands for Statutes at Large. For more information, read: Stat. Definition.
 This notation is based on partial supposition. The citation is cut off so that we cannot be 100% sure what was being referenced but, using the Stat. volume and page numbers, we can intuit the section that is being referenced.
Learn more about the Bureau of Land Management, Public Land Survey System, and coal leases.
Understanding Lease Ownership
We receive lots of emails from people who find their name or a relative’s name on our site and want to know if this means they have some right to the land listed under that name.
Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
Whether it is filing a lease or researching one, the administering BLM office is going to be the definitive source.
Understanding Location Data
Lease handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these leases harken back to the Public Land Survey System.
A “township” can refer to two different things. Both are part of the PLSS measurement system but have different uses.