PUBLIC LAW 100-234—JAN. 6, 1988
101 STAT. 1723
from moneys received under section 85 of the Minerals Lands Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 191), which would otherwise be deposited to miscellaneous receipts. Qa) REFUND FOR INDIAN LEASES.—If the Secretary or a court of competent jurisdiction determines that a lessee or royalty payor has paid, prior to October 1, 1987, more than the value determined under subsection 303) of this Act for any gas within the coverage of subsection 3(a) of this Act and produced from an Indian lease, the Secretary shall refund the amount paid in excess of the value determined under subsection 3(b) from monies received under section 35 of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 191) which would otherwise be deposited to miscellaneous receipts in the Treasury. The Secretary shall not recoup any portion of any such refund from the Indian lessor. (c) The total amount of refunds made under this section shall not exceed two million dollars ($2,000,000). SEC. 6. RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS.
Notwithstanding the requirements of section 103 of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1713), and any regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, lessees and other payors are required to maintain records related to the value of gas production to which this Act applies for the period January 1, 1982 through July 31, 1986, until the Secretary gives notice that maintenance of such records no longer is required. SEC. 7. SAVINGS PROVISIONS.
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the right of any Indian, Indian Tribe, or lessee to bring any action in a court of competent jurisdiction. . Approved January 6, 1988.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3479: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 100-377 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORTS: No. 100-234 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 133 (1987): Nov. 3, considered and passed House. Dec. 9, considered and passed Senate, amended. Dec. 18, House concurred in Senate amendment with an amendment and disagreed to another. Dec. 21, Senate receded and concurred in House amendment.