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[74 Stat. 7]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PUBLIC LAW 86-391-MAR. 18, 1960

SEC. 2. Section 101(e) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 1051; 7 U.S.C. 1441(6)) and section 2 of the Act of July 28, 1945, as amended (59 Stat. 506; 7 U.S.C. 1312 note) are hereby deleted. Approved February 20, 1960.

Public Law 86-390 AN ACT To amend the mining laws of the United States to provide for the inclusion of certain nonmineral lands in patents to placer claims.

March 18, 1960 — [ s. 2033]—

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2337 of N o n m i n e r a l the Revised Statutes of the United States (30 U.S.C. 42) is amended ^°pltents to placer (1) by adding " (a) " after "SEC. 2337.", and (2) by adding at the claims. end thereof a new subsection as follows: "(b) Where nonmineral land is needed by the proprietor of a placer claim for mining, milling, processing, beneficiation, or other operations in connection with such claim, and is used or occupied by the proprietor for such purposes, such land may be included in an application for a patent for such claim, and may be patented therewith subject to the same requirements as to survey and notice as are applicable to placers. No location made of such nonmineral land shall exceed five acres and payment for the same shall be made at the rate applicable to placer claims which do not include a vein or lode."' Approved March 18, 1960.

Public Law 86-391 AN ACT To authorize the issuance of prospecting permits for phosphate in lauds belonging to the United States.

March 18. 1960 [s. 206:i]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 9 Phosph^e. of the Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920 (41 Stat. 437, 440), ^^f^^P«<=""« P**^ as amended (30 U.S.C. 211), is further amended by the insertion of an (a) at the beginning of the section and by the addition of the two following subsections: "(b) Where prospecting or exploratory work is necessary to determine the existence or workability of phosphate deposits in any unclaimed, undeveloped area, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to issue, to any applicant qualified under this Act, a prospecting permit which shall give the exclusive right to prospect for phosphate deposits, including associated minerals, for a period of two years, for not more than two thousand five hundred and sixty acres; and if prior to the expiration of the permit the permittee shows to the Secretary that valuable deposits of phosphate have been discovered within the area covered by his permit, the permittee shall be entitled to a lease for any or all of the land embraced in the prospecting permit. "(c) Any phosphate permit issued under this section may be extended by the Secretary for such an additional period, not in excess of four years, as he deems advisable, if he finds that the permittee has been unable, with reasonable diligence, to determine the existence or workability of phosphate deposits in the area covered by the permit