Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/989

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PUBLIC LAW 106-463—NOV. 7, 2000 114 STAT. 2011 investments, coal producers need certainty that sufficient acreage of leasable coal will be available for mining in the future; and (10) to maintain the vitality of the domestic coal industry and ensure the continued flow of valuable revenues to the Federal and State governments and of energy to the American Eublic from coal production on Federal land, the Mineral easing Act should be amended to increase the acreage limitation for Federal coal leases. SEC. 3. COAL MINING ON FEDERAL LAND. Section 27(a) of the Act of February 25, 1920 (30 U.S.C. 184(a)), is amended— (1) by striking "(a)" and all that follows through "No person" and inserting "(a) COAL LEASES.— No person"; (2) by striking "forty-six thousand and eighty acres" and inserting "75,000 acres"; and (3) by striking "one hundred thousand acres" each place it appears and inserting "150,000 acres". Approved November 7, 2000. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 2300: SENATE REPORTS: No. 106-378 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000): Oct. 5, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 23, considered and passed House.