Washington : Government Printing Office
Order 2508, as amended (14 F. R. 258; 16 F. R. 473, 11620, 11974; 17 F. R. 1570, 6418; 19 F. R. 34, 1123, 4585; 20 F. R. 167, 552, 3834, 5106, 7017), is further amended as hereinafter indicated.
1. Paragraph (a) under section 13 Lands and minerals is amended to read as follows:
(a) (1) The execution and approval of leases for oil, gas, or other mining purposes, covering lands or interests in lands held by the United States in trust for individual Indians, or tribes of Indians, or subject to restrictions against alienation without the consent of the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to 25 CFR Parts 183, 186, 189, 192, 195 and 201;
(2) The execution and approval of leases for and on behalf of the United States, as trustee, of mineral lands acquired by or for Indians under the act of June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1967). The execution of leases on behalf of the United States, where the title to the mineral estate has been acquired by the United States by purchase where funds used were appropriated under grants of authority referred to in section 7 of the act of June 26, 1936, supra. The execution and approval of mining leases on the Chilocco School Reservation Lands, pursuant to the act of June 21, 1906 (34 Stat. 325, 362);
(3) The authority conferred by subparagraphs (1) and (2) extends to and includes the approval of, or other appropriate administrative action required on, assignments of leases, whether heretofore or hereafter executed; bonds and other instruments required in connection with such leases or assignments thereof; unit and communitization agreements; well-spacing orders of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission submitted for approval under authority of section 11 of the act of August 4, 1947 (61 Stat. 731); the acceptance of voluntary surrender of leases by the lessees; the cancellation of leases for violation of the terms thereof; and the approval of agreements for settlement of claims for damage to Indian lands resulting from oil, gas, or other mineral operations.
2. Sec. 19 Litigation; Five Civilized Tribes, is amended to read as follows:
Litigation; Five Civilized Tribes. The Commissioner may with respect to the Five Civilized Tribes, exercise the authority of the Secretary (a) to make determinations against the removal to the United States District Court of cases in which notices have been served under section 3 of the act of April 12, 1926 (44 Stat. 239), and (b) to submit to the Department of Justice recommendations for the removal of such cases to the United States District Court.
3. Sec. 30 Authority under specific acts is amended to read as follows:
Authority under specific acts. (a) In addition to any authority delegated elsewhere in this order, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, is authorized to perform the functions and exercise the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by the following acts or portions of acts or any acts amendatory thereof:
(1) June 17, 1954 (P. L. 399, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 250),
(2) August 13, 1954 (P. L. 587, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 718),
(3) August 23, 1954 (P. L. 627, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 768),
(4) August 27, 1954 (P. L. 671, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 868),
(5) September 1, 1954 (P. L. 762, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 1099),
(6) August 30, 1954 (P. L. 716, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 980),
(7) Sec. 1, act of August 12, 1953 (67 Stat. 558, 25 U.S.C. 375 (0).
(8) Sec. XI and Sec. XIV of the act of September 3, 1954 (P. L. 776, 83d Congress, 2d session; 68 Stat. 1191).
(b) The authority granted in paragraph (a) of this section shall not include:
(1) The authority to dispose of enrollment appeals,
(2) The issuance of documents for publication in the FEDERAL REGISTER as required by the acts cited in paragraph (a),
(3) The issuance of additions to or amendments of the Code of Federal Regulations,
(4) The authority to issue patents under sections XI and XIV of the act of September 3, 1954 (P. L. 776, 83d Congress, 2d session, 68 Stat. 1191).
FRED A. SEATON,
Secretary of the Interior.