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Administrative Settlement of Disputes Concerning Determinations of Mineral Royalties Due the Government


The Department of the Interior is authorized, before the completion of an administrative appeal, to settle disputed determinations of mineral royalties due the Government exceeding $100,000 made by the Minerals Management Service without obtaining the approval of the Justice Department under the Federal Claims Collection Act.

Updated April 22, 2016