Form 3520-7
(Aug 2016)
NO. 1004-0121
Expires: August 31, 2019
Serial Number
This Lease Lease Renewal entered into by and between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, through the Bureau of
Land Management (BLM), hereinafter called lessor and (Name and Address)
, for a period of years,
Hereinafter called lessee, is effective (date)
Sodium, Sulphur, Hardrock –
with preferential right in the lessee to renew for successive periods of years under such terms and conditions as
may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, unless otherwise provided by law at the expiration of any period.
Potassium, Phosphate, Gilsonite –
and for so long thereafter as lessee complies with the terms and conditions of this lease which are subject to readjustment at the
end of each year period, unless otherwise provided by law,
Sec. 1. This lease is issued pursuant and subject to the terms and provisions of the:
Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, and supplemented, 41 Stat. 437, 30 U.S.C. 181-287, hereinafter referred to as the Act;
Mineral Leasing Act of Acquired Lands, Act of August 7, 1947, 61 Stat. 913, 30 U.S.C. 351-359;
Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1946, 60 Stat. 1099 and 43 U.S.C. 1201;
(Other) ; and to
the regulations and general mining orders of the Secretary of the Interior in force on the date this lease issued.
Sec. 2. Lessor, in consideration of any bonuses, rents, and royalties to be paid, and the conditions and covenants to be observed as herein set
forth, hereby grants and leases to lessee the exclusive right and privilege to explore for, drill for, mine, extract, remove, beneciate, concen-
trate, or otherwise process and dispose of the deposits hereinafter
referred to as “leased deposits,” in, upon, or under the following described lands:
containing acres, more or less, together with the right to construct such works, buildings, plants, structures,
equipment and appliances and the right to use such on-lease rights-of-way which may be necessary and convenient in the exercise of the
rights and privileges granted, subject to the conditions herein provided.
Phosphate –
In accordance with section 11 of the Act (30 U.S.C. 213), lessee may use deposits of silica, limestone, or other rock in the processing
of rening of the phosphates, phosphate rock, and associated or related minerals mined from the leased lands or other lands upon
payments of royalty as set forth on the attachment to this lease. (Phosphate leases only.)
(Continued on page 2) (Form 3520-7, page 1)
Sec. 1. (a) RENTAL RATE – Lessee shall pay lessor rental annually
and in advance for each acre or fraction thereof during the continuance
of the lease at the rate indicated below:
Sulphur, Gilsonite –
50 cents for the rst lease year and each succeeding lease year;
Hardrock –
$1 for the rst lease year and $1 for each succeeding lease year;
Phosphate –
25 cents for the rst lease year, 50 cents for the second and third
lease years, and $1 for each and every lease year thereafter;
Potassium Sodium –
25 cents for the rst calendar year or fraction thereof, 50 cents
for the second, third, fourth, and fth calendar years respectively,
and $1 for the sixth and each succeeding calendar year; or
Sodium, Sulphur, Asphalt, and Hardrock Renewal Leases–
$ for each lease year;
(b) RENTAL CREDITS – The rental for any year will be credited
against the rst royalties as they accrue under the lease during the
year for which rental was paid.
Sec. 2. (a) PRODUCTION ROYALTIES – Lessee must pay lessor
a production royalty in accordance with the attached schedule. Such
production royalty is due the last day of the month next following
the month in which the minerals are sold or removed from the leased
ROYALTY – (1) Lessee must produce on an annual basis a
minimum amount of , except when
production is interrupted by strikes, the elements, or casualties
not attributable to the lessee. Lessor may permit suspension of
operations under the lease when marketing conditions are such that
the lease cannot be operated except at a loss. (2) At the request of
the lessee, made prior to initiation of the lease year, the BLM may
allow in writing the payment of a $3.00 per acre or fraction thereof
minimum royalty in lieu of production for any particular lease year.
Minimum royalty payments must be credited to production royalties
for that year.
Sec. 3. REDUCTION AND SUSPENSION – In accordance with
Section 39 of the Mineral Leasing Act, 30 U.S.C. 209, the lessor
reserves the authority to waive, suspend or reduce rental or minimum
royalty, or to reduce royalty and reserves the authority to assent to or
order the suspension of this lease.
Sec. 4. BONDS – Lessee must maintain in the proper ofce a lease
bond in the amount of $ , or in lieu thereof, an
acceptable statewide or nationwide bond. The BLM may require
an increase in this amount when additional coverage is determined
times and in such form as lessor may prescribe, lessee must furnish
detailed statements showing the amounts and quality of all products
removed and sold from the lease, the proceeds therefrom, and the
amount used for production purposes or unavoidably lost.
Lessee must keep open at all reasonable times for the inspection
of any duly prescribed employee of lessor, the leased premises and
all surface and underground improvements, work, machinery, ore
stockpiles, equipment, and all books, accounts, maps, and records
relative to operations, surveys, or investigations on or under the
leased lands.
Lessee must either submit or provide lessor access to and copying
of documents reasonably necessary to verify lessee compliance with
terms and conditions of the lease.
While this lease remains in effect, information obtained under this
section must be closed to inspection by the public in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).
OPERATIONS – Lessee must exercise reasonable diligence, skill,
and care in the operation of the property, and carry on all operations
in accordance with approved methods and practices as provided in
the operating regulations, having due regard for the prevention of
injury to life, health or property and of waste or damage to any water
or mineral deposits.
Lessee must not conduct exploration or operations, other than causal
use, prior to receipt of necessary permits or approval of plans of
operations by lessor.
Lessee must carry on all operations in accordance with approved
methods and practices as provided in the operating regulations,
and the approved mining plans in a manner that minimizes
adverse impacts to the land, air, and water, to cultural, biological,
visual, minerals, and other resources, and to other land uses or
users. Lessee must take measures deemed necessary by lessor to
accomplish the intent of this lease term. Such measures may include,
but are not limited to, modication to proposed siting or design of
facilities, timing of operations, and specication of interim and nal
reclamation procedures.
Lessor reserves to itself the right to lease, sell, or otherwise dispose
of the surface or other mineral deposits in the lands and the right to
continue existing uses and to authorize future uses upon or in the
leased lands, including issuing leases for mineral deposits not covered
hereunder or the approval of easements or rights-of-way. Lessor
will condition such uses to prevent unnecessary or unreasonable
interference with rights of lessee as may be consistent with concepts
of multiple use and multiple mineral development.
OPPORTUNITY – Lessee must: pay when due all taxes and legally
assessed and levied under the laws of the State or the United States;
accord all employees complete freedom of purchase; pay all wages
at least twice each month in lawful money of the United States;
maintain a safe working environment in accordance with standard
industry practices; restrict the workday to not more than 8 hours
in any one day for underground workers, except in emergencies;
and take measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the
public. No person under the age of 16 years must be employed in any
mine below the surface. To the extent that laws of the State in which
the lands are situated are more reactive than the provisions in this
paragraph, then the State laws apply.
(Continued on page 3) (Form 3520-7, page 2)
Lessee must comply with all provisions of Executive Order No. 11246
of September 24, 1965, as amended, and the rules, regulations, and
relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor. Neither lessee or lessee’s
subcontractors must maintain segregated facilities.
Sec. 8. (a) TRANSFERS – This lease may be transferred in whole
or in part to any person, association or corporation qualied to hold
such lease interest.
(b) RELINQUISHMENT - The lessee may relinquish in writing at
any time all rights under this lease or any portion thereof as provided
in the regulations. Upon lessors acceptance of the relinquishment,
lessee must be relieved of all future obligations under the lease or the
relinquished portion thereof, whichever is applicable.
EQUIPMENT, ETC. – At such time as all or portions of this lease
are returned to lessor, lessee must deliver up to lessor the land leased,
underground timbering, and such other supports and structures
necessary for the preservation of the mine workings on the leased
premises or deposits and place all wells in condition for suspension
or abandonment. Within 180 days thereof, lessee must remove from
the premises all other structures, machinery, equipment, tools, and
materials that it elects to or as required by BLM. Any such structures,
machinery, equipment, tools, and materials remaining on the leased
lands beyond 180 days, or approved extension thereof, will become
the property of the lessor, but lessee must either remove any or all
such property or must continue to be liable for the cost of removal
and disposal in the amount actually incurred by the lessor. If the
surface is owned by third parties, lessor will waive the requirement
for removal, provided the third parties do not object to such waiver.
Lessee must, prior to the termination of bond liability or at any
other time when required and in accordance with all applicable laws
and regulations, reclaim all lands the surface of which has been
disturbed, dispose of all debris or solid waste, repair the offsite and
onsite damage caused by lessee’s activity or activities on the leased
lands, and reclaim access roads or trails.
Sec. 10. PROCEEDINGS IN CASE OF DEFAULT – If lessee fails
to comply with applicable laws, now existing regulations, or the
terms, conditions and stipulations of this lease, and noncompliance
continues for 30 days after written notice thereof, this lease will be
subject to cancellation by the lessor only by judicial proceedings.
This provision will not be construed to prevent the exercise by
lessor of any other legal and equitable remedy, including waiver
of the default. Any such remedy or waiver will not prevent later
cancellation for the same default occurring at any other time.
obligation of this lease must extend to and be binding upon, and every
benet hereof must inure to, the heirs, executors, administrators,
successors, or assigns of the respective parties hereto.
Sec. 12. INDEMNIFICATION – Lessee must indemnify and hold
harmless the United States from any and all claims arising out of the
lessee’s activities and operations under this lease.
Sec. 13. SPECIAL STATUTES – This lease is subject to the Federal
Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1151-1175), the Clean Air Act
(42 U.S.C. 1857 et seq.), and to all other applicable laws pertaining
to exploration activities, mining operations and reclamation.
(Continued on page 4) (Form 3520-7, page 3)
(Company or Lessee Name)
(Signing Ofcers Printed Name)
(Signature of Lessee)
(Signing Ofcer)
Title 18 U.S.C. Section 1001 makes it a crime for any person knowingly and willfully to make to any department or agency of the United
States any false, ctitious or fraudulent statements or representations as to any matter within its jurisdiction.
(Continued on page 5) (Form 3520-7, page 4)
The Privacy Act of 1974 and the regulation in 43 CFR 2.48(d) provide that you be furnished with the following information required by this
AUTHORITY: 30 U.S.C. 181 et seq., 43 U.S.C. 3500
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: The BLM will use the information you provide to verify your compliance with lease terms.
ROUTINE USES: In accordance with the System of Records titled, “Land and Minerals Authorization Tracking System—Interior, LLM-
32,” disclosure outside the Department of the Interior may be made: (1) To appropriate Federal agencies when concurrence or supporting
information is required prior to granting or acquiring a right or interest in lands or resources, (2) To Federal, State, or local agencies or
a member of the general public in response to a specic request for pertinent information, (3) To the U.S. Department of Justice or in a
proceeding before a court or adjudicative body when (a) the United States, the Department of the Interior, a component of the Department, or
when represented by the government, an employee of the Department is a party to litigation or anticipated litigation or has an interest in such
litigation, and (b) the Department of the Interior determines that the disclosure is relevant or necessary to the litigation and is compatible with
the purpose for which the records were compiled, (4) To an appropriate Federal, State, local, or foreign agency responsible for investigating,
prosecuting, enforcing, or implementing a statute, regulation, rule, or order, where the disclosing agency becomes aware of an indication of
a violation or potential violation of civil or criminal law or regulation, (5) To a member of Congress or a Congressional staff member from
the record of an individual in response to an inquiry made at the request of that individual, (6) To the Department of the Treasury to effect
payment to Federal, State, and local government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals, and (7) To individuals involved
in responding to a breach of Federal data. The BLM will only disclose this information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act,
the Privacy Act, and the provision in 43 CFR 2.56(c).
EFFECT OF NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION: Filing of the information is required to obtain and keep a benet. If you do not provide
the information, BLM may seek to cancel your lease.
The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires us to inform you that:
The BLM collects this information to comply with the regulations at 43 CFR 3500, which implement the provisions of the Mineral Leasing
Act of 1920, as amended; the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands of 1947; Section 402 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1946; or other
special leasing acts. The BLM uses the information to verify that you are complying with lease terms.
Response to this request is required to obtain and keep a benet.
The BLM would like you to know that you do not have to respond to this or any other Federal agency-sponsored information collection
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
BURDEN HOURS STATEMENT: Public reporting burden for this form is estimated to average 300 hours per response, including the time
for reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining data, and completing and reviewing the form. Direct comments regarding the burden
estimate or any other aspect of this form to: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (1004-0121), Bureau Information
Collection Clearance Ofcer (WO-630), 1849 C Street, N.W., Room 2134 LM, Washington, D.C. 20240.
(Form 3520-7, page 5)