Figure 4.1. Protective lease stipulations, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, lease
sale of 18 November 1974
THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL MEMORIAL PARK LANDS
Billings County, North Dakota
As a condition precedent to issuance of a PROTECTIVE OIL AND GAS
LEASE covering lands in the South Unit, Theodore Roosevelt National
Memorial Park, I hereby agree to the following Special Stipulations to
be made a part of the lease:
(1) No occupancy of the surface is authorized under the lease. Lessee
may, however, explore for oil and gas directional drilling from lands
outside of the Park providing such drilling will not result in any
pollution or adverse environmental impact on the area under lease or on
surrounding Park administered lands.
(2) The Superintendent, Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park, or
his designee, shall be afforded the opportunity to inspect the
location(s) of drill sites proposed under lease prior to any surface
related disturbances. Drill sites and production related phase
improvements shall be located so as to minimize adverse visual impacts
from lands included within the boundary of the Theodore Roosevelt
National Memorial Park.
(3) Lessee is required to screen from public view and/or paint all
aboveground [sic) production related improvements associated with the
lease if such proposed facilities, in the opinion of the Superintendent,
Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park, or his designee, would impair
the scenic and aesthetic values of lands under lease or surrounding park
lands. If facilities are painted, an appropriate color will be selected
which will harmonize with the surrounding environment. The cost of the
screening and/or painting shall be borne by the lessee.
(4) Lessee shall employ measures during drilling and subsequent
production phases of lease which will minimize noise and prevent
degradation of air quality.
It is understood that these special stipulations will be additions to
stipulations and restrictions contained in Protective Lease Form 3120-1
[the standard lease form].
Last Updated: 15-Jan-2004