Lease development activity to allow the possession of Indian land for wind or solar development or business purposes in exchange for pre-defined royalties.
Contract approved by the Secretary that authorizes possession of Indian land for a specific purpose and term.
Statute or Regulations:
25 CFR 162 - Leases and Permits. 25 CFR § 162.565 - 162.599 for Wind Energy Evaluation Leases (WEEL) and Wind Solar Resource (WSR) Leases. 25 USC 380, 393, 394, 397, 402, 403 and 415