30 USC § 553
Duties of Secretary; surveys, research, etc.; projects
July 22, 2020
The Secretary of the Interior, in order to effectuate the policy declared in section 551 of this title, is hereby authorized—
(a) to conduct surveys, investigations, and research relating to the causes and extent of outcrop and underground fires in coal formations and the methods for control or extinguishment of such fires; to publish the results of any such surveys, investigations, and researches; and to disseminate information concerning such method; and
(b) to plan and execute projects for control or extinguishment of fires in coal formations.