Surface rights

  Fee ownership in surface areas of land. Also used to describe a lessee's right to use as much of the surface of the land as may be reasonably necessary for the conduct of operations under the lease.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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