(1) Where a lease issued under these rules and regulations conflicts with a mineral lease covering the same lands, the person who was first in time is entitled to priority of rights. However, exercise of this priority shall not interfere with actual production from a lease when so ordered by the board.

History: 77-4-103, MCA; IMP, 77-4-109 MCA; NEW, Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, Eff. 3/7/75; TRANS, 1996 MAR p. 2384.