A concern is small for this purpose if it:
(a) Together with its affiliates, does not have more than 250 employees;
(b) Maintains management and control of the actual mining operations of the tract; and
(c) Agrees that if it subleases the Government land, it will be to another small business, and that it will require its sublessors to agree to the same.
Source: Code of Federal Regulations, Title 13, Volume 1, Revised as of January 1, 2003, Part 121 - Small Business Size Regulations, Subpart A - Size Eligibility Provisions and Standards, Size Eligibility Requirements for Sales or Lease of Government Property