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Title 43: Public Lands: Interior
§3281.19 What action will BLM take on a proposed unit agreement?
(a) Review the proposed unit agreement to ensure that the public interest is protected and that the agreement conforms to applicable laws and regulations;
(b) Coordinate the review of a proposed unit agreement with appropriate state agencies, and other Federal surface management agencies, if applicable;
(c) Approve the unit agreement and provide the unit operator with signed copies of the agreement, if we determine:
(1) That the unit operator has submitted all required information;
(2) That the unit agreement and the unit operator satisfy all required terms and conditions, including the requirements specified at §§3281.14 and 3281.15, and conform with all applicable laws and regulations; and
(3) That the unit agreement is necessary or advisable to meet the public interest;
(d) Notify the unit operator in writing if we reject the unit agreement proposal; and
(e) Reject any unit application that includes lands already committed to an approved unit agreement.