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Title 15Subtitle BChapter IXSubchapter DPart 970


TITLE 15—Commerce and Foreign Trade

Subtitle B—REGULATIONS RELATING TO COMMERCE AND FOREIGN TRADE (CONTINUED)

CHAPTER IX—NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

SUBCHAPTER D—GENERAL REGULATIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DATA SERVICE

PART 970—DEEP SEABED MINING REGULATIONS FOR EXPLORATION LICENSES

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Subpart A—GENERAL

§970.100
Purpose.
§970.101
Definitions.
§970.102
Nature of licenses.
§970.103
Prohibited activities and restrictions.
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Subpart B—APPLICATIONS

§970.200
General.

Contents

§970.201
Statement of financial resources.
§970.202
Statement of technological experience and capabilities.
§970.203
Exploration plan.
§970.204
Environmental and use conflict analysis.
§970.205
Vessel safety.
§970.206
Statement of ownership.
§970.207
Antitrust information.
§970.208
Fee.

Procedures

§970.209
Substantial compliance with application requirements.
§970.210
Reasonable time for full compliance.
§970.211
Consultation and cooperation with Federal agencies.
§970.212
Public notice, hearing and comment.
§970.213
Amendment to an application.
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Subpart C—PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATIONS BASED ON EXPLORATION COMMENCED BEFORE JUNE 28, 1980; RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS AMONG OVERLAPPING APPLICATIONS; APPLICATIONS BY NEW ENTRANTS

§970.300
Purposes and definitions.
§970.301
Requirements for applications based on pre-enactment exploration.
§970.302
Procedures and criteria for resolving conflicts.
§970.303
Procedures for new entrants.
§970.304
Action on portions of applications or amendments not in conflict.
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Subpart D—CERTIFICATION OF APPLICATIONS

§970.400
General.
§970.401
Financial responsibility.
§970.402
Technological capability.
§970.403
Previous license and permit obligations.
§970.404
Adequate exploration plan.
§970.405
Appropriate exploration site size and location.
§970.406
Fee payment.
§970.407
Denial of certification.
§970.408
Notice of certification.
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Subpart E—ISSUANCE/TRANSFER/TERMS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS

§970.500
General.

Issuance/Transfer; Modification/Revision; Suspension/Revocation

§970.501
Proposal to issue or transfer and of terms, conditions and restrictions.
§970.502
Consultation and cooperation with Federal agencies.
§970.503
Freedom of the high seas.
§970.504
International obligations of the United States.
§970.505
Breach of international peace and security involving armed conflict.
§970.506
Environmental effects.
§970.507
Safety at sea.
§970.508
Denial of issuance or transfer.
§970.509
Notice of issuance or transfer.
§970.510
Objections to terms, conditions and restrictions.
§970.511
Suspension or modification of activities; suspension or revocation of licenses.
§970.512
Modification of terms, conditions and restrictions.
§970.513
Revision of a license.
§970.514
Scale requiring application procedures.
§970.515
Duration of a license.
§970.516
Approval of license transfers.

Terms, Conditions, and Restrictions

§970.517
Diligence requirements.
§970.518
Environmental protection requirements.
§970.519
Resource conservation requirements.
§970.520
Freedom of the high seas requirements.
§970.521
Safety at sea requirements.
§970.522
Monitoring requirements.
§970.523
Special terms, conditions, and restrictions.
§970.524
Other Federal requirements.
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Subpart F—RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS

§970.600
General.
§970.601
Logical mining unit.
§970.602
Diligent exploration.
§970.603
Conservation of resources.
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Subpart G—ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

§970.700
General.
§970.701
Significant adverse environmental effects.
§970.702
Monitoring and mitigation of environmental effects.
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Subpart H—SAFETY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY AT SEA

§970.800
General.
§970.801
Criteria for safety of life and property at sea.
rule

Subpart I—MISCELLANEOUS

§970.900
Other applicable regulations.
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Subparts J-W [Reserved]

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Subpart X—PRE-ENACTMENT EXPLORATION

§970.2401
Definitions.
§970.2402
Notice of pre-enactment exploration.
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Subpart Y—PRE-LICENSE EXPLORATION

§970.2501
Notice of pre-license exploration voyages.
§970.2502
Post voyage report.
§970.2503
Suspension of exploration activities.
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Subpart Z—MISCELLANEOUS

§970.2601
Additional information.


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