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Title 30Chapter VSubchapter BPart 550


TITLE 30—Mineral Resources

CHAPTER V—BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

SUBCHAPTER B—OFFSHORE

PART 550—OIL AND GAS AND SULPHUR OPERATIONS IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF

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Subpart A—GENERAL

Authority and Definition of Terms

§550.101
Authority and applicability.
§550.102
What does this part do?
§550.103
Where can I find more information about the requirements in this part?
§550.104
How may I appeal a decision made under BOEM regulations?
§550.105
Definitions.

Performance Standards

§550.115
How do I determine well producibility?
§550.116
How do I determine producibility if my well is in the Gulf of Mexico?
§550.117
How does a determination of well producibility affect royalty status?
§550.118
[Reserved]
§550.119
Will BOEM approve subsurface gas storage?
§§550.120-550.121
[Reserved]
§550.122
What effect does subsurface storage have on the lease term?
§550.123
Will BOEM allow gas storage on unleased lands?

Fees

§550.125
Service fees.
§550.126
Electronic payment instructions.

Inspection of Operations

§550.130
[Reserved]

Disqualification

§550.135
What will BOEM do if my operating performance is unacceptable?
§550.136
How will BOEM determine if my performance is unacceptable?

Special Types of Approvals

§550.140
When will I receive an oral approval?
§550.141
May I ever use alternate procedures or equipment?
§550.142
How do I receive approval for departures?
§550.143
How do I designate an operator?
§550.144
How do I designate a new operator when a designation of operator terminates?
§550.145
How do I designate an agent or a local agent?
§550.146
Who is responsible for fulfilling leasehold obligations?

Right-of-Use and Easement

§550.160
When will BOEM grant me a right-of-use and easement, and what requirements must I meet?
§550.161
What else must I submit with my application?
§550.162
May I continue my right-of-use and easement after the termination of any lease on which it is situated?
§550.163
If I have a State lease, will BOEM grant me a right-of-use and easement?
§550.164
If I have a State lease, what conditions apply for a right-of-use and easement?
§550.165
If I have a State lease, what fees do I have to pay for a right-of-use and easement?
§550.166
If I have a State lease, what surety bond must I have for a right-of-use and easement?

Primary Lease Requirements, Lease Term Extensions, and Lease Cancellations

§550.181
When may the Secretary cancel my lease and when am I compensated for cancellation?
§550.182
When may the Secretary cancel a lease at the exploration stage?
§550.183
When may BOEM or the Secretary extend or cancel a lease at the development and production stage?
§550.184
What is the amount of compensation for lease cancellation?
§550.185
When is there no compensation for a lease cancellation?

Information and Reporting Requirements

§550.186
What reporting information and report forms must I submit?
§§550.187-550.193
[Reserved]
§550.194
How must I protect archaeological resources?
§550.195
[Reserved]
§550.196
Reimbursements for reproduction and processing costs.
§550.197
Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.

References

§550.198
[Reserved]
§550.199
Paperwork Reduction Act statements—information collection.
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Subpart B—PLANS AND INFORMATION

General Information

§550.200
Definitions.
§550.201
What plans and information must I submit before I conduct any activities on my lease or unit?
§550.202
What criteria must the Exploration Plan (EP), Development and Production Plan (DPP), or Development Operations Coordination Document (DOCD) meet?
§550.203
Where can wells be located under an EP, DPP, or DOCD?
§§550.204-550.205
[Reserved]
§550.206
How do I submit the EP, DPP, or DOCD?

Ancillary Activities

§550.207
What ancillary activities may I conduct?
§550.208
If I conduct ancillary activities, what notices must I provide?
§550.209
What is the BOEM review process for the notice?
§550.210
If I conduct ancillary activities, what reporting and data/information retention requirements must I satisfy?

Contents of Exploration Plans (EP)

§550.211
What must the EP include?
§550.212
What information must accompany the EP?
§550.213
What general information must accompany the EP?
§550.214
What geological and geophysical (G&G) information must accompany the EP?
§550.215
What hydrogen sulfide (H2S) information must accompany the EP?
§550.216
What biological, physical, and socioeconomic information must accompany the EP?
§550.217
What solid and liquid wastes and discharges information and cooling water intake information must accompany the EP?
§550.218
What air emissions information must accompany the EP?
§550.219
What oil and hazardous substance spills information must accompany the EP?
§550.220
If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information must accompany the EP?
§550.221
What environmental monitoring information must accompany the EP?
§550.222
What lease stipulations information must accompany the EP?
§550.223
What mitigation measures information must accompany the EP?
§550.224
What information on support vessels, offshore vehicles, and aircraft you will use must accompany the EP?
§550.225
What information on the onshore support facilities you will use must accompany the EP?
§550.226
What Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) information must accompany the EP?
§550.227
What environmental impact analysis (EIA) information must accompany the EP?
§550.228
What administrative information must accompany the EP?

Review and Decision Process for the EP

§550.231
After receiving the EP, what will BOEM do?
§550.232
What actions will BOEM take after the EP is deemed submitted?
§550.233
What decisions will BOEM make on the EP and within what timeframe?
§550.234
How do I submit a modified EP or resubmit a disapproved EP, and when will BOEM make a decision?
§550.235
If a State objects to the EP's coastal zone consistency certification, what can I do?

Contents of Development and Production Plans (DPP) and Development Operations Coordination Documents (DOCD)

§550.241
What must the DPP or DOCD include?
§550.242
What information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.243
What general information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.244
What geological and geophysical (G&G) information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.245
What hydrogen sulfide (H2S) information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.246
What mineral resource conservation information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.247
What biological, physical, and socioeconomic information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.248
What solid and liquid wastes and discharges information and cooling water intake information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.249
What air emissions information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.250
What oil and hazardous substance spills information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.251
If I propose activities in the Alaska OCS Region, what planning information must accompany the DPP?
§550.252
What environmental monitoring information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.253
What lease stipulations information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.254
What mitigation measures information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.255
What decommissioning information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.256
What related facilities and operations information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.257
What information on the support vessels, offshore vehicles, and aircraft you will use must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.258
What information on the onshore support facilities you will use must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.259
What sulphur operations information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.260
What Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.261
What environmental impact analysis (EIA) information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
§550.262
What administrative information must accompany the DPP or DOCD?

Review and Decision Process for the DPP or DOCD

§550.266
After receiving the DPP or DOCD, what will BOEM do?
§550.267
What actions will BOEM take after the DPP or DOCD is deemed submitted?
§550.268
How does BOEM respond to recommendations?
§550.269
How will BOEM evaluate the environmental impacts of the DPP or DOCD?
§550.270
What decisions will BOEM make on the DPP or DOCD and within what timeframe?
§550.271
For what reasons will BOEM disapprove the DPP or DOCD?
§550.272
If a State objects to the DPP's or DOCD's coastal zone consistency certification, what can I do?
§550.273
How do I submit a modified DPP or DOCD or resubmit a disapproved DPP or DOCD?

Post-Approval Requirements for the EP, DPP, and DOCD

§550.280
How must I conduct activities under the approved EP, DPP, or DOCD?
§550.281
What must I do to conduct activities under the approved EP, DPP, or DOCD?
§550.282
Do I have to conduct post-approval monitoring?
§550.283
When must I revise or supplement the approved EP, DPP, or DOCD?
§550.284
How will BOEM require revisions to the approved EP, DPP, or DOCD?
§550.285
How do I submit revised and supplemental EPs, DPPs, and DOCDs?
§§550.286-550.295
[Reserved]

Conservation Information Documents (CID)

§550.296
When and how must I submit a CID or a revision to a CID?
§550.297
What information must a CID contain?
§550.298
How long will BOEM take to evaluate and make a decision on the CID?
§550.299
What operations require approval of the CID?
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Subpart C—POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

§§550.300-550.301
[Reserved]
§550.302
Definitions concerning air quality.
§550.303
Facilities described in a new or revised Exploration Plan or Development and Production Plan.
§550.304
Existing facilities.
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Subparts D-I [Reserved]

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Subpart J—PIPELINES AND PIPELINE RIGHTS-OF-WAY

§550.1011
Bond requirements for pipeline right-of-way holders.
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Subpart K—OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS.

Well Tests and Surveys

§550.1153
When must I conduct a static bottomhole pressure survey?

Classifying Reservoirs

§550.1154
How do I determine if my reservoir is sensitive?
§550.1155
What information must I submit for sensitive reservoirs?

Other Requirements

§550.1165
What must I do for enhanced recovery operations?
§550.1166
What additional reporting is required for developments in the Alaska OCS Region?
§550.1167
What information must I submit with forms and for approvals?
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Subparts L-M [Reserved]

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Subpart N—OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF CIVIL PENALTIES

Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Civil Penalties

§550.1400
How does BOEM begin the civil penalty process?
§550.1401
Index table.
§550.1402
Definitions.
§550.1403
What is the maximum civil penalty?
§550.1404
Which violations will BOEM review for potential civil penalties?
§550.1405
When is a case file developed?
§550.1406
When will BOEM notify me and provide penalty information?
§550.1407
How do I respond to the letter of notification?
§550.1408
When will I be notified of the Reviewing Officer's decision?
§550.1409
What are my appeal rights?

Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act Civil Penalties Definitions

§550.1450
What definitions apply to this subpart?

Penalties After a Period to Correct

§550.1451
What may BOEM do if I violate a statute, regulation, order, or lease term relating to a Federal oil and gas lease?
§550.1452
What if I correct the violation?
§550.1453
What if I do not correct the violation?
§550.1454
How may I request a hearing on the record on a Notice of Noncompliance?
§550.1455
Does my request for a hearing on the record affect the penalties?
§550.1456
May I request a hearing on the record regarding the amount of a civil penalty if I did not request a hearing on the Notice of Noncompliance?

Penalties Without a Period to Correct

§550.1460
May I be subject to penalties without prior notice and an opportunity to correct?
§550.1461
How will BOEM inform me of violations without a period to correct?
§550.1462
How may I request a hearing on the record on a Notice of Noncompliance regarding violations without a period to correct?
§550.1463
Does my request for a hearing on the record affect the penalties?
§550.1464
May I request a hearing on the record regarding the amount of a civil penalty if I did not request a hearing on the Notice of Noncompliance?

General Provisions

§550.1470
How does BOEM decide what the amount of the penalty should be?
§550.1471
Does the penalty affect whether I owe interest?
§550.1472
How will the Office of Hearings and Appeals conduct the hearing on the record?
§550.1473
How may I appeal the Administrative Law Judge's decision?
§550.1474
May I seek judicial review of the decision of the Interior Board of Land Appeals?
§550.1475
When must I pay the penalty?
§550.1476
Can BOEM reduce my penalty once it is assessed?
§550.1477
How may BOEM collect the penalty?

Criminal Penalties

§550.1480
May the United States criminally prosecute me for violations under Federal oil and gas leases?

Bonding Requirements

§550.1490
What standards must my BOEM-specified surety instrument meet?
§550.1491
How will BOEM determine the amount of my bond or other surety instrument?

Financial Solvency Requirements

§550.1495
How do I demonstrate financial solvency?
§550.1496
How will BOEM determine if I am financially solvent?
§550.1497
When will BOEM monitor my financial solvency?
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Subparts O-S [Reserved]



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