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Title 43Subtitle BChapter IISubchapter CPart 3280


TITLE 43—Public Lands: Interior

Subtitle B—REGULATIONS RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS (CONTINUED)

CHAPTER II—BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

SUBCHAPTER C—MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000)

PART 3280—GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES UNIT AGREEMENTS

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Subpart 3280—GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES UNIT AGREEMENTS—GENERAL

§3280.1
What is the purpose and scope of this part?
§3280.2
Definitions.
§3280.3
What is BLM's general policy regarding the formation of unit agreements?
§3280.4
When may BLM require Federal lessees to unitize their leases or require a Federal lessee to commit a lease to a unit?
§3280.5
May BLM require the modification of lease requirements in connection with the creation and operation of a unit agreement?
§3280.6
When may BLM require a unit operator to modify the rate of exploration, development, or production?
§3280.7
Can BLM require an owner or lessee of lands not under Federal administration to unitize their lands or leases?
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Subpart 3281—APPLICATION, REVIEW, AND APPROVAL OF A UNIT AGREEMENT

§3281.1
What steps must I follow for BLM to approve my unit agreement?
§3281.2
What documents must the unit operator submit to BLM before we may designate a unit area?
§3281.3
What geologic information may a unit operator use in proposing a unit area?
§3281.4
What are the size and shape requirements for a unit area?
§3281.5
What happens if BLM receives applications that include overlapping unit areas?
§3281.6
What action will BLM take after reviewing a proposed unit area designation?
§3281.7
What documents must a unit operator submit to BLM before we will approve a unit agreement?
§3281.8
Must a unit operator provide working interests within the designated unit area the opportunity to join the unit?
§3281.9
How does a unit operator provide documentation to BLM of lease and tract commitment status?
§3281.10
How will BLM determine that I have sufficient control of the proposed unit area?
§3281.11
What are the unit operator qualifications?
§3281.12
Who designates the unit operator?
§3281.13
Is there a format or model a unit operator must use when proposing a unit agreement?
§3281.14
What minimum requirements and terms must be incorporated into the unit agreement?
§3281.15
What is the minimum initial unit obligation a unit agreement must contain?
§3281.16
When must a Plan of Development be submitted to BLM?
§3281.17
What information must be provided in the Plan of Development?
§3281.18
What action will BLM take in reviewing the Plan of Development?
§3281.19
What action will BLM take on a proposed unit agreement?
§3281.20
When is a unit agreement effective?
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Subpart 3282—PARTICIPATING AREA

§3282.1
What is a participating area?
§3282.2
When must the unit operator have a participating area approved?
§3282.3
When must the unit operator submit an application for BLM approval of a proposed initial participating area?
§3282.4
What general information must the unit operator submit with a proposed participating area application?
§3282.5
What technical information must the unit operator submit with a proposed participating area application?
§3282.6
When must the unit operator propose to revise a participating area boundary?
§3282.7
What is the effective date of an initial participating area or revision of an existing participating area?
§3282.8
What are the reasons BLM would not approve a revision of the participating area boundary?
§3282.9
How is production allocated within a participating area?
§3282.10
When will unleased Federal lands in a participating area receive a production allocation?
§3282.11
May a participating area continue if there is intermittent unit production?
§3282.12
When does a participating area terminate?
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Subpart 3283—MODIFICATIONS TO THE UNIT AGREEMENT

§3283.1
When may the unit operator modify the unit agreement?
§3283.2
When may the unit operator revise the unit contraction provision of a unit agreement?
§3283.3
How will the unit operator know the status of a unit contraction revision request?
§3283.4
When may the unit operator add lands to or remove lands from a unit agreement?
§3283.5
When will BLM periodically review unit agreements?
§3283.6
What is the purpose of BLM's periodic review?
§3283.7
When may unit operators be changed?
§3283.8
What must be filed with BLM to change the unit operator?
§3283.9
When is a change of unit operator effective?
§3283.10
If there is a change in the unit operator, when does the previous operator's liability end?
§3283.11
Do the terms and conditions of a unit agreement modify Federal lease stipulations?
§3283.12
Are transferees and successors in interest of Federal geothermal leases bound by the terms and conditions of the unit agreement?
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Subpart 3284—UNIT OPERATIONS

§3284.1
What general standards apply to operations within a unit?
§3284.2
What are the principal operational responsibilities of the unit operator?
§3284.3
What happens if the minimum initial unit obligations are not met?
§3284.4
How are unit agreement terms affected after completion of the initial unit well?
§3284.5
How do unit operations affect lease extensions?
§3284.6
May BLM authorize a working interest owner to drill a well on lands committed to the unit?
§3284.7
May BLM authorize operations on uncommitted Federal leases located within a unit?
§3284.8
May a unit have multiple operators?
§3284.9
May BLM set or modify production or injection rates?
§3284.10
What must a unit operator do to prevent or compensate for drainage?
§3284.11
Must the unit operator develop and operate on every lease or tract in the unit to comply with the obligations in the underlying leases or agreements?
§3284.12
When must the unit operator notify BLM of any changes of lease and tract commitment status?
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Subpart 3285—UNIT TERMINATION

§3285.1
When may BLM terminate a unit agreement?
§3285.2
When may BLM approve a voluntary termination of a unit agreement?
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Subpart 3286—MODEL UNIT AGREEMENT

§3286.1
Model Unit Agreement.
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Subpart 3287—RELIEF AND APPEALS

§3287.1
May the unit operator request a suspension of unit obligations or development requirements?
§3287.2
When may BLM grant a suspension of unit obligations?
§3287.3
How does a suspension of unit obligations affect the terms of the unit agreement?
§3287.4
May a decision made by BLM under this part be appealed?


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