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Title 30Chapter IISubchapter B → Part 280


Title 30: Mineral Resources


PART 280—PROSPECTING FOR MINERALS OTHER THAN OIL, GAS, AND SULPHUR ON THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF


Contents

Subparts A-B [Reserved]

Subpart C—Obligations Under This Part

Interrupted Activities

§§280.20-280.24   [Reserved]
§280.25   When may BSEE require me to stop activities under this part?
§280.26   When may I resume activities?
§280.27   When may BSEE cancel my permit?
§280.28   May I relinquish my permit?

Subparts D-E [Reserved]


Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1334.

Source: 76 FR 64462, Oct. 18, 2011, unless otherwise noted.

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Subparts A-B [Reserved]

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Subpart C—Obligations Under This Part

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Interrupted Activities

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§§280.20-280.24   [Reserved]

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§280.25   When may BSEE require me to stop activities under this part?

(a) We may temporarily stop prospecting or scientific research activities under a permit when the Regional Director determines that:

(1) Activities pose a threat of serious, irreparable, or immediate harm. This includes damage to life (including fish and other aquatic life), property, and any minerals (in areas leased or not leased), to the marine, coastal, or human environment, or to an archaeological resource;

(2) You failed to comply with any applicable law, regulation, order or provision of the permit. This would include the required submission of reports, well records or logs, and G&G data and information within the time specified; or

(3) Stopping the activities is in the interest of National security or defense.

(b) The Regional Director will advise you either orally or in writing of the procedures to temporarily stop activities. We will confirm an oral notification in writing and deliver all written notifications by courier or certified/registered mail. You must stop all activities under a permit as soon as you receive an oral or written notification.

[76 FR 64462, Oct. 18, 2011, as amended at 81 FR 36153, June 6, 2016]

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§280.26   When may I resume activities?

The Regional Director will advise you when you may start your permit activities again.

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§280.27   When may BSEE cancel my permit?

The Regional Director may cancel a permit at any time.

(a) If we cancel your permit, the Regional Director will advise you by certified or registered mail 30 days before the cancellation date and will state the reason.

(b) After we cancel your permit, you are still responsible for proper abandonment of any drill site according to the requirements of 30 CFR 251.7(b)(8). You must comply with all other obligations specified in this part or in the permit.

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§280.28   May I relinquish my permit?

(a) You may relinquish your permit at any time by advising the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regional Director by certified or registered mail 30 days in advance.

(b) After you relinquish your permit, you are still responsible for proper abandonment of any drill sites according to the requirements of 30 CFR 251.7(b)(8). You must also comply with all other obligations specified in this part or in the permit.

[76 FR 64462, Oct. 18, 2011, as amended at 81 FR 36153, June 6, 2016]

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Subparts D-E [Reserved]

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