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Title 36Chapter IPart 9


TITLE 36—Parks, Forests, and Public Property

CHAPTER I—NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

PART 9—MINERALS MANAGEMENT

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Subpart A—MINING AND MINING CLAIMS

§9.1
Purpose and scope.
§9.2
Definitions.
§9.3
Access permits.
§9.4
Surface disturbance moratorium.
§9.5
Recordation.
§9.6
Transfers of interest.
§9.7
Assessment work.
§9.8
Use of water.
§9.9
Plan of operations.
§9.10
Plan of operations approval.
§9.11
Reclamation requirements.
§9.12
Supplementation or revision of plan of operations.
§9.13
Performance bond.
§9.14
Appeals.
§9.15
Use of roads by commercial vehicles.
§9.16
Penalties.
§9.17
Public inspection of documents.
§9.18
Surface use and patent restrictions.
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Subpart B—NON-FEDERAL OIL AND GAS RIGHTS

Purpose and Scope

§9.30
What is the purpose and scope of this subpart?
§9.31
When does this subpart apply to me?
§9.32
What authorization do I need to conduct operations?
§9.33
If I am already operating under an NPS authorization, what do I need to do?

Definitions

§9.40
What do the terms used in this subpart mean?

Previously Exempt Operations

§9.50
Do I need an operations permit for my previously exempt operations?
§9.51
How do I apply for my operations permit?
§9.52
What will the NPS do with my application?
§9.53
May I continue to operate while the NPS reviews my application?

Temporary Access Permits

§9.60
When do I need a temporary access permit?
§9.61
How do I apply for a temporary access permit?
§9.62
When will the NPS grant a temporary access permit?
§9.63
How long will I have to conduct my reconnaissance surveys?

Accessing Oil and Gas Rights From a Surface Location Outside the System Unit Boundary

§9.70
Do I need an operations permit for accessing oil and gas rights from outside the System unit boundary?
§9.71
What information must I submit to the NPS?
§9.72
How will the NPS act on my submission?
§9.73
If I don't need an operations permit, are there still requirements that I must meet?

Operations Permit: Application Contents

§9.80
Who must apply for an operations permit?
§9.81
May I use previously submitted information?
§9.82
What must I include in my application?
§9.83
What information must be included in all applications?
§9.84
Existing conditions and proposed area of operations.
§9.85
Environmental conditions and mitigation actions.
§9.86
Spill control and emergency preparedness plan.
§9.87
What additional information must be included if I am proposing geophysical exploration?
§9.88
What additional information must be included if I am proposing drilling operations?
§9.89
What additional information must be included if I am proposing well stimulation operations, including hydraulic fracturing?
§9.90
What additional information must be included if I am proposing production operations?

Operations Permit: Application Review Process

§9.100
How will NPS process my application?
§9.101
How will the NPS conduct initial review?
§9.102
How will the NPS conduct formal review?
§9.103
What standards must be met to approve my operations permit?
§9.104
What final actions may the Regional Director take on my operations permit?
§9.105
What is the approval process for operations in Big Cypress National Preserve?

Operating Standards

§9.110
What are the purposes and functions of NPS operating standards?
§9.111
What general facility design and management standards must I meet?
§9.112
What hydrologic standards must I meet?
§9.113
What safety standards must I meet?
§9.114
What lighting and visual standards must I meet?
§9.115
What noise reduction standards must I meet?
§9.116
What reclamation and protection standards must I meet?
§9.117
What additional operating standards apply to geophysical operations?
§9.118
What additional operating standards apply to drilling, stimulation, and production operations?

General Terms and Conditions

§9.120
What terms and conditions apply to all operators?
§9.121
What monitoring and reporting is required for all operators?
§9.122
What additional reports must I submit if my operation includes hydraulic fracturing?

Access to Oil and Gas Rights

§9.130
May I cross Federal property to reach the boundary of my oil and gas right?
§9.131
Will the NPS charge me a fee for access?
§9.132
Will I be charged a fee for emergency access to my operations?

Financial Assurance

§9.140
Do I have to provide financial assurance to the NPS?
§9.141
How does the NPS establish the amount of financial assurance?
§9.142
Will the NPS adjust my financial assurance?
§9.143
When will the NPS release my financial assurance?
§9.144
Under what circumstances will the NPS retain my financial assurance?

Modification to an Operation

§9.150
How can an approved permit be modified?

Change of Operator

§9.160
What are my responsibilities if I transfer my operations?
§9.161
What must I do if operations are transferred to me?

Well Plugging

§9.170
When must I plug my well?
§9.171
Can I get an extension to the well plugging requirement?

Prohibitions and Penalties

§9.180
What acts are prohibited under this subpart?
§9.181
What enforcement actions can the NPS take?
§9.182
How do violations affect my ability to obtain a permit?

Reconsideration and Appeals

§9.190
Can I, as operator, request reconsideration of NPS decisions?
§9.191
How does the NPS process my request for reconsideration?
§9.192
Can I appeal the Regional Director's decision?
§9.193
Will filing a request for reconsideration or appeal stop the NPS from taking action under this subpart?
§9.194
What if the original decision was made by the Superintendent?

Public Participation

§9.200
How can the public participate in the approval process?

Information Collection

§9.210
Has the Office of Management and Budget approved the information collection requirements?
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Subpart C—ALASKA MINERAL RESOURCE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

§9.300
Purpose.
§9.301
Scope and applicability.
§9.302
Definitions.
§9.303
Coordination of AMRAP activities in National Park System units.
§9.304
Application requirements.
§9.305
Environmental compliance.
§9.306
Application review process and approval standards.
§9.307
Permitting requirements and standards.
§9.308
Permit modification, suspension, and cancellation.
§9.309
Appeals.

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