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SUBCHAPTER B—OFFSHORE

PART 250—OIL AND GAS AND SUL- INSPECTION OF OPERATIONS
PHUR OPERATIONS IN THE OUTER 250.130 Why does MMS conduct inspections?
CONTINENTAL SHELF 250.131 Will MMS notify me before con-
ducting an inspection?
250.132 What must I do when MMS conducts
Subpart A—General
an inspection?
AUTHORITY AND DEFINITION OF TERMS 250.133 Will MMS reimburse me for my ex-
penses related to inspections?
Sec.
250.101 Authority and applicability. DISQUALIFICATION
250.102 What does this part do?
250.103 Where can I find more information 250.135 What will MMS do if my operating
about the requirements in this part? performance is unacceptable?
250.104 How may I appeal a decision made 250.136 How will MMS determine if my oper-
under MMS regulations? ating performance is unacceptable?
250.105 Definitions.
SPECIAL TYPES OF APPROVALS
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS 250.140 When will I receive an oral approval?
250.106 What standards will the Director use 250.141 May I ever use alternate procedures
to regulate lease operations? or equipment?
250.107 What must I do to protect health, 250.142 How do I receive approval for depar-
safety, property, and the environment? tures?
250.108 What requirements must I follow for 250.143 How do I designate an operator?
cranes and other material-handling 250.144 How do I designate a new operator
equipment? when a designation of operator termi-
250.109 What documents must I prepare and nates?
maintain related to welding? 250.145 How do I designate an agent or a
250.110 What must I include in my welding local agent?
plan? 250.146 Who is responsible for fulfilling
250.111 Who oversees operations under my leasehold obligations?
welding plan?
250.112 What standards must my welding NAMING AND IDENTIFYING FACILITIES AND
equipment meet? WELLS (DOES NOT INCLUDE MODUS)
250.113 What procedures must I follow when
250.150 How do I name facilities and wells in
welding?
the Gulf of Mexico Region?
250.114 How must I install and operate elec-
trical equipment? 250.151 How do I name facilities in the Pa-
250.115 How do I determine well cific Region?
producibility? 250.152 How do I name facilities in the Alas-
250.116 How do I determine producibility if ka Region?
my well is in the Gulf of Mexico? 250.153 Do I have to rename an existing fa-
250.117 How does a determination of well cility or well?
producibility affect royalty status? 250.154 What identification signs must I dis-
250.118 Will MMS approve gas injection? play?
250.119 Will MMS approve subsurface gas
RIGHT-OF-USE AND EASEMENT
storage?
250.120 How does injecting, storing, or treat- 250.160 When will MMS grant me a right-of-
ing gas affect my royalty payments? use and easement, and what require-
250.121 What happens when the reservoir ments must I meet?
contains both original gas in place and 250.161 What else must I submit with my ap-
injected gas? plication?
250.122 What effect does subsurface storage 250.162 May I continue my right-of-use and
have on the lease term? easement after the termination of any
250.123 Will MMS allow gas storage on un- lease on which it is situated?
leased lands? 250.163 If I have a State lease, will MMS
250.124 Will MMS approve gas injection into grant me a right-of-use and easement?
the cap rock containing a sulphur de- 250.164 If I have a State lease, what condi-
posit? tions apply for a right-of-use and ease-
ment?
FEES
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250.165 If I have a State lease, what fees do
250.125 Service fees. I have to pay for a right-of-use and ease-
250.126 Electronic payment instructions. ment?

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250.166 If I have a State lease, what surety 250.197 Data and information to be made
bond must I have for a right-of-use and available to the public or for limited in-
easement? spection.
SUSPENSIONS REFERENCES
250.168 May operations or production be sus- 250.198 Documents incorporated by ref-
pended? erence.
250.169 What effect does suspension have on 250.199 Paperwork Reduction Act state-
my lease? ments—information collection.
250.170 How long does a suspension last?
250.171 How do I request a suspension? Subpart B—Plans and Information
250.172 When may the Regional Supervisor
grant or direct an SOO or SOP? GENERAL INFORMATION
250.173 When may the Regional Supervisor
direct an SOO or SOP? 250.200 Definitions.
250.174 When may the Regional Supervisor 250.201 What plans and information must I
grant or direct an SOP? submit before I conduct any activities on
250.175 When may the Regional Supervisor my lease or unit?
grant an SOO? 250.202 What criteria must the Exploration
250.176 Does a suspension affect my royalty Plan (EP), Development and Production
payment? Plan (DPP), or Development Operations
250.177 What additional requirements may Coordination Document (DOCD) meet?
the Regional Supervisor order for a sus- 250.203 Where can wells be located under an
pension? EP, DPP, or DOCD?
250.204 How must I protect the rights of the
PRIMARY LEASE REQUIREMENTS, LEASE TERM Federal government?
EXTENSIONS, AND LEASE CANCELLATIONS 250.205 Are there special requirements if my
250.180 What am I required to do to keep my well affects an adjacent property?
lease term in effect? 250.206 How do I submit the EP, DPP, or
250.181 When may the Secretary cancel my DOCD?
lease and when am I compensated for
cancellation? ANCILLARY ACTIVITIES
250.182 When may the Secretary cancel a 250.207 What ancillary activities may I con-
lease at the exploration stage? duct?
250.183 When may MMS or the Secretary ex- 250.208 If I conduct ancillary activities,
tend or cancel a lease at the development what notices must I provide?
and production stage? 250.209 What is the MMS review process for
250.184 What is the amount of compensation the notice?
for lease cancellation? 250.210 If I conduct ancillary activities,
250.185 When is there no compensation for a what reporting and data/information re-
lease cancellation? tention requirements must I satisfy?
INFORMATION AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS CONTENTS OF EXPLORATION PLANS (EP)
250.186 What reporting information and re-
250.211 What must the EP include?
port forms must I submit?
250.212 What information must accompany
250.187 What are MMS’ incident reporting
the EP?
requirements?
250.188 What incidents must I report to 250.213 What general information must ac-
MMS and when must I report them? company the EP?
250.189 Reporting requirements for inci- 250.214 What geological and geophysical
dents requiring immediate notification. (G&G) information must accompany the
250.190 Reporting requirements for inci- EP?
dents requiring written notification. 250.215 What hydrogen sulfide (H2S) infor-
250.191 How does MMS conduct incident in- mation must accompany the EP?
vestigations? 250.216 What biological, physical, and socio-
250.192 What reports and statistics must I economic information must accompany
submit relating to a hurricane, earth- the EP?
quake, or other natural occurrence? 250.217 What solid and liquid wastes and dis-
250.193 Reports and investigations of appar- charges information and cooling water
ent violations. intake information must accompany the
250.194 How must I protect archaeological EP?
resources? 250.218 What air emissions information
250.195 What notification does MMS require must accompany the EP?
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on the production status of wells? 250.219 What oil and hazardous substance
250.196 Reimbursements for reproduction spills information must accompany the
and processing costs. EP?

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250.220 If I propose activities in the Alaska 250.250 What oil and hazardous substance
OCS Region, what planning information spills information must accompany the
must accompany the EP? DPP or DOCD?
250.221 What environmental monitoring in- 250.251 If I propose activities in the Alaska
formation must accompany the EP? OCS Region, what planning information
250.222 What lease stipulations information must accompany the DPP?
must accompany the EP? 250.252 What environmental monitoring in-
250.223 What mitigation measures informa- formation must accompany the DPP or
tion must accompany the EP? DOCD?
250.224 What information on support ves- 250.253 What lease stipulations information
sels, offshore vehicles, and aircraft you must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
will use must accompany the EP? 250.254 What mitigation measures informa-
250.225 What information on the onshore tion must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
support facilities you will use must ac- 250.255 What decommissioning information
company the EP? must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
250.226 What Coastal Zone Management Act 250.256 What related facilities and oper-
(CZMA) information must accompany ations information must accompany the
the EP? DPP or DOCD?
250.227 What environmental impact analysis 250.257 What information on the support
(EIA) information must accompany the vessels, offshore vehicles, and aircraft
EP? you will use must accompany the DPP or
250.228 What administrative information DOCD?
must accompany the EP? 250.258 What information on the onshore
support facilities you will use must ac-
REVIEW AND DECISION PROCESS FOR THE EP company the DPP or DOCD?
250.259 What sulphur operations informa-
250.231 After receiving the EP, what will tion must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
MMS do? 250.260 What Coastal Zone Management Act
250.232 What actions will MMS take after (CZMA) information must accompany
the EP is deemed submitted? the DPP or DOCD?
250.233 What decisions will MMS make on 250.261 What environmental impact analysis
the EP and within what timeframe? (EIA) information must accompany the
250.234 How do I submit a modified EP or re- DPP or DOCD?
submit a disapproved EP, and when will 250.262 What administrative information
MMS make a decision? must accompany the DPP or DOCD?
250.235 If a State objects to the EP’s coastal
zone consistency certification, what can REVIEW AND DECISION PROCESS FOR THE DPP
I do? OR DOCD

250.266 After receiving the DPP or DOCD,
CONTENTS OF DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
PLANS (DPP) AND DEVELOPMENT OPER- what will MMS do?
ATIONS COORDINATION DOCUMENTS (DOCD)
250.267 What actions will MMS take after
the DPP or DOCD is deemed submitted?
250.241 What must the DPP or DOCD in- 250.268 How does MMS respond to rec-
clude? ommendations?
250.242 What information must accompany 250.269 How will MMS evaluate the environ-
the DPP or DOCD? mental impacts of the DPP or DOCD?
250.243 What general information must ac- 250.270 What decisions will MMS make on
company the DPP or DOCD? the DPP or DOCD and within what time-
250.244 What geological and geophysical frame?
(G&G) information must accompany the 250.271 For what reasons will MMS dis-
DPP or DOCD? approve the DPP or DOCD?
250.245 What hydrogen sulfide (H2S) infor- 250.272 If a State objects to the DPP’s or
mation must accompany the DPP or DOCD’s coastal zone consistency certifi-
DOCD? cation, what can I do?
250.246 What mineral resource conservation 250.273 How do I submit a modified DPP or
information must accompany the DPP or DOCD or resubmit a disapproved DPP or
DOCD? DOCD?
250.247 What biological, physical, and socio-
POST-APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EP,
economic information must accompany
DPP, AND DOCD
the DPP or DOCD?
250.248 What solid and liquid wastes and dis- 250.280 How must I conduct activities under
charges information and cooling water the approved EP, DPP, or DOCD?
intake information must accompany the 250.281 What must I do to conduct activities
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DPP or DOCD? under the approved EP, DPP, or DOCD?
250.249 What air emissions information 250.282 Do I have to conduct post-approval
must accompany the DPP or DOCD? monitoring?

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250.283 When must I revise or supplement 250.407 What tests must I conduct to deter-
the approved EP, DPP, or DOCD? mine reservoir characteristics?
250.284 How will MMS require revisions to 250.408 May I use alternative procedures or
the approved EP, DPP, or DOCD? equipment during drilling operations?
250.285 How do I submit revised and supple- 250.409 May I obtain departures from these
mental EPs, DPPs, or DOCDs? drilling requirements?
DEEPWATER OPERATIONS PLANS (DWOP) APPLYING FOR A PERMIT TO DRILL
250.286 What is a DWOP? 250.410 How do I obtain approval to drill a
250.287 For what development projects must well?
I submit a DWOP? 250.411 What information must I submit
250.288 When and how must I submit the with my application?
Conceptual Plan? 250.412 What requirements must the loca-
250.289 What must the Conceptual Plan con- tion plat meet?
tain? 250.413 What must my description of well
250.290 What operations require approval of drilling design criteria address?
the Conceptual Plan? 250.414 What must my drilling prognosis in-
250.291 When and how must I submit the clude?
DWOP? 250.415 What must my casing and cementing
250.292 What must the DWOP contain? programs include?
250.293 What operations require approval of 250.416 What must I include in the diverter
the DWOP? and BOP descriptions?
250.294 May I combine the Conceptual Plan 250.417 What must I provide if I plan to use
and the DWOP? a mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU)?
250.295 When must I revise my DWOP? 250.418 What additional information must I
CONSERVATION INFORMATION DOCUMENTS submit with my APD?
(CID) CASING AND CEMENTING REQUIREMENTS
250.296 When and how must I submit a CID 250.420 What well casing and cementing re-
or a revision to a CID? quirements must I meet?
250.297 What information must a CID con- 250.421 What are the casing and cementing
tain? requirements by type of casing string?
250.298 How long will MMS take to evaluate 250.422 When may I resume drilling after ce-
and make a decision on the CID? menting?
250.299 What operations require approval of 250.423 What are the requirements for pres-
the CID? sure testing casing?
250.424 What are the requirements for pro-
Subpart C—Pollution Prevention and longed drilling operations?
Control 250.425 What are the requirements for pres-
250.300 Pollution prevention. sure testing liners?
250.301 Inspection of facilities. 250.426 What are the recordkeeping require-
250.302 Definitions concerning air quality. ments for casing and liner pressure tests?
250.303 Facilities described in a new or re- 250.427 What are the requirements for pres-
vised Exploration Plan or Development sure integrity tests?
and Production Plan. 250.428 What must I do in certain cementing
250.304 Existing facilities. and casing situations?

DIVERTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Subpart D—Oil and Gas Drilling Operations
250.430 When must I install a diverter sys-
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS tem?
250.400 Who is subject to the requirements 250.431 What are the diverter design and in-
of this subpart? stallation requirements?
250.401 What must I do to keep wells under 250.432 How do I obtain a departure to di-
control? verter design and installation require-
250.402 When and how must I secure a well? ments?
250.403 What drilling unit movements must 250.433 What are the diverter actuation and
I report? testing requirements?
250.404 What are the requirements for the 250.434 What are the recordkeeping require-
crown block? ments for diverter actuations and tests?
250.405 What are the safety requirements for
BLOWOUT PREVENTER (BOP) SYSTEM
diesel engines used on a drilling rig?
REQUIREMENTS
250.406 What additional safety measures
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must I take when I conduct drilling oper- 250.440 What are the general requirements
ations on a platform that has producing for BOP systems and system compo-
wells or has other hydrocarbon flow? nents?

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face BOP stack? 250.500 General requirements. quirements? 250.462 What are the requirements for well- pressure request? control drills? 250. and drill-string safe.607–250.611 Traveling-block safety device.449 What additional BOP testing re. 250. 250.604 Hydrogen sulfide.526 What must I include in my notifica- 250.456 What safe practices must the drill. 53 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. Operations 250.490 Hydrogen sulfide.606 Crew instructions.441 What are the requirements for a sur.610 Diesel engine air intakes. system? 250.510 Diesel engine air intakes.523 How long do I keep records of casing required? pressure and diagnostic tests? 250.518 What are the requirements for cas- 250.602 Equipment movement. 250. and 250. and maintenance.506 Crew instructions. HYDROGEN SULFIDE 250.511 Traveling-block safety device.458 What quantities of drilling fluids are 250. 250.445 What are the requirements for kelly 250. subsea BOP system? 250.513 Approval and reporting of well-com- 250.461 What are the requirements for direc- pressure request? tional and inclination surveys? 250.450 What are the recordkeeping require. 250.527 What must I include in my casing 250.600 General requirements.613 Approval and reporting for well- 250.468 What well records am I required to 250.455 What are the general requirements diagnostic test? for a drilling fluid program? 250.524 When am I required to take action drilling fluid-handling areas? from my casing diagnostic test? 250.457 What equipment is required to mon.465 When must I submit an Application Subpart F—Oil and Gas Well-Workover for Permit to Modify (AMP) or an End of Operations Operations Report to MMS? 250.443 What associated systems and related 250.514 Well-control fluids. valves.525 What do I submit if my casing diag- OTHER DRILLING REQUIREMENTS nostic test requires action? 250. quirements must I meet? 250.469 What other well records could I be 250. required to submit? 250.502 Equipment movement.521 How do I manage the thermal effects 250. 250. 250. inspection requirements? 250. 250. 250.505 Subsea completions. 250. Subpart E—Oil and Gas Well-Completion 250. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR 250.459 What are the safety requirements for 250.444 What are the choke manifold re.605 Subsea workovers.509 Well-completion structures on fixed 250. platforms.517 Tubing and wellhead equipment. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.520 When do I have to perform a casing 250. workover operations. 250.507–250. equipment must all BOP systems in. 250. 250.522 When do I have to repeat casing di- itor drilling fluids? agnostic testing? 250.516 Blowout preventer system tests. submit? 250.503 Emergency shutdown system. 250. 250 250.446 What are the BOP maintenance and pletion operations.463 Who establishes field drilling rules? is denied? APPLYING FOR A PERMIT TO MODIFY AND 250. equipment. 250.609 Well-workover structures on fixed platforms.515 Blowout prevention equipment.529 What if my casing pressure request 250.501 Definition. 250. 250.442 What are the requirements for a 250.467 How long must I keep records? 250.601 Definitions. inside BOPs. in- quirements? spections.608 [Reserved] 250. ty valves? 250.460 What are the requirements for con- tion of corrective action? ducting a well test? 250.519 How often do I have to monitor for casing pressure? DRILLING FLUID REQUIREMENTS 250.XXX 223119 .528 What are the terms of my casing 250.466 What records must I keep? 250.504 Hydrogen sulfide.612 Field well-workover rules.530 When does my casing pressure re- WELL RECORDS quest approval become invalid? 250.512 Field well-completion rules.448 What are the BOP pressure tests re. 250.508 [Reserved] clude? 250. Ocean Energy Bureau.451 What must I do in certain situations ing pressure management? involving BOP equipment or systems? 250. CASING PRESSURE MANAGEMENT ments for BOP tests? 250. Interior Pt. caused by initial production on a newly ing fluid program follow? completed or recompleted well? 250.603 Emergency shutdown system.447 When must I pressure test the BOP operations.

what way grants.900 What general requirements apply to 250.919 What in-service inspection require- of surface production-safety systems.806 Safety and pollution prevention equipment quality assurance require.1015 Applications for pipeline right-of- way grants. boreholes? 250.920 What are the MMS requirements for quirements. 250.615 Blowout prevention equipment.XXX 223119 .1006 Abandonment and out-of-service re- platform meet? quirements for DOI pipelines.1004 Safety equipment requirements for GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PLATFORMS DOI pipelines.903 What records must I keep? 250. cumulative fatigue? 250. modification.800 General requirements. form removal and location clearance? 250.1003 Installation. 250.908 What are the minimum structural expire. and drills. equipment. Pt.904 What is the Platform Approval Pro.1014 When pipeline right-of-way grants 250. 250. or repair of my 250. lines.1002 Design requirements for DOI pipe- 250. and operation 250. perature (HPHT) environments.911 If my platform is subject to the 250. during the design phase? 250. 250.916 What are the CVA’s primary duties 250.1000 General requirements.1009 Requirements to obtain pipeline PLATFORM APPROVAL PROGRAM right-of-way grants.901 What industry standards must your 250.915 What are the CVA’s primary respon- maintenance requirements? sibilities? 250. gram? 250. installation. 250. of-Way 250.1016 Granting pipeline rights-of-way. 250.906 What must I do to obtain approval 250. must I do? 54 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.917 What are the CVA’s primary duties Subpart G [Reserved] during the fabrication phase? Subpart H—Oil and Gas Production Safety 250.1018 Assignment of pipeline right-of-way the Platform Verification Program? grants. and 250. right-of-way holders.618 Tubing and wellhead equipment.807 Additional requirements for sub- surface safety valves and related equip.619 Wireline operations.617 What are my BOP inspection and 250. 250. Verification Program plans? records.1017 Requirements for construction Program? under pipeline right-of-way grants.802 Design.1013 Grounds for forfeiture of pipeline for the proposed site of my platform? 250.616 Blowout preventer system testing.804 Production safety-system testing 250.1010 General requirements for pipeline 250. ments must I meet? 250.921 How do I analyze my platform for and records. lation.914 How do I nominate a CVA? 250. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.1007 What to include in applications.805 Safety device training. II (7–1–11 Edition) 250. 250.1011 Bond requirements for pipeline 250. 250.801 Subsurface safety devices. OF PLATFORMS 250.905 How do I get approval for the instal.614 Well-control fluids. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR 250.1012 Required payments for pipeline platform? right-of-way holders. AND ASSESSMENT 250.909 What is the Platform Verification 250.1005 Inspection requirements for DOI all platforms? pipelines. right-of-way holders.918 What are the CVA’s primary duties Systems during the installation phase? 250. fatigue design requirements? 250. 250. INSPECTION. 250.1008 Reports.808 Hydrogen sulfide. Platform Verification Program? 250. 250.912 What plans must I submit under the operations.1001 Definitions.1019 Relinquishment of pipeline right-of- Platform Verification Program. 250. MAINTENANCE.803 Additional production system re. PLATFORM VERIFICATION PROGRAM 250. ment installed in high pressure high tem. testing and repair re- Subpart I—Platforms and Structures quirements for DOI pipelines. assessment of fixed platforms? 250. 250 30 CFR Ch. 250.910 Which of my facilities are subject to 250. 250. 250.907 Where must I locate foundation right-of-way grants.902 What are the requirements for plat. Subpart J—Pipelines and Pipeline Rights- ments. 250. 250.913 When must I resubmit Platform 250. 250.

1160 When may I flare or vent gas? ACT CIVIL PENALTIES DEFINITIONS 250.1156 What steps must I take to receive 250. and what records must ergy Management. statute. VENTING.1302 What if I have a competitive res- 250. 250. 250 Subpart K—Oil and Gas Production 250. and PENALTIES WITHOUT A PERIOD TO CORRECT Security 250. the Notice of Noncompliance? urement. ervoir on a lease? duction tests? 250.1162 When may I burn produced liquid hydrocarbons? PENALTIES AFTER A PERIOD TO CORRECT 250.1456 May I request a hearing on the with forms and for approvals? record regarding the amount of a civil penalty if I did not request a hearing on Subpart L—Oil and Gas Production Meas.1401 Index table. out prior notice and an opportunity to erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR 250. Interior Pt. and En- I maintain? forcement (BOEMRE) do if I violate a 250.1201 Definitions. or lease term ing or venting gas containing H2S? relating to a Federal oil and gas lease? 250.1300 What is the purpose of this subpart? duction requirements? 250.1402 Definitions.1164 What are the requirements for flar. violations without a period to correct? 55 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.1460 May I be subject to penalties with- 250. Ocean Energy Bureau.1455 Does my request for a hearing on OCS Region? the record affect the penalties? 250. record on a Notice of Noncompliance? quired for developments in the Alaska 250.1165 What must I do for enhanced recov.1154 How do I determine if my reservoir is sensitive? OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LANDS ACT CIVIL 250.1400 How does MMS begin the civil pen- APPROVALS PRIOR TO PRODUCTION alty process? 250.1161 When may I flare or vent gas for ex- 250. order.1159 May the Regional Supervisor limit 250. Regulation.1150 What are the general reservoir pro. GENERAL Subpart M—Unitization 250.1200 Question index table.1155 What information must I submit for PENALTIES sensitive reservoirs? 250.1152 How do I conduct well tests? ization? 250.1405 When is a case file developed? 250. approval to produce within 500 feet of a 250.1403 What is the maximum civil pen- unit or lease line? alty? 250.1461 How will BOEMRE inform me of 250. tion? ery operations? 250.1409 What are my appeal rights? HYDROCARBONS FEDERAL OIL AND GAS ROYALTY MANAGEMENT 250. Surface Commingling.1151 How often must I conduct well pro. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.1203 Gas measurement.1166 What additional reporting is re.1167 What information must I submit 250.1454 How may I request a hearing on the 250.1407 How do I respond to the letter of notification? 250.1452 What if I correct the violation? OTHER REQUIREMENTS 250.1450 What definitions apply to this sub- tended periods of time? part? 250.1202 Liquid hydrocarbon measurement. 250. regulation. Requirements 250.1408 When will I be notified of the Re- my well or reservoir production rates? viewing Officer’s decision? FLARING.1303 How do I apply for voluntary unit- 250.1153 When must I conduct a static 250.1204 Surface commingling.1205 Site security. correct? 250.XXX 223119 .1304 How will MMS require unitization? bottomhole pressure survey? CLASSIFYING RESERVOIRS Subpart N—Outer Continental Shelf Civil Penalties 250.1453 What if I do not correct the viola- 250.1404 Which violations will MMS review produce gas-cap gas from an oil reservoir for potential civil penalties? with an associated gas cap? 250.1163 How must I measure gas flaring or venting volumes and liquid hydrocarbon 250.1158 How do I receive approval to 250. 250.1157 How do I receive approval to 250. AND BURNING 250.1451 What may the Bureau of Ocean En- burning volumes.1406 When will MMS notify me and pro- downhole commingle hydrocarbons? vide penalty information? PRODUCTION RATES 250.1301 What are the requirements for unit- WELL TESTS AND SURVEYS ization? 250.

1474 May I seek judicial review of the 250.1606 Control of wells. and FINANCIAL SOLVENCY REQUIREMENTS operations.1507 How will MMS measure training re. Safety Training 250.1623 Well-control fluids.1496 How will BOEMRE determine if I 250. 250. sioning’’.1615 Securing of wells.1621 Crew instructions. 250. 250. 250.1491 How will BOEMRE determine the 250.1506 How often must I train my employ. am financially solvent? 250. Appeals conduct the hearing on the 250.1609 Pressure testing of casing. isters written or oral tests? garding violations without a period to 250.1630 Safety-system testing and records.1628 Design.1631 Safety device training.1472 How will the Office of Hearings and 250. completion and well-workover oper- strument? ations. 250.1604 General requirements.1613 Diverter systems.1633 Production measurement.1473 How may I appeal the Administra. specified surety instrument meet? 250.1608 Well casing and cementing.1490 What standards must my BOEMRE. prosecute me for violations under Fed. gram? 250. 250 30 CFR Ch. 250. II (7–1–11 Edition) 250. amount of the penalty should be? 250.1627 Production requirements. or 250.1463 Does my request for a hearing on other types of testing? the record affect the penalties? 250.1500 Definitions.1611 Blowout preventer systems tests. requirements. alty? 250. 250. surveillance.1480 May the United States criminally training. 250. inspections. vency? records. 250.1601 Definitions. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. Pt.1701 Who must meet the decommis- sults? sioning obligations in this subpart? 56 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.1605 Drilling requirements.1495 How do I demonstrate financial sol- 250.XXX 223119 .1510 What will MMS do if my training 250.1607 Field rules. eral oil and gas leases? 250. and drills. simulator. 250. 250.1464 May I request a hearing on the program does not comply with this sub- record regarding the amount of a civil part? penalty if I did not request a hearing on the Notice of Noncompliance? Subpart P—Sulphur Operations GENERAL PROVISIONS 250. Appeals? 250.1475 When must I pay the penalty? actuations.1624 Blowout prevention equipment.1626 Tubing and wellhead equipment. BONDING REQUIREMENTS 250. 250. 250. 250.1612 Well-control drills.1614 Mud program.1622 Approvals and reporting of well- amount of my bond or other surety in.1634 Site security. equipment.1617 Application for permit to drill.1503 What are my general responsibil.1618 Application for permit to modify. 250.1476 Can BOEMRE reduce my penalty nance.1600 Performance standard. and ‘‘facility’’ erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR ees? mean? 250.1462 How may I request a hearing on the 250. 250.1602 Applicability. 250.1470 How does BOEMRE decide what the 250. 250.1700 What do the terms ‘‘decommis- 250. ities for training? 250. and mainte- 250. 250. 250. ‘‘obstructions’’.1508 What must I do when MMS admin- record on a Notice of Noncompliance re. CRIMINAL PENALTIES 250. owe interest? 250. installation. once it is assessed? 250.1629 Additional production and fuel gas Subpart O—Well Control and Production system requirements. 250. and 250.1616 Supervision.1497 When will BOEMRE monitor my fi- 250. 250. record? 250.1471 Does the penalty affect whether I 250.1509 What must I do when MMS admin- correct? isters or requires hands-on. 250.1632 Production rates.1603 Determination of sulphur deposit.1477 How may BOEMRE collect the pen. tive Law Judge’s decision? 250. 250. 250. 250.1619 Well records.1620 Well-completion and well-workover 250.1505 Where may I get training for my employees? 250.1501 What is the goal of my training pro. and operation nancial solvency? of production systems.1625 Blowout preventer system testing.1504 May I use alternative training Subpart Q—Decommissioning Activities methods? GENERAL 250.1610 Blowout preventer systems and sys- decision of the Interior Board of Land tem components.

1927 What happens if BOEMRE finds 250.1900 Must I have a SEMS program? plugs? 250. PLATFORMS.1929 What are my responsibilities for 250.1754 When must I remove a pipeline de- wells on a lease? commissioned in place? 250.1717 After I permanently plug a well.1750 When may I decommission a pipe- 250.1923 [Reserved] ternate Use RUE? 250. what must I do? 250. what shortcomings in my SEMS program? requirements must I meet? 250.1928 What are my recordkeeping and 250.1751 How do I decommission a pipeline 250.1904 Documents incorporated by ref- what information must I submit? erence TEMPORARY ABANDONED WELLS 250. Ocean Energy Bureau.1713 Must I notify MMS before I begin well plugging operations? Management Systems (SEMS) 250.1752 How do I remove a pipeline? PERMANENTLY PLUGGING WELLS 250.1920 What are the auditing requirements 250.1914 What criteria must be documented and other facilities? in my SEMS program for safe work prac- 250.1702 When do I accrue decommissioning PIPELINE DECOMMISSIONING obligations? 250.1715 How must I permanently plug a gram? well? 250.1921–250. 250.1910 What safety and environmental in- 250. or other removed facility is clear and qualified personnel meet? of obstructions? 250. 250.1911 What criteria for hazards analyses 250.1903 Definitions.1712 What information must I submit before I permanently plug a well or zone? Subpart S—Safety and Environmental 250. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. program? mit? 250.1925 May BOEMRE direct me to conduct OTHER FACILITIES additional audits? 250.1728 To what depth must I remove a must be in my SEMS program? platform or other facility? 250.1704 When must I submit decommis- in place? sioning applications and reports? 250.1924 How will BOEMRE determine if my SEMS program is effective? SITE CLEARANCE FOR WELLS.1743 How do I certify that a site is clear submitting OCS performance measure of obstructions? data? 57 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.1714 What must I accomplish with well 250. what requirements must I meet? 250.1723 What must I do when it is no longer must my SEMS program meet? necessary to maintain a well in tem.1918 What criteria for emergency re- 250.1727 What information must I include in 250.1741 If I drag a trawl across a site. formation is required? vice.1716 To what depth must I remove program? wellheads and casings? 250.1912 What criteria for management of porary abandoned status? change must my SEMS program meet? 250.1926 What qualifications must an inde- permanently plugged well. 250.1915 What criteria for training must be it include? in my SEMS program? 250.1722 If I install a subsea protective de. Interior Pt. rity must my SEMS program meet? form or other facility? 250.1913 What criteria for operating proce- REMOVING PLATFORMS AND OTHER FACILITIES dures must my SEMS program meet? 250.1753 After I decommission a pipeline. pendent third party or my designated form.1726 When must I submit an initial plat. removed plat. for my SEMS program? sioning an OCS facility subject to an Al.1730 When might MMS approve partial incidents must be in my SEMS program? structure removal or toppling in place? 250.1919 What criteria for investigation of 250. what information must I submit? 250.1917 What criteria for pre-startup review 250.1908 [Reserved] 250.1703 What are the general requirements line in place? for decommissioning? 250. 250 250.1902 What must I include in my SEMS 250. tices and contractor selection? form removal application and what must 250. what information must I sub.1729 After I remove a platform or other sponse and control must be in my SEMS facility.1711 When will MMS order me to perma- nently plug a well? Subpart R [Reserved] 250.1721 If I temporarily abandon a well that sponsibilities for the SEMS program? I plan to re-enter.1742 What other methods can I use to documentation requirements? erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR verify that a site is clear? 250. 250.1725 When do I have to remove platforms 250.1710 When must I permanently plug all 250.1731 Who is responsible for decommis.1901 What is the goal of my SEMS pro- 250.1909 What are management’s general re- 250.1740 How must I verify that the site of a 250.1916 What criteria for mechanical integ- my final application to remove a plat.XXX 223119 . AND 250.1905–250.

..............S.... 30 CFR 254.... regulations.. as amended at 67 lease or right-of-way... and May 4.103 Where can I find more infor- velop mineral resources of the OCS to: mation about the requirements in (1) Make resources available to meet this part? the Nation’s energy needs.. and sulphur explo.... D..... 9701.... (4) Exploration Plans (EP) ... Aug. 28............ Dec. (4) Preserve and maintain free enter. When you con- duct operations on the OCS. 2005.........102 What does this part do? § 250. applications.... May 17...... 2002.. cable laws.... the Director (15) Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way ..... you must Affected State means with respect to submit requests. 30. follow the procedures in 30 and the recovery of other resources....... lease sale... CFR part 290.. mits.. marine............ or provide more detail about human... certain requirements. II (7–1–11 Edition) AUTHORITY: 30 U..... development........... unless (2) Development and Production Plans (DPP) B.... 28.... 2007] (b) Conform to sound conservation practice to preserve. retary) authorized the Minerals Man.. P... unless (b) The following table of general ref- otherwise noted. § 250. and de.. and production operations on the (13) Decommissioning Activities .. Under (14) Platforms and structures . outer Continental Shelf (OCS).... SOURCE: 64 FR 72775.. the regula- tions in this part.... Redesignated at 63 FR 29479...C... gas..... ment..... 1999.... M. plan...... L........ (17) Training . K.... § 250........... (10) Oil spill response plans . of the OCS. sup- development with protection of the plement. § 250.. OCS Lands Act (OCSLA). § 250....... 1751. (8) Oil spill financial responsibility coverage ....... 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. 43 tices............. and other appli..... 31 U.... (6) Gas measurement .C... the Secretary’s authority...... The Secretary of the Interior (Sec...... TABLE—WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION FOR 14.). and sulphur exploration... Aug........104 How may I appeal a decision prise competition....... (7) Off-lease geological and geophysical per.. 1331 et seq.... otherwise noted.. Terms used in this part will have the lations of the MMS Offshore program meanings given in the Act and as de- that govern oil..... erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR operations on the OCS.. 1998..101 30 CFR Ch.S.....S. Dec... 2006...... outline what you must provide as re- (3) Ensure the public receives a fair quired information in your various sub- and equitable return on the resources missions to MMS. CONDUCTING OPERATIONS Refer to Subpart A—General For information about 30 CFR 250 subpart or (1) Applications for permit to drill . 30 CFR 253.. 72 FR 25198.. Feb.S... 20.. 2003.. 1999...... (a) Be conducted according to the (18) Unitization ... O...... Q..101 Authority and applicability.. E................ and production Act means the OCS Lands Act. Apr.. gas..... the [64 FR 72775..105 Definitions...... and no. 30 CFR 251....... SOURCE: 53 FR 10690.... as amended (43 U........ and coastal environ.. develop- (12) Oil and gas well-workover operations . any program.... § 250... or provide supplemental informa- U... and made under MMS regulations? (5) Minimize or eliminate conflicts To appeal orders or decisions issued between the exploration...XXX 223119 . and amend... 1334.......... FR 35405. F. NTLs may also ments. K.. agement Service (MMS) to regulate oil.. 1... 1988....... (3) Downhole commingling .. B... I... or other 58 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. tion for MMS approval. AUTHORITY AND DEFINITION OF TERMS (5) Flaring .. (11) Oil and gas well-completion operations .... EDITORIAL NOTE: Nomenclature changes to part 250 appear at 71 FR 46399 and 46400.... 68 FR 8422.... fined in this section: ration..... H.C. mation about these processes...... protect... ments... (9) Oil and gas production safety systems . J....C.. under MMS regulations in 30 CFR parts and production of oil and natural gas 250 to 282. (a) 30 CFR part 250 contains the regu... 70 FR 51500... development........ MMS orders......... MMS may issue Notices to Lessees (2) Balance orderly energy resource and Operators (NTLs) that clarify.. erences shows where to look for infor- May 29............. requires that all operations: (16) Sulphur operations ..

a significant risk of serious wherever failure of equipment would damage. or according trolled observation. and explanation. atmospheric. (BACT) means an emission limitation lease of oil or gas from vessels. cultural adaptation. contextual meas- to the proposed activity. conducted. of providing scientific or humanistic (2) Which is. or the environment. tivity is. core analysis. ysis. or primary or secondary ambient air qual- economic infrastructure. to be development of your lease or unit. results from forma. based on the maximum degree of reduc- lines. pipe. Ancillary activities means those ac- proved under the provisions of the Act. and quality of well logs or charts. Interior § 250. resulting ity standards established by EPA. or ap. di- understanding of past human behavior. rine or coastal environment in the Best available control technology event of any oil spill. state. from the exploration. and descriptions of hy- drocarbon occurrences or hazardous the coastal zone. or a determined by the Administrator of State in which there will be significant EPA to be reliable) not to exceed any changes in the social. tivity. conditions. for any air retary as a State in which there is a pollutant. tivities that are at least 50 years of age bination of means including vessels. tion for each air pollutant subject to Air pollutant means any airborne regulation. systems. Attainment area means. or (BAST) means the best available and (5) In which the Secretary finds that safest technologies that the Director because of such activity there is. Archaeological interest means capable ducted. (4) Which is designated by the Sec. or other transshipment facilities. or re. mation to ensure proper exploration or under section 4(a)(2) of the Act. or determines to be economically feasible will be. taking into account energy. due to factors such as pre. and that are of archaeological interest. anal- oil for processing. an area that is shown by substantial probability of significant monitored data or that is calculated by impact on or damage to the coastal. or is proposed to be. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. data collected under a permit or a lease Coastal environment means the phys- that have been analyzed. vailing winds and currents to the ma. scholarly techniques. and related topics stallation or other device permanently through the application of scientific or or temporarily attached to the seabed. which the Environmental Protection and other costs. interpretation. development. and it may include reductions tional primary or secondary ambient achieved through the application of air quality standards. identi- ponents. conditions. tivities on your lease or unit that you: any State: (1) Conduct to obtain data and infor- (1) The laws of which are declared. agent or combination of agents for environmental and economic impacts. the terrestrial ecosystem from the shoreline inward to the boundaries of erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR tion fluid tests. or human environment. and factors that fication of lithologic and fossil con- tent. air quality modeling (or other methods marine. proval of an application or permit. will receive urement. refining. condition. Analysis may ical. The Regional Director Agency (EPA) has established. controlled collection. processes. and techniques for Analyzed geological information means the control of each air pollutant. or is proposed to be. laboratory analyses interactively determine the produc- of physical and chemical properties. con. 59 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. na. have a significant effect on safety. or trans. shipment that was extracted from the Archaeological resource means any OCS and transported directly to such material remains of human life or ac- State by means of vessels or by a com. and the law of the United States for the (2) Can conduct without MMS ap- portion of the OCS on which such ac. health. governmental. such as con- (3) Which is receiving.105 activity proposed. Ocean Energy Bureau. but is not limited to. and Best available and safest technology production of oil and gas anywhere on the OCS. under will verify the BACT on a case-by-case section 109 of the Clean Air Act. basis. and biological com- include. blowout.XXX 223119 . rectly connected by transportation fa- cilities to any artificial island or in.

includ. for. tor decides are adjacent to the State of Correlative rights when used with re. under the au. gas 60 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. ther onshore or offshore. Activi- tivity.303. whether leased 1972. Exploration means the commercial ing but not limited to geophysical ac. sec- for operating requirements/procedures ondary and tertiary recovery. of the U. Area. or samples that have the facility or facilities covered by the not been analyzed. other than those specified in the regu- and similar recovery operations that lations found in this part. ei- Data means facts and statistics. drilling. seismic refraction. the uses of which have a di- rect and significant impact on the for operations or other designated pro- coastal waters. minerals in paying quantities. or sulphur in States. your lease or unit that you conduct fol- under) strongly influenced by each lowing discovery of oil. or sulphur. and beaches. or sulphur other and in proximity to the in paying quantities to detect or imply shorelands of the several coastal the presence of oil. The coastal zone includes is. The coastal zone extends seaward to or an official authorized to act on the the outer limit of the U. gram functions for a district within an aries of which may be identified by the MMS Region. without Emission offsets means emission re- waste. from which the les. conserve natural re- sources. property. and the inward bound. with different lease Eastern Gulf of Mexico means all OCS operating interests. cycling.S. mic reflection.XXX 223119 . ductions obtained from facilities. means an OCS facility described in an ment. Director means the Director of MMS salt marshes. a nonpossessory. commercial quantities. develop. other than measurements. or unleased. or Existing facility. surveys using magnetic.105 30 CFR Ch. The Eastern Gulf of Mexico is spect to lessees of adjacent leases. § 250. of the holder to use the area embraced ervoir in which there are one or more in the easement in a manner consistent producible or producing well comple. 1980. sea and extends inland from the shore- District Manager means the MMS offi- lines to the extent necessary to control cer with authority and responsibility shorelands. proposed Exploration Plan (EP) or De- preted. seis- erals discovered. several coastal States. platform construction. Departures means approvals granted Enhanced recovery operations means by the appropriate MMS representative pressure maintenance operations. the marine. Exploration Plan or a Development and Development means those activities Production Plan approved before June that take place following discovery of 2. lands. and produce. but are not limited to: (1) Geophysical and geological (G&G) erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR shore support facilities. (G&G) activities means those G&G and under) and the adjacent shorelands (in. or inter. an area established for OCS lease forded an equal opportunity to explore sales. portions of leases. ties classified as exploration include and operation of all directly related on. territorial Director’s behalf. with the terms and conditions of the tions on each of two or more leases or granting authority. Department of the Interior. processed. Florida. wetlands. search for oil. or protect life. Easement means an authorization for thority in section 305(b)(1) of the Coast. gas. minerals from a common source. gas. gravity. and which are for the purpose of producing the min. related data-gathering activities on cluding the waters therein and there. gas. which specifies the rights Competitive reservoir means a res. not the same as the Eastern Planning means the right of each lessee to be af. velopment and Production Plan (DPP). velop a lease. or human environ. as used in § 250. These re- alter the natural forces in a reservoir quirements/procedures may be nec- to increase the ultimate recovery of oil essary to control a well. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. transition and intertidal areas.S. coastal. areas of the Gulf of Mexico the Direc- sees plan future production. II (7–1–11 Edition) Coastal zone means the coastal waters Development geological and geophysical (including the lands therein and there. properly de- or gas. nonexclusive interest al Zone Management Act (CZMA) of in a portion of the OCS.

coring. They are used for other vessels engaged in drilling or exploration. means all installations or de- sitting structures).921. means all in. gas. gas. production. tect or imply the presence of oil. stor. tension-leg platforms etc. (4) As used in §§ 250. Gas-well completion means a well com- (2) As used in § 250. stor. spars. The Re- gional Supervisor may decide that the Gas reservoir means a reservoir that complexity of the individual installa. all installa. cludes a central or primary installa- Flaring means the burning of natural tion with processing equipment and gas as it is released into the atmos- one or more satellite or secondary in- phere. Any group of OCS installa- offshore facility is part of the facility tions interconnected with walkways. including column-stabilized. spars.900 through cluding manmade islands and bottom. separate facilities. or sulphur.303. umn-stabilized-units (CSUs).e.105 sniffers. product measurement and royalty de- multiple installations or devices are a termination (e. and sulphur. H2S absent means: 61 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. or sulphur or sulphur drilling. ernor under the Act. gas meters) of devices are at a single site. State law to exer- cise the powers granted to such Gov- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR include all floating production systems (FPSs). or while it is physically attached to the any group of installations that in- facility.XXX 223119 . or under. gas tion activities for oil. ence of oil. sources. with flection. or other engaged in drilling or downhole oper. They also include facilities for (TLPs). cilities (FPSOs). tached to the seabed on the OCS (in. including col- units (CSUs). contains hydrocarbons predominantly tions justifies their classification as in a gaseous (single-phase) state. or the person or entity des- lutant from one or more sources. 250. etc.g. units (CSUs). a structure. coring. ations. (1) As used in § 250. vices permanently or temporarily at- bile offshore drilling units (MODUs) or tached to the seabed. and production activities cial quantities. used for oil.490(b). or sulphur in commer- development. in. well completion. They include all floating pro- iously described as column-stabilized. well-workover. even while operating in your lease or unit that use seismic re- the ‘‘tender assist’’ mode (i. State. They include all float. Any vessel OCS production on installations not on used to transfer production from an the OCS. (3) As used in § 250. temporarily attached to the seabed. or sulphur and emit or Governor means the Governor of a have the potential to emit any air pol.. or re. duction systems (FPSs). pleted in a gas reservoir or in the asso- stallations or devices permanently or ciated gas-cap of an oil reservoir. age and offloading facilities (FPSOs). floating production. development. Interior § 250. means a duction. tension-leg platforms (TLPs). gas. lease Automatic Cus- single facility if the installations or tody Transfer Units. var. storage and offloading fa- tension-leg platforms (TLPs). to proceed with development and pro. or other systems to de. They ignated by. and etc. seismic refraction. floating production. stallations is a single facility. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. Geological and geophysical (G&G) ex- They include mobile offshore drilling plorations means those G&G surveys on units (MODUs). Ocean Energy Bureau. They include mo. for oil. vessel. floating age and offloading facilities (FPSOs). or an artificial is- Facility means: land used for drilling. Any vessel used to trans- cluding the drilling of any additional fer production from an offshore facility well needed to delineate any reservoir is part of the facility while it is phys- to enable the lessee to decide whether ically attached to the facility. or production oper- tions permanently or temporarily at. gas. During production. During production. and emit or have the potential to emit lated activities. magnetic. a single site. systems to detect or imply the pres- ations. spars. production. gas sniffers. gas. They are used for exploration. and produc- downhole operations.130. any air pollutant from one or more ing production systems (FPSs). skid-off drilling units) or other vessels gravity. multiple in- (2) Any drilling conducted for the stallations or devices are a single facil- purpose of searching for commercial ity if the installations or devices are at quantities of oil.

detriment to ultimate recovery. logging. and economic components. condition. geopressured-geothermal and associ- thorizes exploration for. or context in which such evi- dimensional representations. lo- the form of schematic cross sections. conditions. lines owned and operated by a lessee or shrimp. of a zone or geologic formation where Marine environment means the phys- neither the presence nor absence of H2S ical. the waters of the high seas. or contiguous (not cornering) water power or the use of water for the leases of that lessee or operator. lobsters. Maximum production rate (MPR) developed by determining the geologi.S. and all other minerals ment and production of. tivity.e. atmospheric. section 102(2)(C) of the National Envi- H2S unknown means the designation ronmental Policy Act). state. gas withdrawal rate from a reservoir Interpreted geophysical information that will permit economic development means geophysical knowledge. 3. cation. 62 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. by activi. means the approved maximum daily cal significance of geophysical data rate at which oil or gas may be pro- and analyzed geophysical information. ating rights for the lease. issued under section 8 or maintained Minerals includes oil. oysters. operator that are completely contained sponges. coring. or activity. and tions that could potentially result in produce the leased minerals. and maps. uous zone. vironment requiring preparation of an pheric concentrations of 20 ppm or environmental impact statement under more of H2S. production of power. and biological com- has been confirmed. developed by determining the geologi. ations have confirmed the presence of an action that will have a significant H2S in concentrations and volumes impact on the quality of the human en- that could potentially result in atmos. areas. transitional and intertidal employment. and health of those af. 42 U. oil. These include actively determine the state. without text requires. sulphur. and plant life but does not include unit. ties occurring on the OCS. limiting the generality thereof. mic data with equivalent stratigraphic Major Federal action means any ac- units have confirmed an absence of H2S tion or proposal by the Secretary that throughout the area to be drilled. 3.C. the marine ecosystem. Lease term pipelines means those pipe. salt marshes. interactively determine the produc- ical. § 250. duced from a specified oil-well or gas- Lease means an agreement that is well completion. crabs. dimensional representations. the contig- tion. and develop. gas. tered into a lease with the United firmed the absence of H2S in concentra. and maps. The that are authorized by an Act of Con- term also means the area covered by gress to be produced. Material remains means physical evi- Interpreted geological information dence of human habitation. develop. and fish. testing. The term atmospheric concentrations of 20 ppm lessee also includes the MMS-approved or more of H2S. ated resources. clams. and all other minerals. means geological knowledge. and factors that Human environment means the phys. including the site. whichever the con. gas. testing.XXX 223119 . social. that authorization. occupation. directly or indirectly. often in use. and factors that inter. minerals. and other marine animal erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR within the boundaries of a single lease. and wetlands with- fected. often in and depletion of that reservoir without the form of schematic cross sections. Natural resources includes. Maximum efficient rate (MER) means cal significance of data and analyzed the maximum sustainable daily oil or geological information. condi. and quality of living conditions. kelp. and the owner or (2) Drilling in the surrounding areas the MMS-approved assignee of oper- and correlation of geological and seis. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. or producing oper. logging. or assignee of the lease.105 30 CFR Ch. ponents. Lessee means a person who has en- or producing operations have con. under section 6 of the Act and that au. dence is situated. and quality of conditions. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental coring. Policy Act of 1969. (2)(C) (i. II (7–1–11 Edition) (1) Drilling. States to explore for. is subject to the provisions of section H2S present means drilling. in the coastal zone and on the OCS..

Projected emissions means emissions. held in a lease with the right to explore transferred (e. lands. transfer of carbons in both a liquid and gaseous minerals to shore. a (1) The boundaries of a single lease or political subdivision of a State. rearranging or fil- determined by the Administrator of tering data. maintenance. Prospect means a geologic feature erator may be a lessee. toring. its. vola- an associated gas cap. see(s) designates as having control or either controlled or uncontrolled. Reprocessing is mary or secondary ambient air quality the additional processing other than standard established by EPA. sulphur. and (2) The boundaries of contiguous (not appurtenances installed for trans. completion of any means for the re- Oil reservoir with an associated gas cap moval of minerals. cornering) leases that have a common formation means data collected under a lessee or operator but are not owned erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR permit or a lease that have been proc. see(s). 1301) whose subsoil and seabed apper. moval. waters. risers. field operations. pumped). an area that is shown by erations may include. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) means Regional Supervisor means the MMS all submerged lands lying seaward and officer with responsibility and author- outside of the area of lands beneath ity for operations or other designated navigable waters as defined in section 2 program functions within an MMS Re- of the Submerged Lands Act (43 U.g.XXX 223119 . or municipal corpora. tile liquids or sulphur are produced. issued under this part to use OCS ject to its jurisdiction and control. Processing op- pollutant. including such re- means a reservoir that contains hydro. and operated by that common lessee or essed or reprocessed. (4) An unleased block(s). for any air cilitate interpretation. An op. unit. forming data elements. Right-of-use means any authorization tain to the United States and are sub. Operator means the person the les. and trusts). Oil reservoir means a reservoir that Production means those activities contains hydrocarbons predominantly that take place after the successful in a liquid (single-phase) state. and produce leased sub. Interior § 250. leased area or a portion thereof. but are not owned and operated private. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.C. develop. a State. or the holder of operating rights Regional Director means the MMS of- under an MMS-approved operating ficer with responsibility and authority rights assignment. erations. or volves changing the form of data to fa. of a specific problem area.. and workover op- Oil-well completion means a well com. gas. operator. pleted in an oil reservoir or in the oil Production areas are those areas accumulation of an oil reservoir with where flammable petroleum gas. Ocean Energy Bureau. or otherwise for. Operating rights means any interest processed (e. or a unit. by a lessee or operator of that lease or tion. Processing in. Reprocessing op- ervoir in which ultimate recovery is erations may include varying identi- not decreased by high reservoir produc. gion. Pipelines are the piping.. compressed). tation process.g. lines that are contained within: joint ventures.S. public. fied parameters for the detailed study tion rates. for a Region within MMS. and produced common lessee or operator. from management of operations on the a source or sources. the MMS-ap. stored. cornering) leases that do not have a porting oil. operation moni- (two-phase) state. handled before entering the transpor- stances. Person includes a natural person. an Right-of-way pipelines are those pipe- association (including partnerships. ordinary processing used in the general Nonsensitive reservoir means a res. (3) The boundaries of contiguous (not Processed geological or geophysical in. course of evaluation. 63 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.105 Nonattainment area means. having the potential for mineral depos- proved designated agent of the les. but are not lim- monitored data or that is calculated by ited to. applying corrections for known air quality modeling (or other methods perturbing causes. and combining or trans- EPA to be reliable) to exceed any pri.

2005. as amended at 68 (SOP)) or to conduct leaseholding oper. 64 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. right-of-use and sulphur. and reduction in the quantity of oil. pipeline right-of-way holder. gas. a designated of Historic Places as defined in 36 CFR operator or agent of the lessee(s). work conducted to establish production (4) Pressure surveys. other prudent and proper operations or that interested parties. Apr. gas. ping and burning. and production of mineral tion of reservoir energy. Apr. (SOO)). ations. Dec. or its successor. 70 FR 51500. July 19. FR 8422. for the purposes of excessive surface loss or destruction of subpart F. those the Director decides are adjacent (11) Wireline fishing. 2010] Venting means the release of gas into PERFORMANCE STANDARDS the atmosphere without igniting it. that meet the criteria of significance You means a lessee. well-completion operation for the pur- Significant archaeological resource pose of maintaining or restoring the means those archaeological resources productivity of a well. gas. pumps. drilling. or ations under a lease. (a) Promote orderly exploration. 75 FR 20288. or sulphur means: The Director will regulate all oper- (1) The physical waste of oil. and relevant Fed- causes or tends to cause unnecessary or eral agencies. ations (Suspension of Operations 2005. rector use to regulate lease oper- phere. and Western Planning Area. gas. the tree installed: Welding means all activities con- (1) Cutting paraffin. appropriate to the particular operation (9) Removing or replacing subsurface being conducted. 71 FR 23862. means any of the following oil or gas. lished for OCS lease sales. 2003. or right-of-way to: (2) The inefficient.106 30 CFR Ch. pressure-tested. the owner or for eligibility to the National Register holder of operating rights. or (d) Cooperate and consult with af- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR sulphur ultimately recoverable under fected States. Feb. lessee granted a right-of-use and ease- rected deferral of the requirement to ment. or producing of (c) Prevent damage to or waste of any oil. 2006. or the manner that causes or tends to cause a environment. or workover fluid as (8) Corrosion inhibitor treatment. resources. nected with welding. velopment. Well-completion operations means the (3) Bailing sand. wellheads. (7) Caliper and gauge surveys. 28. 19.XXX 223119 . easement. Gulf of Mexico is not the same as the surface flow-control devices. and (5) Swabbing. through-type tubing plugs. from a well after the production-casing string has been set. or the unnecessary dissipa. equipping. local governments. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. (3) The locating. (6) Scale or corrosion treatment. Aug. or a State Suspension means a granted or di. gas-lift Wellbay is the area on a facility with- valves. de- proper use. cemented. This includes gas that is released un. (b) Prevent injury or loss of life. 1999. including hot tap- (2) Removing and setting pump. to the State of Florida. or sulphur well(s) in a any natural resource. and subsurface safety valves in the perimeter of the outermost that can be removed by wireline oper. II (7–1–11 Edition) Routine operations. § 250. The Western (12) Setting and retrieving other sub. excessive.4. Well-control fluid means drilling mud. 20. property. completion fluid. 25. 30. Western Gulf of Mexico means all OCS (10) Through-tubing logging areas of the Gulf of Mexico except (diagnostics). operating. spacing.106 What standards will the Di- derwater and bubbles to the atmos. or operations conducted on a well with (4) The inefficient storage of oil. 70 FR 41573. produce (Suspension of Production [64 FR 72775. an area estab- (13) Acid treatments. ations? Waste of oil. § 250. or im. Sensitive reservoir means a reservoir Workover operations means the work in which the production rate will affect conducted on wells after the initial ultimate recovery. a 60.

198. The records safe and workmanlike manner. testing. we consider your compliance (f) You must operate and maintain with MMS regulations to be the use of all other material-handling equipment BAST. and and Maintenance of Offshore Cranes (2) Drawings showing the designated (API RP 2D). must be kept at the OCS fixed plat- opment. platform.XXX 223119 . other health. in a manner that ensures safe oper- (d) The Director may require addi. You may not begin welding follow for cranes and other mate. records. (b) You must keep the following at forms must be operated in accordance the site where welding occurs: with American Petroleum Institute’s (1) A copy of the plan and its ap- Recommended Practice for Operation proval letter. welders. sonnel for at least 4 years. maintenance records of cranes for at remove. tional measures to ensure the use of [68 FR 7426. and the en. Dec.108 What requirements must I on a lease. (4) Maintenance of welding equip- cific to a crane or the operation of a ment. and the environment by: for any anti-two block safety devices.109: platform must meet the requirements (a) Standards or requirements for of American Petroleum Institute Spec. 14. 15.110 § 250. 2008] begin drilling or production activities § 250. including installation records property. cluding wellbay. all cranes on the under § 250. as amended at 73 to the District Manager before you FR 20171. or the environment. The records ever practical on all exploration. erence as specified in 30 CFR 250. welding plan? forms must be equipped with a func- tional anti-two block device. § 250. devel. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. until the District Manager has ap- rial-handling equipment? proved your plan. form. must meet the requirements (2) Welding in undesignated areas.107 What must I do to protect crane installed on an OCS fixed plat- health. Mar. (3) Retain the qualification records of (c) You must use the best available the crane operator and all rigger per- and safest technology (BAST) when. as amended at 72 BAST: FR 12092. least 4 years. safety. incorporated by ref. and must be kept at the OCS fixed plat- (2) Maintaining all equipment and form. as specified in 30 CFR 250. In form. in- of API Spec 2C. You must include all of the following (c) If a fixed platform is installed in the Welding Plan that you prepare after March 17. (2) Retain all inspection. or fire hazard. (c) Practices and procedures for safe (d) All cranes manufactured after welding that address: March 17. (1) To avoid the failure of equipment 2009] that would have a significant effect on safety. 14. Feb. and (b) You must immediately control. and 65 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. incorporated by reference safe-welding areas. property. 74 FR 46907.109 What documents must I pre- (2) If it is economically feasible. 1999. (a) All cranes installed on fixed plat. or otherwise correct any haz. 28. 2003. 2003.110 What must I include in my (b) All cranes installed on fixed plat. (3) Fire watches. and production operations. Apr. safety. 15. Interior § 250. Ocean Energy Bureau. 2007. The records must be kept ardous oil and gas accumulation or at the OCS fixed platform.198. Sept. safety. (a) You must submit a Welding Plan [64 FR 72775.198. work areas in a safe condition. ification for Offshore Pedestal Mounted (b) How you will ensure that only Cranes (API Spec 2C). incorporated by qualified personnel weld. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (e) You must maintain records spe. as follows: vironment? (1) Retain all design and construction (a) You must protect health. ations and prevents pollution. § 250. (1) Performing all operations in a for the life of the crane. and pare and maintain related to weld- ing? (3) If the benefits outweigh the costs. general. 2003. and installed on a fixed (1) Welding in designated safe areas. reference as specified in 30 CFR 250. health.

§ 250. (b) While you weld. grinding. If moving this equip. § 250. carbons or other flammable substances (6) You may not weld while you drill. weld. unless you have any equipment containing hydro. sparks. The fire watch person in charge must be thoroughly must: familiar with your welding plan. or other burning mate. con- ment must be equipped with spark ar- tainers. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR listed in your safe welding plan.. you must mon- itor all water-discharge-point sources § 250. fixed designated safe-welding areas that you structures. wellbore by either mechanical means sistant guards or curtains. gauges.XXX 223119 . writing that it is safe to weld. low when welding? (5) You may not weld within 10 feet (a) Before you weld. you (a) You must classify all areas ac- must meet the following requirements: cording to API RP 500. at least 35 feet horizontally from the complete. and ment is impractical. spect all welding equipment before (iii) Remain on duty for 30 minutes welding. This person also must in. You must move similar wireline operations unless: equipment on lower decks at least 35 (i) The fluids in the well (being feet from the point of impact where drilled. shut in that production area. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.111 Who oversees operations (2) During welding. you must move of a production area. of a wellbay unless you have shut in all § 250.111 30 CFR Ch. having wireline operations conducted) rials could fall. after welding activities end. shield it with metal or fire-re. If a discharge of flammable fluids occurs.114 How must I install and oper- ate electrical equipment? from hydrocarbon-handling vessels. have contained a flammable substance (b) Welding leads must be completely unless you have rendered the contents insulated and in good condition. are noncombustible. This does not apply to approved and regulators. producing wells in that wellbay. and their facilities. workover. (a) All engine-driven welding equip- (3) You may not weld piping.e. you must protect (ii) You have precluded the entry of that equipment with flame-proofed formation hydrocarbons into the covers. formation. abra. The requirements in this section you must stop welding. artificial islands. or slag. This (i) Have no other duties while actual person must ensure that each welder is welding is in progress. (i) The welding supervisor or des- welding areas. below it for potential fire and explosion hazards.112 What standards must my (iv) Maintain a continuous surveil- welding equipment meet? lance with a portable gas detector dur- ing the welding and burning operation Your welding equipment must meet if welding occurs in an area not the following requirements: equipped with a gas detector. and hot taps. or conduct welding area. properly qualified according to the (ii) Have usable firefighting equip- welding plan.113 What procedures must I fol. II (7–1–11 Edition) (5) Plans showing all designated safe. inert and the designated person in (c) Hoses must be leak-free and charge has determined it is safe to equipped with proper fittings. ignated person in charge advises in (d) How you will prevent spark-pro. the person in under my welding plan? charge must designate one or more per- A welding supervisor or a designated sons as a fire watch. ment. and § 250. ducing activities (i. worked over. (ii) You and the designated person in sive blasting/cutting and arc-welding) charge inspect the work area and areas in hazardous locations. or render or a positive overbalance toward the the flammable substances inert. (d) Oxygen and fuel gas bottles must (4) You may not weld within 10 feet be secured in a safe place. Recommended (1) You may not begin welding until: Practice for Classification of Locations 66 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. completed. tanks. or other vessels that restors and drip pans. apply to all electrical equipment on all (c) If you cannot weld in one of the platforms.

Zone 1. (2) Sidewall cores and core analyses Zone 0. Zone 1. Ocean Energy Bureau. 4. If your well is in the GOM you tion must exhibit: must follow the procedures in either (1) A minimum true resistivity ratio this section or in § 250. or API RP 14FZ. Interior § 250. (2) One of the following: termine producibility. Zone 0. 2003] in one section. Facilities for Unclassified and Class I. this section to determine producibility. ommended Practice for Design and In.198). core. and Supervisor asking for permission to de. log of the well showing a minimum of 15 feet (true vertical thickness except [64 FR 72775. Rec. (c) If the well is an oil well. you must fication of Locations for Electrical In. (b) You must provide or make avail- Division 1. reading beyond the shale baseline. or least 70 percent of the maximum (2) Receive the District Manager’s gamma ray deflection in the nearest erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR prior approval so that you can submit clean water-bearing sand—if mud con- either test data with your affidavit or ditions prevent a 20-negative millivolt third party test data. anal- in § 250. Jan. (a) You must write to the Regional stallation of Electrical Systems for Supervisor asking for permission to de- Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum termine producibility. Dec.116 How do I determine producibility if my well is in the electrical systems must have expertise Gulf of Mexico? in area classification and the perform- ance. Recommended Practice for Classi. tained to reduce the release of elec. Rec.198). as amended at 65 for horizontal wells) of producible sand FR 219. July 22. of the producible section to the nearest part. and Division 2 Locations able to the Regional Supervisor. this section to determine well (d) Each section you count as produc- producibility if your well is not in the ible under paragraph (b)(4) of this sec- GOM. 1999. a four-point back pressure test. (3) Wireline formation test and/or (d) On each engine that has an elec. operation and hazards of elec. 505. (4) A resistivity or induction electric trical energy. yses. the following log. If your well is in the GOM. (b) Employees who maintain your § 250.116 of this sub. 68 FR 43298. consider collectively: stallation of Electrical Systems for (1) A log showing sufficient porosity Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum in the producible section. and Zone 2. in § 250. you must leum Facilities Classified as Class I.115 How do I determine well producibility? ducible under paragraph (b)(4) of this section may include any interval that You must follow the procedures in appears to be water saturated. and Zone 2 Locations that show that the section is capable of (incorporated by reference as specified producing oil or gas. (i) Electrical spontaneous potential (b) You must either: exceeding 20-negative millivolts be- (1) Allow the District Manager to yond the shale baseline.XXX 223119 . conduct a production test that lasts at Division 1 and Division 2. clean or water-bearing sand of at least (a) You must write to the Regional 5:1. 2000. (c) No section that you count as pro- § 250. 28. you must use an the section is capable of producing oil ignition system designed and main. Facilities for Unclassified and Class I. or witness each test that you conduct (ii) Gamma ray log deflection of at under this section. mud-logging analyses that show that tric ignition system.115 (c) You must install all electrical of this subpart or the procedures in systems according to API RP 14F. as re- (incorporated by reference as specified quested.116 for Electrical Installations at Petro. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. conduct a deliverability test that lasts stallations at Petroleum Facilities at least 2 hours after flow stabilizes. or Classified as Class I. or gas. you must trical equipment. follow either the procedures in § 250. (d) If the well is a gas well. or API RP least 2 hours after flow stabilizes. 67 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. and test criteria that MMS will ommended Practice for Design and In.

§ 250. you must: § 250.53. storing. you must show that the injec- mercial benefit. ervoir.125 Service fees. posit. measures approved by the Regional Su- pervisor. for later com. then a pro- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR lease and store it according to § 250. lands unless the Regional Supervisor (2) Prevent flaring of casinghead gas. and storage of gas. when ize you to inject gas on the OCS. § 250.120 How does injecting. tion: proval you must: (a) Is necessary to recover oil and gas (a) Show that the subsurface storage contained in the cap rock. If pay royalties until you remove or sell a significant adjustment is needed to the gas from the reservoir.119. on and off-lease. posed rule containing the new fees will you must pay royalty before injecting be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER it into the storage reservoir. FEES age fee or rental. (a) The table in this paragraph (a) or treating gas affect my royalty shows the fees that you must pay to payments? MMS for the services listed.117 How does a determination of (c) If you produce gas from an OCS well producibility affect royalty sta.124 Will MMS approve gas injec- tion into the cap rock containing a § 250. (b) Will not significantly increase po- ference with operations under existing tential hazards to present or future leases. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. § 250.117 30 CFR Ch. nal gas in place and injected gas. § 250.122 What effect does subsurface (1) Show that the injection will not storage have on the lease term? result in undue interference with oper- If you use a lease area for subsurface ations under existing leases.166 of this subpart. on you produce gas from the reservoir you and off-lease. for comment. (a) To receive MMS approval for in- jection. 68 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. and of gas will not result in undue inter. it does not affect the (2) Submit a written application to continuance or expiration of the lease. arrive at the new actual cost for any (b) If you produce gas from an OCS reason other than inflation. ervoir contains both original gas in place and injected gas? § 250.121 What happens when the res- the lease as provided in 30 CFR 202.123 Will MMS allow gas storage (b) The Regional Supervisor will ap. lease and treat it at an off-lease or off- tus? unit location. approval to inject gas into the cap rock ize subsurface storage of gas on the of a salt dome containing a sulphur de- OCS. you are not required to document in the FEDERAL REGISTER. (b) Sign a storage agreement that in- cludes the required payment of a stor. to promote conservation must use an MMS-approved formula to of natural resources and to prevent determine the amounts of injected or stored gas and gas original to the res- waste. the Regional Supervisor for injection of gas. approves a right-of-use and easement or for that purpose. and sulphur mining operations. The fees (a) If you produce gas from an OCS will be adjusted periodically according lease and inject it into a reservoir on to the Implicit Price Deflator for Gross the lease or unit for the purposes cited Domestic Product by publication of a in § 250. invokes minimum royalty status on § 250.118 Will MMS approve gas injec- tion? If the reservoir contains both origi- The Regional Supervisor may author. under §§ 250.118(b). § 250.119 Will MMS approve subsurface sulphur deposit? gas storage? To receive the Regional Supervisor’s The Regional Supervisor may author. To receive MMS ap. II (7–1–11 Edition) § 250. on unleased lands? prove gas injection applications that: You may not store gas on unleased (1) Enhance recovery.160 (3) Implement other conservation through 250.XXX 223119 . you must pay royalties A determination of well producibility when the gas is first produced.

..... Form $116 ...................... § 250...................... (2) Right-of-Use and Easement for State lessee ................884 to visit a facility in a shipyard..1704(g).1000(b).................. (18) Platform Application—Installation—Caisson/ $1.......... Platform Verification Program........................ Development Operations Coordination Docu. (22) Pipeline Application—Modification (ROW) ............ § 250. $4.............................569 ........ (10) New Facility Production Safety System Appli..... sions..... duction (SOO/SOP) Request................. § 250. § 250.... § 250........ fication with 25–125 components reviewed...........1617(a).... cation for facility with more than 125 compo........198)............460.................. § 250....165.....313 will be charged if § 250. fication with more than 125 components re- viewed. § 250. § 250...1605.802(e).............1018(b)...460.......... (21) Pipeline Application—Modification (Lease $1......... § 250......... (7) Conservation Information Document ....030 A component is a piece of equipment or § 250. (8) Application for Permit to Drill (APD.............075 .. $85 .. § 250...1622..............629 ..... ment (DOCD)...........802(e)............................. (9) Application for Permit to Modify (APM...... § 250.......... tion..........569 ..........1202(a)......... Well Protector...... $5... § 250.........218 Additional fee of $8............ $5.. § 250...802(e)....................... § 250.. ment Application. visions...... $3.....................1618(a)............. cation for facility with 25–125 components.. (15) Production Safety System Application—Modi. § 250.. (14) Production Safety System Application—Modi............................613(b).... § 250............. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119..........760 . (23) Pipeline Repair Notification . no fee for revi...1008(e).....601 ........ § 250. § 250.....442 for each surface location.............................. (4) Exploration Plan (EP) .............171(e). § 250.....283 ............ § 250...................... § 250.....513(b).. § 250.......1000(b)......... $561 ....................1204(a).........292(p).... § 250...... $3.. more of the safety devices required by API RP 14C (incorporated by reference as specified in § 250......... § 250.......... $2.1622........... § 250........ $164 .... $13............... Interior § 250....... § 250...... $3..................... fication with fewer than 25 components re- viewed....515............................ no fee for revi...................................................................................... (11) New Facility Production Safety System Appli...802(e)...905(k). (29) Downhole Commingling Request ............... (16) Platform Application—Installation—Under the $21. § 250....... (28) Gas Cap Production Request ...... (19) Platform Application—Modification/Repair ....336 .......... $25....802(e)............................515... (17) Platform Application—Installation—Fixed $3................................. no fee for re.............................. § 250........ Request........615.. § 250................ § 250. § 250........959 for initial applications only.....465(b)....1015(a)............................905(k)...1157............................... Term)...................766 to visit a facility in a ship- yard.1000(b)............... MMS–123). cation for facility with fewer than 25 components.......... (6) Deepwater Operations Plan .............................. (26) Pipeline ROW Assignment ....... (25) Pipeline Conversion of Lease Term to ROW $219 ........... Structure Under the Platform Approval Program..........536 .........1156(a)...... ancillary system that is protected by one or nents............357 ...125 SERVICE FEE TABLE Service—processing of the following: Fee amount 30 CFR citation (1) Change in Designation of Operator . (20) New Pipeline Application (Lease Term) .............143(d)... $1...906 .........1158(a). $1....802(e)................ Ocean Energy Bureau.......... § 250.... $2.. MMS deems it necessary to visit a facility off- shore.. MMS–124). (12) New Facility Production Safety System Appli.......... $186 .. Form $1.... and $6.......... (5) Development and Production Plan (DPP) or $3..... § 250.............. § 250..... $604 .......................971 for each well proposed............................... sions..................865 ... (13) Production Safety System Application—Modi.......1015(a).....................608 ............241(e)..... § 250...... § 250.............................................. 69 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12..........513(b)............................... § 250.. § 250.....................................018 ..... § 250......... § 250.............................968 ...... § 250..............296(a)..................... erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (30) Complex Surface Commingling and Measure........1203(b).....238 additional fee will be charged if MMS deems it necessary to visit a facility offshore.............................410(d).... and $4. $201 ...............905(k). (27) 500 Feet From Lease/Unit Line Production $3............... $360 ........ $3..........................................411....... § 250.. § 250............... $3..... § 250................ (24) Pipeline Right-of-Way (ROW) Grant Applica.....211(d)...XXX 223119 ......... § 250......592 ..... $3....................905(k)........................ (3) Suspension of Operations/Suspension of Pro........

.. spillages.........1203(b)......131 Will MMS notify me before tions or filing fee payments..... the submittal within 72 hours..... you must provide: active payment feature in that system..126 30 CFR Ch.... all OCS applica. (33) Unitization Revision ..... a copy of the Pay... II (7–1–11 Edition) SERVICE FEE TABLE—Continued Service—processing of the following: Fee amount 30 CFR citation (31) Simple Surface Commingling and Measure....1752(a).. is operating properly according to the You must file all payments electroni........1752(a)..... cilities under jurisdiction of other Fed- tion that will be considered a verbal eral agencies that we inspect by agree- permit approval requires either a paper ment............ § 250....gov/paygov/.. (35) Application to Decommission a Pipeline $1.. Aug..... even if an application or other re........ or [70 FR 49875... Once a fee is paid..gov confirmation re- ment for approval or be sent to an of.................. 2010] designed to prevent or ameliorate blowouts.1727........ § 250..gov at: https://www. Aug. you must right-of-use and easement. (34) Application to Remove a Platform or Other $4. sion. fice identified by the Regional Direc.... Web site at: http://www............. § 250......1751(a) or (Lease Term)......... (b) Payment of the fees listed in house (ACH) payments through the paragraph (a) of this section must ac. $831 .... electronically through eWell. 19. as amended at 71 right-of-use and easement. July 19.. 2005................ These include fa- given in special circumstances................ the lease.. islands............... May 4. 2006.... 73 FR 49946...... 72 FR 25199. requirements of this part.. fires.. $11....132 What must I do when MMS Pay. If your application is returned to you as incomplete...271 . § 250......... 75 FR 20288.......342 ..gov Web site may be accessed MMS conducts both scheduled and through a link on the MMS Offshore unscheduled inspections. § 250.... This includes. § 250... and 70 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. cally through Pay... § 250. (1) Access to all platforms.. $1...................130 Why does MMS conduct in- are not required to submit a new fee spections? when you submit the amended applica..... tion. applicable laws and regulations....... We conduct these inspections: permit application to follow the verbal (a) To verify that you are conducting approval or an electronic application operations according to the Act. but is not limited to.......... 25......126 Electronic payment instruc.012 ... right-of-way... (32) Voluntary Unitization Proposal or Unit Expan...... 25. must be made with the completed the approved Exploration Plan or De- paper or electronic application.059 .... § 250....698 ..... The conducting an inspection? Pay... artificial which directs you through Pay......... it is nonrefund- able... § 250.. 25....... 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119....... 2008..... you must use the inter.. you § 250..........mms.. and other installations on your erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (b) For applications not submitted leases or associated with your lease. [73 FR 49947....gov Web site. 2008] tor..1303(d)..... and you must include company the submission of the docu.....1202(a). Payment regulations. MMS will inspect OCS facilities and tion. or right-of- use credit card or automated clearing way.. or other § 250....... and 2007..... Pay...... Facility...... major accidents has been installed and tions......gov. Aug.. velopment and Production Plans.........1303(d).. ceipt page with your application.. any vessels engaged in drilling or other (c) Verbal approvals are occasionally downhole operations... § 250............................1204(a)........ (36) Application to Decommission a Pipeline $2..... Any ac. and other FR 40909......1751(a) or (ROW)...... § 250.. conducts an inspection? (a) If you submitted an application (a) When MMS conducts an inspec- through eWell. ment Application. § 250...gov/off- shore/ homepage or directly through § 250.....gov.... INSPECTION OF OPERATIONS quest is withdrawn... (b) To determine whether equipment Apr.XXX 223119 .....pay....

or resentatives while they inspect lease (f) Any other relevant factors. my expenses related to inspections? (c) Incidents of noncompliance. visor. individually or collectively: or investigations on or related to the (a) Accidents and their nature. 2000] 71 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. voke your designation as operator on a fueling facilities for any helicopters we single facility or multiple facilities. we normally give you a ating performance is unacceptable? written decision. right-of. equipment that you propose to use must provide a level of safety and envi. you must promptly send a letter summarizing the location. Interior § 250. (1) The area covered under a lease. presentation to the appropriate Super- cedures or equipment? visor. § 250. you must ei- ther submit information or give an oral [65 FR 6536. operation. and In determining if your operating per- (3) All records of design. 10. and ceptable? fixtures on these areas. repairs. (c) To receive approval. and safety described in this section. and transpor. is needed. dates and hours. proval. structures. You don’t have to follow up with a written request unless the Regional orally for gas flaring. Your presentation must describe You may use alternate procedures or the site-specific application(s). Ocean Energy Bureau. Supervisor requires it. quarters.136 How will MMS determine if way. We use to regulate offshore operations.XXX 223119 . formance is unacceptable. (d) Civil penalties. may give an oral approval. within 72 hours.142 (2) Helicopter landing sites and re. (c) Request approval Give you an oral ap.133 Will MMS reimburse me for damages and their nature. will give you adequate notice and op- (b) You must make the following portunity for a review by MMS officials available for us to inspect: before imposing a disqualification. District Manager or Regional Super- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR ternate procedures or equipment. environmental § 250. (See 30 CFR 250. consider. You may Manager’s or Regional Supervisor’s apply for a departure by writing to the written approval before you can use al. (e) Failure to adhere to OCS lease ob- tation that you provide for MMS rep. Feb.) § 250. right-of-use and easement. (b) Pollution events. construc. features of the proposed procedure or (a) Any alternate procedures or equipment. It will include any condi- writing. or permit. When you We may And (a) Request approval Give you an oral ap. When you stop the approved flaring. facilities and operations. proval.142 How do I receive approval ronmental protection that equals or for departures? surpasses current MMS requirements.135 What will MMS do if my oper.140 When will I receive an oral approval? DISQUALIFICATION When you apply for MMS approval of § 250. We may approve departures to the (b) You must receive the District operating requirements. area. Upon request. my operating performance is unac- (2) All improvements. You must send us your reimbursement request SPECIAL TYPES OF APPROVALS within 90 days of the inspection. shows circumstances under which we acceptable. § 250. ligations. MMS may disapprove or re. maintenance. proval if quick action tions that we place on the oral approval. MMS will reimburse you for food. § 250. per- equipment after receiving approval as formance characteristics. and volumes of liquid hydrocarbons produced and gas flared by the ap- proved flaring. The following table If your operating performance is un. MMS will tion. subpart K.141 May I ever use alternate pro. (b) Request approval in Give you an oral ap. You must then confirm the oral request by sending us a written request orally. any activity. We will send you a written approval afterward.

the first well completed agent empowered to fulfill your obliga. signed only a number and was sus- ator. Aug. 25. or service fee listed in § 250. you and your designated operator pended temporarily at the mudline or must protect the lessor’s interests. part with your request for a change in (c) Whenever the regulations in 30 designation of operator. Each lessee must submit a new this section. as amended at 70 jointly and severally responsible for FR 49876. 2007] NAMING AND IDENTIFYING FACILITIES § 250. or a controversy develops name each predrilled well that was as- between you and your designated oper. to fulfill any of your obligations under must immediately provide the Re. Should there CFR parts 250 through 282 require the be multiple lessees. § 250. and the number used must cor- (a) You or your designated operator respond to the order in which the well may designate for the Regional Super. 28. applications. 30 CFR parts 250 through 282. the lessee.143 How do I designate an oper. Use a letter and number designation. which is subject to son actually performing the activity to only one filing fee. each lessee must submit the Designation of Operator form and the § 250. for production on Facility A would be 72 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. A.144 How do I designate a new op. was completed. tions. (b) If your Designation of Operator is (1) After a facility is installed.125 of this sub. at the surface. CB. or executed Designation of Operator form. (b) If your designated operator fails (c) You. or the ator? regulations in this part. or your designated operator. those obligations or other operational ator on your lease. (a) You must provide the Regional (b) You or your designated operator Supervisor an executed Designation of may designate for the Regional Super- Operator form (Form MMS–1123) unless visor’s approval a local agent empow- you are the only lessee and are the ered to receive notices and submit re- only person conducting lease oper.XXX 223119 . B. unless behalf and to fulfill your obligations otherwise provided in these regula- under the Act. 1999. Dec.145 How do I designate an agent the same as that of the production fa- or a local agent? cility. the lease. cilities identified in paragraph (c)(1) of ations. 72 FR 25200. quests. the regulations. all designation of lessee to meet a requirement or per- operator forms must be collected by form an action. ator may begin operations on the lease. tions under the Act. number assigned when it was drilled. you must pay the obligations under the Act. The letter used must be § 250. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. and severally responsible for fulfilling (b) This designation is authority for your obligations under the provisions the designated operator to act on your of 30 CFR parts 250 through 282. or the Regional Direc. the Re- gional Supervisor a written notifica. (a) When you are not the sole lessee. operator (if one lessee and submitted to MMS in a one has been designated). II (7–1–11 Edition) § 250. notices. the lease.150 How do I name facilities and (a) When a Designation of Operator wells in the Gulf of Mexico Region? terminates.146 Who is responsible for ful- filling leasehold obligations? Regional Supervisor must approve the designation before the designated oper. ignation except for those types of fa- ator before you may continue oper. which the requirement applies are [64 FR 72775. the Regional Supervisor (a) Assign each facility a letter des- must approve a new designated oper. lations in this part. lessee. When there is more than one mental information. any or all of your co-lessees to fulfill (d) If you change the designated oper. May 4. complying with the regulation. not necessarily the erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR visor’s approval. CA. and the per- single submittal. gional Supervisor may require you or tion of any change of address. tor may require you to designate an For example. you and your co-lessee(s) are jointly hold. AND WELLS (DOES NOT INCLUDE MODUS) erator when a designation of oper- ator terminates? § 250. re- terminated.143 30 CFR Ch. For example. and the regu. 2005. or supple- ations. the lease.

XXX 223119 . (b) You must identify singly com- son would be designated as Facility A. use the well designation. cility on a block. flowline at the wellhead. lease number individually on the well fied according to the Regional Direc. § 250. pipelines. tion is not required. EC 222B. well. downhole splitter wells. and mobile offshore stalled. identify each comple- the Alaska Region? tion in addition to the well name and Facilities will be named and identi. no sign is required. Ocean Energy Bureau. (i) List the name of the lessee or des- tached to a facility with a walkway. ignated operator. and so on. Interior § 250. and must I display? (2) When you have more than one fa. is located. (3) For subsea wells that flow individ- ually into separate pipelines. use the tion as depicted on OCS Official Pro- same designation as the facility.154 renamed Well A–1. of the helipad unless noted on the top (b) In naming multiple well caissons. then (c) In naming single well caissons. you must display an addi- named using a different letter in se. example. 73 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. area being co-developed. (ii) In the GOM OCS Region. each facility in. ing platform. artificial islands. 1 cais. For example. a different letter in sequential order. both helicopter and boat traffic.10 as A–10. The sign must use at least 3- cility on multiple blocks in a local inch letters and figures. of the helipad. must be named using a legible condition. and mul- § 250. use a letter des. facility. (iii) In the Pacific OCS Region. 2000. (1) You must display an identifica- For example. the second would be § 250. list the Well No. tional identification sign that is visible quential order with the block number from the air. waterline on at least one side of the (3) When you have more than one fa- platform. that flow into a common pipeline or tor requires it. The sign must use at corresponding to the block on which least 12-inch letters and figures and the platform is located. EC 222A. affix the § 250. and duction equipment. the Well No. If this sign is visible to you must assign a letter designation. lows: (3) Your identification sign must: (1) For single well caissons not at. or mobile letter plus number designation for the offshore drilling unit. EC tion sign that can be viewed from the 222C. For example. list and the lease number on which the facility (3) For single well caissons with pro. and not bridge-connected to drilling units with a sign maintained in another facility. For example. 1. required sign on the pipeline or surface ing facility or well? flowline dedicated to that subsea well You do not have to rename facilities at a convenient location on the receiv- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR installed and wells drilled before Janu. (a) You must identify all facilities. must also display the weight capacity EC 221A. pleted wells and multiple completions and the well would be Well A–1. area designation or abbreviation and (2) For single well caissons attached the block number of the facility loca- to a facility with a walkway. ignation for the facility name and a structure. EC 222B and EC 223C. For multiple subsea wells ary 27.152 How do I name facilities in tilateral wells. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. For traction Diagrams or leasing maps.151 How do I name facilities in list the lease number and well number the Pacific Region? on the wellhead or on a sign affixed to The operator assigns a name to the the wellhead. artificial island. each facility installed and not connected with a (2) When helicopter landing facilities walkway to another facility should be are present.154 What identification signs Well A–2. (iv) List the name of the platform. and tor’s directions.153 Do I have to rename an exist. (2) For wells with multiple comple- tions. the sign in paragraph (a)(1) of this sec- you must use certain criteria as fol. rename Well No. unless the Regional Direc. as follows: (1) For each singly completed well.

Then. or for mul. easement after January 12. (a) Details of the proposed uses and (i) Late payments. or installation (b) You must exercise the right-of. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. (g) If you meet either of the condi- ulations of this part. and (d) If you apply for a right-of-use and what requirements must I meet? easement on a leased area.35 (Qualification of les. (g)(2) of this section on an annual [64 FR 72775. may initiate cancellation of the right- ments required by paragraph (g)(1) and of-use grant and easement. artificial islands. (h) You may make the rental pay. and and easement to construct and main. first payment electronically through Aug.. 12. and nently or temporarily attached to the installations and other devices at an seabed. 28. for a 5-year period. and production activities (2) You ask MMS to modify your or other operations on or off lease. 2007. 69 FR 29433. (2) Your right-of-use and easement site is located in water You must pay a rental of $7. imum of $675 per year. if you meet these re. and 74 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. and quirements: (e) You must receive MMS approval (a) You must need the right-of-use for all platforms. that are: required by paragraph (g) of this sec- (1) Permanently or temporarily at. The area subject to annual rental includes the areal extent of anchor chains. or right-of-use and easement to change (3) Used for other purposes approved the footprint of the associated plat- by MMS. use and easement according to the reg. 2008] Pay. tions in paragraph (f) of this section. tion if: tached to the seabed. Dec. installations and other devices perma- tain platforms. 25. pipeline risers.gov confirmation receipt page § 250. Dec. OCS site other than an OCS lease you (f) You must pay a rental amount as own. right-of-use and easement. or development.160 30 CFR Ch.160 When will MMS grant me a meet bonding requirements. May 4. 1999. in accordance with (b) A description of all facilities for the provisions found in 30 CFR 218.XXX 223119 ... or installation or device. If which you are seeking authorization. and (1) You obtain a right-of-use and (2) Used for conducting exploration. and other equipment associated with the platform. you must MMS may grant you a right-of-use notify the lessee and give her/him an and easement on leased and unleased opportunity to comment on your appli- lands on the OCS.. pipeline risers.54. You must make all subse. form. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR you fail to make a payment that is late (c) A map or plat describing primary after written notice from MMS. May 24. artificial island. and other equipment associated with the platform. 73 FR 49948. as shown in the following table: If. special rights of use that you may paid amounts from the date the need. (1) Your right-of-use and easement site is located in water You must pay a rental of $5 per acre per year with a minimum depths of less than 200 meters. establish a regional Company File as required by MMS.161 What else must I submit with with your right-of-use and easement my application? application. (c) You must meet the requirements you must pay a rental amount to MMS at 30 CFR 256. FR 69311. § 250. in- stallation or device. tiples of 5 years. With your application. 2003. cation. artificial island. MMS and alternate project locations. and must § 250. as amended at 68 basis. The area subject to annual rental includes the areal extent of anchor chains.gov and you must include a copy of the Pay.50 per acre per year with a min- depths of 200 meters or greater. You must make the 2004. 72 FR 25200. you must de- quent payments before the respective scribe the proposed use giving: time periods begin. or device. 2004. An interest charge activities including access needs and will be assessed on unpaid and under. of $450 per year. artificial island. II (7–1–11 Edition) RIGHT-OF-USE AND EASEMENT sees). artificial islands. amounts are due.

Interior § 250. and (e)). artificial island. vice to explore for. and annually after erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR that. (SOP).000) § 250. You must only use the surety bond must I have for a right- of-use and easement? right-of-use and easement for the pur- pose that the grant specifies. 25200.e. (d). Apr. a platform. as amended at 72 FR on a lease.163 If I have a State lease. This addi- easement? tional surety: (1) Must be in the form of a supple- (a) MMS may grant a lessee of a mental bond or bonds meeting the re- State lease located adjacent to or ac.165 If I have a State lease. (b) The Regional Director may re- the right-of-use and easement for the quire additional security from you (i. and easement. in ad. suspensions are la- subject to MMS regulations. develop. and SUSPENSIONS produce oil and gas from the adjacent or accessible State lease and for other § 250. All future (a) Before MMS issues you a right-of- lessees of that portion of the OCS on use and easement on the OCS. quirements of 30 CFR 256. tion be suspended? (a) You may request approval of a § 250. from the seafloor of the right-of-use stallation). easement. (b) The first year’s rental as specified nation of any lease on which it is in § 250. or in. 30 CFR beled either Suspensions of Operations parts 250 through 282.180(b). (b) Depending on the nature of the of-use and easement’’ in this subpart is suspended activity. use and easement under this paragraph (2) Covers additional costs and liabil- to enable a State lessee to conduct and ities for regulatory compliance. May 29. and use and easement after the termi. an annual rental payment.169 (d) A schedule for constructing any § 250. includ- maintain a device that is permanently ing well abandonment. platform and or temporarily attached to the seabed structure removal.. what new facilities. purpose that the grant specifies. anticipated production use and easement? rates.164 If I have a State lease.166 If I have a State lease. what conditions apply for a right-of-use suspension. and productive life of existing When you apply for a right-of-use and production facilities.XXX 223119 . you must pay to MMS.000. or the Regional Supervisor and easement? may direct a suspension (Directed Sus- pension). bond. in the coverage of an existing surety (b) MMS will only grant a right-of. The lessee must use the de. will to cover additional costs and liabilities MMS grant me a right-of-use and for regulatory compliance. ified in § 250. (b) For the whole or fraction of the § 250. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. rector prescribes.169 What effect does suspension have on my lease? first calendar year. 2007] cise the right-of-use and easement after the lease on which it is situated § 250. 1988. May 4. you may continue to exer. granted under the heading of ‘‘Right. you which your right-of-use and easement must furnish the Regional Director a is situated must continue to recognize surety bond for $500.54 (General cessible from the OCS a right-of-use requirements for bonds) or an increase and easement on the OCS. drilling or completing fees do I have to pay for a right-of- any wells.162 May I continue my right-of.e. you must pay: (a) A nonrefundable filing fee as spec- § 250.125. security above the prescribed $500. and any terms (SOO) or Suspensions of Production and conditions that the Regional Di. 1.160(g). Ocean Energy Bureau. for all or any part of a lease (a) A right-of-use and easement or unit area. The extension is equal to the 75 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. situated? [53 FR 10690.168 May operations or produc- operations related to these activities. term of a lease (see § 250. (a) A suspension may extend the vance. 1998. and site clearance (i. Redesignated at 63 If your right-of-use and easement is FR 29479.. what terminates.

Redesignated at 63 The Regional Supervisor may grant FR 29479. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR is in the national interest. tion equipment. (a) The justification for the suspen- sion including the length of suspension § 250. § 250. or human (c) An SOP ends automatically when environment. administrative or judicial challenges or appeals. threat to life (including fish and other (b) An SOO ends automatically when aquatic life). plicable law. 2007] the following circumstances: (a) When necessary to comply with § 250. § 250. or 250. or pro- riod following the last leaseholding op. The Regional Supervisor dinate delays encountered in obtaining will notify you of the reasons for ter. any mineral de- the suspended operation commences. because of: [70 FR 49876.174 When may the Regional Su- requested.e. irreparable.) ends as specified in the letter directing (c) When necessary for the installa- the suspension. The Regional Supervisor may direct and MMS must receive the request be.170 How long does a suspension judicial decrees prohibiting any activi- last? ties or the permitting of those activi- (a) MMS may issue suspensions for ties. and extend the term of a lease when the Re. fect. sion when the Regional Supervisor de.125 of gional Supervisor directs a suspension this subpart. 1988. (d) A commitment to production (b) A Directed Suspension does not (SOP only).177(a).116. (See (d) A Directed Suspension normally § 250. as amended at 72 FR or direct an SOO or SOP under any of 25200. vision of a lease or permit. or immediate may grant consecutive suspension peri. sion will be the effective date required gional Supervisor will set the length of by the action of the court. a suspension when: fore the end of the lease term (i. or direct an SOP when the suspension toration of the suspended activity. This would include a ods.172 When may the Regional Su- of the lease or governing statutes and pervisor grant or direct an SOO or regulations. property. coastal. order. (b) The suspension is in the interest sion). SOP? [53 FR 10690. or (2) A willful violation of a provision § 250. end of the 180-day pe. posit. 1998. Your request must include: of national security or defense. 1. be producible according to §§ 250.. including mination and the effective date.173 When may the Regional Su- You must submit your request for a pervisor direct an SOO or SOP? suspension to the Regional Supervisor. May 4. May 29.170 30 CFR Ch. Aug. The Re. The effective date of the suspen- up to 5 years per suspension.1603 (SOP only). 2005] (1) Gross negligence. or that other lease conditions warrant (e) When necessary to allow for inor- termination. and end of a current suspen. or the marine. (d) When necessary to carry out the termines the circumstances that justi.115. pervisor grant or direct an SOP? (b) A reasonable schedule of work The Regional Supervisor may grant leading to the commencement or res. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. (b) of this section. end (a) You failed to comply with an ap- of primary term. except as provided in paragraph 250. or eration. required permits or consents. MMS may require you to production begins. Apr. tion of safety or environmental protec- (e) MMS may terminate any suspen.171 How do I request a suspen- sion? § 250. (e) The service fee listed in § 250. 25. regulation.XXX 223119 . MMS serious. the suspension based on the conditions (b) When activities pose a threat of of the individual case involved. do a site-specific study. and it is (c) A statement that a well has been necessary because the suspension will drilled on the lease and determined to meet one of the following criteria: 76 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. II (7–1–11 Edition) length of time the suspension is in ef. harm or damage. requirements of NEPA or to conduct an fied the suspension no longer exist or environmental analysis.

or interpret new velop a lease. tion. and below 25. or struct and install production facilities. Interior § 250.XXX 223119 .000 feet true vertical depth § 250. (iii) drill into the potential hydro- (b) It will allow you time to obtain carbon-bearing formation identified as adequate transportation facilities. and (2) Before the end of the third year of (ii) Includes full 3–D depth migration the primary term.175 (a) It will allow you to properly de. stratigraphic trap. tation of the geophysical information (ii) That all or a portion of a poten. or reasons beyond your control.000 feet TVD SS. over the entire lease area. Ocean Energy Bureau. potential hydrocarbon-bearing forma- ment to drill within 5 years. including time to con. or drilling rig delays. geophysical data or information. tion lies below 25. (ii) acquire. dents. (i) Complete current processing or in- (3) The interpreted geophysical infor- terpretation of existing geophysical mation required under paragraph (b)(2) of this section must include full 3-D data or information. 77 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. or with a (i) Indicates that all or a portion of a primary term of 8 years with a require. or (5) You demonstrate that additional (iii) Drill a well below 25. depth migration beneath the salt sheet (ii) Acquire. You must show that you are making an (c) The Regional Supervisor may effort to enter into the contract(s). and interpreted geophysical informa. you have conducted or are conducting tion that indicates: additional data processing or interpre- (i) The presence of a salt sheet. such as (ii) 8 years with a requirement to unexpected weather. or interpret new and over the entire lease area. or sulphur. or grant an SOO to conduct additional ge- (d) It will avoid continued operations ological and geophysical data analysis that would result in premature aban. with the objective of identifying a po- tial hydrocarbon-bearing formation tential hydrocarbon-bearing geologic may lie beneath or adjacent to the salt structure or stratigraphic trap lying sheet. below 25. process. identified in with the objective of identifying a po.000 feet TVD SS. you or your prede. time is necessary to: carbon-bearing formation. paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) of this sec- tential hydrocarbon-bearing formation. below the datum at mean sea level pervisor grant an SOO? (TVD SS) when all of the following conditions are met: (a) The Regional Supervisor may (1) The lease was issued with a pri- grant an SOO when necessary to allow mary lease term of: you time to begin drilling or other op- erations when you are prevented by (i) 5 years. this section.000 feet TVD time is necessary to: SS into the geologic structure or strat- igraphic trap identified as a result of erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (i) complete current processing or in- terpretation of existing geophysical the activities conducted in paragraphs data or information. you or your prede- grant an SOO when all of the following cessor in interest must have acquired conditions are met: and interpreted geophysical informa- (1) The lease was issued with a pri. (iii) The salt sheet interferes with (4) You demonstrate that additional identification of the potential hydro. that may lead to the drilling of a well donment of a producing well(s). a result of the activities conducted in (c) It will allow you time to enter a paragraphs (b)(2). drill within 5 years. process. cessor in interest must have acquired (3) Before requesting the suspension. unavoidable acci. (2) Before the end of the fifth year of (b) The Regional Supervisor may the primary term. and (b)(5) of sales contract for oil. (b)(4). gas. geophysical or geological data or infor- (4) Before requesting the suspension. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. tion that: mary lease term of 5 years. mation that would affect the decision you have conducted or are conducting to drill the same geologic structure or additional data processing or interpre. as determined by tation of the geophysical information the Regional Supervisor.175 When may the Regional Su.

175 before the end (b) Submit a revised Exploration of the 180th day after you stop oper- Plan (including any required miti.154. 250. or 250. and the available mitigation during the last 180 days of your pri- measures. your lease will expire (ii) To determine any actions that unless you resume operations or re- you must take to mitigate or avoid any ceive an SOO or an SOP from the Re- damage to the environment. ever production begins initially.174. your lease will expire (3) You must pay for the study unless unless you either resume operations or you request. 250. AND LEASE CAN- CELLATIONS [64 FR 72775. or production in prove or prescribe the scope for any paying quantities. and (c)(4)(i) and (ii) of this PRIMARY LEASE REQUIREMENTS. as amended at 67 FR 44360. § 250. the term operations means.176 Does a suspension affect my (a) If your lease is in its primary royalty payment? term: (1) You must submit a report to the A directed suspension may affect the District Manager according to para- payment of rental or royalties for the graphs (h) and (i) of this section when- lease as provided in § 218. 28. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. ations. for each year or part of (6) The Regional Supervisor will use the year during which your lease con- the results of the study and any other tinues in force beyond the end of the information that becomes available: primary lease term. gating measures). 72 FR 25200. TERM EXTENSIONS. receive an SOO or an SOP from the Re- visor agrees to arrange. (c) If you extend your lease term (5) MMS will make the results avail. life. 1999. and on a lease that has continued beyond its primary term. under paragraph (b) of this section. and the Regional Super. The re- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR Operations Coordination Document ac. 180 days of the primary term. 2002. cause of the hazard. LEASE section. July 2. ing. to resume operations on a lease contin- quired mitigating measures). If MMS grants or directs a suspen. In allowing additional 78 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. another party.172. the potential dam- (b) If you stop conducting operations age.175 before the end (4) You must furnish copies and re. or gional Supervisor under § 250.172. payment by gional Supervisor under §§ 250. 250. subpart B. Dec. ations. and ments may the Regional Supervisor whenever production resumes during order for a suspension? the last 180 days of the primary term. 250. (i) To decide if the suspension can be (d) If you stop conducting operations lifted. when- ever production ceases during the last § 250. (c)(3). well-reworking. property. § 250. The objective of the site-specific study that you perform. Dec.173.177 What additional require. (e) You may ask the Regional Super- (c) Submit a revised Development visor to allow you more than 180 days and Production Plan (including any re.180 What am I required to do to 2005.174. May 4. (2) Your lease expires at the end of sion under paragraph § 250. of the 180th day after you stop oper- sults of the study to the Regional Su.176 30 CFR Ch. 2007] keep my lease term in effect? § 250. you able to other interested parties and to must pay rental or minimum royalty. For purposes of this sec- (a) Conduct a site-specific study. the operating conditions that warrant a longer period. 70 FR 74663. 16. II (7–1–11 Edition) (c)(2). quest must be in writing and explain cording to 30 CFR part 250.XXX 223119 . or ued beyond its primary term when op- (d) Submit a revised Development erating conditions warrant.173. drill- (1) The Regional Supervisor must ap. drilling or well-reworking must be to (2) The study must evaluate the establish production in paying quan- tities on the lease. the its primary term unless you are con- Regional Supervisor may require you ducting operations on your lease (see 30 to: CFR part 256). or 250. tion. the public. pervisor. as appropriate. mary lease term.172(b).

coastal.183 time. Ocean Energy Bureau. and MMS may not approve an exploration (4) A description of the operation and plan (EP) under 30 CFR part 250. the national security or defense. you must submit a to life (including fish and other aquatic report to the District Manager under life). property. and it conserves re.XXX 223119 . under this part or under 30 CFR part (f) When you begin conducting oper. pensated for cancellation? sources. prevents waste. 256. you must immediately retary extend or cancel a lease at report to the District Manager if oper.184. lease number. the unit agree.181 When may the Secretary can- termine that the longer period is in the cel my lease and when am I com- national interest. (a) Continued activity on the lease (g) If your lease is continued beyond would probably cause harm or damage its primary term. sub- pertinent dates. or to in 5 days of initial production. tion(s). or the ma- whenever production begins initially. the lease in force. termines that the proposed activities quired by paragraphs (a) and (g) of this may cause serious harm or damage to section within the following time. or whenever drilling or well-reworking operations begin before the end of the (c) The advantages of cancellation outweigh the advantages of continuing 180-day period. Interior § 250. the marine. approval. ations. or human environ- (2) Cessation of production—within 15 ment. any mineral deposits. cel a lease at the exploration stage? ment name and number. cellation. and (h) The reports required by para- (d) A suspension has been in effect for graphs (a) and (g) of this section must at least 5 years or you request termi- contain: nation of the suspension and lease can- (1) Name of lessee or operator. (j) For leases continued beyond the § 250. § 250. or human environment. life (including fish and other aquatic frames: life). whenever (b) The threat of harm or damage production resumes before the end of will not disappear or decrease to an ac- the 180-day period after having ceased. earlier time. any mineral deposits (in paragraphs (h) and (i) of this section areas leased or not leased). 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. rine.182 When may the Secretary can- (3) As appropriate.185 states beyond its primary term. ceptable extent within a reasonable pe- riod of time. prohibited for 5 years following the dis- (4) Drilling or well reworking oper.183 When may MMS or the Sec- primary term. the development and production ations do not begin before the end of stage? erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR the 180-day period. The Secretary may cancel the lease if: (3) Resumption of production—within (a) The primary lease term has not 5 days of resuming production after expired (or if the lease term has been ceasing production under paragraph extended) and exploration has been (i)(2) of this section. portunity for a hearing when: ing to paragraph (g) of this section. if the Regional Supervisor de- (i) You must submit the reports re. or ations—within 5 days of beginning and (b) You request cancellation at an completing the leaseholding oper. and block. or protects If the Secretary cancels your lease correlative rights. whenever production ceases. conditions under which you will re- mediately notify the District Manager ceive no compensation. § 250. (a) MMS may extend your lease if you submit a DPP and the Regional 79 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. (1) Initialization of production—with. Section 250. coastal. you are entitled to compensation ations on a lease that has continued under § 250. you must im. (2) The well number. part B. area. the Regional Supervisor must de. and that the proposed activity days after the first full month of zero cannot be modified to avoid the condi- production. property. The Secretary either orally or by fax or e-mail and may cancel a lease after notice and op- follow up with a written report accord.

you are entitled to receive (d) The Regional Supervisor dis- compensation under 43 U. reports as MMS requires. (ii) of the CZMA.S. (1) When the 5-year period in para. II (7–1–11 Edition) Supervisor disapproves the plan ac. Commerce does not make the finding tion.S. disapproval.184 What is the amount of com. (i) After the issue date of the lease. § 250. and the default con- When the Secretary cancels a lease tinues for 30 days after MMS mails you under §§ 250. (a) MMS disapproves a DPP because subpart B. over your reve. earlier time. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. § 250. will be equal to request. disapprove. (2) Instead of paper copies of forms (b) The excess. (b) You do not submit a DPP under 30 graph (a)(1) of this section expires. You will not receive compensation prove. and the Secretary of mit a DPP for approval or modifica.184 30 CFR Ch. including: (a) You must submit information and (i) Costs of compliance with all appli. cable regulations and operating orders. subpart B. 80 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. (ii) Liability for cleanup costs or the District Manager or Regional Su- damages. 1978. or the regulations issued pensation for lease cancellation? under the Act. 1334 approves a DPP because you fail to (a)(2)(C). subpart. approval: or both.182 or 250. INFORMATION AND REPORTING taking into account both: REQUIREMENTS (1) Anticipated revenues from the lease.XXX 223119 . 250. or less time at your fore September 18. You (1) All consideration paid for the must arrange the data on your form lease (plus interest from the date of identical to the MMS form. and terms and conditions contained on the erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (2) All your direct expenditures (plus official MMS form. and submit completed forms to. or require modifica. (1) You may obtain copies of forms and from. or both. spill. the lease. 1334(d)). from MMS for lease cancellation if: tion of the plan under 30 CFR part 250. Following the dis.C.C. and § 250. (ii) For exploration or development. subpart B or do not com- (2) If you request cancellation at an ply with the approved DPP. or (e) The Secretary forfeits and cancels claimed is the lesser of paragraph (a) or a producing lease under section 5(d) of (b) of this section: the Act (43 U. § 250.185 When is there no compensa- tion for a lease cancellation? and (3) The Regional Supervisor will ap. you may use your thereon from the date of receipt to own computer-generated forms that date of reimbursement) of: are equal in size to MMS’s forms. You must show the Director comply with the requirements of appli- that the amount of compensation cable Federal law. (a) The fair value of the cancelled rights as of the date of cancellation. in the case of an oil pervisor. you do not receive concurrence by the (b) If the Regional Supervisor has not State under section 307(c)(3)(B) (i) or approved a DPP or required you to sub. we will consider it interest from the date of payment to to contain the omitted terms and con- the date of reimbursement): ditions. if any. you may reapply for ap- proval of the same or a modified plan. erate your own form and it omits ment). the Secretary will cancel the authorized by section 307(c)(3)(B)(iii) of lease: the CZMA. If you gen- payment to the date of reimburse.183 of this a notice by overnight mail. or CFR part 250. (1) MMS will allow you to hold the (c) Compensation for leases issued be- lease for 5 years. you fail to comply with the Act.181. the amount specified in paragraph (a) (2) Any time within 5 years after the of this section.186 What reporting information (2) Costs reasonably anticipated on and report forms must I submit? the lease. available from the District Manager or nues from the lease (plus interest Regional Supervisor. (c) As the lessee of a nonproducing lease. cording to the regulations in 30 CFR and part 250.

May 4. ‘‘Collision’’ means the act of a moving vessel (including an aircraft) § 250. 17. you must in. a failure of surface equipment or proce- (2) You must include all required in. damage’’ means damage severe enough pipeline right-of-way. or other permit issued by MMS. ations. 28. or equipment. striking a drilling rig or platform). 2007] $25. 2006] (b) You must provide a written report of the following incidents to the Dis- § 250. gas-freeing. you from making notifications and re. including. from public disclosure under § 250. [64 FR 72775. (3) All losses of well control. 1999. and transfer. more days away from work or one or cidents to the District Manager imme. (3) All incidents that require oper- uation of the injured person(s) from the ations personnel on the facility to mus- facility to shore or to another offshore ter for evacuation for reasons not re- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR facility.188(a) and (b) to the District ‘‘Property or equipment damage’’ Manager. are related to operations resulting (7) All incidents involving structural from the exercise of your rights under damage to an OCS facility. a boat (a) You must report all incidents list. equipment or process shutdown. Dec. as amended at 72 FR erty or equipment damage greater than 25200. other fluids. lated to weather or drills. and that demurrage. an addi. One or more days means the provide a written follow-up report injured person was not able to return (hard copy or electronically trans. (2) All injuries that require the evac. resulting 81 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. § 250. 17. tional copy of such reports.188 What incidents must I report trict Manager within 15 calendar days to MMS and when must I report after the incident: them? (1) Any injuries that result in one or (a) You must report the following in.188 (3) You may submit digital data when (i) Uncontrolled flow of formation or the Region/District is equipped to ac. 2006. It area covered by your lease. gen sulfide (H2S) gas. Apr. The flow may be to an ex- cept it.197 or (5) All reportable releases of hydro- otherwise exempt from public disclo. or (1) You must mark it Public Informa. The specific reporting re. for public information. ‘‘Structural your lease. Ocean Energy Bureau. the OCS facility. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. (8) All incidents involving crane or ports of incidents that may be required personnel/material handling oper- by other regulatory agencies.490(l). so that operations on the facility can- (c) Nothing in this subpart relieves not continue until repairs are made. or striking a porting requirements? stationary vessel or object (e. dry docking. Apr. (iii) Uncontrolled flow resulting from tion. not listed in well control’’ means: paragraph (a) of this section. right-of-use does not include the cost of salvage.187 What are MMS’ incident re.000. Redesignated at 71 (6) All collisions that result in prop- FR 19644. pipeline right-of-way. dition before the damage.190. means the cost of labor and material to quirements for these incidents are con.189 and 250. right-of-use and easement. (b) These reporting requirements but not limited to. [71 FR 19644. to work or to all of their normal duties mitted) within 15 calendar days after the day after the injury occurred. striking another vessel. (ii) Flow through a diverter. out).. Interior § 250. helicopter. except information exempt (4) All fires and explosions. posed formation (an underground blow- (b) When MMS specifies. out) or at the surface (a surface blow- clude. the incident: (2) All gas releases that initiate (1) All fatalities. dures. or permit. (d) You must report all spills of oil or (9) All incidents that damage or dis- other liquid pollutants in accordance able safety systems or equipment (in- with 30 CFR 254. formation. and easement. ed in § 250. a apply to incidents that occur on the vessel. or cleaning. ‘‘Loss of (4) All other incidents.XXX 223119 .g. as defined in sure under law or regulation. restore all affected items to their con- tained in §§ 250. cluding firefighting systems).46. more days on restricted work or job diately via oral communication.

).e. perts the panel deems necessary. drilling. 17. ceeding with no adverse parties. production. The batim transcript to be made of all oral report must contain the following in. [71 FR 19644. ative’s. (7) Operation or activity at time of (d) Any person giving testimony may erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR incident (i. where a subpoena is served. 2006] work. poenas to persons to appear and pro- (4) Lease number.e. dam. testimony. OCS area. A subpoena may not require a (5) Platform/facility name and num. II (7–1–11 Edition) in property or equipment damage (8) Description of incident. timate (in U. (b) Only panel members. and contractor rep- resentative’s name and telephone num.S.XXX 223119 . crane fees for services. The following re- quirements apply to any panel meet- [71 FR 19644. and investigation may involve panel meet- (h) Description of the incident. Apr. Apr. formation. testimony. OCS area. and workover. 17. The (g) Operation or activity at time of purpose of the investigation is to pre- incident (i.000. fication. and contractor rep. (2) Operator. 17. 2006] ings involving persons giving testi- § 250. you must submit a written re. person to attend a panel meeting held ber.189 Reporting requirements for (9) Property or equipment damage es- incidents requiring immediate noti. pipeline.. pare a public report that determines workover. (a) A person giving testimony may cation. and § 250. completion. crane. provided the communication immediately after aid. ber (if a contractor is involved in the (c) The chairperson may issue sub- incident or injury).190 Reporting requirements for mony: incidents requiring written notifi.S. report or form contains all required in- ing the injured and stabilizing the situ. or injury/fatality. and Any investigation that MMS con- block. 2006] (c) Contractor.189 30 CFR Ch. dollars).191 How does MMS conduct inci- ber (if a contractor is involved in the dent investigations? incident or injury/fatality). and vide testimony or documents at a panel block. production. (b) You may submit a report or form For an incident requiring immediate prepared for another agency in lieu of notification under § 250. lieu of oral testimony. (d) Lease number. The compensated 82 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. § 250. ation. or injury (including days away from [71 FR 19644. within 90 days after etc. drilling. The etc. Apr. name and telephone number. about an incident on a case-by-case (b) Operator.). and any ex- ative’s name and telephone number. ducts under the authority of sections (e) Platform/facility name and num. basis. restricted work or job transfer). port within 15 calendar days after the The chairperson may require a ver- incident to the District Manager. damage. request compensation for mileage. may (3) Contractor. address questions to any person giving resentative’s name and telephone num. pointed by MMS. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. Your oral communication must (c) The District Manager may require provide the following information: you to submit additional information (a) Date and time of occurrence. The chairperson also may formation: accept a sworn written statement in (1) Date and time of occurrence. and operator represent. completion. and any corrective action taken.188..C. greater than $25. have legal or other representative(s) (a) For any incident covered under present to provide advice or counsel § 250. § 250. pipeline. at a location more than 100 miles from (6) Type of incident or injury. ber. while the person is giving testimony. 1348(d)(1) and (2)) is a fact-finding pro- (f) Type of incident or injury/fatality. the panel meeting. you must the written report required by para- notify the District Manager via oral graph (a) of this section. or pipeline segment number. meeting. 22(d)(1) and (2) of the Act (43 U. the cause or causes of the incident.188(a). ings conducted by a chairperson ap- age. or pipeline segment number. and operator represent.

must: Any person may report to MMS an (1) Submit the statistics by fax or e. The initial estimate need (b) If the Regional Director deter- not be provided on the form until avail. or pipeline is damaged by a nat. [71 FR 19645. This requires further archae- equipment. 17. vestigate according to MMS proce- ation.m. license. not be adversely affected by oper- platform or other structure. dures.XXX 223119 . Ocean Energy Bureau. tion report to the Regional Director for erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR ture and piece of equipment and return review. you must: writing that your EP. you the Regional Director that an archae- must: ological resource does not exist or will (i) Name the items damaged (e. production equip. any pro- OCS Region. 2008] quake. Interior § 250. production ations.. or other natural ports changes until the damaged struc- occurrence? ture or equipment is returned to serv- (a) You must submit evacuation sta. Facility/Equip. or any provision curs. or an earth. ological investigation. minor). You must source may be present. mination of the validity. using the extent of the damage (major. When MMS receives a report them electronically in accordance with of an apparent violation. son to believe that an archaeological (b) If your facility. MMS employee detects an apparent (2) Submit the statistics on a daily violation after making an initial deter- basis by 11 a. you may submit the damage re. mines that an archaeological resource 83 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. or DPP (1) Submit an initial damage report be accompanied by an archaeological to the Regional Supervisor within 48 report.g. or port electronically in accordance with (2) Establish to the satisfaction of 30 CFR 250. issued under the Act. ther: ment Damage Report. or permit soon as possible when evacuation oc. you must ei- use Form MMS–143. In the final report. In the report. (3) Inform MMS when you resume production. of any regulation or order issued under tics by fax or e-mail. be. MMS will in- during the period of shut-in and evacu. survey equipment and techniques the dium. it to service. as conditions allow. earthquake. In lieu of submitting your statis. You apparent violations. you must pro- tistics to the Regional Supervisor for a vide the date the item was returned to natural occurrence. a tropical storm.193 Reports and investigations of duction shut-in for gas and oil. conducted by an (ii) Describe the damage and assess archaeologist and a geophysicist.192 What reports and statistics monthly and immediately whenever in- must I submit relating to a hurri.S. service. or the total figures for (a) If the Regional Director has rea- your operations in an MMS region. 2006] (2) Submit subsequent reports § 250. In lieu of sub. ice. You must submit the investiga- replace or repair each damaged struc. use Form MMS–132) as vision of a lease.194 How must I protect archae- (4) Submit the statistics either by ological resources? MMS district.. Apr.186(a)(3). cane. you may submit the Act. pipeline). such as a hurri. If the archaeological report hours after you complete your initial suggests that an archaeological re- evaluation of the damage. and Regional Director considers appro- (iii) Estimate the time it will take to priate. DOCD. District Courts allow.194 expenses must be similar to mileage ability of hardware and repair capa- and fees the U. and § 250. Statistics include facilities and rigs evacuated and the amount of pro. 30. or when an 30 CFR 250. formation submitted in previous re- cane.186(a)(3). ment. bility has been established (not to ex- ceed 30 days from your initial report). to make this and (1) Locate the site of any operation all subsequent reports. [73 FR 64545. resource may exist in the lease area. where the archaeological resource may mail. apparent violation or failure to comply mail (for activities in the MMS GOM with any provision of the Act. me. § 250. so as not to adversely affect the area mitting Form MMS–143 by fax or e. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. the Regional Director will require in ural occurrence. Oct.

that the Regional Director requests if: (a) All data and information you sub- (1) You deliver geophysical and geo. as de- duction (indicate whether or not this is first production on the lease). Dec. mit on MMS forms will be made avail- logical (G&G) data and information to erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR able to the public upon submission. 25. whichever is less. consent of the lessee. the Regional Director will no. § 250. You must: of analyzing or processing geological (a) Notify the District Manager with. Redesignated at 71 FR 23862. Director. under what cir- [71 FR 23862. (b) MMS will reimburse you for the (c) If you discover any archaeological costs of processing geophysical infor- resource while conducting operations mation (that does not include cost of in the lease or right-of-way area. and MMS will protect data and informa- OCS area and block designations.196 Reimbursements for repro. and the Regional FR 23862. 25. (b) Provide the following information § 250. information or interpreting geological in 5 working days of placing the well in or geophysical information. a production status. you data acquisition): must immediately halt operations within the area of the discovery and re. (1) If. you processed the geo- rector.XXX 223119 . and data and information will be made (5) Measured depth of the production available to the public without the interval. 2006. 28.195 30 CFR Ch. at the request of the Regional port the discovery to the Regional Di. what data and information will be duction and processing costs. tion that you submit under this part. MMS District Manager when you suc. § 250. scribed in this section. (3) The cost is at your lowest rate or fect the archaeological resource until at the lowest commercial rate estab- the Regional Director has told you how lished in the area. Apr. 2007] Director requests and retains the infor- mation. You must confirm oral notification by telefax or e-mail [64 FR 72775. Apr. 84 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. 1999. Paragraph (c) of this section describes § 250. (3) Date you placed the well on pro- and part 203 of this chapter. tor determines that the requested re- tify you immediately. Dec. 25. 28. Apr. II (7–1–11 Edition) is likely to be present in the lease area (2) MMS receives your request for re- and may be adversely affected by oper. limited inspection. (d) MMS will not reimburse you for cessfully complete or recomplete a well data acquisition costs or for the costs for production. 1999.195 What notification does MMS (c) When you request reimbursement. (2) Well number. 2006] cumstances. You must not imbursement is proper. as amended at 71 before October 1. and take any action that may adversely af. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section describe what (4) Type of production. the Re. require on the production status of you must identify reproduction and wells? processing costs separately from acqui- You must notify the appropriate sition costs. cept as specified in the following table: spect or select and retain. (2) If you collected the information under a permit that MMS issued to you [64 FR 72775.197 Data and information to be in your notification: made available to the public or for (1) Lessee or operator name. or manner other than that used in the gional Director will tell you how to normal conduct of business. 72 FR 25200. and of reproducing data and information under what circumstances. made available for limited inspection (a) MMS will reimburse you for costs without the consent of the lessee. 1985. lease number. May 4. or protect it. and in what time period. 2006] within those 5 working days. to protect the resource. imbursement and the Regional Direc- ations. If investigations determine that physical data or information in a form the resource is significant. ex- MMS for the Regional Director to in.

paragraph (b) of this section... 22...... Ocean Energy Bureau. and measured depth of wells... 2 years after the effective date of the Sensitive Reservoir In- ervoir Information Report. whichever is earlier... When the well goes on production or according to the table in Permit to Modify.. AND FINAL TVD] and Items 12 through 15... needed by affected States to make with safety or environmental protection essed geological pervisor deems it decisions under subpart B... whichever is earlier. whichever is earlier... 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. lessee..... Ana. gional Supervisor will reconsider ear- lyzed geological lier release if you satisfy him/her that information. AND MW PPG]. paragraph (b) of this section...... information.. .. formation Report. START DATE. Proc. PLUGBACK DATE. At any time .. 22 through 25 ... (4) MMS–125....... and magnetometer) to comply information.. whichever is earlier.. information... Pressure Survey Report. necessary..g. subbottom pro. postlease for a lessee’s exclusive mation. items 33 through 38 will not be released when the well goes on production unless the period of time in the table in paragraph (b) has expired. END DATE.. FINAL MD. Proc.. Test Report.... but that are not nor- If MMS will release At this time Special provisions (1) The Director determines that data Geophysical data. 60 days after MMS MMS will release the data and informa- high-resolution systems (e. 7. 15 and 17 ..... (9) MMS–137 OCS Plan Infor... When the well goes on production or according to the table in Data Report... side-scan sonar.. 21.. . Items 12. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR 85 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. ....... use... (3) MMS–124. When the well goes on production or according to the table in APD Information Sheet.XXX 223119 .. mediately available are . Supplemental Items 3... When your lease This release time applies only if the pro- Geological data. in § 252. Items providing the bottomhole When the well goes on production or according to the table in mation.. (8) MMS–133S Open Hole Boxes 7 and 8 .. paragraph (b) of this section. Items 124 through 168 . Interior § 250. 8....... Application for Items 15.. Bottomhole All items ........ 2 years after you submit it.... 2 years after the date of the survey.. paragraph (b) of this section. aging the competitive position of the essed G&G infor... OP STATUS.... (10) MMS–140.. End of Oper. paragraph (b) of this section. terminates. (1) MMS–123... ...... paragraph (b) of this section. if gional Supervisor determines it is filer. whichever is earlier.. 17.. Item 10 Fields [WELLBORE When the well goes on production or according to the table in port..... (3) Your lease is no longer in effect .. receives the data tion earlier than 60 days if the Re- etry...... Analyzed geological infor- mation.. whichever is earlier.. location. mation..197 Data and information not im- On form ....... Analyzed and information only if acquired geological infor.. (6) MMS–127.... time applies to the geophysical data mation. 13... Interpreted G&G or information... ... true vertical depth.. Application for Item 17 . (b) MMS will release lease and permit mally submitted on MMS forms.7 do not apply. Well Potential Item 101 ... Sensitive Res. MD.... Geophysical data... Excepted data will be made available . TVD.. (5) MMS–126.. Geological data. The Re- requirements. .. 16.. whichever is earlier.... paragraph (b) of this section.. (7) MMS–133 Well Activity Re..... Geological data only if release would further the na- cific scientific or research purposes for Interpreted G&G tional interest without unduly dam- the Government. When the well goes on production or according to the table in Permit to Drill. visions in this table governing high- Processed G&G resolution systems and the provisions information Inter. The release preted G&G infor. it would unduly damage your com- petitive position. How- ever.. TD DATE... the Regional Su..... ac- data and information that you submit cording to the following table: and MMS retains. (2) Data or information is collected with Geophysical data.. (2) MMS–123S. 26 When the well goes on production or according to the table in ations Report.... MMS will release data and information and information are needed for spe.. bathym.. Item 11 Fields [WELLBORE START DATE.. TD DATE. through 38.

XXX 223119 . erence the documents listed in para- (3) Ensure proper plans of develop. years after MMS tion acquired by a permit under part essed and inter. proc. but only by persons with a direct relief. ana. data is released of this part. (c) MMS may allow limited inspec... from beneath unleased land as a re... 2 years after the re. This release G&G information. 72 FR tiality.. according to §§ 250. issues the permit. (2) Make competitive reservoir deter- (a) The MMS is incorporating by ref- minations.. (7) Determine eligibility for royalty tion. Geophysical data 10 years after you This release time applies only if the pro- Processed geo. Analyzed geologi. (9) Except for high-resolution data and G&G data. mation. At any time . Mar. interest in related MMS decisions and [64 FR 72775. time applies to the geophysical data and information only if acquired postlease for a lessee’s exclusive use. amended at 71 FR 23862.. Analyzed geologi. operations. Geological data and None. sult of a well deviation that has not been approved by the District Manager or Regional Supervisor. 25. which... 2006. (5) Your lease is still in effect and within Geological data.. information. (7) Data or information is submitted on Descriptions of When the well goes Directional survey data may be re- well operations.. Interpreted in § 252. Geophysical data: 30 CFR part 203 or part 250. 2 years after the re.... If the if any portion of primary term specified in the lease is an offered lease extended under the heading of ‘‘Sus- is within 50 miles pensions’’ in this subpart... Dec. and FR 16039. graphs (e) through (k) of this section..198 30 CFR Ch.. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR ments. resolution systems and the provisions tion. and information. the primary term specified in the lease. which- ever occurs ear- lier. May 4. 50 years after MMS issues the permit..7 do not apply.7 do not apply. and the documents incorporated 86 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12... quired submittal provisions in this table governing cal information. the address and phone number (6) Make field determinations. § 250. mation obtained. Paragraphs (e) through (k) identify the (4) Promote operational safety. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.. sion applies to this provision. ment for competitive reservoirs. quired submittal cal information..197(b)(5) and (b)(6). Apr. 2006. as amended at 71 issues in specific geographic areas.. publishing organization of the docu- (5) Protect the environment. downhole loca... 30. Geo- physical informa- tion: 25 years after MMS issues the permit. II (7–1–11 Edition) If MMS will release At this time Special provisions (4) Your lease is still in effect . 28.. of G&G data and information 25200. date..198 Documents incorporated by on two or more leases. 251 are submitted by a lessee under preted G&G infor. None. submit the data visions in this table governing high- physical informa. None. on production or leased earlier to the owner of an ad- tions. (6) Your lease is in effect and beyond Geological data. (8) Data and information are obtained Any data or infor.. information released under paragraph lyzed geological information: 10 (b)(2) of this section data and informa. ever is later. These release times apply only if the the primary term specified in the lease. the exten- of a well. reference. date or 60 days high-resolution systems and the pro- after a lease sale visions in § 252. 1999. or where you may obtain these docu- ments. Redesignated and who agree in writing to its confiden. when geological jacent lease according to Subpart D and equipment. 2007] submitted under this part or part 203 of this chapter that MMS uses to: REFERENCES (1) Make unitization determinations § 250.

(b)(1)(i). struction. stitute (ANSI). (b)(1)(i). and Construction of Fixed Offshore tions in this part is that the incor. New York.html. ANSI/ASME Codes. ment is incorporated by reference. codeloflfederallregulations/ ment when MMS determines: ibrllocations. If any incorporated docu. reference at § 250. NY 10036. including dendum cited in this section.141 and 250. to or better than would be achieved by eral Register has approved the compliance with the listed edition. AISC Standards. Future amendments or revi. § 250. call 202–741–6030. http://www. incorporated by specific document incorporated by ref. Concrete Structures. porates all of a document. ATTN: Sales Department. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (1) You show that complying with the (2) ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure later edition provides a degree of pro.gov/federallregister/ out prior opportunity for public com. Building on the affected parties. The Director of the Fed. struction of Power Boilers. erwise. Ocean Energy Bureau. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. phone: 212–642–4900. Herndon. Suite 700. tions in this part calls for compliance Box 2900. you 2005 Addenda. Inc.S.C. incorporated by reference at When a section in this part incor. MI 48333–9094: http:// www.803(b)(1).org. (AISC). on the availability of this material at (2) The MMS may make the rule NARA. The entire docu. Engineers (ASME). including 87 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. cago.XXX 223119 . (f) American Institute of Steel Con- sponsible for complying with the provi. (b) The MMS incorporated each docu. When a section in this part in. sions of that entire document. (2) [Reserved] ment uses the word should. document is limited to the edition of (d) You may inspect these documents the publication that is cited in this at the Minerals Management Service. or at The MMS will publish any changes to a the National Archives and Records Ad- document in the FEDERAL REGISTER ministration (NARA).aisc. (ACI). http:// with specific portions of the listed doc. P. O. IL 60601–1802. except One East Wacker Drive. that section. Appendices. the sections noted.142.C. and erence. and Code Requirements for Reinforced Con- (ii) The MMS meets the requirements crete (ACI 318–95) and Commentary for making a rule immediately effec. (c) Under §§ 250. you are re. provided: § 250. un.1629(b)(1). resent new industry standard tech. phone: 973–882–5155: uments. phone: 703–787–1587. 553. Fairfield. 2004 Edition. (3) The effect of incorporation by ref.S.org. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. (d).901(a). 1997.org. phone: 248–848–3700: nology and do not impose undue costs (1) ACI Standard 318–95.O. erence at § 250. phone: 312–670–2400: corporates part of a document. or performance equal struction of Heating Boilers. P. (2) ACI 357R–84. www. you are (1) ANSI/AISC 360–05. Rules for Con- specific edition and supplement or ad.concrete. In each instance. it means (g) American National Standards In- must for purposes of these regulations. Box 9094. Section I.901(a). Section IV. reapproved porated document is a requirement. NJ 07007–2900. section. or go to: http:// amending the document effective with. http://www. ACI Standards. incorporated by ref- tive under 5 U. For information and amend this section. 25 West 43rd ment or specific portion by reference in Street. and all Section I Inter- may comply with a later edition of a pretations Volume 55. www. and incorporations by reference according (2) You obtain the prior written ap- to 5 U. safety. 4th Floor. 22 Law Drive. (ACI 318R–95). (d). and July 1.ansi. Specification responsible for complying with that for Structural Steel Buildings incor- part of the document as provided in porated by reference at § 250.org.asme. (1) ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure ble document is the specific edition or Vessel Code. Farmington Hill. Room 3313. and/or American Society of Mechanical less the text of the corresponding sec. Interior § 250. Vessel Code. 1984.198 by reference. Virginia 20170. sions of the document are not included. Guide for the Design erence of a document into the regula.archives. Rules for Con- tection. 381 Elden Street. the applica. (d). proval for alternative compliance from (1) Incorporation by reference of a the authorized MMS official. Chi- to the extent that section provides oth.901(a). (i) That the revisions to a document (e) American Concrete Institute result in safety improvements or rep.

incor. Product No. Section 2A—Measurement and Addenda. Guidance on Hurricane Conditions in tion. (1) API 510. Chapter 3—Tank ance and Certification of Safety and Gauging. Product tion IV Interpretations Volume 55. Product No. 852–01002. Chapter 2—Tank Cali- porated by reference at § 250. Guidance for Design of Offshore Struc. C51009. Rules for at § 250. Chapter 4—Proving 2006.803(b)(1). Standards. (d). the Gulf of Mexico. July 1.901(a). leum and Petroleum Products. § 250.1629(b)(1). incorporated by reference at (7) ANSI Z88. 2005 bration.1002(a). § 250. reaffirmed. H. incor- (3) API Bulletin 2INT–EX. § 250. H04042.901(a). Flanges and Flanged Fittings incor. February 1995. Second Edi- (RP). and all Sec. First Edition. February 2005. 2. and all Sec. by reference at § 250. at § 250. tice for Level Measurement of Liquid (h) American Petroleum Institute Hydrocarbons in Stationary Tanks by (API). Pipe § 250. Repair. Section 1A—Standard Prac- Pollution Prevention Equipment Used tice for the Manual Gauging of Petro- in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations. Order No. (b)(1)(i). L.org. G2EXINT. July 1. Offshore Structures for Hurricane Con. Interim turers Data Report Forms. (9) API MPMS.XXX 223119 . Product No.1629(b)(1). (f)(1). (7) API MPMS. in. June (11) API MPMS. Section VIII. (6) API MPMS. DC 20005–4070.1202(l)(4).803(b)(1). Chapter 3—Tank tection. incorporated by (6) ANSI/ASME SPPE–1–1994 and reference at § 250. lary. § 250. Product No. phone: 202–682–8000: Systems. incorporated Systems.1202(a)(3). Order No.1629(b)(1).1202(l)(4). (b)(1)(i). incorporated by reference Vessel Code. 5. Section 2—Displacement by reference at § 250. (d). incorporated by reference at Method.901(a). 2007. Second corporated by reference at Edition. incorporated by (2) API Bulletin 2INT–DG. incorporated by reference at. and Provers. Divi. C. Washington. Product No. May 1998. http:// (10) API MPMS.1201. 6. Third Edition.198 30 CFR Ch. Product No. § 250. Pressure Vessel Inspec. Chapter 4—Proving www. 2004 Edition. August 2005. (d). Gas right Cylindrical Tanks Using the Opti- Transmission and Distribution Piping cal Reference Line Method. Section 5—Master-Meter 88 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. 2007. 2005 Addenda. December § 250. § 250. and Non-manda. Section 1B—Standard Prac- § 250. No. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR Guidance for Assessment of Existing (f)(1). and reaffirmed February 2007. No. First Edi- Systems incorporated by reference at tion. reaffirmed. March 1989. Second Edition. and (5) API MPMS. Systems. and the Guide to Manufac.1202(l)(4). Chapter 1—Vocabu- § 250. Gauging. Interim porated by reference at § 250. May Systems. § 250. Rat. Down. Manual of Pe. tional Standard for Respiratory Pro. May 2007. K. and Alteration. incorporated by reference at (4) ANSI/ASME B 16. (f)(1). H301A02. stream Segment. (b)(1)(i). 1220 L Street. American Na.1002(b)(2). II (7–1–11 Edition) Appendices 1.1202(a)(3). tion. and M. Section 4—Tank Provers.806(a)(2)(i). incorporated (MPMS) chapters. (b)(1)(i). H04023. D. incorporated by ref- corporated by reference at erence at § 250. I. API Recommended Practices Automatic Tank Gauging. July 1994. Calibration of Upright Cylindrical tion VIII Interpretations Volumes 54 Tanks by the Manual Tank Strapping and 55.803(b)(1). E. H30023. Section 1—Introduction. incorporated by reference ing. in. (j)(13)(ii). § 250.1202(l)(4). Third Edition.8–2003. Chapter 4—Proving tures for Hurricane Conditions.2–1992. H301B2.5–2003. October troleum Measurement Standards 2006. Chapter 2—Tank Cali- sions 1 and 2. G2DGINT. incorporated by reference at tory Appendices B.. Construction of Pressure Vessels. May 2007. G2INTMET.1202(a)(3). F. NW. reaffirmed porated by reference at § 250. November 2005. 3. Interim reference at § 250.api. SPPE–1d–1996 Addenda. Specs. Quality Assur. 2004 Edi. Chapter 4—Proving ditions. Ninth Edition. (13) API MPMS. Divisions 1 and 2. bration.490(g)(4)(iv). (8) API MPMS. Order (3) ANSI/ASME Boiler and Pressure No. June 2001. H04013. Product tion Code: In-Service Inspection. (12) API MPMS. 852–022A1. (4) API Bulletin 2INT–MET. Order No. Section 2B—Calibration of Up- (5) ANSI/ASME B 31. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. September 2003. Second Edition.

Au. ber 1995. Second Edition. ture Determination.1202(a)(3). Second Edition. Second Edition. Product No. incorporated by reference Section 1—General Considerations for at § 250. (24) API MPMS. March 2007. Chapter 5—Metering. Order No. Chapter 8—Sam- Test Measures. Chapter 10—Sedi- 852–30126.1202(a)(3). (l)(4).1202(a)(3). Order (16) API MPMS. Order No. (27) API MPMS. Test Method for Water in Crude Oil by (22) API MPMS. May 1991. H08022. reaffirmed. Product No. March 2003. April 2007. Systems. pling. Chapter 10—Sedi- incorporated by reference at ment and Water. Pressure Hydrometer. Section 1—Standard No. re. incorporated by reference at troleum Products. Section 7—Metering Vis- incorporated by reference at cous Hydrocarbons. (l)(4).1202(a)(3). (f)(1). affirmed.1202(a)(3). Chapter 6—Metering Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Assemblies. drocarbons by Turbine Meters. Chapter 7—Tempera- affirmed 2003. Chapter 8—Sam- tion. Third Edition. (31) API MPMS. Product Determination. Second § 250. Second Edition. H10022. pling. sity (Specific Gravity). Product No. Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Pe- H04072. May 1991. (l)(4). Second Edition. (l)(4). Ocean Energy Bureau. September 2005. May 2000. (28) API MPMS. (23) API MPMS. (19) API MPMS. Section 2—Standard § 250. Chapter 10—Sedi- gust 2005. Section 2—Standard Liquid Meters. November 2007. at § 250. (l)(4).1202(a)(3). H04062. No. incorporated by reference Systems. (30) API MPMS. March 2006. Section 3—Standard § 250. reaffirmed 2003. Chapter 6—Metering Distillation. Test Method for Density or Relative tember 2005. reaffirmed. November Assemblies. September 2005. Relative Den- at § 250. Section 6—Pipeline Meter.198 Provers. by reference at § 250. (29) API MPMS. incorporated by reference at ment and Water. affirmed October 2005. Chapter 4—Proving No.1202(a)(3). H50502. Section 1—Standard porated by reference at § 250. Product No.1202(a)(3). H10013. H30121. (26) API MPMS. § 250. Product No. Chapter 9—Density Section 4—Accessory Equipment for Determination. (l)(4).1202(a)(3). Product No. H05044. H05035. Order No. Method. incor. Edition. incor. Product No. First Edition. Fourth Edi. porated by reference at § 250. (l)(4). Fourth Edition. incorporated by reference at leum and Petroleum Products. incorporated by Section 2—Measurement of Liquid Hy- reference at § 250.1202(a)(3). September 2005. re. Flow Measurement Pulsed-Data Trans. 2005. Product No. October 1995. drocarbons by Displacement Meters. Chapter 9—Density Third Edition. Second Edition. Interior § 250.1202(a)(3). re. December 2002.1202(a)(3). ment and Water. Octo- § 250. (f)(1). reference at § 250. April 2007. June 2001. Second Edition. leum Products by Hydrometer Method.1202(a)(3). H09022. incorporated by reference at § 250. Section 1—Standard Practice for ber 1998.XXX 223119 . Sep. June (17) API MPMS. Order No. H05023. Order No. mission Systems. of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petro- Section 3—Measurement of Liquid Hy.1202(a)(3). or API Gravity (18) API MPMS Chapter 5—Metering.1202(a)(3).1202(a)(3). Chapter 5—Metering. May 1991. Product No. reaffirmed. Second Edition. incor.1202(b)(4)(i). H04052. incorporated by reference at H09012. Test Method for Sediment in Crude (21) API MPMS. May 1999. incorporated by reference Test Method for Density.1202(a)(3). Chapter 5—Metering. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. Order No. re- Edition. Chapter 6—Metering affirmed: August 2005. Third Edition. (f)(1). February 2007. Test Method for Water and Sediment in 89 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. 2007. Density of Light Hydrocarbons by porated by reference at § 250. Assemblies. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR reaffirmed. § 250. Fifth Second Edition. H08013. Order (14) API MPMS. incorporated by tems. matic Custody Transfer (LACT) Sys. Second Edition. tion. Chapter 4—Proving reference at § 250. H07001. 852–30127. Section 1—Lease Auto. incorporated by (15) API MPMS. (20) API MPMS. incor- Section 5—Fidelity and Security of porated by reference at § 250. Measurement by Meters. reaffirmed. Decem. incorporated ing Systems. Section 2—Standard Practice for Automatic Sampling of Liquid Petro- H05014. Chapter 5—Metering. Section 6—Pulse Interpola. Section 7—Field Standard (25) API MPMS.

Section May 2008. at § 250. Product No. API Stock No. Chapter 14. Order No. Order No. § 250.1202(a)(3).2. Square-Edged Orifice Me- § 250. ters. § 250. Section 4—Deter. incorporated by reference at March 1994. Chapter 12—Calcula. ters. Third Edition. Part 1—General Equations and (33) API MPMS. Order No. Section 3— porated by reference at § 250. H10092. and Volumetric Correction Factors. pressibility Factors for Hydrocarbons: (42) API MPMS. Errata affirmed March 1997. (l)(4). reaffirmed March 2002. Com- perature. Order No. incorporated by reference at Continuous Density Measurement. Chapter 14—Natural 6A—Generalized Crude Oils and JP–4 Gas Fluids Measurement. Section 9—Standard September 1990. carbon Liquid Content for Natural Gas 852–27307. December 2002. 1972. December 1994. re- Third Edition. Square-Edged Orifice Me- API Gravity at 60 °F. (39) API MPMS. February 2006. Sec- § 250. Revised and Properties Data. incorporated by reference at Mixtures for Custody Transfer. Gas Fluids Measurement. 1996. Section porated by reference at § 250. Chapter 14—Natural reaffirmed. reaffirmed. Volume 1. (40) API MPMS.1203(b)(2).XXX 223119 . H10043. Product No. incor. (32) API MPMS.637 Relative Density (60 °F/60 °F) Standard 2172–09. (g)(1). June 2003. July 1997. Chapter 14—Natural cember 1999. incorporated by reference at Pressure for Commercial Natural Gas § 250. Part 2—Measurement Tickets. H10033. 2—Calculation of Petroleum Quantities (44) API MPMS. Chapter 10—Sedi. Chapter 11. Addendum to Section Adopted as Standard. Heating Value. Third Edition. pressibility and Theoretical Hydro- reaffirmed: December 2007. Part 2—Compressibility Factors for 1984. Second Edition. ume Correction Factors. incorporated by reference incorporated by reference at at § 250. Third ment and Water. in. 2—Calculation of Petroleum Quantities porated by reference at § 250. Order affirmed. (g)(4). 1986. 1976. incor.1202(a)(3). Revised 2. ity to API Gravity at 60 °F. § 250. Section 3— Correction of Volume to 60 °F Against Concentric.1203(b)(2).5/GPA 0.1202(a)(3). II (7–1–11 Edition) Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method (38) API MPMS. H14324. December 2002. Third § 250. Second Edition. Edition. reaffirmed January Test Method for Water in Crude Oils by 2003.1202(a)(3). Part 3—Natural Gas Applications. Relative Density. incorporated by reference JP–4 Correction of Observed API Grav. tion of Petroleum Quantities. Chapter 11—Physical tative Standard. ment and Water. 852–30350.1202(a)(3). Gas Fluids Measurement. mination of Water and/or Sediment in incorporated by reference at Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method § 250. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. Edition. by reference at § 250. incorporated Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration.198 30 CFR Ch.1203(b)(2). Chapter 14—Natural affirmed 2005.1202(a)(3). reaffirmed March 2006. (g)(2). re- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR May 1995. Third Edition. lation Requirements. reference at § 250. (43) API MPMS. Product No. April 2000. Order No. (g)(3). (Field Procedure). No. H12021. Liquids.1—Vol. 2009. H143303. First Edition. incorporated by (35) API MPMS. August 1992. re. reaffirmed.350–0. Second Edition. Gas Fluids Measurement. Product No. Section 6— H27308.1203(b)(2).2—Com. Liquefied Petroleum Gas Measure- Part 1—Introduction. Order Table 5A—Generalized Crude Oils and No. Section 8— and Volumetric Correction Factors. 90 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. (37) API MPMS. H14082. H27000. Adopted as Ten- (36) API MPMS. ond Edition. H12223. Chapter 11. April 1991. October 1986. incor- tion of Petroleum Quantities. First Edition.1203(b)(2). Concentric.1202(a)(3).1202(a)(3). (g)(1). ment. Fourth Edition. Chapter 12—Calcula- (Laboratory Procedure). Chapter 14—Natural Using Dynamic Measurement Methods Gas Fluids Measurement. (g)(2). Order No. (l)(4). Calculation of Gross and ¥50 °F to 140 °F Metering Tem. API Standard ters. Hydrocarbons. H30346. De. February 2009. Product No. Part 2—Specification and Instal- (34) API MPMS. Second Edition. Using Dynamic Measurement Methods (l)(4). Correlation of Vapor H140503.1203(b)(2). Uncertainty Guidelines. Section 3— corporated by reference at Concentric. Chapter 10—Sedi. and Table (41) API MPMS. 2540. Square-Edged Orifice Me- (l)(4). January 2009. March 2006. August 1980.

(d). Seventh Edition. systems—Design. Zone 0.804(a). (54) API RP 2T. RP for Planning.901(a). July 2008. § 250. reaffirmed. Manufacture. (d).114(c). Recommended 2005. December 2000.920(a). incorporated by reference (52) API RP 2SK. No. March 2001. In-Service Inspection (57) API RP 14E. Valve Systems.802(b).901(a). Fifth Edition. First Edition. Practice for Design. § 250. porated by reference at § 250. Order No. Errata ation and redress. April 2008. Section 1—Electronic Gas § 250. ing Structures.908(a). (b)(4)(v). (50) API RP 2I. incorporated by reference at rata and Supplement 2.1630(a).198 (45) API MPMS.1628(c). Sixth Edi- C14C07. Product No. First Edition. September 2005. of Stationkeeping Systems for Float.1004(b)(9). § 250. Measurement. May 2007. Recommended Prac- ber 2006. March 2001. G02T02. Repair 852–30730. Order No. Chapter 21—Flow ond Edition. § 250. (56) API RP 14C. June 2009. tenance of Offshore Cranes. October (59) API RP 14FZ. reaffirmed. § 250. § 250. October (47) API RP 2A–WSD.901(a). Division 1 and Division 2 Loca- § 250.125(a). § 250. § 250. tice for Planning. tion. Addendum. (f). (e)(2). reaffirmed Octo. (d)(2). Order No.800(b)(3). Design. Recommended Prac- of Mooring Hardware for Floating tice for Design and Installation of Off- Structures. G02D06. § 250. Chapter 20—Section incorporated by reference at 1—Allocation Measurement. Product No. (d). porated by reference at § 250. incor. and Maintenance of Syn.1203(b)(4). G02SM1. reaffirmed: erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR thetic Fiber Ropes for Offshore Moor. Installation. § 250.804(a)(1)(i). Product No. incorporated by tems.901(a). Production Systems.1002(b)(5). and Testing of Basic Surface Safety § 250. (b)(9)(v). Tension-Leg Platforms (TLPs). Product No. Systems for Offshore Production Plat- (e). structing Tension Leg Platforms.919(b)(2). September 1993. incorporated by reference at Class I. tions.803(b)(9)(v). (d). September 2001. incorporated by reference at and Operation of Subsurface Safety § 250. Order No. (d). July 2005.1629(b)(4)(v). § 250. re- reference at § 250. affirmed.803(b)(9)(v). Design and Analysis at § 250. Designing. Recommended Prac- 1993. (a)(6). G2FPS1. May 2008. December 2002.114(c). § 250. § 250. leum Facilities for Unclassified and G02RD1. Sec- (46) API MPMS. Fifth Edition.901(a). August (55) API RP 14B.802(e)(3). and Supplement 1. (d). in- § 250.108(a).801(e)(4). Order No. Errata. incor. Product § 250. (c)(2). 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. § 250. Third Edition. tice for Design. Ocean Energy Bureau. (d)(3). Practice for Planning. industries—Subsurface safety valve forms—Working Stress Design. In. incorporated by reference at Practice for Design of Risers for Float. October 2007. § 250. oper- ty-first Edition. Twen. Installation. May 2007. G14FZ1. March 2007. GX14B05.1628(b)(2).1002(d). re- (48) API RP 2D. installation. Recommended for Unclassified and Class I. First Edition.803(a).1629(b)(4)(v). (49) API RP 2FPS. (d). incorporated by reference at tion. 852–30701. Product No.1629(b)(2). Recommended 2005. G02I03. and Con- porated by reference at § 250. (b)(5)(i). (d). June 1998. (b)(7). Interior § 250. § 250. First Edi- stallation. G2AWSD. (b). Design. First Edi. and Constructing Floating § 250. Zone 1 and Zone 2 Locations. Errata and Supplement 3. forms. Recommended Prac- Product No. Designing. § 250. incorporated by reference at ing Systems. Er.XXX 223119 . § 250. Recommended 07185. Installation. ing Production Systems (FPSs) and (58) API RP 14F. 91 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. October 1991. incorporated by tice for Analysis. incorporated by reference at Electrical Systems for Fixed and § 250. Operation and Main- affirmed: March 2007. dum. tion. Practice for Design and Installation of G2SK03. March 2007.800(b)(2). also available as ISO 10417: 2004. Fifth Edition. Adden. § 250.292(j). (b)(4). August 1997. shore Production Platform Piping Sys- Product No.901(a). § 250. March 2001. § 250.901(a). Third Edition. (c). Measurement Using Electronic Meter. incor- ing. First and Maintenance of Electrical Systems Edition. G14F05. Order No. Designing and (Identical) Petroleum and natural gas Constructing Fixed Offshore Plat. reference at § 250.1202(k)(1). (b)(2)(i). May for Fixed and Floating Offshore Petro- 2006. 811– (51) API RP 2RD. Product No. Floating Offshore Petroleum Facilities (53) API RP 2SM. corporated by reference at § 250.

§ 250.198 30 CFR Ch. II (7–1–11 Edition)

(60) API RP 14G, Recommended Prac- crustation, Second Edition, August
tice for Fire Prevention and Control on 1993; reaffirmed November 2003, Order
Fixed Open-type Offshore Production No. H25560; incorporated by reference
Platforms, Fourth Edition, April 2007; at § 250.1202(l)(4);
Product No. G14G04; incorporated by (68) ANSI/API Spec. Q1, Specification
reference at § 250.803(b)(8), (b)(9)(v); for Quality Programs for the Petro-
§ 250.1629(b)(3), (b)(4)(v); leum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas
(61) API RP 14H, Recommended Prac- Industry, ISO TS 29001:2007 (Identical),
tice for Installation, Maintenance and Petroleum, petrochemical and natural
Repair of Surface Safety Valves and gas industries—Sector specific require-
Underwater Safety Valves Offshore, ments—Requirements for product and
Fifth Edition, August 2007, Product No. service supply organizations, Eighth
G14H05; incorporated by reference at Edition, December 2007, Effective Date:
§ 250.802(d); § 250.804(a)(5); June 15, 2008, Product No. GXQ108; in-
(62) API RP 14J, Recommended Prac- corporated by reference at
tice for Design and Hazards Analysis § 250.806(a)(2)(ii);
for Offshore Production Facilities, Sec- (69) API Spec. 2C, Specification for
ond Edition, May 2001; reaffirmed: Offshore Pedestal Mounted Cranes,
March 2007; Product No. G14J02; incor- Sixth Edition, March 2004, Effective
porated by reference at § 250.800(b)(1); Date: September 2004, Product No.
§ 250.901(a)(14); G02C06; incorporated by reference at
(63) API RP 53, Recommended Prac- § 250.108(c), (d);
tices for Blowout Prevention Equip- (70) ANSI/API Spec. 6A, Specification
ment Systems for Drilling Wells, Third for Wellhead and Christmas Tree
Edition, March 1997; reaffirmed Sep- Equipment, Nineteenth Edition, July
tember 2004, Order No. G53003; incor- 2004; Effective Date: February 1, 2005;
porated by reference at § 250.442(c); Contains API Monogram Annex as Part
§ 250.446(a); § 250.516(g)(1); § 250.516(h); of U.S. National Adoption; ISO
and § 250.617(a)(1), and (b); 10423:2003 (Modified), Petroleum and
(64) API RP 65, Recommended Prac- natural gas industries—Drilling and
tice for Cementing Shallow Water Flow production equipment—Wellhead and
Zones in Deepwater Wells, First Edi- Christmas tree equipment; Errata 1,
tion, September 2002, Product No. September 2004, Errata 2, April 2005,
G56001; incorporated by reference at Errata 3, June 2006, Errata 4, August
§ 250.415(e); 2007, Errata 5, May 2009; Addendum 1,
(65) API RP 500, Recommended Prac- February 2008; Addendum 2, 3, and 4,
tice for Classification of Locations for December 2008; Product No. GX06A19;
Electrical Installations at Petroleum incorporated by reference at
Facilities Classified as Class I, Division § 250.806(a)(3); § 250.1002(b)(1), (b)(2);
1 and Division 2, Second Edition, No- (71) API Spec. 6AV1, Specification for
vember 1997; reaffirmed November 2002, Verification Test of Wellhead Surface
Product No. C50002; incorporated by Safety Valves and Underwater Safety
reference at § 250.114(a); § 250.459; Valves for Offshore Service, First Edi-
§ 250.802(e)(4)(i); § 250.803(b)(9)(i); tion, February 1, 1996; reaffirmed Janu-
§ 250.1628(b)(3), (d)(4)(i); ary 2003, Order No. G06AV1; incor-
§ 250.1629(b)(4)(i); porated by reference at § 250.806(a)(3);
(66) API RP 505, Recommended Prac- (72) ANSI/API Spec. 6D, Specification
tice for Classification of Locations for for Pipeline Valves, Twenty-third Edi-
Electrical Installations at Petroleum tion, April 2008; Effective Date: October
Facilities Classified as Class I, Zone 0, 1, 2008, Errata 1, June 2008; Errata 2,
Zone 1, and Zone 2, First Edition, No- November 2008; Errata 3, February 2009;
vember 1997; reaffirmed November 2002, Addendum 1, October 2009; Contains
Order No. C50501; incorporated by ref- API Monogram Annex as Part of U.S.
erence at § 250.114(a); § 250.459; National Adoption; ISO 14313:2007
§ 250.802(e)(4)(i); § 250.803(b)(9)(i); (Identical), Petroleum and natural gas
§ 250.1628(b)(3), (d)(4)(i); industries—Pipeline transportation
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§ 250.1629(b)(4)(i); systems—Pipeline valves; Product No.
(67) API RP 2556, Recommended Prac- GX6D23; incorporated by reference at
tice for Correcting Gauge Tables for In- § 250.1002(b)(1);

92

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Ocean Energy Bureau, Interior § 250.198

(73) ANSI/API Spec. 14A, Specifica- 100 Bar Harbor Drive, P. O. Box C700,
tion for Subsurface Safety Valve West Conshohocken, PA 19428–2959;
Equipment, Eleventh Edition, October http://www.astm.org; phone: 610–832–9500:
2005, Effective Date: May 1, 2006; also (1) ASTM Standard C 33–07, approved
available as ISO 10432:2004, Product No. December 15, 2007, Standard Specifica-
GX14A11; incorporated by reference at tion for Concrete Aggregates; incor-
§ 250.806(a)(3); porated by reference at § 250.901(a), (d);
(74) ANSI/API Spec. 17J, Specifica- (2) ASTM Standard C 94/C 94M–07, ap-
tion for Unbonded Flexible Pipe, Third proved January 1, 2007, Standard Speci-
Edition, July 2008; Effective Date: Jan- fication for Ready-Mixed Concrete; in-
uary 1, 2009, Contains API Monogram corporated by reference at § 250.901(a),
Annex as Part of U.S. National Adop- (d);
tion; ISO 13628–2:2006 (Identical), Petro- (3) ASTM Standard C 150–07, approved
leum and natural gas industries—De- May 1, 2007, Standard Specification for
sign and operation of subsea produc- Portland Cement; incorporated by ref-
tion systems—Part 2: Unbonded flexi- erence at § 250.901(a), (d);
ble pipe systems for subsea and marine (4) ASTM Standard C 330–05, approved
application; Product No. GX17J03; in- December 15, 2005, Standard Specifica-
corporated by reference at tion for Lightweight Aggregates for
§ 250.803(b)(2)(iii); § 250.1002(b)(4); Structural Concrete; incorporated by
§ 250.1007(a)(4); reference at § 250.901(a), (d);
(75) API Standard 2551, Measurement (5) ASTM Standard C 595–08, approved
and Calibration of Horizontal Tanks, January 1, 2008, Standard Specification
First Edition, 1965; reaffirmed March for Blended Hydraulic Cements; incor-
2002, API Stock No. H25510; incor- porated by reference at § 250.901(a), (d);
porated by reference at § 250.1202(l)(4); (j) American Welding Society (AWS),
(76) API Standard 2552, USA Standard AWS Codes, 550 NW, LeJeune Road,
Method for Measurement and Calibra- Miami, FL 33126; http://www.aws.org;
tion of Spheres and Spheroids, First phone: 800–443–9353:
Edition, 1966; reaffirmed, October 2007 (1) AWS D1.1:2000, Structural Welding
(ASTM designation: D 1408–65; date of Code—Steel; incorporated by reference
joint API/ASTM approval, 1965); incor- at § 250.901(a), (d);
porated by reference at § 250.1202(l)(4); (2) AWS D1.4–98, Structural Welding
(77) API Standard 2555, Method for Code—Reinforcing Steel; incorporated
Liquid Calibration of Tanks, First Edi- by reference at § 250.901(a), (d);
tion, September 1966; reaffirmed March (3) AWS D3.6M:1999, Specification for
2002; Order No. 852–25550; incorporated Underwater Welding; incorporated by
by reference at § 250.1202(l)(4). reference at § 250.901(a), (d).
(78) API RP 90, Annular Casing Pres- (k) National Association of Corrosion
sure Management for Offshore Wells, Engineers (NACE), NACE Standards,
First Edition, August 2006, Product No. 1440 South Creek Drive, Houston, TX
G09001, incorporated by reference at 77084; http://www.nace.org; phone: 281–
§ 250.518. 228–6200:
(79) API RP 65–Part 2, Isolating Po- (1) NACE Standard MR0175–2003, Item
tential Flow Zones During Well Con- No. 21302, Standard Material Require-
struction; First Edition, May 2010; ments, Metals for Sulfide Stress Crack-
Product No. G65201; incorporated by ing and Stress Corrosion Cracking Re-
reference at § 250.415(f). sistance in Sour Oilfield Environments;
(80) API RP 75, Recommended Prac- incorporated by reference at
tice for Development of a Safety and § 250.901(a), § 250.490(p)(2);
Environmental Management Program (2) NACE Standard RP0176–2003, Item
for Offshore Operations and Facilities, No. 21018, Standard Recommended
Third Edition, May 2004, Reaffirmed Practice, Corrosion Control of Steel
May 2008, Product No. G07503; incor- Fixed Offshore Structures Associated
porated by reference at § § 250.1900, with Petroleum Production; incor-
250.1900(c), 250.1902(c), 250.1903, 250.1909, porated by reference at § 250.901(a), (d).
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250.1920(a) and (b). [75 FR 22222, Apr. 28, 2010, as amended at 75
(i) American Society for Testing and FR 23584, May 4, 2010; 75 FR 63372, Oct. 14,
Materials (ASTM), ASTM Standards, 2010; 75 FR 63649, Oct. 15, 2010]

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§ 250.199 30 CFR Ch. II (7–1–11 Edition)

§ 250.199 Paperwork Reduction Act under § 250.197, Data and information to
statements—information collection. be made available to the public; parts
(a) OMB has approved the informa- 251 and 252; and the Freedom of Infor-
tion collection requirements in part 250 mation Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its imple-
under 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. The table in menting regulations at 43 CFR part 2.
paragraph (e) of this section lists the (c) The Paperwork Reduction Act of
subpart in the rule requiring the infor- 1995 requires us to inform the public
mation and its title, provides the OMB that an agency may not conduct or
control number, and summarizes the sponsor, and you are not required to re-
reasons for collecting the information spond to, a collection of information
and how MMS uses the information. unless it displays a currently valid
The associated MMS forms required by OMB control number.
this part are listed at the end of this (d) Send comments regarding any as-
table with the relevant information.
pect of the collections of information
(b) Respondents are OCS oil, gas, and
sulphur lessees and operators. The re- under this part, including suggestions
quirement to respond to the informa- for reducing the burden, to the Infor-
tion collections in this part is man- mation Collection Clearance Officer,
dated under the Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et Minerals Management Service, Mail
seq.) and the Act’s Amendments of 1978 Stop 5438, 1849 C Street, NW., Wash-
(43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). Some responses ington, DC 20240.
are also required to obtain or retain a (e) MMS is collecting this informa-
benefit or may be voluntary. Propri- tion for the reasons given in the fol-
etary information will be protected lowing table:
30 CFR subpart, title and/or MMS Form (OMB Control Reasons for collecting information and how used
No.)

(1) Subpart A, General (1010–0114), including Forms To inform MMS of actions taken to comply with general operational re-
MMS–132, Evacuation Statistics; MMS–143, Facil- quirements on the OCS. To ensure that operations on the OCS meet
ity/Equipment Damage Report; MMS–1123, Des- statutory and regulatory requirements, are safe and protect the envi-
ignation of Operator; MMS–1832, Notification of In- ronment, and result in diligent exploration, development, and produc-
cidents of Noncompliance. tion on OCS leases. To support the unproved and proved reserve es-
timation, resource assessment, and fair market value determinations.
To allow MMS to rapidly assess damage and project any disruption of
oil and gas production from the OCS after a major natural occur-
rence.
(2) Subpart B, Exploration and Development and Pro- To inform MMS, States, and the public of planned exploration, develop-
duction Plans (1010–0151), including Forms MMS– ment, and production operations on the OCS. To ensure that oper-
137, OCS Plan Information Form; MMS–139, EP Air ations on the OCS are planned to comply with statutory and regu-
Quality Screening Checklist; MMS–138, DOCD Air latory requirements, will be safe and protect the human, marine, and
Quality Screening Checklist, MMS–141, ROV Sur- coastal environment, and will result in diligent exploration, develop-
vey Report Form; MMS–142, Environmental Impact ment, and production of leases.
Analysis Worksheet.
(3) Subpart C, Pollution Prevention and Control To inform MMS of measures to be taken to prevent water and air pollu-
(1010–0057). tion. To ensure that appropriate measures are taken to prevent water
and air pollution.
(4) Subpart D, Oil and Gas and Drilling Operations To inform MMS of the equipment and procedures to be used in drilling
(1010–0141), including Forms MMS–123, Applica- operations on the OCS. To ensure that drilling operations are safe
tion for Permit to Drill; MMS–123S, Supplemental and protect the human, marine, and coastal environment.
APD Information Sheet; MMS–124, Application for
Permit to Modify; MMS–125, End of Operations Re-
port; MMS–133, Well Activity Report; MMS–133S,
Open Hole Data Report.
(5) Subpart E, Oil and Gas Well-Completion Oper- To inform MMS of the equipment and procedures to be used in well-
ations (1010–0067). completion operations on the OCS. To ensure that well-completion
operations are safe and protect the human, marine, and coastal envi-
ronment.
(6) Subpart F, Oil and Gas Well Workover Operations To inform MMS of the equipment and procedures to be used during
(1010–0043). well-workover operations on the OCS. To ensure that well-workover
operations are safe and protect the human, marine, and coastal envi-
ronment.
(7) Subpart H, Oil and Gas Production Safety Sys- To inform MMS of the equipment and procedures to be used during
tems (1010–0059). production operations on the OCS. To ensure that production oper-
ations are safe and protect the human, marine, and coastal environ-
ment.
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(8) Subpart I, Platforms and Structures (1010–0149) .. To provide MMS with information regarding the design, fabrication, and
installation of platforms on the OCS. To ensure the structural integrity
of platforms installed on the OCS.

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30 CFR subpart, title and/or MMS Form (OMB Control Reasons for collecting information and how used
No.)

(9) Subpart J, Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way To provide MMS with information regarding the design, installation, and
(1010–0050). operation of pipelines on the OCS. To ensure that pipeline operations
are safe and protect the human, marine, and coastal environment.
(10) Subpart K, Oil and Gas Production Rates (1010– To inform MMS of production rates for hydrocarbons produced on the
0041), including Forms MMS–126, Well Potential OCS. To ensure economic maximization of ultimate hydrocarbon re-
Test Report; MMS–127, Sensitive Reservoir Infor- covery.
mation Report; MMS–128, Semiannual Well Test
Report; MMS–140 Bottomhole Pressure Survey Re-
port.
(11) Subpart L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, To inform MMS of the measurement of production, commingling of hy-
Surface Commingling, and Security (1010–0051). drocarbons, and site security plans. To ensure that produced hydro-
carbons are measured and commingled to provide for accurate roy-
alty payments and security is maintained.
(12) Subpart M, Unitization (1010–0068) ..................... To inform MMS of the unitization of leases. To ensure that unitization
prevents waste, conserves natural resources, and protects correlative
rights.
(13) Subpart N, Remedies and Penalties ..................... The requirements in subpart N are exempt from the Paperwork Reduc-
tion Act of 1995 according to 5 CFR 1320.4.
(14) Subpart O, Well Control and Production Safety To inform MMS of training program curricula, course schedules, and at-
Training (1010–0128). tendance. To ensure that training programs are technically accurate
and sufficient to meet safety and environmental requirements, and
that workers are properly trained to operate on the OCS.
(15) Subpart P, Sulphur Operations (1010–0086) ........ To inform MMS of sulphur exploration and development operations on
the OCS. To ensure that OCS sulphur operations are safe; protect
the human, marine, and coastal environment; and will result in dili-
gent exploration, development, and production of sulphur leases.
(16) Subpart Q, Decommissioning Activities (1010– To determine that decommissioning activities comply with regulatory re-
0142). quirements and approvals. To ensure that site clearance and platform
or pipeline removal are properly performed to protect marine life and
the environment and do not conflict with other users of the OCS.
(17) Subpart S, Safety and Environmental Manage- The SEMS program will describe management commitment to safety
ment Systems (1010–0186), including Form MMS– and the environment, as well as policies and procedures to assure
131, Performance Measures Data. safety and environmental protection while conducting OCS operations
(including those operations conducted by contractor and subcon-
tractor personnel). The information collected is the form to gather the
raw Performance Measures Data relating to risk and number of acci-
dents, injuries, and oil spills during OCS activities.
(18) Form MMS–144, Rig Movement Notification Re- The rig notification requirement is essential for MMS inspection sched-
port (form used in the GOM OCS Region), Subparts uling and to verify that the equipment being used complies with ap-
D, E, F, (1010–0150). proved permits.

[64 FR 72775, Dec. 28, 1999, as amended at 67 FR 35405, May 17, 2002; 68 FR 8422, Feb. 20, 2003;
71 FR 23863, Apr. 25, 2006; 72 FR 25200, May 4, 2007; 73 FR 64546, Oct. 30, 2008; 74 FR 46908, Sept.
14, 2009; 75 FR 20289, Apr. 19, 2010; 75 FR 63649, Oct. 15, 2010]

Subpart B—Plans and Information DPP means Development and Produc-
tion Plan
SOURCE: 70 FR 51501, Aug. 30, 2005, unless
DWOP means Deepwater Operations
otherwise noted. Plan
EIA means Environmental Impact
GENERAL INFORMATION Analysis
EP means Exploration Plan
§ 250.200 Definitions. MMS means Minerals Management
Acronyms and terms used in this sub- Service
part have the following meanings: NPDES means National Pollutant
(a) Acronyms used frequently in this Discharge Elimination System
subpart are listed alphabetically below: NTL means Notice to Lessees and Op-
CID means Conservation Information erators
Document OCS means Outer Continental Shelf
CZMA means Coastal Zone Manage- (b) Terms used in this subpart are
ment Act listed alphabetically below:
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.. subsea manifolds. ... Conduct geological or geophysical (G&G) exploration or a development G&G activ- ity (see definitions under § 250.. tion to an approved OCS plan of an ac- tions... The Regional On a case-by-case basis. DPP. ing before MMS for a decision (see Resubmitted OCS plan means an EP. and MMS must approve.. marine. or DOCD (see § 250.. that are outside the performance pa- rameters established by this part.. § 250.. (1) Exploration Plan (EP) ..XXX 223119 .. guyed towers. DPP. is capable of being driven on ice. (6) EP. or tivity that requires approval of an ap- (3) Have operating characteristics plication or permit (see § 250..201 30 CFR Ch. area other than the Western Gulf of Mexico. or DOCD .... MMS for a decision because the OCS plan is inconsistent with applicable re. plan or document under this subpart essary to evaluate your proposed plan when: erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR or document.. or DOCD that contains changes Modification means a change required you make to an OCS plan that MMS by the Regional Supervisor to an EP. activities on my lease or unit? ited to. floating production systems. .. §§ 250. or DOCD that is pend.. or DOCD is necessary. floating conduct the activities on your lease or production.. compliant towers. (ii) It will involve the use of explosives..283(a)). DPP. Your mote site or host facility for utility plans and documents may cover one or and well control services.270(b)(2)) that is pending before Revised OCS plan means an EP. Conduct any exploration activities on a lease or unit.... II (7–1–11 Edition) Amendment means a change you make Offshore vehicle means a vehicle that to an EP.312 feet (400 meters). after reviewing a notice under § 250.273(b)). extensively in an MMS OCS Region. or location of the on- (1) Have not been used previously or shore support base (see § 250. (2) Have not been used previously DPP. Before you . DPP. (iii) The Regional Director determines that it might have a significant adverse effect on the human.. the listed plans and documents. determines that an EP.234(b). Supplemental OCS plan means an EP.209. (4) Deepwater Operations Plan (DWOP) ..232(d) and 250.233(b)(2) and 250.. DPP... ern GOM.. § 250. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.105) on your lease or unit when: (i) It will result in a physical penetration of the seabed greater than 500 feet (152 meters). (a) Plans and documents.. has disapproved (see §§ 250..... storage. § 250... or DOCD that proposes changes to an quirements..... . (b) Submitting additional information. 96 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.. (2) Development and Production Plan Conduct any development and production activities on a lease or unit in any OCS (DPP). and 250. and offloading sys- unit listed in the following table... Conduct post-drilling installation activities in any water depth associated with a de- velopment project that will involve the use of a non-conventional production or completion technology.. 1...283(b)). You must submit a(n) .272(a)... such as those in New or unusual technology means the location of a well or platform. more leases or units.. you tems. and other subsea pro- duction components that rely on a re.. type equipment or procedures that: of drilling unit.. (3) Development Operations Coordination Conduct any development and production activities on a lease or unit in the West- Document (DOCD).267(d)). must submit... but is not lim. (c) Limiting information. Before you tension leg platforms. or DOCD that proposes the addi- under the anticipated operating condi. (5) Conservation Information Document Commence production from development projects in water depths greater than (CID).201 What plans and information Non-conventional production or comple. DPP.. approved OCS plan.. the Regional Director may limit the amount of in- Supervisor may require you to submit formation or analyses that you other- additional information if the Regional wise must provide in your proposed Supervisor determines that it is nec. must I submit before I conduct any tion technology includes. or (iv) The Regional Supervisor.. or coastal environment. spars.. .

g. or DOCD.. or (g) Geologic and other reservoir char- (4) Information is not necessary or acteristics. ments if my well affects an adjacent or coastal environment. platforms. (f) Extent and thickness of the res- logical advances affect information ervoir. (a) To protect the rights of the Fed- [70 FR 51501. practices and protects the rights of the (c) You must complete and produce lessor. (3) Other factors such as techno. an EP. needs. the following: § 250. ernment from loss due to production on ment Operations Coordination Doc. State and foreign govern- onstrate that you have planned and are ments). DPP. (j) Drilling of unnecessary wells. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. (a) Number of copies. entities (e.XXX 223119 . compensate the Federal government nental Shelf Lands Act as amended for your failure to drill and produce (Act). Ocean Energy Bureau. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (b) Protecting Federal royalty inter. the Regional Supervisor determines are ration Plan (EP). DPP.205 Are there special require- harm or damage to the human. cussed in other plans or documents you § 250. including zone that the Regional Supervisor de- those involved with national security termines is necessary to conform to or defense. DPP. or DOCD? (a) Protecting correlative rights. sistency with their CZMA Plan. in paying quantities for the purpose of (c) Conforms to sound conservation extending the lease term. (b) Payment under paragraph (a)(2) of and other Federal laws. Aug.203 Where can wells be located For wells that could intersect or under an EP.206 (1) Sufficient applicable information (d) Number of wells that can be eco- or analysis is readily available to nomically drilled for proper reservoir MMS. or DOCD to MMS. or prepared to conduct the proposed ac. you may ference with other uses of the OCS. must provide: 97 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. applicable implementing regula. (d) Does not unreasonably interfere any penetrated hydrocarbon-bearing with other uses of the OCS. marine. DPP. and reference information and data dis. you (c) Recovering optimum resources. the Regional units. (i) Preventing unreasonable inter- (d) Referencing. 2005. management. but not limited to. the Re- The Regional Supervisor reviews and gional Supervisor may require special approves proposed well location and measures to protect the rights of the spacing under an EP. tions. May 4. 30. (2) Pay a sum that the Regional Su- tivities in a manner that: pervisor determines as adequate to (a) Conforms to the Outer Conti. and sound conservation practices. or DOCD must dem. or DOCD? drain an adjacent property. In preparing your proposed plan or document. Interior § 250. any well. (e) Does not cause undue or serious § 250. of the Federal government? wise readily available to MMS. lease provisions and stipulations.206 How do I submit the EP. (2) Other coastal or marine resources (e) Location of drilling units and are not present or affected. required for a State to determine con- (h) Minimizing environmental risk. When you submit ests. In Federal government and objecting les- deciding whether to approve a proposed sees or operators of adjacent leases or well location and spacing.204 How must I protect the rights previously submitted or that are other. property? § 250. this section may constitute production (b) Is safe. as amended at 72 eral government. 2007] (1) Drill and produce the wells that § 250. Supervisor will consider factors includ- ing. Development and necessary to protect the Federal gov- Production Plan (DPP).202 What criteria must the Explo. other leases or units or from adjacent ument (DOCD) meet? lands under the jurisdiction of other Your EP. you must either: FR 25200. or Develop. DPP.

and Notify the appropriate MMS OCS Re. or DOCD to MMS. (b). or the Regional Supervisor may standards listed in § 250. or graphic. or (c) Studies that model potential oil § 250. coastal. biological. ask the Regional Supervisor (1) Give written notice to MMS at for further guidance.C. tion in these reports in accordance visor in writing. II (7–1–11 Edition) (1) Four copies that contain all re. or DOCD by certain affected (4) Describe the potential adverse en- States and other reviewing entities. ations you will conduct. the specific type(s) of oper- empt from disclosure under the Free. quire you to: tronically. direct you to conduct ancillary activi- and (e). § 250. archae. fore you conduct any ancillary activ- ity. must I satisfy? drogen sulfide (H2S) releases. you may elect. tect and disclose the data and informa- you must notify the Regional Super. geotechnical. and EP. socio.207 What ancillary activities may process for the notice? I conduct? The Regional Supervisor will review Before or after you submit an EP. must: ies). or potential hy. DPP. you quired information (proprietary cop. DPP. (b) Geological and high-resolution or DOCD and you may not start your geophysical. § 250. ties.207(b) and (c)) in addition to those or DOCD at any time for any reason. explorations and development G&G ac. (2) Eight copies for public distribu. and the person(s) in omit information that you assert is ex.207(a)). The Regional Supervisor may ties. least 15 calendar days before you con- (c) Withdrawal after submission. 552) and the implementing regu.207 30 CFR Ch. When applicable. and (b)(1) to ensure that your ancillary the regulations in this part may re- activity complies with the performance quire. lations (43 CFR part 2). (d). (1) Sign and date the notice. what reporting and data/infor- muds and cuttings discharges.202(a). DPP. (2) Notify other users of the OCS be- gion if you do. If you prefer to (b) The Regional Supervisor may re- submit your EP. charge. with § 250. mation retention requirements jected air emissions. You may tivity and any mitigation to eliminate submit part or all of your EP. any notice required under § 250.S. or or minimize these effects on the ma- DOCD and its accompanying informa. You duct any other ancillary activity (see may withdraw your proposed EP. (2) Provide the names of the vessel. ancillary activity until the Regional ological. rine. what notices must I provide? analyze data or information obtained At least 30 calendar days before you or derived from your ancillary activi- conduct any G&G exploration or devel. will require you to submit an EP. drilling ties. pro.197(b). (a) When you prepare the notice. or DOCD elec. and the in- dom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 strumentation/techniques and vessel U. DOCD. 98 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.XXX 223119 . Supervisor approves the EP. and human environment. ANCILLARY ACTIVITIES § 250. and (3) Provide expected start and com- (3) Any additional copies that may be pletion dates and the location of the necessary to facilitate review of the activity. submit reports that summarize and ties. or other surveys. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. meteorological.209 What is the MMS review § 250.208 If I conduct ancillary activi. DPP. tion electronically.210 If I conduct ancillary activi- and hazardous substance spills. DPP. DPP. In such a case. tion (public information copies) that its operator.208(a) DPP. economic. Ancillary activities include: notify you that your ancillary activity (a) Geological and geophysical (G&G) does not comply with those standards. navigation system you will use. (a) Reporting. listed in § 250. the Regional Supervisor tivities. The Regional Super- visor may require you to prepare and § 250. physical oceano. vironmental effects of the proposed ac- (b) Electronic submission.207(a). MMS will pro- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR opment G&G activity (see § 250.

discharge rate. List only those 99 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. MMS will protect and disclose (f) Air emissions information re- such submitted data and information quired by § 250.219. your G&G explorations and develop. § 250. as amended at 72 FR 25200. (b) Geological and geophysical (G&G) gation data. oil-based. 2005. (c) Hydrogen sulfide information re- ment G&G activities (see § 250. submit such data and information to (e) Solid and liquid wastes and dis- MMS for inspection and possible reten. A description of the The following general information drilling unit and associated equipment must accompany your EP: you will use to conduct your proposed (a) Applications and permits. Aug. cable. 30. Ocean Energy Bureau.105). charges information and cooling water tion upon request at any time before intake information required by lease or unit termination. ration activities. (i. [70 FR 51501. installing a well protec- (o) Environmental impact analysis tion structure. test flaring. A listing. You must include pay.213.197(b). and local applica- pollution prevention features. State. take. must accompany the EP? (c) Drilling unit. chemical constituents for each type (d) Service fee. physical. CONTENTS OF EXPLORATION PLANS (EP) (i) Environmental monitoring infor- mation required by § 250.211 What must the EP include? (j) Lease stipulations information re- Your EP must include the following: quired by § 250. including navi. FR 40911. You must § 250. objectives. of description of its important safety and the Federal. in accordance with § 250.221. data and information.223. When appli. (d) Biological. you will use to conduct your proposed company your EP: exploration activities. including any such data and informa. discussion of the ob- (l) Support vessels and aircraft infor- jectives.222. synthetic- ment of the service fee listed in based) of drilling fluid you plan to use § 250.217.226. and tentative schedule (from mation required by § 250. and cility’’ under § 250. quan- § 250. and sched- required by § 250. (a) General information required by You must retain copies of all original § 250.207(a)).212 What information must ac.227. Examples of exploration activi- (n) Coastal zone management infor- ties include exploration drilling. 30. storage method..213 What general information associated drilling unit anchors. tities to be stored. A table showing the the facility (see third definition of ‘‘fa- projected amount. oil. 2006] (c) Chemical products. economic information required by holders or unit operators.220. July 19. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. A table showing the name and brief description. including a brief including filing or approval status. ule.225.214. and abandonment. water-based. as amended at 71 wells. A description. face location and water depth of each proposed well and the locations of all § 250. start to completion) of the exploration (m) Onshore support facilities infor- activities that you propose to under- mation required by § 250.228. and company the EP? erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR rates of usage of the chemical products The following information must ac.216. § 250. (k) Mitigation measures information (a) Description. and lubricants that will be stored on (b) Drilling fluids. May 4.213 (b) Data and information retention.125. (p) Administrative information re- (b) Location. and socio- tion you obtained from previous lease. and a tion approvals or permits you must ob- table indicating the type and the esti- tain to conduct your proposed explo- mated maximum quantity of fuels. obtained or derived from information required by § 250. (g) Oil and hazardous substance spills information required by § 250. and temporary well information required by § 250. A map showing the sur- quired by § 250. to drill your proposed exploration [70 FR 51501. exploration activities. quired by § 250.e.XXX 223119 . well mation required by § 250.224. 2007] (h) Alaska planning information re- quired by § 250. Interior § 250.218. Aug. 2005.215.

If you have conducted both (1) The activities and facilities pro. duct both 2–D and 3–D seismic surveys bility. to the Regional Supervisor. or DOCD. You are not required to provide (h) Contact. the likelihood for surface inter. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. locations. The name. include a statement so indi. the avail. types of surveys. and tele. Estimate the to only one proprietary copy of your time it would take to drill a relief well. A geological scription and discussion of any new or description of the prospect(s). and manmade features and conditions drocarbons. Also. A de. if you choose to conduct only one type ments attesting that: of survey. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR the Regional Supervisor and any af- fected State(s) can communicate about (h) Stratigraphic column. A general- your EP.214 What geological and geo- in quantities greater than the amounts physical (G&G) information must defined as Reportable Quantities in 40 accompany the EP? CFR part 302.XXX 223119 . unusual technology (see definition (b) Structure contour maps. (a) Geological description. If you will mensional (3–D) seismic lines. A cuss the potential for the well to bridge copy of the high-resolution survey line over. and maximum dura. pro- ability of a rig to drill a relief well. out your proposed exploration activi- expressed in feet subsea) drawn on the ties. State. include a brief dis- cussion of the general subject matter (c) Two-dimensional (2–D) or three-di- of the omitted information. or amounts specified by The following G&G information must the Regional Supervisor. total volume. address (e. Inter- (3) You have or will have the finan. accompany your EP: (d) New or unusual technology. operations. In the public information copies of top of each prospective hydrocarbon- your EP. locations.214 30 CFR Ch. You must in- part 256. closest to each of your proposed well vention to stop the blowout. physical survey. terpret and display this information. an assessment of well in your EP that you expect will any seafloor and subsurface geological have the highest volume of liquid hy. this information if the surface location mail address. tion. and well control statements. preted geological cross-sections show- cial capability to drill a relief well and ing the location and depth of each pro- conduct other emergency well control posed well. § 250. tion of the potential blowout. subpart I. and vide this information as an enclosure rig package constraints. the Regional Super- posed in your EP are or will be covered visor may instruct you to submit the by an appropriate bond under 30 CFR results of both surveys. or a reference to such essary in the course of conducting your report if you have already submitted it activities under the EP. A shallow (f) Suspensions of operations. You are not required to con- (e) Bonds. In that case. of your proposed well has been ap- phone number of the person with whom proved in a previously submitted EP. (e) Shallow hazards report. oil spill financial responsi. ized biostratigraphic/lithostratigraphic 100 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. EP. Copies of not use any new or unusual technology migrated and annotated 2–D or 3–D to carry out your proposed exploration seismic lines (with depth scale) inter- activities. (2) You have demonstrated or will Because of its volume. if available). you may exclude any propri- bearing reservoir showing the locations etary information from this descrip- of proposed wells. provide this in- demonstrate oil spill financial respon. obtained from a high-resolution geo- ations that you anticipate may be nec. DPP. (g) High-resolution seismic lines. Include the estimated flow that may adversely affect your pro- rate. II (7–1–11 Edition) chemical products you will store or use § 250. (g) Blowout scenario. For the potential blowout of the proposed each proposed well. formation as an enclosure to only one sibility for facilities proposed in your proprietary copy of your EP. Because of its volume. A scenario for (f) Shallow hazards assessment. EP according to 30 CFR part 253. Current under § 250. and (d) Geological cross-sections. secting at or near your proposed well cating. posed drilling operations. dis. A brief hazards report based on information discussion of any suspensions of oper.200) you will use to carry structure contour maps (depth-based.

2005. or a reference to such re. million. drill cuttings. modeling report or the mod. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. you must include a report. pany your EP: tivities. Ocean Energy Bureau. a Act (MMPA). specific meteorological. brief description. fishery areas. If you obtain the following informa- scription of the types of G&G explo. or a ref. A seismic consistent with the Environmental travel time-versus-depth chart based Protection Agency’s (EPA) risk man- on the appropriate velocity analysis in agement plan methodologies outlined the area of interpretation and speci. chemosynthetic communities. as accompanying information: The following H2S information. the modeling analysis must be (i) Time-versus-depth chart. marine mammals protected posed exploration activities. fying the geodetic datum. and composition of solid and points where humans may be subject to liquid wastes (such as spent drilling potential exposure from an H2S release fluids. Provide sufficient information to jus- (b) Physical environment reports. trash. cooling water intake information must accompany the EP? port or results if you have already sub- mitted it to the Regional Supervisor. (a) Biological environment reports. Socio- prepared under § 250. habitat designated under the Endan- ploration activities as either H2S ab. in 40 CFR part 68. 30. marine sanctuaries.217 column from the surface to the total centrations greater than 10 parts per depth of the prospect. Contingency Plan that covers the pro. species. plicable. Under § 250. 13. or H2S unknown. If you ask oceanographic. Describe: 101 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.216 What biological. gered Species Act (ESA). H2S present. Site- tify your request. economic information regarding your erence to an approved or submitted H2S proposed exploration activities.XXX 223119 . ship. The following solid and liquid wastes (1) The analysis in the modeling re. and must consider any nearby (a) Projected wastes. tivities as either H2S present or H2S unknown. A brief de. an H2S Contingency Plan (c) Socioeconomic study reports. any geochemical reports you used or and socioeconomic information generated. and other quantity. or a ref- erence to such a report or information § 250. must accompany your EP: Site-specific information on (a) Concentration. FR 18584. as amended at 72 posed exploration activities.490(f).194). sanitary from your proposed exploration activi. as ap. under the Marine Mammal Protection (b) Classification. projected ping lanes. and discharges information and cooling port must be specific to the particular water intake information must accom- site of your proposed exploration ac.215 What hydrogen sulfide (H2S) if you have already submitted it to the information must accompany the EP? Regional Supervisor. critical classify the area of your proposed ex.490(c). ties. must accompany the EP? (k) Future G&G activities. the information obtained. physical (c) H2S Contingency Plan.217 What solid and liquid wastes your EP. or the Regional Supervisor to classify the archaeological reports (if required area of your proposed exploration ac- under § 250. tion in developing your EP. [70 FR 51501. (j) Geochemical information. Apr. sensitive underwater fea- request that the Regional Supervisor tures. Aug. Interior § 250. and discharges information and eling results. physical. and domestic wastes. The estimated con. feder- centration of any H2S you might en. or if the rations and development G&G activi. the name. If you modeled a potential H2S release when developing § 250. product wastes) likely to be generated (2) If any H2S emissions are projected by your proposed exploration activi- to affect an onshore location in con. 2007] (d) Modeling report. A table providing human-occupied OCS facilities. geotechnical reports. A copy of § 250. ally listed threatened or endangered counter while you conduct your pro. and chemical erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR ties. or other areas sent. of biological concern. or purposes after your EP is approved. Regional Supervisor requires you to ties you may conduct for lease or unit obtain it.

etc. ational design. (4) If the specific drilling unit has not port or the modeling results (if you yet been determined. pro.XXX 223119 . including the af- pervisor. and applicable operational in- NPDES permit that covers your pro. maximum emission estimates for the jected solid or liquid wastes when de. of your solid and liquid wastes will be (ii) The total annual emissions in discharged overboard. water intake through screen combustibles. and the frequency. jected amount. (e) Non-exempt drilling units. II (7–1–11 Edition) (1) The methods you used for deter. achieved. water intake structure. Tables showing coast) of the adjacent State. posed exploration activities. duration. respective emission exemption 102 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. If any sions. A tion control technologies or proce- table for each cooling water intake dures. § 250. mitigation equipment.) you will use. the projected emissions of sulphur di. formation. NOX. The modeling re. test flaring and well protection struc- and downhole disposal of these wastes ture installation). of the equipment on the proposed drill- scribe the major discharges and meth. the emission reduc- (e) Projected cooling water intake. you must use the modeled the discharges of your pro. PM. (d) Modeling report. A de- such report or results if you have al. and storage units. you propose to use to measure emis- cludes a brief description of the cooling sions. tion must accompany the EP? (d) Distance to shore. section. type of drilling unit you will use.218 What air emissions informa. to be burned. that will erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR oxide (CO). of SO2.303 when the projected emissions ble. A de- oxide (SO2). fected source(s). discharges from manmade islands: (iii) Emissions over the duration of (1) A table showing the name.5 when applica. You must include the characteristics and biofouling prevention measures.218 30 CFR Ch. (2) You must provide the basis for all cussion of how you will comply with calculations. scription of any proposed emission re- ready submitted it to the Regional Su. carbon mon. and volatile organic com. the distance of your drilling unit from tion. fuels. (1) A dis. nitrogen oxides (NOX). 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. equipment. are greater than the your proposed exploration activities. nation System (NPDES) permit. § 250. (i) The projected peak hourly emis- (b) Projected ocean discharges. duction measures. must accompany the mean high water mark (mean high- your EP: er high water mark on the Pacific (a) Projected emissions. velocity. or VOC. paragraphs (a)(1)(i) through (iv) of this (c) National Pollutant Discharge Elimi. or are planned tons per year. CO. be generated by your proposed explo- pounds (VOC) that will be generated by ration activities. and with the drilling unit (including well (2) Your plans for treating. and max- imum burn rate of any well test fluids § 250. storing. fuels. including engine size and the provisions of the applicable general rating. the quantity of reductions to be structure likely to be used by your pro. (1) For each source on or associated mining this information. veloping your EP). and any monitoring system posed exploration activities that in. particulate matter in the scription of how you will comply with form of PM10 and PM2. percentage of water intake processing equipment. daily water in- (c) Processes. as applicable. you must list: at your drilling location(s). A description of processes. or (3) You must base the projected emis- (2) A copy of your application for an sions on the maximum rated capacity individual NPDES permit. measures for reducing impingement and entrainment of aquatic organisms. and rate of discharge (iv) The frequency and duration of for each waste type. ing unit under its physical and oper- ods you will use for compliance. and take rate. and emissions. and (2) A description of the discharge method (such as shunting through a (v) The total of all emissions listed in downpipe. combustion used for cooling water. Identification of The following air emissions informa. Briefly de. or a reference to (b) Emission reduction measures. the proposed exploration activities.

6) and hazardous sub. ing unit. ration activities. The procedures must stances (see definition under 40 CFR identify ice conditions. Submit the best available meteorological information and data § 250. (a) Monitoring systems.221 amounts ‘‘E’’ calculated using the for.26(a)). or will (i) A discussion of your regional measure. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.220 If I propose activities in the consistent with the model(s) used. (d). ploration activities. lowing planning information must ac- erence to such a report or results if you company your EP: have already submitted it to the Re. environmental conditions or OSRP. and pose to conduct exploration activities erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (e)). Ocean Energy Bureau. to believe that protected species may ment and personnel.3) to in. you must describe worst case discharge scenario (see 30 how you will monitor for incidental CFR 254. the fol- sions in developing your EP).303(d). must of 30 CFR part 254. or a ref. The ma. a description of your provi- tential oil or hazardous substance spill sions for monitoring the impacts of an 103 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. subpart B. what planning (f) Modeling report. you must erence to such report or results if you use the guidelines in Appendix W of 40 have already submitted it to the Re- CFR part 51 with a model approved by gional Supervisor. will provide project-specific data or in- (ii) The location of your primary oil formation on the impacts of your ex- spill equipment base and staging area. or accompany your EP: (2) Reference to your approved re. weather. or a ref- quires air quality modeling. other constraints under which the ex- pany your EP: ploration activities will either be cur- (a) Oil spill response planning. within the protective zones of the (b) Modeling report. port or the modeling results. of any existing and planned monitoring clude: systems that are measuring. Interior § 250. and loss of or damage to sup- stance spills information must ac. a modeling re- mulas in § 250. (a) Emergency plans. terial required under paragraph (a)(1) or (a)(2) of this section: § 250. (c). tailed or not proceed. and part 116) as applicable. must accom. If you propose exploration activities ity model to model projected air emis. A description of gional Supervisor.303 re- quires you to use an approved air qual. Critical operations and cur- potential spills of oil (see definition tailment procedures for your explo- under 30 CFR 254. (1) Threatened and endangered spe- nario in your approved regional OSRP cies listed under the ESA and with the worst case discharge scenario (2) Marine mammals. loss or disablement of a drill- § 250. be incidentally taken by planned explo- (iv) The calculated volume of your ration activities. If there is reason moval organization(s) for both equip. (iii) The name(s) of your oil spill re.XXX 223119 . as applicable. company the EP? (b) Critical operations and curtailment The following information regarding procedures. rine Sanctuary (FGBNMS). in the Alaska OCS Region.26(b).219 What oil and hazardous sub.221 What environmental moni- (1) An Oil Spill Response Plan toring information must accompany (OSRP) for the facilities you will use to the EP? conduct your exploration activities The following environmental moni- prepared according to the requirements toring information. (b) Incidental takes. A modeling report information must accompany the EP? or the modeling results (if § 250. that could result from your proposed if you have not already received au- exploration activities. A description gional OSRP (see 30 CFR 254. in developing your EP. FGBNMS. Alaska OCS Region. your emergency plans to respond to a blowout. discharge scenario that could result (c) Flower Garden Banks National Ma- from your proposed exploration activi. If you pro- ties (see 30 CFR 254. and a comparison of the take of: appropriate worst case discharge sce. port craft. as appropriate. the Director. When MMS re. and thorization for incidental take as may (v) A description of the worst case be necessary under the MMPA. If you model a po.

2007] (c) Drilling fluids and chemical prod- ucts transportation. ice manage. and du- unit. A description of the transpor- § 250. description of vessels and offshore ve. to satisfy the condi. measures designed to avoid or mini- mize the incidental take of: § 250. as amended at 72 your drilling unit. etc. Apr. proposed exploration activities (e. constructing or expanding the facili- hicles. supply boats. composition. Aug.XXX 223119 . aircraft you will use must accompany (2) If the onshore support facilities your EP: are. map must depict the primary route(s) (b) If there is reason to believe that the support vessels and aircraft will protected species may be incidentally use when traveling between the on- taken by planned exploration activi. (see § 250.225 What information on the on- (1) Threatened and endangered spe. offshore ve.222 What lease stipulations infor. A map showing the your proposed exploration activities. quantities. 2007] shore facilities you will use to provide supply and service support for your § 250. mitigate environmental impacts from (e) Vicinity map. transportation method and quantities mation must accompany the EP? of drilling fluids and chemical products A description of the measures you (see § 250. shore support facilities you will use ties. filling. A description of the § 250. II (7–1–11 Edition) oil spill on the environmentally sen. offshore vehicles. onshore support facilities you will use. and aircraft you will sitive resources at the FGBNMS. ties. located in areas not ad- (a) General. ing rights-of-way and easements) and ment vessels. the EP? (1) Indicate whether the onshore sup- The following information on the port facilities are existing. tation method and a brief description formation must accompany the EP? of the composition. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. your proposed exploration activities (d) Solid and liquid wastes transpor- must accompany your EP. or will be. frequency. to be con- support vessels. tination(s) of solid and liquid wastes ures beyond those required by the regu. or to be expanded. barges.) that would be required for con- hicles must estimate the storage ca. 13. offshore vehicles.g. A description of the on- [72 FR 18585.. provide a boats. as appropriate. § 250. (a) General. 2005.213(b) and (c)) you will trans- took. and air. pacity of their fuel tanks and the fre. and structed. Apr. anchor handling timetable for acquiring lands (includ- vessels. Describe any State or Federal per- port your exploration activities. ration of the air emissions (attrib- (b) Air emissions. and des- (a) If you propose to use any meas. you must include mitigation and your drilling unit. The mits or approvals (dredging. A description of the crew jacent to the Western GOM.224 What information on support vessels.223 What mitigation measures in. use that will operate within 25 miles of [70 FR 51501. craft you will use must accompany service bases and mud company docks). tug boats. other vessels. composition. or will take. 13. structing or expanding them. 30. tation. The use must accompany your EP. A table showing the utable to your proposed exploration ac- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR source. shore vehicles. and aircraft you will use to sup.222 30 CFR Ch. The following information on the on- if you have not already received au- shore support facilities you will use thorization for incidental take as may must accompany your EP: be necessary under the MMPA. a location of your proposed exploration description of the measures you will activities relative to the shoreline. and du- ration of the air emissions likely to be tivities) likely to be generated by the generated by the support vessels. port from the onshore support facilities tions of lease stipulations related to you will use to your drilling unit. (b) Air emissions. 104 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. frequency. FR 18584. off. shore support facilities you will use cies listed under the ESA and must accompany the EP? (2) Marine mammals.217(a)) you will transport from lations in this part to minimize or your drilling unit. A description of the quency of their visits to your drilling source.

geol- National Pollution Discharge Elimi.C. ed below that could be affected by your utable to your proposed exploration ac. rookeries. (d) Waste disposal. conditions. description of the quantity. in this EP comply with (name of and water). conditions. and (a) Consistency certification. preserves. military activities. § 250. and coastal zone as required by 15 CFR 930. Your EIA must describe those re- tion. shipping. The following EIA information must (c) Environmental impacts. ‘‘Information’’ lower income groups. accidents. tures. conditions.XXX 223119 . and their critical habitat as defined by the Endangered Species Act of 1973. that your proposed exploration activi- plying with the National Environ.76(d) stating that the proposed ex. subsistence re- State(s)) approved coastal management sources and harvest practices. 1456(c)(3)(B)) and 15 CFR ing employment. and analysis (EIA) information must ac. sanctuaries.227 What environmental impact (9) Other resources. accompany the EP? refuges. ties will have on the identified re- mental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 sources.217) and life.S. composi.58(a)(2)) and ‘‘Analysis’’ as re. ogy. specifically addressed in the relevant (1) Meteorology. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR U. your consistency certification under (6) Archaeological resources. recreational and commercial manner that is consistent with such fishing (including typical fishing sea- program(s). coastal and ma- wastes generated by your proposed ex. fish and shellfish. the types and quantities of such (4) Threatened or endangered species wastes. made hazards.226 What Coastal Zone Manage. and activities. and marine trash and debris) sist the Regional Supervisor in com. oceanography. Ocean Energy Bureau. Interior § 250. land use. special management The following CZMA information areas identified in coastal management must accompany your EP: programs. and those identified in relevant ration activities. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. and 105 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. and shallow geological or man- nation System (NPDES) permit. and activities list- usual solid and liquid wastes (attrib. Your EIA accompany your EP: must: (a) General requirements. services. and activities. (8) Coastal and marine uses such as quired by 15 CFR 930. activities identified by the Regional company the EP? Supervisor. those from noise. or that tivities) likely to be generated by the could affect the construction and oper- onshore support facilities you will use. ation of facilities or structures. conditions. A description of (2) Air and water quality. or the Unusual wastes are those wastes not activities proposed in your EP.58(a)(3). section 307(c)(3)(B) of the CZMA (16 (7) Socioeconomic resources includ- U. marine store and dispose of solid and liquid mammals.76(a) and 15 management programs. A (b) Resources. and § 250. but (2) Be project specific. sea turtles.S. sources. existing offshore and 930. proposed exploration activities. collisions. identified resources. coastal infrastructure (including major ploration activities described in detail sources of supplies. and not limited to. (5) Sensitive biological resources or ment Act (CZMA) information must habitats such as essential fish habitat. recre- program(s) and will be conducted in a ation. Your EIA (1) Analyze the potential direct and must: indirect impacts (including those from (1) Assess the potential environ.227 (c) Unusual solid and liquid wastes. A copy of calving grounds. energy. and type). CFR 930. the onshore facilities you will use to (3) Benthic communities. and method of disposal of any un.C. ESA biological opinions such as. conditions. and plant ploration activities (see § 250. 4321 et seq. vessel (3) Be as detailed as necessary to as. and min- eral exploration or development. cooling water intake struc- mental impacts of your proposed explo.) and other relevant (2) Analyze any potential cumulative Federal laws such as the ESA and the impacts from other activities to those MMPA. and sons. location. rine birds. minority and (b) Other information.

and required nec- § 250. § 250.77(a)(1)). The Regional panying information. Within 15 working days after re.232 What actions will MMS take after the EP is deemed submitted? The following administrative infor- mation must accompany your EP: (a) State and CZMA consistency re- (a) Exempted information description views. A de. The CZMA consistency review referenced material if you have not period under section 307(c)(3)(B)(ii) of submitted it. EP to submit comments. tion to the following: (b) Bibliography. their biological.212). previously submitted EP.228 30 CFR Ch.C.228 What administrative informa- tion must accompany the EP? § 250. The FR 18585. gional Supervisor will not deem your (e) References cited. regarding gional Supervisor receives your EP and potential impacts associated with your its accompanying information. and If the Regional Supervisor determines (5) Summarize the information you that you have not met one or more of incorporate by reference. Supervisor will not consider comments erenced material. (b) MMS compliance review. 1456(c)(3)(B)(ii)) and 15 CFR 930. a list of the ref. or other after receiving your deemed-submitted material in your EP or its accom. (1) If you reference a (1) The Governor of each affected State. the Regional Supervisor will of the proprietary information that is use receipted mail or alternative meth- included in the proprietary copies of od to send a public information copy of your EP or its accompanying informa. (3) You have provided the required (4) Describe potential measures to number of copies (see § 250. the EP and its accompanying informa- tion. (2) The location(s) where the Re. The Re- proposed exploration activities. in the notice.206(a)). II (7–1–11 Edition) activities potentially impacted by your § 250. section. (2) The CZMA agency of each affected gional Supervisor can inspect the cited State. what essary data and information (see 15 will MMS do? CFR 930. [70 FR 51501. The Governor has 21 calendar days study report. DOCD. 30.78 begins when the REVIEW AND DECISION PROCESS FOR THE State’s CZMA agency receives a copy EP of your deemed-submitted EP. and received after the deadline. and (2) You have provided all needed ad- duration of these potential impacts and ditional information (see § 250. ploration activities described in your companying information. Your EIA must in. fulfills requirements and is proposed exploration activities. the conditions in paragraph (a) of this (d) Consultation. in. 2007] Regional Supervisor will notify you when the EP is deemed submitted. consist- ency certification. 2005. Apr. gional Supervisor will review the ex- ceiving your proposed EP and its ac. severity. Within 2 working days after (public information copies only). (a) Determine whether deemed sub.201(b)). sufficiently accurate. 13. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (1) The submitted information.202. the Regional proposed EP to ensure that they con- Supervisor will review your submission form to the performance standards in and deem your EP submitted if: § 250.231 After receiving the EP. Your EIA must EP submitted until you have corrected include a list of the references that you all problems or deficiencies identified cite in the EIA.231.XXX 223119 . tion. the CZMA (16 U. and other and consequences and implications. Aug. minimize or mitigate these potential (b) Identify problems and deficiencies. impacts. or with within 15 working days after the Re- whom you will be consulting. § 250. as amended at 72 (c) Deemed submitted notification. the Regional Supervisor will clude a list of agencies and persons notify you of the problem or deficiency with whom you consulted. The Regional Supervisor will company the EP (refer to the list in evaluate the environmental impacts of 106 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. The Re- mitted. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. (3) Describe the type.S. DPP. physical. survey report. (c) MMS environmental impact evalua- cluding the information that must ac. deeming your EP submitted under scription of the general subject matter § 250.

Ocean Energy Bureau. (d) Amendments.234 How do I submit a modified visor will make a decision within 30 EP or resubmit a disapproved EP. and you cannot modify plementing regulations in §§ 250.235 the activities described in your pro. 2007] The regional If . The Regional Super- § 250. you may do the conditions that were the basis of one of the following: its disapproval. gional Supervisor for approval.. timeframe? vironmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 (a) Timeframe. 30. (3) Disapprove your EP . what can I do? posed modification(s). 2005.C. or you under 43 U. visor may determine that your EP. tion(s).233(a) or § 250.. as amended at 74 ther approve. the Act. you may resubmit the in the timeframe prescribed in disapproved EP if there is a change in § 250. calendar days after the Regional Su- and when will MMS make a deci- sion? pervisor deems your modified or resub- mitted EP to be submitted. the regulations of the decision and describe the modifications prescribed under the Act. must submit the modification(s) to the Regional Supervisor in the same man. require you to further FR 46908. § 250. 2009] modify. the Regional Super. supervisor will . gional Supervisor will take one of the [70 FR 51501.233(b)(3). May 4. § 250. or the marine. coastal. You need submit coastal zone consistency certifi- only information related to the pro... 250. whichever occurs later..231. the national secu. The Regional Supervisor will notify you in writing your proposed EP.235 If a State objects to the EP’s ner as for a new EP.. or other Federal you must make to your proposed EP to ensure laws. If the Regional coastal zone consistency certification Supervisor disapproves your EP under accompanying your proposed EP with- § 250. (2) Require you to modify The Regional Supervisor finds that it is incon.185 and 30 CFR 256.. The Regional Supervisor will notify you in writing of the decision and may require you to meet certain conditions. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. sistent with the lease. as (b) MMS decision. and 250. whichever occurs proposed EP under § 250. paragraph (a) of this section.C. proposed EP. It complies with all applicable requirements . cation. or elect. Sept. including those to provide monitoring information. . 30. after the Regional Supervisor deems visor may require you. to change your EP. Aug.77. Interior § 250. Your proposed activities would probably cause (i) The Regional Supervisor will notify you in writ- serious harm or damage to life (including fish ing of the decision and describe the reason(s) or other aquatic life). If the Regional Su. . 2005. .. 14.S. By the deadline in amended..202 to ei.) and the imple- visor will take one of the actions menting regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 shown in the table in paragraph (b) of through 1508).233(b)(2). . areas leased or not leased). or you may your EP submitted under § 250. Amend your EP erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (c) MMS review and timeframe. (ii) MMS may cancel your lease and compensate rity or defense... and submit the amendment to the Re- formance standards in § 250. And then . If you elect receives the last amendment to your to amend your EP. the Regional Super.182. as amended at 72 following actions: FR 25200.. .XXX 223119 . The Regional Super- U. 4321 et seq. or receives (a) Modified EP. any mineral (in for disapproving your EP. your proposed activities to avoid such condi.184.234(c).231. is subject to the require. you later. .S.233 What decisions will MMS posed EP and prepare environmental make on the EP and within what documentation under the National En. the Re- ments of § 250. it complies with all applicable requirements. [70 FR 51501.. the last amendment to your modified pervisor requires you to modify your or resubmitted EP. or disapprove your modified or resubmitted EP. (a) Amend your EP. During the review of this section within 30 calendar days your proposed EP. property. If an affected State objects to the (b) Resubmitted EP.. Aug. (1) Approve your EP . The 107 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. The to accommodate the State’s objection Regional Supervisor will use the per. 1334(a)(2)(C) and the im- human environment.

(c) Drilling unit.242 What information must ac- ule. subsea formation required by § 250. Aug. ment and production activities you (a) General information required by propose to undertake. quired by § 250. proposed well. quired by § 250.247. A description of the (b) Appeal. physical. umbilicals. company the DPP or DOCD? jectives.125. drilling unit and associated equipment tion to the Secretary of Commerce you will use to conduct your proposed using the procedures in 15 CFR part development drilling activities. (h) Oil and hazardous substance spills erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR hole location and water depth of each information required by § 250. § 250.105). (c) Hydrogen sulfide information re- (2) Well test flaring. of fuels and oil that will be stored on DUCTION PLANS (DPP) AND DEVELOP. and § 250. a brief description of their important [70 FR 51501. subpart H. tions of all associated drilling unit and formation related to the State’s objec. subsea wellheads and mani- (2) Deny your appeal. that of fuels and oil that will be stored on each activity described in detail in the facility (see third definition of ‘‘fa- your EP is consistent with the objec. satellite structures. Include proposed exploration activities. safety and pollution prevention fea- 10. Examples of de. UMENTS (DOCD) (e) Service fee. production facilities. (d) Production facilities. as amended at 71 Your DPP or DOCD must include the FR 40911. 1456(c)(3)(B)(iii)). Appeal the State’s objec. in paragraph (a) of this section. and socio- term pipelines (see definition at economic information required by § 250. construction barge anchors. 2006] tures.105). § 250. a brief description of its important merce will either: safety and pollution prevention fea- (1) Grant your appeal by finding. Withdraw your use to conduct your proposed develop- EP if you decide not to conduct your ment and production activities. the facility (see third definition of ‘‘fa- MENT OPERATIONS COORDINATION DOC.249. The Secretary of Com. map showing the surface and bottom. the surface location of (i) Alaska planning information re- each production facility.241 30 CFR Ch. July 19.105).105). § 250. (3) Installation of production plat. II (7–1–11 Edition) amendment needs to only address in. and other facilities you will (c) Withdraw your EP.251. and a table indicating the type under section 307(c)(3)(B)(iii) of the and the estimated maximum quantity CZMA (16 U. include? [70 FR 51501. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. (1) Development drilling. company your DPP or DOCD.250.XXX 223119 .241 What must the DPP or DOCD § 250. (4) Installation of production facili. wellheads and manifolds.246. and the loca.C. The location and water § 250. or structures.S. 2005. Aug. and tentative schedule (from The following information must ac- start to completion) of the develop. 71 FR 12438. discussion of the ob.244. cility’’ under § 250. objectives. You must include pay- ment of the service fee listed in § 250. A description essary in the interest of national secu. of the production platforms. 30. cility’’ under § 250. 108 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. 2006] following: (a) Description. satellite rity. Include 930. velopment and production activities (b) G&G information required by include: § 250.248. tures. Include a quired by § 250. and lease (e) Biological. (f) Solid and liquid wastes and dis- ties and conduct of production oper. intake information required by (b) Location. or is otherwise nec.245. and sched. A description. Mar. (d) Mineral resource conservation in- forms. and a table indicating the type and the estimated maximum quantity CONTENTS OF DEVELOPMENT AND PRO. in which case folds. lease term pipelines (see defini- you may amend your EP as described tion at § 250. depth of each of your proposed wells (g) Air emissions information re- and production facilities. charges information and cooling water ations. 30. 2005.243. tives of the CZMA. tion.

total volume. oil spill financial responsi- § 250. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. In that case.243 (j) Environmental monitoring infor. and to carry out your proposed develop- (t) Administrative information re. (h) Blowout scenario.261. include a brief dis- (r) Coastal zone management infor. DOCD.256.260. based) of drilling fluid you plan to use (g) Suspensions of production or oper- to drill your proposed development ations. discuss the potential for the well (d) Chemical products.257. (m) Decommissioning information re. operations that you anticipate may be tion information: necessary in the course of conducting (1) Estimates of the average and peak your activities under the DPP or rates of production for each type of DOCD. Interior § 250. sions of production or suspensions of (c) Production. production and the life of the res. Part 253.6) that you will hydrocarbons. The following produc. the likelihood for sur- the name and brief description. discharge rate. Include the estimated handle or store at the facilities you flow rate. water based. quan.254. Esti- you will use to conduct your proposed mate the time it would take to drill a development and production activities. DPP or DOCD. ucts you will store or use in quantities (k) Lease stipulations information greater than the amounts defined as required by § 250. synthetic operations. A brief discussion of any suspen- wells. demonstrate oil spill financial respon- tion approvals or permits you must ob. A table showing to bridge over. face intervention to stop the blowout. A scenario for a ervoir(s) you intend to produce. you may exclude any propri- (q) Sulphur operations information etary information from this descrip- required by § 250.252. duration of the potential blowout. and rig package constraints..258. and potential blowout of the proposed well (2) The chemical and physical charac. of the omitted information. storage method.200) you will use to carry (o) Support vessels and aircraft infor. scription and discussion of any new or (n) Related facilities and operations unusual technology (see definition information required by § 250. sibility for facilities proposed in your tain to carry out your proposed devel. include quired by § 250. will have the highest volume of liquid tion under 30 CFR 254. Ocean Energy Bureau. tion.253. State. subpart I. (e) New or unusual technology. velopment and production activities. a statement so indicating. State- must accompany the DPP or ments attesting that: DOCD? (1) The activities and facilities pro- The following general information posed in your DPP or DOCD are or will must accompany your DPP or DOCD: be covered by an appropriate bond (a) Applications and permits.262.255. and cial capability to drill a relief well and chemical constituents for each type conduct other emergency well control (i. including filing or approval status. gional Supervisor. of (2) You have demonstrated or will the Federal. according to 30 CFR opment and production activities. Reportable Quantities in 40 CFR part (l) Mitigation measures information 302. cussion of the general subject matter mation required by § 250. and well control statements. You need list only those chemical prod- mation required by § 250. ment and production activities. under § 250. and local applica. in your DPP or DOCD that you expect teristics of the produced oil (see defini.259.XXX 223119 . and the availability of a rig to drill a relief erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR rates of usage of the chemical products well. 109 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.e. production activities. oil based. In the public in- (p) Onshore support facilities infor. A table showing the (3) You have or will have the finan- projected amount. Also. If you will (s) Environmental impact analysis not use any new or unusual technology information required by § 250. and (b) Drilling fluids. relief well. out your proposed development and mation required by § 250. A de- quired by § 250.243 What general information bility. under 30 CFR part 256. tities to be stored. (f) Bonds. or amounts specified by the Re- required by § 250. formation copies of your DPP or mation required by § 250. A listing. and maximum will use to conduct your proposed de.

Copies of migrated and annotated 2–D or 3–D § 250. generated. H2S Contingency Plan prepared under (f) Shallow hazards assessment. physical (G&G) information must (i) Time-versus-depth chart. expressed in feet subsea) showing (k) Future G&G activities. vide this information if the surface lo- dress. that may adversely affect your pro. A seismic accompany the DPP or DOCD? travel time-versus-depth chart based The following G&G information must on the appropriate velocity analysis in accompany your DPP or DOCD: the area of interpretation and speci- (a) Geological description. a sure to only one proprietary copy of request that the Regional Supervisor your DPP or DOCD.490(c). an to the Regional Supervisor. A copy centration of any H2S you may encoun- of the high-resolution survey line clos. or a reference to an ap- each proposed well. The name. either H2S absent. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. mensional (3–D) seismic lines. § 250. Under § 250. information must accompany the secting at or near your proposed well DPP or DOCD? locations. depth of each proposed well. velopment and production activities as preted geological cross-sections show. as ap- duct both 2–D and 3–D seismic surveys plicable. Provide this information as an enclo. If you re- hazards report based on information quest that the Regional Supervisor obtained from a high-resolution geo. after your DPP or DOCD is approved. (1) If you have de- posed drilling operations. or a reference to such velopment and production activities as report if you have already submitted it either H2S present or H2S unknown. tion activities. your proposed development and produc- terpret and display this information. mailing ad. II (7–1–11 Edition) (i) Contact. or DOCD. If you have conducted both (a) Concentration. A brief de- depths of expected productive forma.244 What geological and geo. A shallow (c) H2S Contingency Plan. centration of any H2S you might en- visor may instruct you to submit the counter or handle while you conduct results of both surveys. termined or estimated that the con- (g) High resolution seismic lines. You are not required to pro. may conduct for lease or unit purposes (c) Two dimensional (2–D) or three-di. A general- about your DPP or DOCD. A geological fying the geodetic datum. (b) Classification. or H2S ing the depths of expected productive unknown. Because of its volume. The estimated con- types of surveys. (e-mail address if available). whom the Regional Supervisor and the DPP. tion to justify your request. For § 250. classify the area of your proposed de- (d) Geological cross-sections. description of the prospect(s). affected State(s) can communicate (h) Stratigraphic column. you must: only one proprietary copy of your DPP (i) Model a potential worst case H2S or DOCD. (j) Geochemical information. an assessment of proved or submitted H2S Contingency any seafloor and subsurface geologic Plan that covers the proposed develop- and manmade features and conditions ment and production activities.245 What hydrogen sulfide (H2S) seismic lines (with depth scale) inter.490(f). Provide sufficient informa- formations. release from the facilities you will use 110 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. (d) Modeling report. A copy of (b) Structure contour maps. provide will be greater than 500 parts per mil- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR this information as an enclosure to lion (ppm). ized biostratigraphic/lithostratigraphic column from the surface to the total § 250. Inter. development and production activities tions. scription of the G&G explorations and tions and the locations of proposed development G&G activities that you wells. classify the area of your proposed de- physical survey. must accompany your DPP or if you choose to conduct only one type DOCD: of survey. The following H2S information. the Regional Super. ter or handle while you conduct your est to each of your proposed well loca. H2S present.244 30 CFR Ch. You must in. You are not required to con. (e) Shallow hazards report. and cation of your proposed well has been telephone number of the person with approved in a previously submitted EP. Current any geochemical reports you used or structure contour maps (depth-based.XXX 223119 .

or from your proposed activities. species. A table providing explanation of the methods you consid. A discussion (1) The methods you used for deter- of exploratory well results. liquid wastes (such as spent drilling (b) Technology and recovery practices fluids. If any § 250. and 111 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. jected amount. 2007] servation information. Aug. specific meteorological. feder- tion activities. as amended at 72 The following mineral resource con. trash. and ervoir data.248 to conduct your proposed development or if the Regional Supervisor requires and production activities. cooling water intake information ing practices and procedures. geotechnical reports. Socio- 68. the oceanographic. sanitary and procedures. physical. marine sanctuaries.. fishery areas. A descrip. physical centrations greater than 10 ppm. port must be specific to the particular Site-specific information on site of your development and produc. or a modeling results. (a) Biological environment reports. Interior § 250. and rate of discharge tion in developing your DPP or DOCD. 30. for each waste type. and other under the MMPA. completion methods. and must consider any ally listed threatened or endangered nearby human-occupied OCS facilities. and you to obtain it. Apr. of your solid and liquid wastes will be and socioeconomic information discharged overboard or are planned must accompany the DPP or discharges from manmade islands: DOCD? erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (1) A table showing the name. (2) Your plans for treating. methodologies outlined in 40 CFR part (c) Socioeconomic study reports. at your facility location(s). If you will not use enhanced pany your DPP or DOCD: recovery practices initially. sensitive underwater points where humans may be subject to features. or the information obtained. pany the DPP or DOCD? [70 FR 51501. you must include a re- (ii) Include a modeling report or port. and composition of solid and using them. or other enhanced recovery water intake information must accom- practices). FR 18585. critical potential exposure from an H2S release habitat designated under the ESA. the name. De- phur. must accompany your DPP or DOCD: § 250. and other rel. as accom- visor. 2005. to the Regional Supervisor. (3) If any H2S emissions are projected (b) Physical environment reports. marine mammals protected shipping lanes. tertiary.194). provide an (a) Projected wastes.248 What solid and liquid wastes and discharges information and (a) Technology and reservoir engineer. pro- If you obtain the following informa.247 What biological.g. panying information: (2) The analysis in the modeling re. (b) Projected ocean discharges. A description of the and domestic wastes. must accompany the DPP or tion of the technology and reservoir DOCD? engineering practices and procedures The following solid and liquid wastes you will use to increase the ultimate and discharges information and cooling recovery of oil and gas (e. proposed well spacing. secondary. Ocean Energy Bureau. chemosynthetic communities. be generated by your proposed develop- mum recovery of oil and gas or sul. and downhole disposal of these wastes evant well plan information. mining this information. or a reference to such reference to such a report or informa- report or results if you have already tion if you have already submitted it submitted it to the Regional Super.246 What mineral resource con- servation information must accom. activities. or modeling analysis must be consistent archaeological reports (if required with the EPA’s risk management plan under § 250. drill cuttings. brief description. technology and recovery practices and and chemical product wastes) likely to procedures you will use to ensure opti. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. storing. scribe: (c) Reservoir development. projected ered and the reasons why you are not quantity. 13. other res. Site- to affect an onshore location in con.XXX 223119 . economic information related to your proposed development and production § 250. as applicable. other areas of biological concern. ment and production activities. produced waters.

fuels. percent. particulate matter in the combustibles. combustion ble. processing equipment. the projected emissions of sulphur di. and any monitoring system your DPP or DOCD: you propose to use to measure emis- (a) Projected emissions. (1) A dis. calculations. the emission reduc- DOCD? tion control technologies or proce- The following air emissions informa. nitrogen oxides (NOX). you must use the ing impingement and entrainment of maximum emission estimates for the aquatic organisms. form of PM10 and PM2. rating. pollutant from your facility to an ods you will use for compliance. and maximum burn rate of any your proposed development and produc. (c) Processes. (b) Emission reduction measures. and oxide (SO2). carbon mon. and applicable operational in- (e) Projected cooling water intake. Briefly de. 112 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. the Pacific coast) of the adjacent sions. A formation. must accompany achieved. equipment. amount greater than the amount speci- (d) Modeling report. including engine size and visor. etc. or (2) If your proposed production and (2) A copy of your application for an development activities would result in individual NPDES permit. report or results if you have already (3) You must provide the basis for all submitted it to the Regional Super.5 when applica. type of drilling unit you will use. sions on the maximum rated capacity posed development and production ac. A modeling report fied in your previously approved DPP or the modeling results (if you modeled or DOCD. adding to a produced water (iii) Emissions over the duration of stream. yet been determined. duction measures. Tables showing sions.XXX 223119 . tivities. the quantity of reductions to be tion. mitigation measures for reduc. you must show the revised the discharges of your projected solid emission rates for each source as well or liquid wastes in developing your as the incremental change for each DPP or DOCD). daily water intake rate. table for each cooling water intake (4) You must base the projected emis- structure likely to be used by your pro. dures. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. dura- pounds (VOC) that will be generated by tion. of the equipment and the maximum tivities that includes a brief descrip. section. Identification of (1) For each source on or associated the distance of the site of your pro- with the facility you will use to con. physical and operational design. and the provisions of the applicable general (v) The total of all emissions listed in NPDES permit that covers your pro. including the af- tion must accompany the DPP or fected source(s). the proposed development and produc- (c) National Pollutant Discharge Elimi. II (7–1–11 Edition) (2) A description of the discharge (ii) The total annual emissions in method (such as shunting through a tons per year.249 What air emissions informa. A description of processes. equipment.) you will use. fuels. nation System (NPDES) permit. to conduct your proposed development ture. downpipe. (d) Distance to shore. water in. tion activities. and volatile organic com. State. you must list: erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR mark (mean higher high water mark on (i) The projected peak hourly emis. You must include the frequency. paragraph (a)(1)(i) through (iv) of this posed development and production ac. throughput of the facility you will use tion of the cooling water intake struc. flaring activity. vention measures. or a reference to such source.249 30 CFR Ch. and production activities under its take through-screen velocity. A de- scription of any proposed emission re- § 250. tion activities. an increase in the emissions of an air scribe the major discharges and meth. § 250. and biofouling pre. as applicable. (iv) The frequency and duration of cussion of how you will comply with emissions. and storage units. age of water intake used for cooling (5) If the specific drilling unit has not water. posed development and production ac- duct your proposed development and tivities from the mean high water production activities. oxide (CO).

subpart B. A description development and production activities. When MMS re. procedures. or The following environmental moni- (2) Reference to your approved re. (OSRP) for the facilities you will use to conduct your proposed development § 250.26(b).252 What environmental moni- and production activities prepared ac. or will (ii) The location of your primary oil measure. and other constraints terial required under paragraph (a)(1) under which the development and pro- or (a)(2) of this section: duction activities will either be cur- (1) An Oil Spill Response Plan tailed or not proceed. loss or disablement of a drill- company the DPP or DOCD? ing unit. A description (i) A discussion of your regional of any existing and planned monitoring OSRP. Alaska OCS Region. If there is reason (iv) The calculated volume of your to believe that protected species may worst case discharge scenario (see 30 be incidentally taken by planned devel- CFR 254. consistent with the model(s) used. tions.303(d). must accom. mation must accompany your DPP: (a) Emergency plans. (v) A description of the worst case oil PM. (c). A description of § 250. your emergency plans to respond to a stance spills information must ac. of how you will comply with § 250. (d). you appropriate worst case discharge sce.252 (e) Non-exempt facilities. or a reference to such report or the Director. or VOC that will be gen. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.3) to in. information must accompany the DPP? ity model to model projected air emis- sions in developing your DPP or If you propose development and pro- DOCD). toring information must accompany cording to the requirements of 30 CFR the DPP or DOCD? part 254. NOX. Ocean Energy Bureau.6) and hazardous sub. tion amounts ‘‘E’’ calculated using the (b) Modeling report.XXX 223119 .251 If I propose activities in the or the modeling results (if § 250. a use the guidelines in Appendix W of 40 modeling report or the modeling re- CFR part 51 with a model approved by sults. formation on the impacts of your de- moval organization(s) for both equip.303 and when the projected emissions of SO2. A modeling report § 250. you must in developing your DPP or DOCD. systems that are measuring. as applicable. ment and personnel. and (e)). and a comparison of the opment and production activities. accompany your DPP or DOCD: clude: (a) Monitoring systems. the following planning infor- it to the Regional Supervisor. ment and production activities. or a reference to such report or duction activities in the Alaska OCS results if you have already submitted Region. Submit the best available results if you have already submitted meteorological information and data it to the Regional Supervisor. will provide project-specific data or in- (iii) The name(s) of your oil spill re.26(a)). and loss of or damage to sup- The following information regarding port craft. Critical operations and cur- stances (see definition under 40 CFR tailment procedures for your develop- part 116). environmental conditions or spill equipment base and staging area.250 What oil and hazardous sub.303 re. Interior § 250. (b) Incidental takes. If you model a po- formulas in § 250. The pany your DPP or DOCD: procedures must identify ice condi- (a) Oil spill response planning. The ma. CO. must gional OSRP (see 30 CFR 254. must describe how you will monitor for erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR nario in your approved regional OSRP incidental take of: with the worst case discharge scenario (1) Threatened and endangered spe- that could result from your proposed cies listed under the ESA and 113 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. what planning quires you to use an approved air qual. (f) Modeling report. velopment and production activities. as applicable. weather. spill scenario that could result from erated by your proposed development your proposed development and produc- and production activities are greater tion activities (see 30 CFR 254. and potential spills of oil (see definition (b) Critical operations and curtailment under 30 CFR 254. than the respective emission exemp. toring information. tential oil or hazardous substance spill quires air quality modeling. blowout.

lated to your proposed development tive zones of the FGBNMS. age capacity of the transport vessel(s). mediate storage or processing facili- tion activities. and the number of transfers that will lations in this part to minimize or take place per year. and other facilities. you must include mitigation measures designed to avoid § 250. and protected species may be incidentally (5) A description and location of the taken by planned development and pro. thorization for incidental take of ma- rine mammals as may be necessary § 250. and or minimize that incidental take of: aircraft you will use must accom- (1) Threatened and endangered spe. lowing that directly relate to your pro- posed development and production ac- [70 FR 51501. other vessels. (b) Transportation system. and offshore vehicles must estimate pipelines. § 250. offshore vehicles. A discus- tion activities must accompany your sion of the transportation system that DPP or DOCD. duction activities. A de- ronmentally sensitive resources of the scription and location of any of the fol- FGBNMS. a descrip. 2005. you will use to transport your produc- tion to shore. a description of the ties. mitigate environmental impacts from (3) Information concerning any inter- your proposed development and produc. formation must accompany the DPP (2) Information concerning barges or DOCD? and shuttle tankers. (a) OCS facilities and operations. and the storage capacity of their fuel tanks 114 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. the impacts of an oil spill on the envi. If you pro.253 30 CFR Ch. including the stor- (a) If you propose to use any meas. your proposed development and produc. 30. tug boats. or will take. pany the DPP or DOCD? cies listed under the ESA and The following information on the (2) Marine mammals. gas. supply boats. 2007] (1) Drilling units. barges. (a) General. II (7–1–11 Edition) (2) Marine mammals. clear your site(s) must accompany if you have not already received au. anchor handling vessels. Apr. A description of the crew [72 FR 18585. and if you have not already received au- aircraft you will use must accompany thorization for incidental take as may your DPP or DOCD: be necessary under the MMPA. (1) Routes of any new pipelines. The description of vessels to decommission your wells. § 250. oil. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. (3) Right-of-way pipelines (including mation must accompany the DPP or DOCD? those that transport chemical products and produced water). facilities and operations directly re- duction activities within the protec. Apr. ures beyond those required by the regu. your DPP or DOCD.257 What information on the sup- port vessels. Aug. including: § 250.255 What decommissioning infor.253 What lease stipulations infor.XXX 223119 . as appropriate. offshore vehicles. operations information must ac- company the DPP or DOCD? (c) Flower Garden Banks National Ma- rine Sanctuary (FGBNMS). as amended at 72 tivities: FR 18585. cated on the OCS (regardless of owner- tions of lease stipulations related to ship). ice manage- § 250. to satisfy the condi.256 What related facilities and under the MMPA. and aircraft you will use to sup- DOCD? port your development and production erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR A brief description of how you intend activities.254 What mitigation measures in. platforms. and A description of the measures you (4) Other facilities and operations lo- took. offshore ve- mation must accompany the DPP or hicles. ment vessels. measures you will use must accompany (4) An estimate of the quantities of your DPP or DOCD. 13. (2) Production platforms. and production activities must accom- tion of your provisions for monitoring pany your DPP or DOCD. primary onshore terminal. 13. or sulphur to be transported (b) If there is reason to believe that from your production facilities. support vessels. as appropriate. 2007] boats. The following information regarding pose to conduct development and pro.

tion activities. the following information use to conduct your proposed develop. and du- generated by the support vessels. 115 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. and a de- supply and service support for your scription of the measures you will take proposed development and production to mitigate the effects of subsidence on activities (e. and method of disposal of any un- transportation method and quantities usual solid and liquid wastes (attrib- of drilling fluids and chemical products utable to your proposed development (see § 250. your proposed sulphur activities. of the composition. (b) Air emissions. The map must depict the formation must accompany the DPP or DOCD? primary route(s) the support vessels and aircraft will use when traveling be. and du. structing or expanding any of the on- (b) Air emissions. A description of the on. source. are those wastes not specifically ad- dressed in the relevant National Pollu- (d) Solid and liquid wastes transpor- tation. and to protect the port facilities are existing.XXX 223119 . Ocean Energy Bureau. the discharge of bleedwater. (d) Waste disposal. stages of your sulphur development shore facilities you will use to provide and production activities.259 What sulphur operations in- the shoreline. and aircraft you will utable to your proposed development use that will operate within 25 miles of and production activities) likely to be the facilities you will use to conduct generated by the onshore support fa- your proposed development and produc.248(a)) and the types and (e) Vicinity map. service bases and mud existing or potential oil and gas pro- company docks). A description of the ration of the air emissions likely to be source. quantities. Unusual wastes ment and production activities. or to be expanded.. composi- ucts transportation. composition. (c) Unusual solid and liquid wastes. cilities you will use. A description of the tion. shore support facilities you will use (b) Subsidence. A (c) Drilling fluids and chemical prod. and des. A map showing the quantities of such wastes. off. (see § 250. tion Discharge Elimination System tation method and a brief description (NPDES) permit. frequency.259 and the frequency of their visits to the (2) For DPPs only. An estimate of the de- must accompany your DPP or DOCD: gree of subsidence expected at various (a) General. duction. If you are proposing to conduct sul- tween the onshore support facilities phur development and production ac- you will use and the facilities you will tivities. production platforms. A table showing the shore support facilities. provide a time- facilities you will use to conduct your table for acquiring lands (including proposed development and production rights-of-way and easements) and con- activities. velopment and production activities tion activities. frequency.248(a)) you will transport from store and dispose of solid and liquid the facilities you will use to conduct wastes generated by your proposed de- your proposed development and produc. to be con- structed. A description of tination(s) of solid and liquid wastes the onshore facilities you will use to (see § 250. ration of the air emissions (attrib- shore vehicles. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.g. location of your proposed development and production activities relative to § 250.258 What information on the on. and environment. composition. A description of the transpor. cilities you will use. in- shore support facilities you will use must accompany the DPP or cluding the measures you will take to DOCD? mitigate the potential toxic or thermal impacts on the environment caused by The following information on the on. (a) Bleedwater. and pro- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (1) Indicate whether the onshore sup- duction facilities. description of the quantity. Interior § 250.243(b) and (d)) you will trans- and production activities) likely to be port from the onshore support facilities generated by the onshore support fa- you will use to the facilities you will use to conduct your proposed develop. A discussion of the bleedwater that will be generated by § 250. must accompany your DPP or DOCD: ment and production activities.

geol. (4) Describe any alternatives to your (2) Air and water quality. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. and shore infrastructure (including major (b) Other information. and other structures or the activities proposed in consequences and implications. conditions. ‘‘Information’’ sources of supplies. sea turtles. and activities. as required by 15 CFR 930. 15. recreational and commer- FR 20171. Apr. conditions. services.C.76(c) ing the approximate number.260 30 CFR Ch. or that could affect the con. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR pacts. and activities list. and indirect impacts (including those from (3) Be as detailed as necessary to as. subsist- ence resources and harvest practices. stating that the proposed development and duration of employment of persons and production activities described in engaged in onshore support and con- detail in this DPP or DOCD comply struction activities). tures. and (a) General requirements.76(a) and 15 and water). and (a) Consistency certification. coastal and ma. and plant pare the potential environmental im- life.261 What environmental impact analysis (EIA) information must ac. severity. and shallow geological or man. rookeries. come groups. (1) Assess the potential environ. land use. loca- tion. Aug. duration of these potential impacts and struction and operation of facilities or their biological. shore areas). shipping. and those identified in relevant plying with the NEPA of 1969 (42 U. and CZMA programs. collisions. 2005. section 307(c)(3)(B) of the CZMA (16 (7) Socioeconomic resources (includ- U. made hazards. accompany the DPP or DOCD? refuges. conditions. veloping your DPP or DOCD. proposed development and production (2) Describe the type. II (7–1–11 Edition) § 250. that your proposed development and Your EIA must describe those re. (3) Describe potential measures to (1) Meteorology. accidents. cooling water intake struc- sist the Regional Supervisor in com. identified resources. and type).58(a)(2)) and ‘‘Analysis’’ as re. and marine trash and debris) (b) Resources. 1456(c)(3)(B)) and 15 CFR 930. your consistency certification under (6) Archaeological resources. proposed development and production (3) Benthic communities. Your EIA activities identified by the Regional must: Supervisor. Your EIA mental impacts of your proposed devel.260 What Coastal Zone Manage. those from noise. sanctuaries. energy. 116 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. conditions. and accompany your DPP or DOCD: (9) Other resources.C. special management The following CZMA information areas identified in coastal management must accompany your DPP or DOCD: programs. dors that may place a demand on local quired by 15 CFR 930. and com- rine birds. and min- The following EIA information must eral exploration or development. A copy of calving grounds. § 250. goods and services. (c) Environmental impacts.58(a)(3). vessel laws such as the ESA and the MMPA. minority and lower in- § 250. but 4321 et seq. 2008] cial fishing (including seasons. minimize or mitigate these potential ogy. ESA biological opinions such as. (5) Sensitive biological resources or ment Act (CZMA) information must habitats such as essential fish habitat. population (in- with (name of State(s)) approved coast. existing offshore and on- sistent with such program(s). (1) Analyze the potential direct and (2) Be project specific. and (4) Threatened or endangered species (5) Summarize the information you and their critical habitat. timing. incorporate by reference. company the DPP or DOCD? (8) Coastal and marine uses such as military activities.S. [70 FR 51501. production activities will have on the sources. must: opment and production activities. marine activities that you considered while de- mammals.S.XXX 223119 . and ed below that could be affected by your activities. cluding the approximate number of al management program(s) and will be people and families added to local on- conducted in a manner that is con.) and other relevant Federal not limited to. 30. your DPP or DOCD. oceanography. impacts. as amended at 73 recreation. physical. and activities. fish and shellfish. preserves. types of contractors or ven- CFR 930.

(a) State. and other reviews. 30. period under section 307(c)(3)(B)(ii) of and erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR the CZMA (16 U. the referenced material. or other and its accompanying information to material in your DPP or DOCD or its the following: accompanying information.206(a)).1456(c)(3)(B)(ii)) (3) You have provided the required and 15 CFR 930. 2005. Aug. The Regional Super- and its accompanying information. local government. formation copy of the DPP or DOCD study report.242). (c) Deemed submitted notification. as amended at 72 until you have corrected all problems FR 18585. The following administrative infor- mation must accompany your DPP or § 250. visor will not consider comments and recommendations received after the REVIEW AND DECISION PROCESS FOR THE deadline.266 After receiving the DPP or DOCD. CZMA con- scription of the general subject matter sistency.267 What actions will MMS take DOCD: after the DPP or DOCD is deemed (a) Exempted information description submitted? (public information copies only). what will MMS do? ecutive of any affected local govern- ment has 60 calendar days after receipt (a) Determine whether deemed sub.XXX 223119 . (1) If you reference a ternative method to send a public in- previously submitted EP. the visor will not consider comments and Regional Supervisor will deem your recommendations received after the DPP or DOCD submitted if: deadline.201(b)). after receiving your deemed-submitted gional Supervisor can inspect the cited DPP or DOCD to submit comments and referenced material if you have not recommendations. local government must forward all cluding the information that must ac. DOCD. pervisor will use receipted mail or al- (b) Bibliography. comments and recommendations to the company the DPP or DOCD (refer to respective Governor before submitting the list in § 250. of your deemed-submitted DPP or mitted.262 What administrative informa.267 (d) Consultation. Apr. DPP.266.S. them to the Regional Supervisor.78 begins when the number of copies (see § 250. The tion must accompany the DPP or Regional Supervisor will notify you DOCD? when your DPP or DOCD is deemed submitted. in. Your EIA must gional Supervisor receives your DPP or include a list of the references that you DOCD and its accompanying informa- cite in the EIA. A de. survey report.C. the Regional Supervisor will proposed development and production notify you of the problem or deficiency activities. The CZMA consistency review ditional information (see § 250. tion. fulfills require. within 25 working days after the Re- (e) References cited. Within 2 of the proprietary information that is working days after the Regional Super- included in the proprietary copies of visor deems your DPP or DOCD sub- your DPP or DOCD or its accom. The executive of any affected (1) The submitted information. regarding the conditions in paragraph (a) of this potential impacts associated with your section. DOCD to submit comments and rec- ceiving your proposed DPP or DOCD ommendations. or with that you have not met one or more of whom you will be consulting. Interior § 250. The ex- § 250. Ocean Energy Bureau. Within 25 working days after re. The Regional Super- submitted it. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. a list of (1) The Governor of each affected State. DPP OR DOCD (2) The executive of any affected local government who requests a copy. 13. mitted under § 250. clude a list of agencies and persons If the Regional Supervisor determines with whom you consulted. 2007] or deficiencies identified in the notice. and The Governor has 60 calendar days (2) The location(s) where the Re. (3) The CZMA agency of each affected (2) You have provided all needed ad. States CZMA agency receives a copy of 117 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. ments and is sufficiently accurate. the Regional Su- panying information. The Regional Supervisor will not deem your DPP or DOCD submitted [70 FR 51501. Your EIA must in. State. (b) Identify problems and deficiencies. § 250.

Comments and rec.) and the propriate MMS Regional Public Infor. the Regional Supervisor ate the environmental impacts of the will make a public information copy of activities described in your proposed the DPP or DOCD and its accom. implementing regulations (40 CFR mation Office.266. the Regional Supervisor may (c) Draft EIS.XXX 223119 . OCS planning area (other than the ommendations must be received by the Western and Central GOM Planning Regional Supervisor within 60 calendar Areas). prepare an EIS. or DOCD. in determining consistency.4321 et seq. of the draft EIS to the State’s CZMA zens of each affected State. The Regional Supervisor CZMA program for an affected State will accept those recommendations requires a DPP NEPA document for use from the Governor that provide a rea. The Re. During the review of proposed development and production your proposed DPP or DOCD.268 30 CFR Ch. The Regional Supervisor may accept § 250. agency. The Regional Super. Be- gional Supervisor will review the de. (b) Local governments and the public. If you elect to amend your DPP leases or units. able to any appropriate Federal agen- jecting any of his or her recommenda. § 250. agency or person may submit com. (EIS) declaration. as visor will send copies of the draft EIS amended. cy. § 250. § 250. the Re- sonable balance between the national gional Supervisor will forward a copy interest and the well-being of the citi. or been approved to submit information you may elect. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (a) Timeframe. public. (c) MMS compliance review. fore or immediately after the Director velopment and production activities in determines that preparation of an EIS your proposed DPP or DOCD to ensure is required.266. and required upon request.269 How will MMS evaluate the (b) General public.77(a)(1)). activities for which DPPs have not gional Supervisor may require you. DPP or DOCD and prepare environ- panying information available for re.270 What decisions will MMS recommendations from the executive make on the DPP or DOCD and of any affected local government or the within what timeframe? public. The Regional Super- determine that your DPP or DOCD. the Director will declare that days after the DPP or DOCD including the approval of a proposed DPP is a its accompanying information is made major Federal action. The Regional Supervisor will gional Supervisor will explain in writ. and the Federally-approved (a) Governor. (a) Environmental impact statement ments and recommendations to the Re. to the Governor of each affected State ments of § 250. the Re. tional Environmental Policy Act gional entity and the public at the ap. leases or units in the vicinity of the (d) Amendments. and the tions. mental documentation under the Na- view to any appropriate interstate re. to change your DPP or about preliminary plans for their DOCD. ommendations available to the public consistency certification. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. and MMS will available. (NEPA) (42 U. the Regional Supervisor that they conform to the performance may require lessees and operators of standards in § 250. The Re. necessary data/information (see 15 CFR 930. is subject to the require.S. interstate regional entity. Within 2 working environmental impacts of the DPP days after the Regional Supervisor or DOCD? deems your DPP or DOCD submitted The Regional Supervisor will evalu- under § 250. also make copies of the draft EIS avail- ing to the Governor the reasons for re. mitted DPP or DOCD as follows: 118 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. Any interested Federal parts 1500 through 1508).202. visor will act on your deemed-sub- visor will make all comments and rec. and to the executive of each affected local government who requests a copy. The Regional Super- (c) Availability.268 How does MMS respond to Additionally. II (7–1–11 Edition) your deemed-submitted DPP or DOCD. At least once in each gional Supervisor.C. when MMS prepares a recommendations? DPP EIS. (b) Leases or units in the vicinity.

Interior § 250.. the Act. (iii) The last amendment to your pro.S. 1456(c)(3)(B)(iii)) that each activity de- posed DOCD is received by the Re.. implementing regula. you must make to your proposed DPP or ply with the lease. or 307(c)(3)(B)(iii) of the CZMA (16 U. . By the deadline in (i) All affected States with approved paragraph (a) of this section. or other applicable Federal laws. . security. (1) An the time concurrence of the affected affected State has not yet issued a State is conclusively presumed.C.. 30. 250. 13. 2007] that each activity described in the DPP or DOCD is consistent with the § 250. (ii) The Secretary of Commerce has (ii) The final EIS for a DPP is re.XXX 223119 . natural resources or otherwise does not com. 1351(h)(2)(C) and the im- plementing regulations in §§ 250. [70 FR 51501. requirements. (i) The Regional Supervisor will notify you in writ- or DOCD. or is otherwise necessary in the 119 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. (i) The comment period provided in 1456(c)(3)(B)(i) and (ii)). and 250.. And then .. the Regional Supervisor will ap- amended (Act). of concurrence by the affected State.271 For what reasons will MMS objectives of the CZMA or is otherwise disapprove the DPP or DOCD? necessary in the interest of national The Regional Supervisor will dis. made a finding authorized by section leased or adopted.C. The Regional Supervisor will notify you in writing DOCD. DOCD to ensure it complies with all applicable scribed under the Act. and (b) closes. under sistent with the objectives of the section 307(c)(3)(B)(iii) of the CZMA (16 CZMA.. has not found FR 18585. (2) An affected State objects to your 1456(c)(3)(B)(iii)) that each activity de- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR coastal zone consistency certification... (3) Disapprove your DPP Any of the reasons in § 250.C.271 apply . Aug.S. ther has not yet issued a final decision pervisor determines that you have on. or final decision on your coastal zone con. or is otherwise necessary in the of this section.267(a)(1).. or conservation of of the decision and describe the modifications DOCD. (2) Require you to modify It fails to make adequate provisions for safety.. The Regional Su. as tion)... Apr.78(a)).. when the Secretary of Commerce sistency certification (see 15 CFR makes a finding authorized by section 930. ing of the decision and describe the reason(s) for disapproving your DPP or DOCD.S.. the Re- CZMA programs concur. including those to provide monitoring information. 1456(c)(3)(B)(iii)).. the regulations pre. will .271 (1) The Regional Supervisor will your DPP or DOCD consistency certifi- make a decision within 60 calendar cation under section 307(c)(3)(B)(i) and days after the latest of the day that: (ii) of the CZMA (16 U.. your coastal failed to demonstrate that you can zone consistency certification (see comply with the requirements of the paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) in this sec- Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.. . .. with following actions: The regional supervisor If .S. prove your DPP or DOCD upon receipt tions. 2005. your DPP or DOCD until either: (b) MMS decision. or § 250.183.184.. MMS will not approve interest of national security. or has objected to.S.. Ocean Energy Bureau. at (b) No consistency concurrence. or have been gional Supervisor will take one of the conclusively presumed to concur.77. and (ii) MMS may cancel your lease and compensate you under 43 U. approve your proposed DPP or DOCD if (3) If the Regional Supervisor dis- one of the four reasons in this section approved your DPP or DOCD for the applies: sole reason that an affected State ei- (a) Non-compliance. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. or other Federal laws. . . scribed in the DPP or DOCD is con- gional Supervisor.C.. (a)(2). or 307(c)(3)(B)(iii) of the CZMA (16 U.C. (1) Approve your DPP or It complies with all applicable requirements . scribed in your DPP or DOCD is con- and the Secretary of Commerce. as amended at 72 U..185 and 30 CFR 256. The Regional Supervisor will notify you in writing your proposed DPP or environmental protection.. sistent with the objectives of the (2) Notwithstanding paragraph (a)(1) CZMA. of the decision and may require you to meet certain conditions.

velopment and production activities. (b) Resubmitted DPP or DOCD. you must submit the life). visor for approval. and (3) The advantages of disapproving except as provided in § 250. § 250.XXX 223119 . and 120 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.270(b)(2). ties under the approved EP. § 250. visor in the same manner as for a new tional security or defense. tions that were the basis of its dis- approval. Amend or resubmit your DPP or resubmitted DPP or DOCD to be or DOCD to accommodate the State’s submitted.202 to ei- If an affected State objects to the ther approve. information related to the proposed (2) The threat of harm or damage will modification(s). of your lease and unit activities ac- merce will either: cording to your approved EP. DPP or DOCD. DPP. (d) Exceptional circumstances.273 How do I submit a modified rine or coastal environment. you may amend or resubmit your DPP (c) National security or defense con. In that wise necessary in the interest of na- event. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. including civil pen- the objectives of the CZMA. you do not need to resubmit tional security. DOCD if there is a change in the condi- tion. If under section 307(c)(3)(B)(iii) of the you fail to comply with your approved CZMA (16 U. not disappear or decrease to an accept. § 250. or the ma. or receives the last amend- objection and submit the amendment ment to your modified or resubmitted or resubmittal to the Regional Super. and DPP or DOCD under § 250. § 250.272 If a State objects to the DPP’s (c) MMS review and timeframe. whichever occurs later.280 How must I conduct activi- (b) Appeal. Your proposed activities would of this section. The Re.272 30 CFR Ch. in which case § 250. You need submit only rine. or is other.S. DPP or DOCD. or other DPP or DOCD or resubmit a dis- exceptional circumstances that all of approved DPP or DOCD? the following apply: (a) Modified DPP or DOCD. coastal. or DOCD. require you to further coastal zone consistency certification modify. The Re- approved DPP or DOCD. any mineral deposits (in modification(s) to the Regional Super- areas leased or not leased).C. If the able extent within a reasonable period Regional Supervisor disapproves your of time. may resubmit the disapproved DPP or vantages of development and produc. If the Re- (1) Implementing your DPP or DOCD gional Supervisor requires you to mod- would cause serious harm or damage to ify your proposed DPP or DOCD under life (including fish and other aquatic § 250. or (1) Grant your appeal by finding DOCD and any approval conditions. Appeal the State’s objec. or human environment. you may do gional Supervisor will make a decision one of the following: within 60 calendar days after the Re- (a) Amend or resubmit your DPP or gional Supervisor deems your modified DOCD. what can I do? formance standards in § 250. as described in paragraph (a) flicts.271(b)(3).270(b)(3). the na. exceptional resource values in the ma. The or DOCD’s coastal zone consistency Regional Supervisor will use the per- certification. property. (c) Withdraw your DPP or DOCD. alties. resubmitted DPP or DOCD. Withdraw your DPP or DOCD if you de- gional Supervisor determines because cide not to conduct your proposed de- of exceptional geological conditions. The amendment or POST-APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE resubmittal needs to only address in. The Secretary of Com. or disapprove your modified or accompanying your proposed or dis. or DOCD: erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR each activity described in detail in (1) You may be subject to MMS en- your DPP or DOCD is consistent with forcement action. threaten national security or defense. DPP.1456(c)(3)(B)(iii)) that EP. DPP. AND DOCD formation related to the State’s objec- tions. II (7–1–11 Edition) interest of national security. DPP. EP. or your DPP or DOCD for approval under (2) Deny your appeal. tion to the Secretary of Commerce or DOCD? using the procedures in 15 CFR part (a) Compliance. subpart H. you your DPP or DOCD outweigh the ad. You must conduct all 930.273(b).

77. and [70 FR 51501. DPP. The activities pro. monitoring programs and make them tion. as required by ap- FR 25200. or are conclusively presumed DPP. DPP. or DOCD may be forfeited or can. Ocean Energy Bureau.281 What must I do to conduct accompanying your approved EP after activities under the approved EP. you will not be entitled your EP under section 307(c)(3)(B)(i) to compensation under § 250.C. you may DPP. or DPP.282 (2) The lease(s) involved in your EP. (b) Conformance. require departures from your approved (3) If an affected State objects to the EP. Before you (i) Revise your EP to accommodate conduct activities under your approved the State’s objection and submit the EP. or applicable.1456(c)(3)(B)(iii)) that responsibility to take appropriate each activity covered by the EP is con- measures to meet emergency situa. § 250. as approval. procedures in 15 CFR part 930 subpart mits to drill (APDs) (see § 250. the Regional Supervisor may di- (c) Separate State CZMA consistency rect you to conduct monitoring pro- review. part or in your approved EP. are not subject to separate State available to the MMS upon request.410). or DOCD you must obtain the revision to the Regional Supervisor for following approvals and or permits. Aug. CZMA consistency review.905). sistent with the objectives of the tions. or (b) Emergencies. 30 CFR 256. You conduct activities under your approved must retain copies of all monitoring EP. or DOCD. this section. in which case tures) (see § 250. Nothing in this sub. 2007] plicable law. The Regional Supervisor may require (d) Approval restrictions for permits for you to: activities conducted under EPs. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. approvals. 1334(c) or (d). DPP. the CZMA or is otherwise necessary in the Regional Supervisor may approve or interest of national security. Interior § 250. and other applications grams. In an emergency situation. The Secretary of Commerce will ei- (2) Approval of production safety sys. DPP. DPP. or permits to ance with the ESA and the MMPA. or under section 307(c)(3)(B)(iii) of the DOCD relieves you of. (2) The Secretary of Commerce finds. or (b) Monitoring reports. coastal zone consistency certification § 250. begin the work. to concur.XXX 223119 . If sistency certification accompanying this happens. including monitoring in accord- for licenses.S. or DOCD. 2005.1007). APDs. MMS has approved your EP. H. After approving your EP.C. concur. Submit moni- trict Manager or Regional Supervisor toring plans for approval before you will not approve any APDs or other ap. as amended at 72 (5) Other permits. from the District Manager (ii) Appeal the State’s objection to or Regional Supervisor: the Secretary of Commerce using the (1) Approval of applications for per. with the coastal zone con- celled under 43 U.800). (B) Deny your appeal. 30. The Dis. ther: tems (see § 250. lease term pipelines (see § 250. (A) Grant your appeal by making the (3) Approval of new platforms and finding described in paragraph (d)(2) of other structures (or major modifica. The Regional Supervisor will 121 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. (a) Monitoring plans. May 4. or tions to platforms and other struc.282 Do I have to conduct post-ap- posed in these applications and permits proval monitoring? must conform to the activities de- scribed in detail in your approved EP.S. or limits your CZMA (16 U. you may revise your EP as described in (4) Approval of applications to install paragraph (d)(3)(i) of this section.S.C. or DOCD including those data obtained or derived from your identified in paragraph (a) of this sec. DOCD. or DOCD? either: (a) Approvals and permits. and plications for licenses. Prepare and permits under your approved EP until submit reports that summarize and erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR either: analyze data and information obtained (1) All affected States with approved or derived from your monitoring pro- coastal zone management programs grams. 1456(c)(3)(B)(i) and (ii)). approvals.185(b) and and (ii) of the CZMA (16 U.

as amended at 72 tion on your activities. (c) Procedures. Development and Pro- pervisor will periodically review the duction Plans. or DOCD based (e. from a total system ap- § 250. sions to the approved EP. The Regional Su. the activities in your ap- (a) Revised OCS plans. the impacts previously identified and (7) Change the location of your on. or for DPPs and DOCDs.. quire you to submit updated informa- [70 FR 51501.283 30 CFR Ch. barge. DPP.g. fixed platform with piles. pipeline. vise your approved EP.. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.286 What is a DWOP? quire approval of a license or permit (a) A DWOP is a plan that provides which is not described in your approved sufficient information for MMS to re- EP. DPPs. You must re. and DOCDs that the Re- H2S to a concentration greater than gional Supervisor determines are like- that specified by the Regional Super.283 When must I revise or sup. Aug. DPPs. DPP.273 base requiring expansion. DPPs. Apr. or gional Supervisor will inform you of drillship). Aug. fected by the proposed changes. and DOCDs. These types of view a deepwater development project. II (7–1–11 Edition) specify requirements for preparing and proved EP. supplements to approved EPs. semisubmersible. whether you ini- significantly increase the volume of tiate them or the Regional Supervisor production or storage capacity. platform rig. § 250. Revised and supple- pollutant to an amount that exceeds mental EPs. 30. May 4. 2007] and extent of this review will be based on the significance of any changes in § 250. DPPs. 2007] (b) Supplemental OCS plans. evaluated. DPP. as amended at 72 fied by the Regional Supervisor.g. includ- (5) Significantly increase the amount ing information on changes in expected of solid or liquid wastes to be handled environmental impacts. (a) Submittal. or DOCD (b) Results of review. or but supplements other submittals re- DOCD? quired by the regulations such as Ex- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (a) Periodic review. 2005. or (3) Change the type of production or DOCDs for approval. MMS 122 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. and DOCDs need in- the amount specified in your approved clude only information related to or af- EP. and Development Oper- activities you conduct under your ap. the reasons for the decision.231 through § 250. and those revised tion. The DWOP does not replace.266 through § 250. ly to result in a significant change in visor. You must submit to the tance more than that specified by the Regional Supervisor any revisions and Regional Supervisor. proved EP. DPP. or offshore conditions affecting. 13.285 How do I submit revised and supplemental EPs. or DEEPWATER OPERATIONS PLANS (DWOP) DOCD when you propose to conduct ac- tivities on your lease(s) or unit that re. or increase the concentration of EPs. You must supplement your approved EP. DPP.235 State to another or to a new base or a for EPs and § 250.XXX 223119 . DOCDs? (2) Change the surface location of a well or production platform by a dis. DPP. changes are called supplemental OCS and any other project that uses non- plans. 30. (4) Increase the emissions of an air (b) Information. ations Coordination Documents. (8) Change any other activity speci. are subject to all of the pro- shore support base either from one cedures under § 250. orders them.. FR 25201. ploration Plans. The Regional Su- when you propose to: pervisor may require you to revise (1) Change the type of drilling rig your approved EP. the Re- mersible. or DOCD. or DOCD. proach. available information and onshore or plement the approved EP. [70 FR 51501. (6) Request a new H2S area classifica. jack-up. on this review. ten- sion leg platform). DPP.284 How will MMS require revi. barge). In such cases. or DOCD. or af- DOCD? fected by. All supplemental EPs. DPP. and mode (e. or DOCD and may re- submitting these reports. conventional production or completion technology. The frequency FR 18585. sub. 2005. DPP. DPPs. or transportation § 250. production facility (e. or discharged. caisson.g. § 250.

all or part of a single project develop- rect hydraulic or electro-hydraulic). (i) Information about subsea wells (b) A well location plat. and installa- You must submit four copies. and begin to procure or fabricate the safety § 250. regardless of mation in your DWOP: water depth. (g) Pipeline information. workover. hard copy and one electronic version. fabrication. and operation of an offtake lowing information: system for transferring produced hy- (a) An overview of the development drocarbons to a transport vessel.292 prescribes what the DWOP and operational systems (other than must contain. drill- Plan contain? ing. the tree). concept(s). and injec- In the Conceptual Plan. the production system from the Sur- proval of the Conceptual Plan? erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR face Controlled Subsurface Safety You may not complete any produc. and (j) Flow schematics and Safety Anal- (d) The distance from each of the ysis Function Evaluation (SAFE) wells to the host platform. (c) Design. § 250. you must ex. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.289 prescribes what safety system design and before you the Conceptual Plan must contain. production platforms.292 What must the DWOP con- development project in which you will tain? use non-conventional production or You must include the following infor- completion technology. pipe- lines. di.288 When and how must I submit surface system.XXX 223119 . Interior § 250. of the Conceptual Plan to the Regional Director after you have decided on the (d) Information on any active general concept(s) for development and stationkeeping system(s) involving before you begin engineering design of thrusters or other means of propulsion the well safety control system or used with a surface system.198) of § 250. the DWOP? ventional production or completion You must submit four copies.291 When and how must I submit tection issues involved with non-con. 123 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.289 What must the Conceptual tion for each riser system (e.292 will use the information in your DWOP and well safety control system (often to determine whether the project will called the tree) before MMS has ap- be developed in an acceptable manner.287 For what development system. Ocean Energy Bureau. you must pletion. fab- the field. (b) The DWOP process consists of two of the DWOP to the Regional Director parts: a Conceptual Plan and the after you have substantially completed DWOP.. in- corporated by reference in § 250. and com- project non-conventional.3c. or one technology. tems for each surface system.. particularly with respect to oper- ational safety and environmental pro. fabrication. subsea production systems to be used (e) Information concerning the drill- after well completion. casing. guidance.e. (f) Design and fabrication informa- § 250. or one tion information on the mooring sys- hard copy and one electronic version. and associated systems that constitute (c) The system control type (i. losophy that you will use to develop (h) Information about the design. ing and completion systems. You must include the fol. Section 250. projects must I submit a DWOP? You must submit a DWOP for each § 250.g. or other parts of the production § 250. and installation information for each § 250. ment covered by the DWOP. Valve (SCSSV) downstream to the first tion well or install the subsea wellhead item of separation equipment. production. tion). If you are unsure whether (a) A description and schematic of MMS considers the technology of your the typical wellbore.290 What operations require ap. plain the general design basis and phi. contact the Regional Supervisor for (b) Structural design. subsection 4. charts (API RP 14C. proved the Conceptual Plan. rication. including host facili- the Conceptual Plan? ties.

(a) You must base the CID on wells (a) The project is located in water drilled before your CID submittal. and for what events or reasons. Aug. [70 FR 51501. as amended at 71 FR 40911.293 What operations require ap. gional Supervisor disapproves the revi- sion. you must submit one origi- (p) Payment of the service fee listed nal and two copies of a revision to the in § 250. including a table two copies of a CID to the appropriate summarizing the curtailment of pro. water saturations. II (7–1–11 Edition) (k) A description of the surface/ CONSERVATION INFORMATION DOCUMENTS subsea safety system and emergency (CID) support systems to include a table that depicts what valves will close. when requested by the Regional Super- (n) A discussion of any new tech. OCS Region at the same time you first duction and offloading based on oper. that depths of less than 400 meters (1.XXX 223119 . visor. CID to the appropriate OCS Region. net that part of your plan. 30. and your CID.297 What information must a CID or before the deadline for submitting contain? the Conceptual Plan. be accompanied by payment of the ery systems. 2005.296 When and how must I submit times.125. The Regional Supervisor will approve or disapprove any such revi- You may not begin production until sion to the original CID. Infor- § 250. (2) Summary spreadsheets of well log sion within 60 days after any material data and reservoir parameters (i. as amended at 71 The revision to the CID must be sub- FR 40911. Aug. at what § 250. 2006] mitted within 14 calendar days after making your decision not to develop § 250. and systems described in development of the reservoir.116: that materially alter the facilities.312 feet).295 When must I revise my mation must be provided for each hy- DWOP? drocarbon-bearing reservoir that is You must revise either the Concep. (o) A list of any alternate compliance (b) If you decide not to develop a res- procedures or departures for which you ervoir you committed to develop in anticipate requesting approval. submit your DOCD or DPP for any de- ational considerations. July 19. 30. the reservoir and before the reservoir is proval of the DWOP? bypassed. § 250. (1. pres- sures. you may submit a combined Conceptual Plan/DWOP on § 250. penetrated by a well that would meet tual Plan or your DWOP to reflect the producibility requirements of changes in your development project § 250. in water depths greater than 400 meters stallation and commissioning proce. (a) You must submit one original and ating procedures.294 May I combine the Concep- tual Plan and the DWOP? described in the original CID.. (1) General discussion of the overall equipment. If the Re- MMS approves your DWOP. formation volume factor). you must develop the reservoir as § 250.312 define the extent of the reservoirs. you have obtained approval previously. porosity.115 or § 250. If your development project meets [70 FR 51501. July 19. (b) You must include all of the fol- lowing information if available. fluid contacts.293 30 CFR Ch. your plan. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR change to the information required for sand tops and bases. 124 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. You must also submit a CID for a Supplemental DOCD or DPP dure. 2006] the following criteria. velopment of a lease or leases located (m) A description of the facility in. service fee listed in § 250. pay. 2005. The submission of your CID must nology that affects hydrocarbon recov. a CID or a revision to a CID? (l) A general description of the oper.e. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. and must notify MMS of any well that is (b) The project is similar to projects drilled to total depth during the CID involving non-conventional production evaluation period and you may be re- or completion technology for which quired to update your CID. You must submit the revi. You feet).125.

caliper production profiles. showing all existing and proposed wells. and format. and transportation use them. shall take measures to prevent unau- tend to develop: thorized discharge of pollutants into erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (i) A statement explaining the rea. (c) The Regional Supervisor will ap- posed well paths. and the eters. including (ii) Economic justification. density.300 (3) Appropriate well logs. if you do not plan to use such practices. as well as existing prove or deny your CID request based and proposed penetrations. and Control covery practices you will use or. on your commitment to develop eco- (10) Wellbore schematics indicating nomically producible reservoirs accord- proposed perforations. and reasonable risk to public health. tivity. essary. including digital well log (i. evaluation period will resume once tions. and risk factors and assump.e. 125 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. not create conditions that will pose un- ervoir. Subpart C—Pollution Prevention (14) Description of the enhanced re. fluid contacts (or the evaluate and make a decision on lowest or highest known levels in the the CID? absence of actual contacts). ative biostratigraphic ages. uations and preparing your reservoir (5) Structure maps. measured. (a) During the exploration. The lessee shall son(s) you will not develop the res. If MMS tions and corresponding interpreted does not act within 150 calendar days. along with the riod and the data from that well is well name. ing to sound conservation. of oil and gas or sulphur. with proposed completion inter. days of receiving your CID. inconclusive. and proposed penetration points and subsea depths for all wells penetrating § 250. You will receive (8) Estimates of original oil and gas written notification from the Regional in-place and anticipated recoverable oil Supervisor describing the additional and gas reserves.298 How long will MMS take to the reservoirs. all reservoir param. (16) Any other appropriate data you (4) Sidewall core/whole core and pres. You may not begin production before fied by date. make a decision within 150 calendar (6) Interpreted structural cross sec. or when a well reaches total scale. the offshore waters. MMS receives the requested informa- (9) Plat map at the same scale as the tion. production. with the existing development strategies. as nec. Interior § 250. and scale. depth data. or inaccurate ervoir boundaries.. resis. and pricing as- curves) curves in an acceptable digital sumptions. neutron. information that is needed. gamma ray. life. that include all current (b) MMS may suspend the 150-cal- wellbores and planned wellbores on the endar-day evaluation period if there is leases or units to be developed. the res. costs.XXX 223119 . fluid contacts. § 250. proval of the CID? (12) Appropriate pressure data. needed for the CID. (13) Description of reservoir develop- ment strategies. explanation of the methods you consid. and the scale of the map. develop- ered and reasons you do not intend to ment. structure maps with existing and pro. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. depth during the evaluation period. seismic lines or block diagrams. and whether estimated or you receive MMS approval of the CID. and rel. Ocean Energy Bureau. engineering. (11) Proposed wellbore utility chart and economic practices. labeled contours. stratigraphic positions.299 What operations require ap- vals indicated for each borehole. the lessee (15) For each reservoir you do not in. recoverable reserve estimate. missing. used in performing your reservoir eval- sure-volume-temperature analysis.300 Pollution prevention. reservoir (a) The Regional Supervisor will boundaries. speci. an § 250. MMS may also suspend the evaluation (7) Isopach maps of each reservoir period when a well penetrating a hy- showing the net feet of pay for each drocarbon-bearing structure reaches well within the reservoir identified at total depth during the evaluation pe- the penetration point. sonic. your CID is considered approved.

erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR charge. and local Drainage shall be directed away from governments. chains. may be exposed. processing devices to treat or skim liq- any mineral deposits (in areas leased or uids but may be used to collect treat- not leased). or the marine. deck drains and as a final trap for hy- faction of the District Manager shall be drocarbon liquids in the event of equip- at the expense of the lessee. installed. matically maintain the oil at a level ation. treated-produced human environment. op- corrective action shall be taken in all erated. marked container before transport over posal of drill cuttings.XXX 223119 . or both. and prevent pollution. navigation. Immediate ment upsets. chain. and treaters shall (3) Skid-mounted equipment. Maintenance or re. lost overboard shall be recorded on the 126 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) which charge methods. or ed-produced water. and undertaken immediately. or wire segments District Manager. tools. into offshore waters is prohibited. tainers. or other materials bility provided for by law. and other offshore waters. gutters. the control and sand. property. cables. or maintained sump piles which cases where pollution has occurred. spools or reels. shall be recovered after use and se- (3) All hydrocarbon-handling equip. curely stored until suitable disposal is ment for testing and production such accomplished. coastal. including diesel fuel. and main. con- strict the rate of drilling fluid dis. the lessee’s expense. tanks. (b)(1) The District Manager may re. all vessels (2) If the lessee fails to control and containing hydrocarbons shall be remove the pollution. aquatic life. § 250. wildlife.300 30 CFR Ch. drip pans. they are likely to snag or damage fish- nents which could cause unreasonable ing devices shall be handled and degradation to the marine environ. commercial fishing. Oil drainage shall be piped to a (d) Any of the items described in properly designed. in placed inside an impervious berm or cooperation with other appropriate otherwise protected to contain spills. sand. and other items used in the charges or prescribe alternative dis. II (7–1–11 Edition) property. paragraph (c) of this section that are tained sump system which will auto. port- be designed. may be added to and other small objects shall be kept in the drilling mud system without prior a suitable storage area or a marked approval of the District Manager. shall have the right sumps shall be constructed to prevent to control and remove the pollution at seepage. as separators. or in cooperation with the drilling rig to a sump. the Director. Agencies of Federal. container when not in use and in a (2) Approval of the method of dis. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. equipment. All gravity drains (1) When pollution occurs as a result shall be equipped with a water trap or of operations conducted by or on behalf other means to prevent gas in the sump of the lessee and the pollution damages system from escaping through the or threatens to damage life (including drains. Sump piles shall not be used as fish and other aquatic life). not relieve the lessee of any responsi. (c) Materials. operated. recre. or liquids from drip pans and removal of the pollution to the satis. marked as follows: ment. sufficient to prevent discharge of oil or other uses of the ocean. well solids shall be obtained from the (2) All cable. trict Manager. (5) On artificial islands. State. (1) All loose material. (4) All markings must clearly iden- (4) Curbs. Drains and the lessee. drums shall be marked with the own- pairs which are necessary to prevent er’s name prior to use or transport over pollution of offshore waters shall be offshore waters. Improperly designed. do not prevent the discharge of oil into Corrective action shall be subject to offshore waters shall be replaced or re- modification when directed by the Dis. paired. small tools. and operated to able containers. into offshore waters. The District Manager are of such shape or configuration that may also restrict the use of compo. Such action shall (6) Disposal of equipment. and tify the owner and must be durable drains shall be installed in deck areas enough to resist the effects of the envi- in a manner necessary to collect all ronmental conditions to which they contaminants not authorized for dis. No petroleum-based substances. containers.

Ocean Energy Bureau. tached to the seabed which is used for (a) Drilling and production facilities exploration. on. 1991. Redesignated at 63 FR tion. Nonattainment area means. by air quality modeling (or other meth- Attainment area means. and reported to the Dis. development.301 Inspection of facilities. 1988. systems. Necessary maintenance or more sources. During produc- FR 13996.303 and 250. platforms offshore or with facilities re- and other costs. Any For purposes of §§ 250. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. July 15. other than from the above definition. Sev- (BACT) means an emission limitation eral sources may be included within a based on the maximum degree of reduc. oil. or affects the processes of. of EPA to be reliable) not to exceed Projected emissions means emissions. 1991. FR 32100. or sulphur at a single site. emitted to the atmosphere as a vapor. as amended at 56 mitted or approved prior to June 2. and tech- Volatile organic compound (VOC) niques for the control of each air pol- means any organic compound which is lutant. from quality standards established by EPA. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR the facility or facilities covered by the [53 FR 10690. pursuant to section 109 of the pollutant. Best available control technology Source means an emission point. Redesignated at 63 FR 1980. Interior § 250. or sulphur approved or prescribed by the District and which emits or has the potential to Manager to determine if pollution is emit any air pollutant from one or occurring. velopment and Production Plan sub- [53 FR 10690. as Existing facility is an OCS facility de- appropriate.XXX 223119 .302 Definitions concerning air directly related to the production of quality. single facility. Apr. multiple installations or devices 29479. May 29. taking into account energy. scribed in an Exploration Plan or a De- trict Manager. Apr. July 15. associated with the installation or de- Records of such inspections and repairs vice shall be considered part of a single shall be maintained at the facility or facility if the equipment is dependent at a nearby manned facility for 2 years. associated with the construction of environmental and economic impacts. The BACT shall be lated to exploration for or development verified on a case-by-case basis by the of offshore oil and gas resources which Regional Supervisor and may include are conducted in one location for less reductions achieved through the appli. May 29. the in- [53 FR 10690. May 29. a source(s). 1. gas. Apr. gas. amended at 63 FR 29479. 1. as amended at 56 proposed Exploration Plan or Develop. for any air lished. 1998] will be considered to be a single facil- ity if the installations or devices are § 250. an area which is shown by ods determined by the Administrator monitored data or which is calculated of EPA to be reliable) to exceed any by air quality modeling (or other meth. tion for each air pollutant subject to Temporary facility means activities regulation. ei- ther onshore or offshore. 29479. Redesignated and ment and Production Plan.304 vessel used to transfer production from of this part: an offshore facility shall be considered Air pollutant means any combination part of the facility while physically at- of agents for which the Environmental tached to it. Mar. for any air pollutant. an area which is shown by Clean Air Act. 1988. Emission offsets means emission re- The unreactive compounds are exempt ductions obtained from facilities. national primary or sec- monitored data or which is calculated ondary ambient air quality standards. as amended at 62 stallation or device. 25. 1997. All equipment directly repairs shall be made immediately. than 3 years. 1. 29485. Protection Agency (EPA) has estab. cation of processes. and produc- shall be inspected daily or at intervals tion activities for oil. 1988. 1998] Facility means any installation or de- vice permanently or temporarily at- § 250. primary or secondary ambient air qual- ods determined by the Administrator ity standard established by EPA. FR 32099.302 facility’s daily operations report. any primary or secondary ambient air either controlled or uncontrolled. 1998] 127 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.

.... this section for that air pollutant..... 1 5 ..218 or § 250....... the number of sources planned VOC... sulphur dioxide (SO2).... formation required to make the nec....... ..... the lessee shall use an approved for the facility and their operational air quality model to determine whether status..000 determination or within a longer pe- riod of time at the discretion of the Re. nitrogen oxides tion.... pollutants from the facility result in (2) For a facility identified by the Re. which significantly 128 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12... the review under this section and has the facility is exempt from further air potential to significantly affect the air quality review required under para- quality of an onshore area..... The lessee shall projected emissions of any air pollut- comply with the requirements of this ant other than VOC from any facility section as necessary... or revised Exploration Plan significantly affect the air quality of or Development and Production Plan is the onshore area for VOC........ tons per year... and the air quality status of the the projected emissions of those air onshore area.. (e) Significance levels. the size of the fa.. section for air pollutants other than cility... .303 to existing the proposed facility from the closest facilities.....249 of this part and to submit only Averaging time (hours) that information required to make the Air pollutant Annual 24 8 3 1 necessary findings under paragraphs (d) through (i) of this section......218(a) of this part or revised Exploration Plan or De.. (f) Significance determinations. shall comply with the requirements of (2) The projected emissions of VOC this section as necessary..... shall submit this information within NO2 .. TSP ... the Regional Supervisor SIGNIFICANCE LEVELS: AIR POLLUTANT shall require the lessee to refer to the CONCENTRATIONS (μG/M3) information required in § 250.........249(a) or § 250.. .. .. and the lessee shall comply with (NOX). equal to the emission exemption scribed in the plan should be subject to amount ‘‘E’’ for the air pollutant.. For a facility visor shall consider the distance of the not exempt under paragraph (d) of this facility from shore... § 250..... All Exploration Plans each air pollutant calculated using the and Development and Production Plans following formulas: E=3400D2/3 for car- shall include the information required bon monoxide (CO).. except a cility for each air pollutant calculated temporary facility... .. 120 days of the Regional Supervisor’s CO .. and compare these emissions to the velopment and Production Plan.... (1) The projected emissions of any air pollutant other erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR the lessee shall use the highest annual- total amount of emissions from the fa.... (1) The gional Supervisor.... the Regional Super.XXX 223119 .. than VOC from any facility..... from any facility which is not exempt (d) Exemption formulas. these decisions....3D for to make the necessary findings under total suspended particulates (TSP). II (7–1–11 Edition) § 250. . 2.......... To determine under paragraph (d) of this section for whether a facility described in a new...... 500 ..... and VOC (where E is the emis- the requirements of this section as nec....... The lessee that air pollutant. and E=33.. emission exemption amount ‘‘E’’ for (a) New plans.. an onshore ambient air concentration gional Supervisor in paragraph (b)(1) of above the following significance levels: this section.. 1 5 ........... 25 .... The lessee SO2 .... All revised Ex......................... ... concentration above the significance ploration Plans and Development and level determined under paragraph (e) of Production Plans shall include the in.. sion exemption amount expressed in essary.... exempt from further air quality review. that air pollutant shall be deemed to modified.. and D is the distance of (b) Applicability of § 250. which result in an onshore ambient air (c) Revised facilities..303 30 CFR Ch..303 Facilities described in a new in § 250... (g) Controls required....... paragraphs (d) through (i) of this sec......... If the amount of these Development and Production Plan to projected emissions is less than or determine whether any facility de... To make graphs (e) through (i) of this section. (1) The Regional Supervisor onshore area of a State expressed in may review any Exploration Plan or statute miles). shall be deemed to significantly affect essary findings under paragraphs (d) the air quality of the onshore area for through (i) of this section.. 1 .. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.

.. the information regarding the offsets....................... (4)(i) If projected emissions from a fa- centrations established in 40 CFR 52................... a binding commitment exists between sure....... 20 91 512 (h) Controls required on temporary fa- Class III: TSP .. shall be fully reduced............... the lessee must re- Class I: duce projected emissions to meet the TSP ...... able increases over the baseline con.. creases are exceeded.. be done through the application of cility which significantly affect the air BACT and. For any period other than the an. shall exceed the concentration per. the area significantly affected by the set the remaining emissions of TSP or lessee’s offshore operations...... through the application of (3)(i) The projected emissions of VOC additional emission controls or from any facility....... 40 182 700 reduce projected emissions of any air 1 For TSP—geometric........ This shall shore ambient air of an attainment or be done through the application of unclassifiable area do not exceed the BACT and............. if additional reductions are quality of an attainment or necessary...... if additional reductions are maximum allowable increases............21 cility significantly affect the onshore to be exceeded in the attainment or air quality of both a nonattainment unclassifiable area: and an attainment or unclassifiable area... (i) Emission offsets... Interior § 250........... onshore offsets.................. the lessee and the owner or owners of nual period.. the applicable maximum the source or sources. which significantly affect the onshore offsets........ 37 75 ... necessary..... through the acquisition of offshore or (i) Except for temporary facilities.. the lessee ambient air quality standard or the must demonstrate that the offsets are concentration permitted under the na..... the projected emissions that must be whichever concentration is lowest for reduced after the application of BACT. State Implementation Plan to include (ii) If the maximum allowable in......... When emission mitted under the national secondary offsets are to be obtained. affect the onshore air quality of an at- main after the application of BACT tainment area shall be reduced through cause the following maximum allow...XXX 223119 ... equivalent in nature and quantity to tional primary air quality standard.. 2 5 25 Class II: for each class in paragraph (g)(2)(i) of TSP ..... the regulatory requirements ap- MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CONCENTRATION plicable to projected emissions signifi- INCREASES (μG/M3) cantly affecting a nonattainment area Averaging times shall apply.... The lessee shall apply BACT to SO2 . maximum allowable increases specified SO2 .... 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.... the lessee shall and the required offsets come from apply whatever additional emission erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR sources which affect the air quality of controls are necessary to reduce or off.. except a temporary through the acquisition of offshore or facility.... Ocean Energy Bureau....... This shall pollutant other than VOC from any fa.. SO2 .303 affect the quality of a nonattainment SO2 so that concentrations in the on- area... the application of BACT. 129 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12.. (ii) If projected emissions from a fa- 24- Air pollutant Annual hour 3-hour cility significantly affect the onshore max- mean 1 max............. the lessee also shall use an approved (ii) The projected emissions of VOC air quality model to determine whether from any facility which significantly the emissions of TSP or SO2 that re. For SO2—arithmetric. 19 37 ....... cilities. the appropriate allowable increase may be exceeded air quality control jurisdiction has during one such period per year at any been notified of the need to revise the one onshore location. pollutant from a temporary facility which significantly affect the air qual- No concentration of an air pollutant ity of an onshore area of a State.. through the application of unclassifiable area shall be reduced additional emission controls or through the application of BACT............. 5 10 ... onshore air quality of a nonattainment (2) The projected emissions of any air area shall be fully reduced.. imum air quality of more than one class of imum attainment area. this section. the air pollutant for the period of expo.......

XXX 223119 . In submitting the re. onstrates that the facility is not sig- shore area. of this section. May 29. this finding. potential to significantly affect the air The lessee shall monitor. July 11. To determine (2) The Regional Supervisor may re. The lessee shall comply with the re- cilities in areas under the State’s juris. that similar offshore and onshore fa. either The lessee shall be given the oppor- individually or in combination with tunity to present information to the other facilities in the area. the Regional Su. modified.304 Existing facilities. quality of an onshore area of the State 1988. II (7–1–11 Edition) (j) Review of facilities with emissions submit basic emission data to a State below the exemption amount. If. for a period of State of and explain the reasons for time and in a manner approved or pre. (5) If the Regional Supervisor deter- ity. potential to significantly affect the air [53 FR 10690. 70 FR 51518. graph (a)(3) of this section. and the distance of the facil- not significantly affecting the air qual. sion inventory which indicates that gional Supervisor which demonstrates. within a longer period of time at the quest. (1) An affected State may required to make the necessary find- request that the Regional Supervisor ings under paragraphs (b) through (e) supply basic emission data from exist. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. The lessee shall be given the under paragraph (a)(3) of this section opportunity to present information to and shall determine. emission data. graph (a)(3) of this section. (6) If the Regional Supervisor deter- and submit meteorological data from a mines that an existing facility has the facility. during submitting a request under paragraph the review of a new. 1. the State must demonstrate discretion of the Regional Supervisor. whether an existing facility is exempt quire lessees of existing facilities to from further air quality review. Aug. based on the basic the Regional Supervisor which dem. emissions from the facil. otherwise exempt facility will.304 30 CFR Ch. available meteorolog- onstrates that the exempt facility is ical data. be significantly affecting the air qual- visor. 53 FR 19856. Redesignated submitting information under para- and amended at 63 FR 29479. ity or facilities from the onshore area. then the Regional Super. scribed by the Regional Supervisor. part and submit only that information ing facility. 2005] gional Supervisor shall require the les- see to refer to the information require- § 250. emissions from existing facilities may in the judgment of the Regional Super. The lessee shall submit this infor. 53 FR 26067. additional information to determine (4) The Regional Supervisor shall whether emission control measures are evaluate the information submitted necessary. the 130 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR sion inventory.218 or 250. the Re- The Regional Supervisor may require gional Supervisor shall notify the the lessee to collect. Apr. Regional Supervisor which dem- cantly affect the air quality of an on. § 250. mines that no existing facility has the mation monthly in a manner and form potential to significantly affect the air approved or prescribed by the Regional quality of the onshore area of the State Supervisor.249 of this (a) Process leading to review of an exist. (b) Exemption formulas. 29485. Regional Supervisor’s determination or sion inventory. essary. The lessee shall submit ing facilities when such data are need. signifi. quirements of this section as nec- diction are also included in the emis. under paragraph (a)(1) of this section pervisor determines or an affected may submit information from its emis- State submits information to the Re. or re. May 31. Supervisor. ments under § 250. nificantly affecting the air quality of visor shall require the lessee to submit the State. ity of an onshore area of the State. submitting information under para- (l) Collection of meteorological data. (a)(1) of this section. vised Exploration Plan or Development (3) The State submitting a request and Production Plan. the Re- 1998. whether any existing facility has the (k) Emission monitoring requirements. that projected emissions from an ity of the onshore area of the State. 1988. in a manner quality of the onshore area of the approved or prescribed by the Regional State. 30. 1988. this information within 120 days of the ed for the updating of the State’s emis.

.. and submit meteorological data from a (2) The projected emissions of VOC facility. 1 5 ... If it is necessary to cease oper- each air pollutant calculated using the ations to allow for the installation of following formulas: E=3400D2/3 for CO... For a facility ity will.. in § 250....... Apr. 64 FR 72794...... 1...... Dec.. The lessee shall submit this (d) Significance determinations........... The lessee shall monitor. that air pollutant......3D for TSP. 70 FR 51519....... the lessee shall use an approved ity of an onshore area... (1) The information monthly in a manner and projected emissions of any air pollut- ant other than VOC from any facility form approved or prescribed by the Re- which result in an onshore ambient air gional Supervisor.... If..... . Air pollutant Annual 24 8 3 1 (g) Emission monitoring requirements. concentration above the significance (h) Collection of meteorological data... May 29..174 of this part.... .. emission controls.. tion amount expressed in tons per year.... levels determined under paragraph (c) The Regional Supervisor may require of this section for that air pollutant the lessee to collect... the Regional Supervisor determines or tion amount ‘‘E’’ for the air pollutant. July 11.... 1988. SO2...... 29485.. 25 .. either individually or in com- not exempt under paragraph (b) of this bination with other facilities in the section for air pollutants other than area. that projected emis- (e) of this section... sions from an otherwise exempt facil- (c) Significance levels...... from any facility which is not exempt [53 FR 10690. 1 .... (f) Review of facilities with emissions and D is the distance of the facility from the closest onshore area of the below the exemption amount.... under paragraph (b) of this section for 1988.... emissions from the facility CO .... NOX.. . Redesignated and amended at 63 FR that air pollutant shall be deemed to 29479. The lessee shall be given the following significance levels: the opportunity to present information SIGNIFICANCE LEVELS: AIR POLLUTANT to the Regional Supervisor which dem- CONCENTRATIONS (μG/M3) onstrates that the exempt facility is not significantly affecting the air qual- Averaging time (hours) ity of an onshore area of the State...... .. an affected State submits information the facility is exempt for that air pol..... 1 5 ... Interior § 250..... the lessee may apply and E=33.......... 500 ... for a period of shall be deemed to significantly affect time and in a manner approved or pre- the air quality of the onshore area for scribed by the Regional Supervisor.. approved or prescribed by the Regional NO2 .. determine whether control measures shore ambient air concentration above are necessary. 1998...... then the Re- air quality model to determine whether gional Supervisor shall require the les- projected emissions of those air pollut... in a manner TSP . If the the review of the information required amount of projected emissions is less under paragraph (a)(6) of this section. 2005] the onshore area for VOC.......... ...249(a) of this part (2) The lessee shall submit a compli- and compare these emissions to the ance schedule for the application of emission exemption amount ‘‘E’’ for BACT. ......... (1) The projected emissions of any air pollutant which 131 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. an onshore area shall be reduced cility for each air pollutant calculated through the application of BACT.... ....218(a) or 250.000 following the installation of emission controls.. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119... 30........ significantly affect the air quality of 1999....XXX 223119 .... to the Regional Supervisor which dem- lutant from further air quality review onstrates.. and for a suspension of operations under VOC (where E is the emission exemp- the provisions of § 250...... 2. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR (e) Controls required.. than or equal to the emission exemp... 28.... see to submit additional information to ants from the facility result in an on.........304 lessee shall use the highest annual significantly affect the air quality of total amount of emissions from the fa. SO2 . Supervisor.... in the judgment of the Re- required under paragraphs (c) through gional Supervisor... significantly affect the air qual- VOC.. Ocean Energy Bureau.. during State expressed in statute miles).. Aug..... 53 FR 26067...

with an air take device to shut down 132 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. materials necessary to ensure the safe. Feb.404 What are the requirements ronment.405 What are the safety require- (a) Among the events that may cause ments for diesel engines used on a drilling rig? erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR you to interrupt drilling operations are: You must equip each diesel engine (1) Evacuation of the drilling crew. and the envi. Manager with the rig name. well number. Feb. operators. or packers. 20. or packer. cement plugs. (b) For floating drilling operations. 20. 2003] [68 FR 8423. 2003] within a properly cemented casing string or liner. equip- ment. drilling technology to monitor and You must inform the District Manager evaluate well conditions and to mini. plugs. § 250. You must: cations to the District Manager. the District Manager may approve the ments of this subpart? use of blind or blind-shear rams or pipe The requirements of this subpart rams and an inside BOP if you don’t apply to lessees. tion.403 What drilling unit move- under control? ments must I report? You must take necessary precautions (a) You must report the movement of to keep wells under control at all all drilling units on and off drilling lo- times. Feb. and the drilling crew maintains continuous (5) The departure of an MODU from surveillance on the rig floor from the the location. opera. have time to install a downhole safety ers. (d) Use personnel trained according you must report drilling unit move- to the provisions of subpart O. (4) The movement of an MODU to an- tor’s representative. § 250. Feb. Feb. un. to a platform.402 When and how must I secure block from striking the crown block. [68 FR 8423. (c) In the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. You must in.XXX 223119 . Rig Move- (e) Use and maintain equipment and ment Notification Report. § 250. (3) The movement of a platform rig ities.401 What must I do to keep wells § 250. natural resources. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. (c) Ensure that the toolpusher. or a member of other slot. beginning of drilling operations until (b) You must provide the District the well is completed or abandoned. and expected time of blowout preventers (BOPs). to another slot. ational check in the driller’s report. 2003] ty and protection of personnel. for the crown block? [68 FR 8423.400 30 CFR Ch. and their contractors device or if special circumstances and subcontractors.400 Who is subject to the require. and ments on form MMS–144. 24 hours before: mize the potential for the well to flow (1) The arrival of an MODU on loca- or kick. a well? You must check the device for proper Whenever you interrupt drilling oper. § 250. operation at least once per week and ations. 2003] You must have a crown block safety device that prevents the traveling § 250. occur. bridge arrival or departure. stall the device at an appropriate depth [68 FR 8423. you must install a downhole after each drill-line slipping operation safety device. (b) Have a person onsite during drill. This (a) Use the best available and safest includes both MODU and platform rigs. lease num- less you have secured the well with ber. (2) The movement of a platform rig ing operations who represents your in. 20. or (3) Repair to major drilling or well- GENERAL REQUIREMENTS control equipment. 20. and record the results of this oper- bridge plug. II (7–1–11 Edition) Subpart D—Oil and Gas Drilling (2) Inability to keep the drilling rig Operations on location. [68 FR 8423. 2003] § 250. such as a cement plug. operating rights own. 20. terests and can fulfill your responsibil.

20. You may use alternative procedures (3) Powers an emergency generator. gas. 2003. 20. 2003] ment (DOCD). bypass. the engine with an automatic shut. Feb. quality. and and Production Plan (DPP). 2007] § 250. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119.410 the diesel engine in the event of a run. testing. 133 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. 2003] FR 25201. Feb. or well engine with either an automatic or re- mote manual air intake shutdown de. [68 FR 8423.407 What tests must I conduct to away.414(h)). You should identify and dis- carbon flow: cuss the departure you are requesting (a) You must install an emergency in your APD (see § 250.410 How do I obtain approval to when: drill a well? (1) You move a drilling rig or related equipment on and off a platform. Manager.418. operations? (2) Powers a firewater pump. This You must obtain written approval includes rigging up and rigging down from the District Manager before you activities within 500 feet of the affected begin drilling any well or before you platform. Feb. § 250. 20. 2003] (b) You must shut in all producible wells located in the affected wellbay APPLYING FOR A PERMIT TO DRILL below the surface and at the wellhead § 250. Ocean Energy Bureau. You may resume production once Exploration Plan (EP). Interior § 250. You must iden- (5) Provides air supply to divers or tify and discuss your proposed alter- confined entry personnel. the District Manager. or Devel- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR ready to begin drilling operations. sidetrack.411 through 250.XXX 223119 . May 4. Development the MODU is in place. or equipment during drilling oper- (4) Powers a BOP accumulator sys. You measures when you conduct drilling may apply for a departure from drilling operations on a platform with pro. shutdown station near the driller’s console.408 May I use alternative proce- meets one of the following criteria: dures or equipment during drilling (1) Starts a larger engine. or deepen a well. or cedures for obtaining approval are de- (8) Powers a portable single-cylinder scribed in section 250. vice.406 What additional safety meas- ures must I take when I conduct § 250. ations after receiving approval from tem. you may equip the logging. and (b) For a diesel engine that is con- water in the formations penetrated by tinuously manned.409 May I obtain departures from drilling operations on a platform these drilling requirements? that has producing wells or has The District Manager may approve other hydrocarbon flow? departures from the drilling require- You must take the following safety ments specified in this subpart. To (2) You move or skid a drilling unit obtain approval. Pro- (7) Powers an escape capsule. secured. (MODU) moves within 500 feet of a plat.141 of this part. 20. 20. and reservoir char- down device. as amended at 72 [68 FR 8423. rig washer. 2003] (c) You do not have to equip a diesel engine with an air intake device if it § 250. (b) Include the well in your approved form. Feb. you must: between wells on a platform. you must equip You must determine the presence. (a) Submit the information required (3) A mobile offshore drilling unit by § 250.414(h)). acteristics of oil. determine reservoir characteris- (a) For a diesel engine that is not tics? continuously manned. [68 FR 8423. native procedures or equipment in your (6) Powers temporary equipment on a Application for Permit to Drill (APD) nonproducing platform. formation sampling. requirements by writing to the District ducing wells or that has other hydro. [68 FR 8423. sulphur. Feb. (Form MMS–123) (see § 250. quantity. opment Operations Coordination Docu- [68 FR 8423.

....417 and other pertinent conditions... sign criteria must address: (a) Pore pressures.. fracture gra- well. 2006.. and producing conditions.125.. If the datum was (1) An original and two complete cop. § 250.... 20. § 250. 2003] tude coordinates. hazards site survey that describes the (c) Show the surface and subsurface geological and manmade conditions if locations of the proposed well in feet or not previously submitted....... total well depth. § 250.. Feb. 20... [68 FR 8423.. § 250.000 feet). 2003] (2) A separate public information copy of forms MMS–123 and MMS–123S § 250. to be exerted upon a casing string and Where to find its related wellhead equipment.. and dress? (3) Payment of the service fee listed Your description of well drilling de- in § 250. North American Datum 27 or 83) for trict Manager: these coordinates..414 dients of the exposed formations... (f) Maximum anticipated surface In addition to forms MMS–123 and pressures.413 various casing strings...... ad- FR 40911. (f) Requirements for using an MODU ... (d) Contain the longitude and lati.. cas- (d) Casing and cementing programs .. Feb. proposed drilling fluid 2.. July 19. 2007] justed for water depth.. Sheet.414 What must my drilling prog- ordinates or state plane coordinates in nosis include? erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR the Lambert or Transverse Mercator Your drilling prognosis must include Projection system for the surface and a brief description of the procedures 134 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. drilling fluid densities to be used below (b) Design criteria used for the proposed § 250.. For this section.. formation frac- (a) Have a scale of 1:24... converted..411 What information must I sub.. you must include the infor.. (e) State the units and geodetic and datum (including whether the datum is (d) Submit the following to the Dis.. Application for used for this conversion. as amended at 71 (b) Formation fracture gradients. and either Universal Transverse Mercator grid-system co. safety margins. Supplemental APD Information values.413 What must my description of that meets the requirements of well drilling design criteria ad- § 250.. well.412 completion. Feb...... if applicable. 20........ § 250.000 (1 inch = ture gradients.. anticipated surface pressures are the mation described in the following pressures that you reasonably expect table.. and cilities as required by 30 CFR part 253.. 2003] and the completion phases. You (g) Additional information .. including the anticipated surface pressure used § 250. weights. maximum MMS–123S.. § 250.186. (c) Potential lost circulation zones. § 250.. II (7–1–11 Edition) (c) Meet the oil spill financial respon.....XXX 223119 .... [68 FR 8423. (i) Permafrost zones. May 4..416 formation fluid types. (a) Plat that shows locations of the proposed § 250. and Form MMS– ious methods may produce different 123S.. and meters from the block line.418 must include the calculations used to determine the pressures for the drilling [68 FR 8423.. well. 2003.. In cal- Information that you must include with an APD a culating maximum anticipated surface description pressures.412 What requirements must the for designing the production string.. 20... mit with my application? (e) Casing setting depths. location plat meet? (g) A single plot containing esti- The location plat must: mated pore pressures.411 30 CFR Ch. § 250. [68 FR 8423...415 ing setting depths... locations of the proposed well and all (h) A summary report of the shallow the wells in the vicinity. you must consider: drilling. since the var- Permit to Drill (APD). (e) Diverter and BOP systems descriptions .. (c) Drilling prognosis .... and casing setting depths in (b) Show the surface and subsurface true vertical measurements. 72 FR 25201. Feb. subsurface locations of the proposed sibility requirements for offshore fa.. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119... you must state the method ies of Form MMS–123. (d) Drilling fluid weights.

Recommended Practice for Cement- This prognosis includes but is not lim. including setting depths for conductor and sur. 9. Feb. prop. two areas: tween proposed drilling fluid weights (1) An ‘‘area with an unknown shal- and estimated pore pressures.416 What must I include in the [68 FR 8423. stalled in the diverter housing. gas. and burst with the (3) Diverter-line lengths and diame- assumptions made to arrive at these ters. water flow. if you drill a ified depths. (b) Casing design safety factors for (2) Spool outlet internal diameter(s). Isolating Poten- (h) A list and description of all re.416 you will follow in drilling the well.XXX 223119 . size. 2003. significant marker formations. 65. number and type of erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR er anchorage.415 What must my casing and ce. or why you need the depar- tures. includ. (f) A written description of how you (g) Estimated depths of permafrost. (2) An ‘‘area known to contain a shal- (e) Estimated depths to significant low water flow hazard’’ is a zone or porous and permeable zones containing geologic formation for which drilling fresh water. and system components. working pressure cubic feet) planned for each casing rating. as specified in § 250.460 for safety require. (b) A schematic drawing of the di- ing: weights. 2007.413(g). tion must identify the mechanical bar- You must explain how the alternative riers and cementing practices you will procedures afford an equal or greater use for each casing string (reference degree of protection. 20. Your written descrip- this subpart in one place in the APD. (refer to § 250. API RP 65–Part 2. Interior § 250. tension. collapse. 28. (c) A description of the BOP system (d) In areas containing permafrost. tial Flow Zones During Well Construc- quests for using alternative procedures tion (incorporated by reference as spec- or departures from the requirements of ified in § 250. and views) that shows: setting depths (measured and true (1) The size of the annular BOP in- vertical depth (TVD)). well in water depths greater than 500 (b) Projected plans for logging. all control systems and (e) A statement of how you evaluated pods. safety. and location. or per. and [68 FR 8423. 2010] ments). 14. in API RP 65–Part 2. 2010. Oct. You must include in the diverter and menting programs include? BOP descriptions: (a) A description of the diverter sys- Your casing and cementing programs tem and its operating procedures. or abnormally has confirmed the presence of shallow pressured formation fluids. Sections 3 and 4). and well control. 75 FR 63372. preventers. collapse. types of connection. grades. and (c) Type and amount of cement (in (4) Valve type. This safe low water flow potential’’ is a zone or drilling margin may be shown on the geologic formation where neither the plot required by § 250. vature at each turn. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. feet and are in either of the following (c) Planned safe drilling margin be.198).198). presence nor absence of potential for a (d) Estimated depths to the top of shallow water flow has been confirmed. 20. ing Shallow Water Flow Zones in Deep ited to the following: Water Wells (incorporated by reference (a) Projected plans for coring at spec. and verter system (plan and elevation burst values. as amended at 72 (i) Projected plans for well testing FR 8903. the best practices included in API RP and associated valves. 135 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. location of choke and kill lines. Feb. and (f) Estimated depths to major faults. of the BOP stack. Dec. burst strengths and radius of cur- values. § 250. 2003] diverter and BOP descriptions? § 250. Feb. string. oil. depth of the permafrost. formance. Your program (d) A schematic drawing of the BOP must provide protection from thaw system that shows the inside diameter subsidence and freezeback effect. if evaluated the best practices included applicable. Ocean Energy Bureau. 75 FR 76632. must include: (a) Hole sizes and casing sizes. pressure ratings of BOP equipment and face casing based on the anticipated proposed BOP test pressures.

priate jurisdiction. to use a mobile offshore drilling mentation that show the blind-shear unit (MODU)? rams installed in the BOP stack are ca. or certification firm. Under conditions in which it will be used. If required. 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. Oct. provide information to show that site- tion. including the min- that shows: imum air gap necessary for both hurri- (1) the BOP stack is designed for the cane and non-hurricane seasons. data are not available at the time you (2) The BOP stack has not been com. shearing ram tests or inspections. 20. the District Man- (g) The qualifications of the inde. proven for use in the proposed environ- (ii) Ensure that an official represent. technical classification society.XXX 223119 . the firm carries in- (c) Frontier areas. This information must include MASP. least 24 hours in advance. (1) If the design of dustry-standard levels of professional the drilling unit you plan to use in a liability insurance. If suf- specific equipment on the rig and for ficient environmental information and the specific well design. DPP. you may ref- ment manufacturer (OEM). and the firm has no frontier area is unique or has not been record of violations of applicable law. and this circumstance. Your plan must identify the actions 136 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. quire you to collect and report this in- (3) The BOP stack will operate in the formation during operations. proval of the APD if information col- graphs (e) and (f) of this section: lected during operations show that the (1) The independent third party in drilling unit is not capable of per- paragraph (e) in this section must be a forming at the proposed location. You must API-licensed manufacturing.915 through § 250. The independent third ficient site-specific information in party must not be the original equip. 2003. the District Man- promised or damaged from previous ager may approve your APD but re- service. you must pable of shearing any drill pipe in the provide: hole under maximum anticipated sur. If you plan to use a MODU. ager has the right to revoke the ap- pendent third party referenced in para. II (7–1–11 Edition) (e) Independent third party § 250. as amended at 75 area. submit your APD. the District Manager may re- ative of BOEMRE will have access to quire you to submit a third-party re- the location to witness any testing or view of the unit’s design.918. ble of supporting the drilling unit. inspections.417 30 CFR Ch. Prior to any according to § 250. you must have a contingency plan that addresses design and oper- erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR FR 63372. Feb. (2) If you plan to drill in a frontier [68 FR 8423. inspec. ment. The District Manager may require you to conduct (2) You must: additional surveys and soil borings be- (i) Include evidence that the firm you fore approving the APD if additional are using is reputable. If you provided suf- under this part. 2010] ating limitations of the drilling unit. the maximum environmental and oper- (f) When you use a subsea BOP stack. You must face pressure. ational conditions that the unit is de- independent third party verification signed to withstand. the firm or its information is needed to make a deter- employees hold appropriate licenses to mination that the conditions are capa- perform the verification in the appro.417 What must I provide if I plan verification and supporting docu. 14. § 250. you You may submit this information be- must notify the District Manager at fore submitting an APD. your EP. and verify information you must obtain the third-party review submitted to BOEMRE. or a licensed specific soil and oceanographic condi- professional engineering firm capable tions are capable of supporting the pro- of providing the verifications required posed drilling unit. (a) Fitness requirements. or DOCD. an (b) Foundation requirements. erence that information. The documentation must provide information and data to dem- include test results and calculations of onstrate the drilling unit’s capability shearing capacity of all pipe to be used to perform at the proposed drilling lo- in the well including correction for cation.

You must include the following with (4) Protect freshwater aquifers from the APD: contamination. and posed by an appropriate classification (j) Such other information as the Dis- society. of Compliance from the USCG. (h) Certification of your casing and mentation. need to re-submit the information re. trict Manager may require. and already on file with the appropriate (6) Include certification signed by a District office. Ocean Energy Bureau. and other as- rig operations to remedy various oper.428. Feb. intended under expected wellbore con- (d) A Hydrogen Sulfide Contingency ditions. you do not section and of §§ 250. must I submit with my APD? (3) Prevent communication between separate hydrocarbon-bearing strata. you must indi. sures and fluids.420(a)(6). 2011 Jkt 223119 PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 8010 Sfmt 8010 Y:\SGML\223119. The Registered Professional Plan (see § 250. including one mechan- ing fluids and drilling fluid materials. CASING AND CEMENTING REQUIREMENTS gency situation. 14. (d) U. to be kept ing well completion activities and that at the site. equipment. diverter systems. You must provide the cur. anchor ditions.113) if not previously submitted. or modification of drilling or nents. (f) Inspection of unit. Ac. 2007] through the wellbore into offshore § 250. there will be at least two independent cludes the minimum quantities of drill. erowe on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with CFR in the United States. abandonment.418 What additional information waters.490). 137 VerDate Mar<15>2010 08:42 Aug 12. Interior § 250. BOP systems and compo- tailment. (a) Rated capacities of the drilling (5) Support unconsolidated sedi- rig and major drilling equipment. FR 63372. cur. Your casing and cementing to use the same MODU unless changes programs must: in equipment affect its rated capacity (1) Properly control formation pres- to operate in the District. tensions. (a) Casing and cementing program re- quired by this section for another APD quirements. facilitate casing removal upon well bility). 123). Oct. 2003.XXX 223119 . evidence that the drilling tions must include the suspension. cementing program as required in rent Certificate of Inspection or Letter § 250. riser offset. If you use a [68 FR 8423. Submit this cer- (e) A welding plan (see §§ 250. if not ments.S. Feb. tested barriers.420 necessary to maintain safety and pre. (g) A request for approval if you plan rents. icing or ice-loading. third party. (2) Prevent the direct or indirect re- [68 FR 8423.