Geophysical Operations

Geophysical Exploration Regulations (43 CFR 3150)
Regulations that govern geophysical (seismic)activity on BLM-administered public lands

Geophysical Manual 3150
This manual defines the BLM's responsibilities concerning the review, approval, and supervision of geophysical (seismic) activities on public lands

Geophysical Handbook H-3150
This handbook defines the BLM's responsibilities concerning the review, approval, and supervision of geophysical (seismic) activities on public lands

Notice of Intent and Authorization to Conduct Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations (Form 3150-4, May 2006)
Parties wishing to conduct oil and gas geophysical exploration on public lands must file a Notice of Intent and Authorization to Conduct Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations for approval

Notice of Completion of Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations (Form 3150-5, January 2010)
Parties completing oil and gas geophysical exploration on public lands must file a Notice of Completion of Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations

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Safe Operating Distance Chart on Geophysical Activities

Guidance on Geophysical Exploration Operations Actions Eligible for a Categorical Exclusion (CX)

Forest Service Guidelines for Geophysical Operations on National Forest System Lands, Feburary 2004 (pdf 3.9 mb)

International Association of Geophysical Contractors

Administrative Rules of Montana Regarding Seismic Exploration Activities

Statutes and Rules of North Dakota Regarding Seismic Exploration Activities

Administrative Rules of South Dakota Regarding Mineral Exploration Including Seismic Exploration Activities

 


 

 

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