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2002 Final Regulations and Correcting Amendments

  1. 43 CFR Part 1820--Application Procedures; Correction, 5/31/02, Federal Register, 67 FR 38009
  2. 43 CFR Part 1820--Application Procedures [BLM Oregon State Office New Address], 5/6/02, Federal Register, 67 FR 30328-30329
  3. 43 CFR Part 2880--Rights-of-Way Under the Mineral Leasing Act; Timing of Approvals, 9/30/02, Federal Register, 67 FR 61274-61276
  4. 43 CFR Parts 2930 and 8370--Permits for Recreation on Public Lands, 10/1/02, Federal Register, 67 FR 61731-61745
  5. 43 CFR Parts 3130 and 3160--National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska--Unitization, 4/11/02, Federal Register, Part V, 67 FR 17865-17894
  6. 43 CFR Parts 3430 and 3470--Coal Management:  Noncompetitive Leases; Coal Management Provisions and Limitations, 10/15/02, Federal Register, 67 FR 63565-63567
  7. 43 CFR Parts 3730, 3820, 3830, and 3850--Locating, Recording, and Maintaining Mining Claims or Sites, 6/3/02, Federal Register, 67 FR 38203-38206 [administrative final rule]

The BLM collected these fees and provided waivers under the existing regulations based on a previous law that expired on September 30, 2001.

  • 43 CFR Part 1820--Application Procedures; Correction, 5/31/02, Federal Register, 67 FR 38009.  The final rule corrects a final rule published on May 6, 2002, in the Federal Register containing the new address of the BLM Oregon State Office which moved in January 2002.  Inadvertently, the amendatory language was omitted in the final rule.
  • 43 CFR Part 1820--Application Procedures, 5/6/02, Federal Register, 67 FR 30328-30329.  The final rule amends the regulation showing the location of BLM State Offices to show the new address of the BLM Oregon State Office, which moved in January 2002.
  • 43 CFR Parts 3130 and 3160--National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska--Unitization, 4/11/02, Federal Register, Part V, 67 FR 17865-17894.  The final rule adds a new subpart to BLM's oil and gas regulations implementing new statutory authority allowing operators to form units in the National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska (NPR-A).  Units allow for the sharing of costs and spreading of revenues among several leases, and allow for production to be attributed to committed leases in the unit.  The final rule also--

    • Allows for waiver, suspension, or reduction of rental of royalty for NPR-A leases;
    • Allows for suspension of operations and production for NPR-A leases;
    • Amends existing regulatory language to set the primary lease term for an NPR-A lease at 10 years.  Current regulations allow 10 years, or a shorter term if it is in the notice of sale; and
    • Adds a new subpart to the NPR-A regulations on subsurface storage agreements.  Subsurface storage agreements allow operators to store gas in existing geologic structures on Federal lands.

This rule also makes clear that existing suspension and royalty reduction regulations do not apply to the NPR-A. 
 

2002 Correcting Amendments