30 CFR 203.4 - How do the provisions in this part apply to different types of leases and projects?

§ 203.4 How do the provisions in this part apply to different types of leases and projects?
The tables in this section summarize the similar application and approval provisions for the discretionary end-of-life and deep water royalty relief programs in §§ 203.50 to 203.91. Because royalty relief for deep gas on leases not subject to deep water royalty relief, as provided for under §§ 203.40 to 203.48, does not involve an application, its provisions do not parallel the other two royalty relief programs and are not summarized in this section.
(a) We require the information elements indicated by an X in the following table and described in §§ 203.51, 203.62, and 203.81 through 203.89 for applications for royalty relief.
Information elements End-of-lifelease Deep water
Expansion project Pre-act lease Development project
(1) Administrative information report X X X X
(2) Net revenue and relief justification report (prescribed format) X
(3) Economic viability and relief justification report (Royalty Suspension Viability Program (RSVP) model inputs justified with Geological and Geophysical (G&G), Engineering, Production, & Cost reports) X X X
(4) G&G report X X X
(5) Engineering report X X X
(6) Production report X X X
(7) Deep water cost report X X X
(b) We require the confirmation elements indicated by an X in the following table and described in §§ 203.70, 203.81, 203.90 and 203.91 to retain royalty relief.
Confirmation elements End-of-lifelease Deep water
Expansionproject Pre-actlease Developmentproject
(1) Fabricator's confirmation report X X X
(2) Post-production development report approved by an independent certified public accountant (CPA) * * * X X X
(c) The following table indicates by an X, and §§ 203.50, 203.52, 203.60 and 203.67 describe, the prerequisites for our approval of your royalty relief application.
Approval conditions End-of-lifelease Deep water
Expansion Pre-actlease Developmentproject
(1) At least 12 of the last 15 months have the required level of production X
(2) Already producing X
(3) A producible well into a reservoir that has not produced before X X X
(4) Royalties for qualifying months exceed 75 percent of net revenue (NR) X
(5) Substantial investment on a pre-Act lease (e.g., platform, subsea template)
(6) Determined to be economic only with relief X X X
(d) The following table indicates by an X, and §§ 203.52, 203.74, and 203.75 describe, the prerequisites for a redetermination of our royalty relief decision.
Redetermination conditions End-of-lifelease Deep water
Expansionproject Pre-actlease Developmentproject
(1) After 12 months under current rate, criteria same as for approval X
(2) For material change in geologic data, prices, costs, or available technology X X X
(e) The following table indicates by an X, and §§ 203.53 and 203.69 describe, the characteristics of approved royalty relief.
Relief rate and volume, subject to certain conditions End-of-lifelease Deep water
Expansion project Pre-actlease Developmentproject
(1) One-half pre-application effective lease rate on the qualifying amount, 1.5 times pre-application effective lease rate on additional production up to twice the qualifying amount, and the pre-application effective lease rate for any larger volumes X
(2) Qualifying amount is the average monthly production for 12 qualifying months X
(3) Zero royalty rate on the suspension volume and the original lease rate on additional production X X X
(4) Suspension volume is at least 17.5, 52.5 or 87.5 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE) X
(5) Suspension volume is at least the minimum set in the Notice of Sale, the lease, or the regulations X X
(6) Amount needed to become economic X X X
(f) The following table indicates by an X, and §§ 203.54 and 203.78 describe, circumstances under which we discontinue your royalty relief.
Full royalty resumes when End-of-lifelease Deep water
Expansion project Pre-actlease Developmentproject
(1) Average NYMEX price for last 12 months is at least 25 percent above the average for the qualifying months. X
(2) Average NYMEX price for last calendar year exceeds $28/bbl or $3.50/mcf, escalated by the gross domestic product (GDP) deflator since 1994 X X
(3) Average prices for designated periods exceed levels we specify in the Notice of Sale or the lease X X
(g) The following table indicates by an X, and §§ 203.55, 203.76, and 203.77 describe, circumstances under which we end or reduce royalty relief.
Relief withdrawn or reduced End-of-lifelease Deep water
Expansion project Pre-actlease Developmentproject
(1) If recipient requests X X X X
(2) Lease royalty rate is at the effective rate for 12 consecutive months X
(3) Conditions occur that we specified in the approval letter in individual cases X
(4) Recipient does not submit post-production report that compares expected to actual costs X X X
(5) Recipient changes development system X X X
(6) Recipient excessively delays starting fabrication X X X
(7) Recipient spends less than 80 percent of proposed pre-production costs prior to start of production X X X
(8) Amount of relief volume is produced X X X

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 25 - INDIANS

§ 396 - Leases of allotted lands for mining purposes

§ 396a - Leases of unallotted lands for mining purposes; duration of leases

§ 396b - Public auction of oil and gas leases; requirements

§ 396c - Lessees of restricted lands to furnish bonds for performance

§ 396d - Rules and regulations governing operations; limitations on oil or gas leases

§ 396e - Officials authorized to approve leases

§ 396f - Lands excepted from leasing provisions

§ 396g - Subsurface storage of oil or gas

§ 397 - Leases of lands for grazing or mining

§ 398 - Leases of unallotted lands for oil and gas mining purposes

§ 398a - Leases of unallotted lands for oil and gas mining purposes within Executive order Indian reservations

§ 398b - Proceeds from rentals, royalties, and bonuses; disposition

§ 398c - Taxes

§ 398d - Changes in boundaries of Executive order reservations

§ 398e - Applications for permits to prospect for oil and gas filed under other statutes; disposition

§ 399 - Leases of unallotted mineral lands withdrawn from entry under mining laws

§ 400 - Leases for mining purposes of reserved and unallotted lands in Fort Peck and Blackfeet Indian Reservations

§ 400a - Lease for mining purposes of land reserved for agency or school; disposition of proceeds; royalty

§ 401 - Leases for mining purposes of unallotted lands in Kaw Reservation

§ 402 - Leases of surplus lands

§ 402a - Lease of unallotted irrigable lands for farming purposes

§ 403 - Leases of lands held in trust

§ 403a - Lease of lands on Port Madison and Snohomish or Tulalip Indian Reservations in Washington

25 U.S. Code § 332, 333 - Repealed.

25 U.S. Code § 332, 333 - Repealed.

§ 403b - Lease of restricted lands in State of Washington

§ 403c - Identity of lessor; period of lease

§ 404 - Sale on petition of allottee or heirs

§ 405 - Sale of allotment of noncompetent Indian

§ 406 - Sale of timber on lands held under trust

§ 407 - Sale of timber on unallotted lands

§ 407a to 407c - Omitted

§ 407d - Charges for special services to purchasers of timber

§ 408 - Surrender of allotments by relinquishment for benefit of children

§ 409 - Sale of lands within reclamation projects

§ 409a - Sale of restricted lands; reinvestment in other restricted lands

§ 410 - Moneys from lease or sale of trust lands not liable for certain debts

§ 411 - Interest on moneys from proceeds of sale

§ 412 - Payment of taxes from share of allottee in tribal funds

§ 412a - Exemption from taxation of lands subject to restrictions against alienation; determination of homestead

§ 413 - Fees to cover cost of work performed for Indians

§ 414 - Reservation of minerals in sale of Choctaw-Chickasaw lands

§ 415 - Leases of restricted lands

§ 415a - Lease of lands of deceased Indians for benefit of heirs or devisees

§ 415b - Advance payment of rent or other consideration

§ 415c - Approval of leases

§ 415d - Lease of restricted lands under other laws unaffected

§ 416 - Leases of trust or restricted lands on San Xavier and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservations for public, religious, educational, recreational, residential, business, farming or grazing purposes

§ 416a - Lease provisions

§ 416b - Development pursuant to lease

§ 416c - Lease of lands of deceased Indians for benefit of heirs or devisees

§ 416d - Advance payment of rent or other consideration

§ 416e - Approval of leases

§ 416f - Dedication of land for public purposes

§ 416g - Contract for water, sewerage, law enforcement, or other public services

§ 416h - Zoning, building, and sanitary regulations

§ 416i - Restrictions

§ 416j - Mission San Xavier del Bac

§ 2101 - Definitions

§ 2102 - Minerals Agreements

§ 2103 - Secretary’s determination on Minerals Agreements

§ 2104 - Secretary’s review of prior Minerals Agreements

§ 2105 - Effect of other provisions

§ 2106 - Assistance to tribes or individuals during Minerals Agreement negotiations

§ 2107 - Regulations; consultation with Indian organizations; pending agreements

§ 2108 - Tribal right to develop mineral resources

U.S. Code: Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

§ 181 - Lands subject to disposition; persons entitled to benefits; reciprocal privileges; helium rights reserved

§ 182 - Lands disposed of with reservation of deposits of coal, etc.

§ 183 - Cancellation of prospecting permits

§ 184 - Limitations on leases held, owned or controlled by persons, associations or corporations

§ 184a - Authorization of States to include in agreements for conservation of oil and gas resources lands acquired from United States

§ 185 - Rights-of-way for pipelines through Federal lands

§ 186 - Reservation of easements or rights-of-way for working purposes; reservation of right to dispose of surface of lands; determination before offering of lease; easement periods

§ 187 - Assignment or subletting of leases; relinquishment of rights under leases; conditions in leases for protection of diverse interests in operation of mines, wells, etc.; State laws not impaired

§ 187a - Oil or gas leases; partial assignments

§ 187b - Oil or gas leases; written relinquishment of rights; release of obligations

§ 188 - Failure to comply with provisions of lease

§ 188a - Surrender of leases

§ 189 - Rules and regulations; boundary lines; State rights unaffected; taxation

§ 190 - Oath; requirement; form; blanks

§ 191 - Disposition of moneys received

§ 191a - Late payment charges under Federal mineral leases

§ 191b - Collection of unpaid and underpaid royalties and late payment interest owed by lessees

§ 192 - Payment of royalties in oil or gas; sale of such oil or gas

§ 192a - Cancellation or modification of contracts

§ 192b - Application to contracts

§ 192c - Rules and regulations governing issuance of certain leases; disposition of receipts

§ 193 - Disposition of deposits of coal, and so forth

§ 193a - Preference right of United States to purchase coal for Army and Navy; price for coal; civil actions; jurisdiction

§ 194 - Repealed.

§ 195 - Enforcement

§ 196 - Cooperative agreements; delegation of authority

§ 351 - Definitions

§ 352 - Deposits subject to lease; consent of department heads; lands excluded

§ 353 - Sale of lands unaffected; reservation of mineral rights; sale subject to prior lease; naval petroleum reserves unaffected

§ 354 - Lease of partial or future interests in deposits

§ 355 - Disposition of receipts

§ 356 - Furnishing description of lands and title documents; recordation of documents; authenticated copies

§ 357 - State or local government rights; taxation

§ 358 - Rights under prior leases; priority of pending applications; exchange of leases

§ 359 - Rules and regulations

§ 360 - Authority to manage certain mineral leases

§ 1001 - Definitions

§ 1002 - Lands subject to geothermal leasing

§ 1002a - Repealed.

§ 1003 - Leasing procedures

§ 1004 - Rents and royalties

§ 1005 - Lease term and work commitment requirements

§ 1006 - Acreage limitations

§ 1007 - Readjustment of lease terms and conditions

§ 1008 - Byproducts

§ 1009 - Relinquishment of geothermal rights

§ 1010 - Suspension of operations and production

§ 1011 - Termination of leases

§ 1012 - Waiver, suspension, or reduction of rental or royalty

§ 1013 - Surface land use

§ 1014 - Lands subject to geothermal leasing

§ 1015 - Requirement for lessees

§ 1016 - Administration

§ 1017 - Unit and communitization agreements

§ 1018 - Data from Federal agencies

§ 1019 - Disposal of moneys from sales, bonuses, rentals, and royalties

§ 1020 - Publication in Federal Register; reservation of mineral rights

§ 1021 - Federal exemption from State water laws

§ 1022 - Prevention of waste; exclusivity

§ 1023 - Rules and regulations

§ 1024 - Inclusion of geothermal leasing under certain other laws

§ 1025 - Federal reservation of certain mineral rights

§ 1026 - Significant thermal features

§ 1027 - Land subject to prohibition on leasing

§ 1028 - Hot dry rock geothermal energy

§ 1701 - Congressional statement of findings and purposes

§ 1702 - Definitions

U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

§ 1301 - Definitions

§ 1302 - Resources seaward of Continental Shelf

§ 1303 - Amendment, modification, or repeal of other laws

§ 1331 - Definitions

§ 1332 - Congressional declaration of policy

§ 1333 - Laws and regulations governing lands

§ 1334 - Administration of leasing

§ 1335 - Validation and maintenance of prior leases

§ 1336 - Controversies over jurisdiction; agreements; payments; final settlement or adjudication; approval of notice concerning oil and gas operations in Gulf of Mexico

§ 1337 - Leases, easements, and rights-of-way on the outer Continental Shelf

§ 1338 - Disposition of revenues

§ 1338a - Moneys received as a result of forfeiture by Outer Continental Shelf permittee, lessee, or right-of-way holder; return of excess amounts

§ 1339 - Repealed.

§ 1340 - Geological and geophysical explorations

§ 1341 - Reservation of lands and rights

§ 1342 - Prior claims as unaffected

§ 1343 - Repealed.

§ 1344 - Outer Continental Shelf leasing program

§ 1345 - Coordination and consultation with affected State and local governments

§ 1346 - Environmental studies

§ 1347 - Safety and health regulations

§ 1348 - Enforcement of safety and environmental regulations

§ 1349 - Citizens suits, jurisdiction and judicial review

§ 1350 - Remedies and penalties

§ 1351 - Oil and gas development and production

§ 1352 - Oil and gas information program

§ 1353 - Federal purchase and disposition of oil and gas

§ 1354 - Limitations on export of oil or gas

§ 1355 - Restrictions on employment of former officers or employees of Department of the Interior

§ 1356 - Documentary, registry and manning requirements

§ 1356a - Coastal impact assistance program

§ 1801 - Congressional findings

§ 1802 - Congressional declaration of purposes