30 CFR 250.1490 - What standards must my BOEM-specified surety instrument meet?
(a) A BOEM-specified surety instrument must be in a form specified in BOEM instructions. BSEE will give you written information and standard forms for BOEM-specified surety instrument requirements.
(b) BOEM will use a bank-rating service to determine whether a financial institution has an acceptable rating to provide a surety instrument adequate to indemnify the lessor from loss or damage.
(1) Administrative appeal bonds must be issued by a qualified surety company which the Department of the Treasury has approved.
(2) Irrevocable letters of credit or certificates of deposit must be from a financial institution acceptable to BOEM with a minimum 1-year period of coverage subject to automatic renewal up to 5 years.