30 CFR 560.130 - What criteria does BOEM use for selecting bidding systems and bidding system components?

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§ 560.130 What criteria does BOEM use for selecting bidding systems and bidding system components?
In analyzing the application of one of the bidding systems listed in § 560.110 to tracts selected for any OCS lease sale, we may, at our discretion, consider the following purposes and policies. We recognize that each of the purposes and policies may not be specifically applicable to the selection process for a particular bidding system or tract, or may present a conflict that we will have to resolve in the process of bidding system selection. The order of listing does not denote a ranking.
(a) Providing fair return to the Federal Government;
(b) Increasing competition;
(c) Ensuring competent and safe operations;
(d) Avoiding undue speculation;
(e) Avoiding unnecessary delays in exploration, development, and production;
(f) Discovering and recovering oil and gas;
(g) Developing new oil and gas resources in an efficient and timely manner;
(h) Limiting the administrative burdens on Government and industry; and
(i) Providing an opportunity to experiment with various bidding systems to enable us to identify those most appropriate for the satisfaction of the objectives of the United States in OCS lease sales.
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§ 560.130 What criteria does BOEM use for selecting bidding systems and bidding system components?
Link to an amendment published at 81 FR 18175, March 30, 2016.

In analyzing the application of one of the bidding systems listed in § 560.110 to tracts selected for any OCS lease sale, we may, at our discretion, consider the following purposes and policies. We recognize that each of the purposes and policies may not be specifically applicable to the selection process for a particular bidding system or tract, or may present a conflict that we will have to resolve in the process of bidding system selection. The order of listing does not denote a ranking.

(a) Providing fair return to the Federal Government;

(b) Increasing competition;

(c) Ensuring competent and safe operations;

(d) Avoiding undue speculation;

(e) Avoiding unnecessary delays in exploration, development, and production;

(f) Discovering and recovering oil and gas;

(g) Developing new oil and gas resources in an efficient and timely manner;

(h) Limiting the administrative burdens on Government and industry; and

(i) Providing an opportunity to experiment with various bidding systems to enable us to identify those most appropriate for the satisfaction of the objectives of the United States in OCS lease sales.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

§ 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. Pub. L. 104–185, § 8(b), Aug. 13, 1996, 110 Stat. 1717

§ 1340 - Geological and geophysical explorations

§ 1341 - Reservation of lands and rights

§ 1342 - Prior claims as unaffected

§ 1343 - Repealed. Pub. L. 105–362, title IX, § 901(l)(1), Nov. 10, 1998, 112 Stat. 3290

§ 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

Title 30 published on 2015-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 30 CFR Part 560 after this date.

  • 2015-09-22; vol. 80 # 183 - Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    1. 80 FR 57092 - Updating Addresses and Contact Information in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Regulations
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
      Direct final rule.
      This rule is effective September 22, 2015.
      30 CFR Parts 519, 550, 551, 553, 556, 560, 580, 581, 582, and 585