30 CFR 580.20 - What must I not do in conducting Geological and Geophysical (G&G) prospecting or scientific research?

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§ 580.20 What must I not do in conducting Geological and Geophysical (G&G) prospecting or scientific research?

While conducting G&G prospecting or scientific research activities under a permit or notice, you must not:

(a) Interfere with or endanger operations under any lease, right-of-way, easement, right-of-use, notice, or permit issued or maintained under the Act;

(b) Cause harm or damage to life (including fish and other aquatic life), property, or the marine, coastal, or human environment;

(c) Cause harm or damage to any mineral resources (in areas leased or not leased);

(d) Cause pollution;

(e) Disturb archaeological resources;

(f) Create hazardous or unsafe conditions;

(g) Unreasonably interfere with or cause harm to other uses of the area; or

(h) Claim any oil, gas, sulphur, or other minerals you discover while conducting operations under a permit or notice.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

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 580 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