43 CFR 3137.15 - If the Federal lands constitute less than 10 percent of the lands in the proposed unit area, is the unit agreement subject to Federal regulations or approval?
If the Federal lands constitute less than 10 percent of the lands in the proposed unit area -
(a) You may use a unit agreement approved by the State and/or a native corporation;
(b) BLM will authorize commitment of the Federal lands to the unit if it determines that the unit agreement protects the public interest; or
(c) As unit operator you may ask BLM to approve and administer the unit. If BLM agrees to approve and administer the unit, you must follow, and BLM will administer, the regulations in this subpart and 43 CFR part 3160.