43 CFR 3263.15 - May I abandon a producible well?
(a) You may abandon a producible well only after you receive BLM's approval. Before abandoning a producing well, send BLM the information listed in § 3263.11. We may also require you to explain why you want to abandon the well.
(b) BLM will deny your request if we determine that the well is needed:
(1) To protect a Federal lease from drainage; or
(2) To protect the environment or other resources of the United States.