43 CFR 3280.1 - What is the purpose and scope of this part?
(a) The purpose of this part is to provide holders of Federal and non-Federal geothermal leases and owners of non-Federal mineral interests the opportunity to unite under a Federal geothermal unit agreement to explore for and develop geothermal resources in a manner that is necessary or advisable in the public interest.
(b) These regulations identify:
(1) The procedures a prospective unit operator must follow to receive BLM approval for unit area designation and a Federal geothermal unit agreement;
(2) The operational requirements a unit operator must meet once the unit agreement is approved; and
(3) The procedures BLM will follow in reviewing, approving, and administering a Federal geothermal unit agreement.