43 CFR 3285.2 - When may BLM approve a voluntary termination of a unit agreement?
BLM may approve the voluntary termination of a unit agreement at any time:
(a) After receiving a signed certification agreeing to the termination from a sufficient number of the working interest owners specified in the unit agreement who together represent a majority interest in the unit agreement; and
(1) After the completion of the initial unit obligation well but before the establishment of a participating area; or
(2) After a participating area is established, upon receipt of information providing adequate assurance that:
(i) Diligent development and production of known commercial geothermal resources will occur; and
(ii) The public interest is protected.