43 CFR § 3809.424 - What are my obligations if I stop conducting operations?
§ 3809.424 What are my obligations if I stop conducting operations?
(a) To see what you must do if you stop conducting operations, follow this table:
|If -||Then -|
|(1) You stop conducting operations for any period of time||(1) You must follow your approved interim management plan submitted under
|(2) The period of non-operation is likely to cause unnecessary or undue degradation||The BLM will require you to take all necessary actions to assure that unnecessary or undue degradation does not occur, including requiring you, after an extended period of non-operation for other than seasonal operations, to remove all structures, equipment, and other facilities and reclaim the project area.|
|(3) Your operations are inactive for 5 consecutive years||BLM will review your operations and determine whether BLM should terminate your plan of operations and direct final reclamation and closure.|
|(4) BLM determines that you abandoned your operations||BLM may initiate forfeiture under
(b) Your reclamation and closure obligations continue until satisfied.