Title 15

Volume 3 CHAPTER IX SUBCHAP D

Subchapter D - General Regulations Of The Environmental Data Service

15:3.1.2.4.18PART 950
PART 950 - ENVIRONMENTAL DATA AND INFORMATION
15:3.1.2.4.18.0.17.1SECTION 950.1
     950.1 Scope and purpose.
15:3.1.2.4.18.0.17.2SECTION 950.2
     950.2 Environmental Data and Information Service (EDIS).
15:3.1.2.4.18.0.17.3SECTION 950.3
     950.3 National Climatic Center (NCC).
15:3.1.2.4.18.0.17.4SECTION 950.4
     950.4 National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC).
15:3.1.2.4.18.0.17.5SECTION 950.5
     950.5 National Geophysical and Solar-Terrestrial Data Center (NGSDC).
15:3.1.2.4.18.0.17.6SECTION 950.6
     950.6 Environmental Science Information Center (ESIC).
15:3.1.2.4.18.0.17.7SECTION 950.7
     950.7 Center for Environmental Assessment Services (CEAS).
15:3.1.2.4.18.0.17.8SECTION 950.8
     950.8 Satellite Data Services Division (SDSD).
15:3.1.2.4.18.0.17.9SECTION 950.9
     950.9 Computerized Environmental Data and Information Retrieval Service.
15:3.1.2.4.18.0.17.10.44APPENDIX Appendix A
  Appendix A to Part 950 - Schedule of User Fees for Access to NOAA Environmental Data
15:3.1.2.4.19PART 960
PART 960 - LICENSING OF PRIVATE REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS
15:3.1.2.4.19.1SUBPART A
Subpart A - General
15:3.1.2.4.19.1.17.1SECTION 960.1
     960.1 Purpose.
15:3.1.2.4.19.1.17.2SECTION 960.2
     960.2 Scope.
15:3.1.2.4.19.1.17.3SECTION 960.3
     960.3 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.4.19.2SUBPART B
Subpart B - Licenses
15:3.1.2.4.19.2.17.1SECTION 960.4
     960.4 Application.
15:3.1.2.4.19.2.17.2SECTION 960.5
     960.5 Confidentiality of information.
15:3.1.2.4.19.2.17.3SECTION 960.6
     960.6 Review procedures for license applications.
15:3.1.2.4.19.2.17.4SECTION 960.7
     960.7 Amendments to licenses.
15:3.1.2.4.19.2.17.5SECTION 960.8
     960.8 Notification of foreign agreements.
15:3.1.2.4.19.2.17.6SECTION 960.9
     960.9 License term.
15:3.1.2.4.19.2.17.7SECTION 960.10
     960.10 Appeals/hearings.
15:3.1.2.4.19.2.17.8SECTION 960.11
     960.11 Conditions for operation.
15:3.1.2.4.19.2.17.9SECTION 960.12
     960.12 Data policy for remote sensing space systems.
15:3.1.2.4.19.3SUBPART C
Subpart C - Prohibitions
15:3.1.2.4.19.3.17.1SECTION 960.13
     960.13 Prohibitions.
15:3.1.2.4.19.4SUBPART D
Subpart D - Enforcement Procedures
15:3.1.2.4.19.4.17.1SECTION 960.14
     960.14 In general.
15:3.1.2.4.19.4.17.2SECTION 960.15
     960.15 Penalties and sanctions.
15:3.1.2.4.19.4.17.3.45APPENDIX Appendix 1
  Appendix 1 to Part 960 - Filing Instructions and Information To Be Included in the Licensing Application
15:3.1.2.4.19.4.17.3.46APPENDIX Appendix 2
  Appendix 2 to Part 960 - Fact Sheet Regarding the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Licensing of Private Remote Sensing Satellite Systems Dated February 2, 2000
15:3.1.2.4.20PART 970
PART 970 - DEEP SEABED MINING REGULATIONS FOR EXPLORATION LICENSES
15:3.1.2.4.20.1SUBPART A
Subpart A - General
15:3.1.2.4.20.1.21.1SECTION 970.100
     970.100 Purpose.
15:3.1.2.4.20.1.21.2SECTION 970.101
     970.101 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.4.20.1.21.3SECTION 970.102
     970.102 Nature of licenses.
15:3.1.2.4.20.1.21.4SECTION 970.103
     970.103 Prohibited activities and restrictions.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2SUBPART B
Subpart B - Applications
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.21SUBJGRP 21
  Contents
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.21.1SECTION 970.200
     970.200 General.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.21.2SECTION 970.201
     970.201 Statement of financial resources.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.21.3SECTION 970.202
     970.202 Statement of technological experience and capabilities.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.21.4SECTION 970.203
     970.203 Exploration plan.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.21.5SECTION 970.204
     970.204 Environmental and use conflict analysis.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.21.6SECTION 970.205
     970.205 Vessel safety.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.21.7SECTION 970.206
     970.206 Statement of ownership.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.21.8SECTION 970.207
     970.207 Antitrust information.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.21.9SECTION 970.208
     970.208 Fee.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.22SUBJGRP 22
  Procedures
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.22.10SECTION 970.209
     970.209 Substantial compliance with application requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.22.11SECTION 970.210
     970.210 Reasonable time for full compliance.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.22.12SECTION 970.211
     970.211 Consultation and cooperation with Federal agencies.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.22.13SECTION 970.212
     970.212 Public notice, hearing and comment.
15:3.1.2.4.20.2.22.14SECTION 970.213
     970.213 Amendment to an application.
15:3.1.2.4.20.3SUBPART C
Subpart C - Procedures for Applications Based on Exploration Commenced Before June 28, 1980; Resolution of Conflicts Among Overlapping Applications; Applications by New Entrants
15:3.1.2.4.20.3.23.1SECTION 970.300
     970.300 Purposes and definitions.
15:3.1.2.4.20.3.23.2SECTION 970.301
     970.301 Requirements for applications based on pre-enactment exploration.
15:3.1.2.4.20.3.23.3SECTION 970.302
     970.302 Procedures and criteria for resolving conflicts.
15:3.1.2.4.20.3.23.4SECTION 970.303
     970.303 Procedures for new entrants.
15:3.1.2.4.20.3.23.5SECTION 970.304
     970.304 Action on portions of applications or amendments not in conflict.
15:3.1.2.4.20.4SUBPART D
Subpart D - Certification of Applications
15:3.1.2.4.20.4.23.1SECTION 970.400
     970.400 General.
15:3.1.2.4.20.4.23.2SECTION 970.401
     970.401 Financial responsibility.
15:3.1.2.4.20.4.23.3SECTION 970.402
     970.402 Technological capability.
15:3.1.2.4.20.4.23.4SECTION 970.403
     970.403 Previous license and permit obligations.
15:3.1.2.4.20.4.23.5SECTION 970.404
     970.404 Adequate exploration plan.
15:3.1.2.4.20.4.23.6SECTION 970.405
     970.405 Appropriate exploration site size and location.
15:3.1.2.4.20.4.23.7SECTION 970.406
     970.406 Fee payment.
15:3.1.2.4.20.4.23.8SECTION 970.407
     970.407 Denial of certification.
15:3.1.2.4.20.4.23.9SECTION 970.408
     970.408 Notice of certification.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5SUBPART E
Subpart E - Issuance/Transfer/Terms, Conditions and Restrictions
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23SUBJGRP 23
  Issuance/Transfer; Modification/Revision; Suspension/Revocation
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.1SECTION 970.500
     970.500 General.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.2SECTION 970.501
     970.501 Proposal to issue or transfer and of terms, conditions and restrictions.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.3SECTION 970.502
     970.502 Consultation and cooperation with Federal agencies.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.4SECTION 970.503
     970.503 Freedom of the high seas.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.5SECTION 970.504
     970.504 International obligations of the United States.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.6SECTION 970.505
     970.505 Breach of international peace and security involving armed conflict.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.7SECTION 970.506
     970.506 Environmental effects.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.8SECTION 970.507
     970.507 Safety at sea.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.9SECTION 970.508
     970.508 Denial of issuance or transfer.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.10SECTION 970.509
     970.509 Notice of issuance or transfer.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.11SECTION 970.510
     970.510 Objections to terms, conditions and restrictions.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.12SECTION 970.511
     970.511 Suspension or modification of activities; suspension or revocation of licenses.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.13SECTION 970.512
     970.512 Modification of terms, conditions and restrictions.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.14SECTION 970.513
     970.513 Revision of a license.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.15SECTION 970.514
     970.514 Scale requiring application procedures.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.16SECTION 970.515
     970.515 Duration of a license.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.23.17SECTION 970.516
     970.516 Approval of license transfers.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.24SUBJGRP 24
  Terms, Conditions, and Restrictions
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.24.18SECTION 970.517
     970.517 Diligence requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.24.19SECTION 970.518
     970.518 Environmental protection requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.24.20SECTION 970.519
     970.519 Resource conservation requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.24.21SECTION 970.520
     970.520 Freedom of the high seas requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.24.22SECTION 970.521
     970.521 Safety at sea requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.24.23SECTION 970.522
     970.522 Monitoring requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.24.24SECTION 970.523
     970.523 Special terms, conditions, and restrictions.
15:3.1.2.4.20.5.24.25SECTION 970.524
     970.524 Other Federal requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.20.6SUBPART F
Subpart F - Resource Development Concepts
15:3.1.2.4.20.6.25.1SECTION 970.600
     970.600 General.
15:3.1.2.4.20.6.25.2SECTION 970.601
     970.601 Logical mining unit.
15:3.1.2.4.20.6.25.3SECTION 970.602
     970.602 Diligent exploration.
15:3.1.2.4.20.6.25.4SECTION 970.603
     970.603 Conservation of resources.
15:3.1.2.4.20.7SUBPART G
Subpart G - Environmental Effects
15:3.1.2.4.20.7.25.1SECTION 970.700
     970.700 General.
15:3.1.2.4.20.7.25.2SECTION 970.701
     970.701 Significant adverse environmental effects.
15:3.1.2.4.20.7.25.3SECTION 970.702
     970.702 Monitoring and mitigation of environmental effects.
15:3.1.2.4.20.8SUBPART H
Subpart H - Safety of Life and Property at Sea
15:3.1.2.4.20.8.25.1SECTION 970.800
     970.800 General.
15:3.1.2.4.20.8.25.2SECTION 970.801
     970.801 Criteria for safety of life and property at sea.
15:3.1.2.4.20.9SUBPART I
Subpart I - Miscellaneous
15:3.1.2.4.20.9.25.1SECTION 970.900
     970.900 Other applicable regulations.
15:3.1.2.4.20.10SUBPART J
Subparts J-W [Reserved]
15:3.1.2.4.20.11SUBPART X
Subpart X - Pre-enactment Exploration
15:3.1.2.4.20.11.25.1SECTION 970.2401
     970.2401 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.4.20.11.25.2SECTION 970.2402
     970.2402 Notice of pre-enactment exploration.
15:3.1.2.4.20.12SUBPART Y
Subpart Y - Pre-license Exploration
15:3.1.2.4.20.12.25.1SECTION 970.2501
     970.2501 Notice of pre-license exploration voyages.
15:3.1.2.4.20.12.25.2SECTION 970.2502
     970.2502 Post voyage report.
15:3.1.2.4.20.12.25.3SECTION 970.2503
     970.2503 Suspension of exploration activities.
15:3.1.2.4.20.13SUBPART Z
Subpart Z - Miscellaneous
15:3.1.2.4.20.13.25.1SECTION 970.2601
     970.2601 Additional information.
15:3.1.2.4.21PART 971
PART 971 - DEEP SEABED MINING REGULATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL RECOVERY PERMITS
15:3.1.2.4.21.1SUBPART A
Subpart A - General
15:3.1.2.4.21.1.29.1SECTION 971.100
     971.100 Purpose.
15:3.1.2.4.21.1.29.2SECTION 971.101
     971.101 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.4.21.1.29.3SECTION 971.102
     971.102 Nature of permits.
15:3.1.2.4.21.1.29.4SECTION 971.103
     971.103 Prohibited activities and restrictions.
15:3.1.2.4.21.1.29.5SECTION 971.104
     971.104 OMB control number.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2SUBPART B
Subpart B - Applications
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.29SUBJGRP 29
  Contents
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.29.1SECTION 971.200
     971.200 General.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.29.2SECTION 971.201
     971.201 Statement of financial resources.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.29.3SECTION 971.202
     971.202 Statement of technological experience and capabilities.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.29.4SECTION 971.203
     971.203 Commercial recovery plan.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.29.5SECTION 971.204
     971.204 Environmental and use conflict analysis.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.29.6SECTION 971.205
     971.205 Vessel safety and documentation.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.29.7SECTION 971.206
     971.206 Statement of ownership.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.29.8SECTION 971.207
     971.207 Antitrust information.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.29.9SECTION 971.208
     971.208 Fee.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.29.10SECTION 971.209
     971.209 Processing outside the United States.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.30SUBJGRP 30
  Procedures
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.30.11SECTION 971.210
     971.210 Determination whether application is complete for further processing.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.30.12SECTION 971.211
     971.211 Consultation and cooperation with Federal agencies.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.30.13SECTION 971.212
     971.212 Public notice, hearing and comment.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.30.14SECTION 971.213
     971.213 Amendment to an application.
15:3.1.2.4.21.2.30.15SECTION 971.214
     971.214 Consolidated license and permit procedures. [Reserved]
15:3.1.2.4.21.3SUBPART C
Subpart C - Certification of Applications
15:3.1.2.4.21.3.31.1SECTION 971.300
     971.300 General.
15:3.1.2.4.21.3.31.2SECTION 971.301
     971.301 Required findings.
15:3.1.2.4.21.3.31.3SECTION 971.302
     971.302 Denial of certification.
15:3.1.2.4.21.3.31.4SECTION 971.303
     971.303 Notice of certification.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4SUBPART D
Subpart D - Issuance/Transfer: Terms, Conditions and Restrictions
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31SUBJGRP 31
  Issuance/Transfer, Modification/Revision; Suspension/Revocation
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.1SECTION 971.400
     971.400 General.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.2SECTION 971.401
     971.401 Proposal to issue or transfer and proposed terms, conditions and restrictions.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.3SECTION 971.402
     971.402 Consultation and cooperation with Federal and State agencies.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.4SECTION 971.403
     971.403 Freedom of the high seas.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.5SECTION 971.404
     971.404 International obligations of the United States.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.6SECTION 971.405
     971.405 Breach of international peace and security involving armed conflict.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.7SECTION 971.406
     971.406 Environmental effects.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.8SECTION 971.407
     971.407 Safety at sea.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.9SECTION 971.408
     971.408 Processing outside the United States.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.10SECTION 971.409
     971.409 Denial of issuance or transfer.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.11SECTION 971.410
     971.410 Notice of issuance or transfer.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.12SECTION 971.411
     971.411 Objections to terms, conditions and restrictions.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.13SECTION 971.412
     971.412 Changes in permits and permit terms, conditions, and restrictions.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.14SECTION 971.413
     971.413 Revision of a permit.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.15SECTION 971.414
     971.414 Modification of permit terms, conditions, and restrictions.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.16SECTION 971.415
     971.415 Duration of a permit.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.17SECTION 971.416
     971.416 Approval of permit transfers.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.31.18SECTION 971.417
     971.417 Suspension or modification of activities; suspension or revocation of permits.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32SUBJGRP 32
  Terms, Conditions and Restrictions
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.19SECTION 971.418
     971.418 Diligence requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.20SECTION 971.419
     971.419 Environmental protection requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.21SECTION 971.420
     971.420 Resource conservation requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.22SECTION 971.421
     971.421 Freedom of the high seas requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.23SECTION 971.422
     971.422 Safety at sea requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.24SECTION 971.423
     971.423 Best available technology.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.25SECTION 971.424
     971.424 Monitoring requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.26SECTION 971.425
     971.425 Changes of circumstances.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.27SECTION 971.426
     971.426 Annual report and records maintenance.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.28SECTION 971.427
     971.427 Processing outside the United States.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.29SECTION 971.428
     971.428 Other necessary permits.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.30SECTION 971.429
     971.429 Special terms, conditions and restrictions.
15:3.1.2.4.21.4.32.31SECTION 971.430
     971.430 Other Federal requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.21.5SUBPART E
Subpart E - Resource Development
15:3.1.2.4.21.5.33.1SECTION 971.500
     971.500 General.
15:3.1.2.4.21.5.33.2SECTION 971.501
     971.501 Resource assessment, recovery plan, and logical mining unit.
15:3.1.2.4.21.5.33.3SECTION 971.502
     971.502 Conservation of resources.
15:3.1.2.4.21.5.33.4SECTION 971.503
     971.503 Diligent commercial recovery.
15:3.1.2.4.21.6SUBPART F
Subpart F - Environmental Effects
15:3.1.2.4.21.6.33.1SECTION 971.600
     971.600 General.
15:3.1.2.4.21.6.33.2SECTION 971.601
     971.601 Environmental requirements.
15:3.1.2.4.21.6.33.3SECTION 971.602
     971.602 Significant adverse environmental effects.
15:3.1.2.4.21.6.33.4SECTION 971.603
     971.603 At-sea monitoring.
15:3.1.2.4.21.6.33.5SECTION 971.604
     971.604 Best available technologies (BAT) and mitigation.
15:3.1.2.4.21.6.33.6SECTION 971.605
     971.605 Stable Reference Areas. [Reserved]
15:3.1.2.4.21.6.33.7SECTION 971.606
     971.606 Onshore information.
15:3.1.2.4.21.7SUBPART G
Subpart G - Safety of Life and Property at Sea
15:3.1.2.4.21.7.33.1SECTION 971.700
     971.700 General.
15:3.1.2.4.21.7.33.2SECTION 971.701
     971.701 Criteria for safety of life and property at sea.
15:3.1.2.4.21.8SUBPART H
Subpart H - Miscellaneous
15:3.1.2.4.21.8.33.1SECTION 971.800
     971.800 General.
15:3.1.2.4.21.8.33.2SECTION 971.801
     971.801 Records to be maintained and information to be submitted by licensees and permittees.
15:3.1.2.4.21.8.33.3SECTION 971.802
     971.802 Public disclosure of documents received by NOAA.
15:3.1.2.4.21.8.33.4SECTION 971.803
     971.803 Relinquishment and surrender of licenses and permits.
15:3.1.2.4.21.8.33.5SECTION 971.804
     971.804 Amendment to regulations for conservation, protection of the environment, and safety of life and property at sea.
15:3.1.2.4.21.8.33.6SECTION 971.805
     971.805 Computation of time.
15:3.1.2.4.21.9SUBPART I
Subpart I - Uniform Procedures
15:3.1.2.4.21.9.33.1SECTION 971.900
     971.900 Applicability.
15:3.1.2.4.21.9.33.2SECTION 971.901
     971.901 Formal hearing procedures.
15:3.1.2.4.21.10SUBPART J
Subpart J - Enforcement
15:3.1.2.4.21.10.33.1SECTION 971.1000
     971.1000 General.
15:3.1.2.4.21.10.33.2SECTION 971.1001
     971.1001 Assessment procedure.
15:3.1.2.4.21.10.33.3SECTION 971.1002
     971.1002 Hearing and appeal procedures.
15:3.1.2.4.21.10.33.4SECTION 971.1003
     971.1003 License and permit sanctions.
15:3.1.2.4.21.10.33.5SECTION 971.1004
     971.1004 Remission or mitigation of forfeitures.
15:3.1.2.4.21.10.33.6SECTION 971.1005
     971.1005 Observers.
15:3.1.2.4.21.10.33.7SECTION 971.1006
     971.1006 Proprietary enforcement information.
15:3.1.2.4.21.10.33.8SECTION 971.1007
     971.1007 Advance notice of civil actions.