3217.14 When will BLM approve my drilling or development contract§ 3217.14 When will BLM approve my drilling or development contract?
BLM may approve a drilling or development contract when:
(a) One or more geothermal lessees enter into the contract with one or more persons; or
(b) Lessees need the contract for regional exploration of geothermal resources;
(c) BLM has coordinated the review of the proposed contract with appropriate state agencies; and
(d) BLM determines that approval best serves or is necessary for the conservation of natural resources, public convenience or necessity, or the interests of the United States.