3280.1 What is the purpose and scope of this part§ 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.