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RIK Oil Entitlements and Deliveries) in writing, by the payor. The payor is correspondence is the position title, responsible for notifying RMP, in writdepartment name and address, or indi. ing, of any addressee changes. vidual name and address reported by (7) The addressee of record for serv. the operator of leases committed to ing official correspondence in connecRIK contracts on its most recent Form tion with remittances pertaining to MMS-4071. A different position title, rental and bonuses from nonproducing department name and address, or indi- Federal leases is the most recent posividual name and address may be iden

tion title, department name and adtified, in writing, by the operator for

dress, or individual name and address RIK lease status purposes. The opera- maintained in RMP records. The tor is responsible for notifying RMP,

payor is responsible for notifying in writing, of any addressee changes.

RMP, in writing, of any addressee (3) The addressee of record for serv.

changes. ing official correspondence on anyone (8) The addressee of record for seryrequired to report energy and mineral

ing official correspondence including resources removed from Federal and

orders, demands, invoices, or decisions, Indian leases to the RMP Production

and other actions identified with Accounting and Auditing System is

payors reporting to the RMP Auditing the most recent position title, depart

and Financial System not identified ment name and address, or individual

above is the position title, department name and address that RMP has in its

name and address or individual name records for the reporter/payor. The

and address for the payor identified reporter/payor is responsible for noti

on the most recent Payor Confirmafying RMP, in writing, of any address

tion Report (Report No. ARR 290R) of ee changes.

a Payor Information Form (PIF) (4) The addressee of record for serv

(Form MMS-4025 or Form MMS-4030) ing official correspondence concerning

returned by RMP to the payor for the onshore Federal leases is the current

Federal or Indian lease (see 30 CFR lessee of record with the Bureau of

210.51 and 210.201). Land Management. For Indian leases,

(9) In the event official correspondthe addressee of record is the current lessee of record with the Bureau of

ence is applicable to more than one Indian Affairs. For offshore leases, the

category identified in paragraphs (b) addressee of record is the current

(1) through (8) of this section, MMS lessee of record with the MMS Off

may serve the official correspondence shore Minerals Management Program.

in accordance with the requirements The lessee is responsible for notifying

of any one paragraph.

(c) Dates of service. Except as prothe appropriate Government office of any addressee changes.

vided in paragraph (d) of this section, (5) The addressee of record for serv

of cial correspondence is considered ing official correspondence in connec

served on the date that it is received tion with reviews and audits of payor

at the address of record established in records is the position title, depart

accordance with paragraph (b) of this ment name and address, or individual section, as evidenced by a signed rename and address designated, in writ- ceipt of any person at that address. If ing, by the company at the initiation official correspondence is served both of the audit, or the most recent ad- personally and by registered or certidressee that was specified, in writing,

fied mail, the date of service is the earby the payor.

lier of the two dates, if they are differ(6) The addressee of record for serv

ent. ing official correspondence relating to (d) Constructive service. (1) If deliv. reporting on the “Report of Sales and ery cannot be consummated after reaRoyalty Remittance" (Form MMS- sonable effort at the address of record 2014 for oil, gas and geothermal re- established in accordance with parasources or Form MMS-4014 for solid graph (b) of this section, official correminerals) is the most recent position spondence will be deemed to have title, department name and address, or been constructively served 7 days after individual name and address specified, the date that the document is mailed.

where the attempt to deliver is substantiated by U.S. Postal Service authorities.

(2) This provision covers such situations as nondelivery because the addressee has moved without filing a forwarding address, the forwarding order had expired, delivery was expressly refused, or the document was unclaimed

(56 FR 5949, Feb. 14, 1991; 56 FR 9251, Mar. 5, 1991)




Subpart A-General

Sec. 250.0 Authority for information collection. 250.1 Documents incorporated by refer

ence. 250.2 Definitions. 250.3 Performance requirements. 250.4 Jurisdiction. 250.5 Functions. 250.6 Oral approvals. 250.7 Right of use and easement. 250.8 Designation of operator. 250.9 Local agent. 250.10 Suspension of production or other

operations. 250.11 Determination of well producibility. 250.12 Cancellation of leases. 250.13 Effect of production, drilling, or

well-reworking on lease term. 250.14 Reinjection and subsurface storage


Subpart D-Oil and Gas Drilling Operations 250.50 Control of wells. 250.51 General requirements. 250.52 Welding and burning practices and

procedures. 250.53 Electrical equipment. 250.54 Well casing and cementing. 250.55 Pressure testing of casing. 250.56 Blowout preventer systems and

system components. 250.57 Blowout preventer systems tests, ac

tuations, inspections, and maintenance. 250.58 Well-control drills. 250.59 Diverter systems. 250.60 Mud program. 250.61 Securing of wells. 250.62 Field drilling rules. 250.63 Supervision, surveillance, and train

ing. 250.64 Applications for permit to drill. 250.65 Sundry notices and reports on wells, 250.66 Well records. 250.67 Hydrogen sulfide.

Subpart E-Oil and Gas Well-Completion


of gas.

250.15 Identification. 250.16 Reimbursement. 250.17 Information and forms. 250.18 Data and information to be made

available to the public. 250.19 Accident reports. 250.20 Safe and workmanlike operations. 250.21 Access to facilities. 250.22 Best available and safest technol

ogies (BAST). 250.23 Report of cessation of production. 250.24 Appeals, general. 250.25 Reports and investigations of appar

ent violations.

250.70 General requirements. 250.71 Definition. 250.72 Equipment movement. 250.73 Emergency shutdown system, 250.74 Hydrogen sulfide. 250.75 Subsea completions. 250.76 Crew instructions. 250.77 Welding and burning practices and

procedures. 250.78 Electrical requirements. 250.79 Well-completion structures on fixed

platforms. 250.80 Diesel engine air intakes. 250.81 Traveling-block safety device. 250.82 Field well-completion rules. 250.83 Approval and reporting of well-com

pletion operations. 250.84 Well-control fluids, equipment, and

operations. 250.85 Blowout prevention equipment. 250.86 Blowout preventer system testing,

records, and drills. 250.87 Tubing and wellhead equipment,

Subpart B-Exploration and Development and

Production Plans

250.30 General requirements. 250.31 Preliminary activities. 250.32 Well location and spacing. 250.33 Exploration Plan. 250.34 Development and Production Plan.

Subpart C-Pollution Prevention and Control

250.40 Pollution prevention. 250.41 Inspections and reports. 250.42 Oil spill contingency plans. 250.43 Training and drills. 250.44 Definitions concerning air quality. 250.45 Facilities described in a new or re

vised Exploration Plan or Development

and Production Plan. 250.46 Existing facilities.

Subpart F-Oil and Gas Well-Workover

Operations 250.90 General requirements. 250.91 Definitions. 250.92 Equipment movement. 250.93 Emergency shutdown system. 250.94 Hydrogen sulfide. 250.95 Subsea workovers. 250.96 Crew instructions.

Subpart J-Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-


Sec. 250.97 Welding and burning practices and

procedures. 250.98 Electrical requirements. 250.99 Well-workover structures on fixed

platforms. 250.100 Diesel engine air intakes. 250.101 Traveling-block safety device. 250.102 Field well-workover rules. 250.103 Approval and reporting for well

workover operations. 250.104 Well-control fluids, equipment, and

operations. 250.105 Blowout prevention equipment. 250.106 Blowout preventer system testing,

records, and drills. 250.107 Tubing and wellhead equipment. 250.108 Wireline operations.

250.150 General requirements. 250.151 Definitions. 250.152 Design requirements for DOI pipe

lines. 250.153 Installation, testing, and repair re

quirements for DOI pipelines. 250.154 Safety equipment requirements for

DOI pipelines. 250.155 Inspection requirements for DOI

pipelines. 250.156 Abandonment and out-of-service

requirements for DOI pipelines. 250.157 Applications. 250.158 Reports. 250.159 General requirements for a pipe

line right-of-way grant. 250.160 Applications for a pipeline right-of

way grant. 250.161 Granting a pipeline right-of-way. 250.162 Requirements for construction

under a right-of-way grant. 250.163 Assignment of right-of-way

grant. 250.164 Relinquishment of a right-of-way


Subpart G—Abandonment of Wells 250.110 General requirements. 250.111 Approvals. 250.112 Permanent abandonment. 250.113 Temporary abandonment. 250.114 Site clearance verification.


Subpart H-Oil and Gas Production Safety


Subpart K-Oil and Gas Production Rates

250.120 General requirements. 250.121 Subsurface safety devices. 250.122 Design, installation, and operation

of surface-production safety systems. 250.123 Additional production system re

quirements. 250.124 Production safety-system testing

and records. 250.125 Safety device training. 250.126 Quality assurance and perform

ance of safety and pollution prevention

equipment. 250.127 Hydrogen sulfide.

250.170 Definitions for production rates. 250.171 General requirements and classifi

cation of reservoirs. 250.172 Oil and gas production rates. 250.173 Well production testing. 250.174 Bottomhole pressure survey. 250.175 Flaring and venting of gas. 250.176 Downhole commingling. 250.177 Enhanced oil and gas recovery op


Subpart 1-Platforms and Structures

Subpart 1-Oil and Gas Production Measure

ment, Surface Commingling, and Security 250.180 Measurement of liquid hydrocar

bons. 250.181 Measurement of gas. 250.182 Surface commingling of produc

tion. 250.183 Site security.

Subpart M-Unitization

250.190 Authority and requirements for

unitization. 25 191 Competitive reservoir operations. 250.192 Voluntary unitization. 250.193 Compulsory unitization. 250.194 Model unit agreements.

Subpart N-Remedies and Penalties

250.130 General requirements.
250.131 Application for approval.
250.132 Platform Verification Program re-

250.133 Certified Verification Agent duties

and nomination. 250.134 Environmental conditions. 250.135 Loads. 250.136 General design requirements. 250.137 Steel platforms. 250.138 Concrete-gravity platforms. 250.139 Foundation. 250.140 Marine operations. 250.141 Inspection during construction. 250.142 Periodic inspection and mainte

nance. 250.143 Platform removal and location

clearance. 250.144 Records.

250.200 Remedies.
250.201 Hearings.
250.202 Hearing procedures.

Sec. 250.203 Reviewing Officer's decision. 250.204 Appeals from Reviewing Officer's

decision. 250.205 Reopening a case. 250.206 Civil penalties.

AUTHORITY: Sec. 204, Pub. L. 95-372, 92 Stat. 629 (43 U.S.C. 1334).

SOURCE: 53 FR 10690, Apr. 1, 1988, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A-General

Subpart 0–Training 250.210 General. 250.211 Approval of training program. 250.212 Drilling well-control training. 250.213 Well-completion and well-workover

well-control training. 250.214 Production safety system training. 250.215 MMS-conducted testing.

Subpart P-Sulphur Operations

250.250 Performance standard. 250.251 Definitions. 250.252 Applicability. 250.253 Determination of sulphur deposit. 250.254 General requirements. 250.260 Drilling requirements. 250.261 Control of wells. 250.262 Field rules. 250.263 Well casing and cementing. 250.264 Pressure testing of casing. 250.265 Blowout preventer systems and

system components. 250.266 Blowout preventer systems tests,

actuations, inspections, and mainte

nance. 250.267 Well-control drills. 250.268 Diverter systems. 250.269 Mud program. 250.270 Securing of wells. 250.271 Supervision, surveillance, and

training. 250 272 Application for permit to drill. 250.273 Sundry notices and reports on

wells. 250.274 Well records. 250.280 Well-completion and well-workover

requirements. 250.281 Crew instructions. 250.282 Approvals and reporting of wellcompletion


well-workover operations. 250.283 Well-control fluids, equipment, and

operations. 250.284 Blowout prevention equipment. 250.285 Blowout preventer system testing,

records, and drills. 250.286 Tubing and wellhead equipment. 250.290 Production requirements. 250.291 Design, installation, and operation

of production systems. 250.292 Additional production and fuel gas

system requirements. 250.293 Safety-system testing and records. 250.294 Safety device training. 250.295 Production rates. 250.296 Production measurement. 250.297 Site security.

8 250.0 Authority for information collec

tion. The information collection require. ments in part 250 have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. and assigned clearance numbers as indicated in this section. Send comments regarding the burdens indicated for a specific information collection or any other aspect of the collection of information pursuant to provisions of this part, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Information Collection Clearance Officer; Minerals Management Service; Mail Stop 2300; 381 Elden Street; Herndon, Virginia 22070-4817 and the Office of Management and Budget; Paperwork Reduction Project 1010-XXXX; Washington, DC 20503.

(a) The information collection requirements in subpart A, General, have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under 44 U.S.C. 3507 and assigned clearance number 1010-0030. The information is being collected to inform the Minerals Management Service (MMS) of general operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The information is used to ensure that operations on the OCS will meet statutory and regulatory requirements, provide for safety and protection of the environment, and result in diligent exploration, development, and production on OCS leases. The requirement to respond is mandatory. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Information

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