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Appendix D Detailed Description of Notice of Staking, Application for Permit to Drill, and Approved Drilling Plan Procedures, as Delineated in Figure 6.4* *SOURCE: Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service. 1989. Surface Operating Standards for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development. January. 156

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157 NOTICE OF STAKING PROCEDURES GUIDELINES (NOS OPTION) Step 1 Step I1 Step III Staiclog Not~ce Os~alte Inapection APD Rev4.w ant Procesalng Oparator Actlon 1 Cos~tact S~ prior to 1 J`rrangea 1 Preparea aurfaca use atal~ f or potential part' clpat' on of L drllllug programa, con fllcta aD.t concerna drlll~ and dirt lncorpora t ea ona l t e (Opesatorta opt~on) contractora, and lf luspectlon information neceaaary, aurveyora 2 Pile Notlce of and archaeologlat at 2 Pllea co~plete APD Stalcls~ with BIt! and l~apectlon To be with BLt! S" acheduled by the BI.M or Foreat Serv' ce 3 If neceaaary, f flea privet. aurface 2 Partlelpatea ls ~agre~ent L ~napect~on, aecurea arch aologicail report lufornadon for "th S~ aurfac.-uae progra. or developa prograa 4 Ellea appllcatlon onalte for offleeas permit with S^, ~ f other than BLM APD aervea ea formal ROI' application for BLM la,nta ledaral J`ct~ont 1 Upon lult~al 1 BLM/PS achadulea and 1 BLM ~ PS upon contact, S~ apprlaea conducta inapectlon rece~pt of APD, rovlewa operator of conf lleta with op OCR for page 156
158 APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO DRILL PROCEDURES GUIDELINES (APD OPTION) Step I Application for Permit to Dri 11 Operator Action: 1. Contacts SMA for potential land-use conflicts, areas of concern and permit needs. (Operator's option. ) 2. Prepares APD (surface-use and dri 11 ing programs) and f i les wi th BLM. 3. Files for permits required by SMA. On BLM lands APD serves as rights-of-way (RON) application. Step II Onsite Inspection 1. Arranges participation of dri l l ing and dirt contractors and others, as appl icable. 2. Participates in the onsite inspection. Step I I I Final APD Review and Process t ng 1. Corrects, revises and/or amends APD and permit applications, as needed. 2. files revised and cmpleted APO with BLH and permit appl ication amendments with the SMA. 3. If necessary, f i les private surface agreement archaeological report with SMA. 4. Fi les appl ication for off-lease permit with SMA, if other than BLM. APD serves as formal ROW application for BLM lands. federal Action: 1. Upon initial 1. BLH/FS conducts 1. Upon receipt of contact, SMA onsite predri l l any APD revisions, apprises operator of inspection with reviews for conflicts or operator, completeness and concerns and other contractors and SMA. approvability. permit needs. 2. Upon receipt of APE, BLM conducts preliminary review for completeness. 2. Location of well, access road and fact 1 ities and construction standards agreed upon. 3. Posts Notice of 3. Additional permit Proposed Action. needs identified. 2. Completes environemotal analysis and prepares necessary documentation. 3. Consults with SMA or obts i ns FS approval of SUP and conditions of approve 1 . 4. BLM sends 4. Operator advised 4. Completes surface-use plan to of. any deficiencies conditions of SMA. in surface use or approval. dri 11 ing programs and provided with additional requ irements . 5. Upon receipt of 5. APD and permits APD, BLM/FS approved or schedu les ons i te rejected. i aspect ion.

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159 6. BLM/SMA initiates environmental analysis. Field Activities: Timeframe: 1. Operator surveys and stakes well, access road and ancillary facilities for onsite i nspection. 1. BLM advises operator wi th i n 7 work i ng days as to completeness of APD. 2. Onsite inspection to be scheduled within 15 days after receipt of complete APD. 6. Ensure adequate bonding or surety to cover approval operas ions . 1. Conducts i aspect ion. 2. Operator secures cultural resource i nventory, 1 f required. 1. Ons i te 1 Aspect ion conducted Hi th i n 15 days after receipt of complete APD. 2. Operator furnished with additional requirements onsite or within 5 working days of onsite inspection. 1. Operator submits complete APD within 45 days of i aspect ion. 2. BLM advises operator within 7 days as to completeness of APD. 3. BLM processes APD and either approves or rejects within 30 days of receipt of a complete APD.

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160 APPROVED DRILLING PLAN Step IV Operations Conducted Under Approved Plan Operator Action: Federal Action: Field Activities: 1. Conducta operations in accordance with approved plan etc. ( See Chapter 3 . ) 2. PI lea necessary reports and Sundry Noticaa . 3. Piles monthly report of operations. 1. Conducta Compliance Inspections . 2. Reviews, and when applicable, approves Sundry Notices. 1. Operator begins construct on and trilling operations. 2. Federal agencies conduct compliance inapoctiona . Step V Producer / Dry Hole Actions 1. Filea Well Completion Report (WCR) and, if needed, proposed modif ication to the surf ace -use plan if well is productive. ( See Chapter 3 ) . 2. Piles Notice of Intent to Abandon (MIA) if well is dry hole or well no longer productive. Prepares abandonment plan f or wells which do not have an approved abandonment plan. 3. Partlcipatea in onaite inspection, if requested . 4. Files required reports L applications related to production operations (~.g., 5 day start up notice: site security tiagrama, etc. ) 1. Reviowe UCR/NIA and proposed plane. 2. Conducta f leld review or requeata joint field exam with operator and SMA, if needed. Develops conditions of approval or additional reclamation mesaurea f or abandonment. 3. Requeata inf arms tionJ revi a ion of plans, as needed. 4. Prepares environmental documentation, necessary. 5. Consults with SMA as to approvabillty of plan or obtains EtS approval . 6. Approves or re jects plan. Step VI Abando:~ent 1. piles Subsequent Report of Abandonment ( SRA ) f allowing plugging of well. 2. Pi lea PAN ( Final Abandonment Notice ) upon complete on of reclamation and alto is ready f or inspection. 3. Applies for release of the period of bond limbs lity, if appropriate . 1. Perf orma colopllance checks of f inal reclamation. 2. Obtaina PS approval of abandonmcut on PS land 9 . 3 . Approves f inal abandonment and release of bond liability, as appropriate . 1. Field review or 1. Operator completes joint f laid exam all work and well site, conducted. road, etc., are reclaimed and ready f or ~ nspection. 2. Operator beings construction, completes well and installs production facilities. 3. Operator plugs well. 2. Field inspection conducted by BLM and SMA.

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161 Tl~f ram: 1. JUDD approval is valid for I year. 4. Operator initiates reclamation of well site, etc., in accordance we th abandonment plan. 1. Required timeframes for various production related reports and applications are detailed in Chapter 3. 2. Review, approve or reject plane or applications normally we thin 30 days. 1. Piles BRA within 30 days f ollowlog completion of plugging. 2. Final abandonment approval timer rame variable, usually 1 to 2 years, depending on acceptable revegetation. 3. inspection and bond release normally completed within 30 days ( if f inal abandonment approved ) .

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