Form BOEM-0134 Application for Permit or Authorization to Conduct Geological or Geophysical Prospecting or Exploration for Mineral Resources or Notice of Scientific Research on the Outer Continental Shelf Related to Minerals Other Than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur

Form BOEM-0134 or the "Application For Permit Or Authorization To Conduct Geological Or Geophysical Prospecting Or Exploration For Mineral Resources Or Notice Of Scientific Research On The Outer Continental Shelf Related To Minerals Other Than Oil, Gas, And Sulphur" is a form issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

The form was last revised in June 1, 2015 and is available for digital filing. Download an up-to-date Form BOEM-0134 in PDF-format down below or look it up on the U.S. Department of the Interior - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Forms website.

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OMB Control No.: 1010-0072
Expiration Date 06/30/2018
UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT
(select one)
______________________________________________________________________
(Insert Appropriate Regional Office)
Requirements for Geological and Geophysical Prospecting, Exploration,
or Scientific Research on the Outer Continental Shelf
Related to Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur
Application for Permit or Authorization to
Conduct Geological or Geophysical
Prospecting or Exploration for Mineral Resources or
Notice of Scientific Research on the
Outer Continental Shelf Related to
Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur
(Attachment 1)
Nonexclusive Use Agreement for Scientific Research
(Attachment 2)
SUBMIT: Two originals, one digital copy, and one public copy (all with original signatures).
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 et seq.) requires us
to inform you that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) collects this information to evaluate
applications for permits or authorizations to conduct pre-lease prospecting or exploration offshore and to monitor
activities of scientific research conducted under notices. BOEM uses the information to ensure there is no
environmental degradation, personnel harm, damage to historical or cultural sites, or interference with other uses.
Responses are required to obtain or retain a benefit. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and
Budget Control Number. The reporting burden for this form is estimated to average 88 hours per response,
including the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining data, and completing and reviewing the
form. Direct your comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this form to the Information
Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, Virginia
20166.
FORM BOEM-0134 (June 2015)
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Previous Editions are Obsolete.
OMB Control No.: 1010-0072
Expiration Date 06/30/2018
UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT
(select one)
______________________________________________________________________
(Insert Appropriate Regional Office)
Requirements for Geological and Geophysical Prospecting, Exploration,
or Scientific Research on the Outer Continental Shelf
Related to Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur
Application for Permit or Authorization to
Conduct Geological or Geophysical
Prospecting or Exploration for Mineral Resources or
Notice of Scientific Research on the
Outer Continental Shelf Related to
Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur
(Attachment 1)
Nonexclusive Use Agreement for Scientific Research
(Attachment 2)
SUBMIT: Two originals, one digital copy, and one public copy (all with original signatures).
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 et seq.) requires us
to inform you that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) collects this information to evaluate
applications for permits or authorizations to conduct pre-lease prospecting or exploration offshore and to monitor
activities of scientific research conducted under notices. BOEM uses the information to ensure there is no
environmental degradation, personnel harm, damage to historical or cultural sites, or interference with other uses.
Responses are required to obtain or retain a benefit. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and
Budget Control Number. The reporting burden for this form is estimated to average 88 hours per response,
including the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining data, and completing and reviewing the
form. Direct your comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this form to the Information
Collection Clearance Officer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, Virginia
20166.
FORM BOEM-0134 (June 2015)
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Previous Editions are Obsolete.
UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT
REQUIREMENTS FOR GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL
PROSPECTING, EXPLORATION, OR
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF
RELATED TO MINERALS OTHER THAN OIL, GAS, AND SULPHUR
Authority
You must perform all geological and geophysical prospecting, exploration, or scientific research activities
authorized and conducted on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) according to the OCS Lands Act, 30 CFR Part
580, as applicable, and other applicable Federal statutes and regulations, as amended.
General Requirements of Permits and Notices
You must conduct geological and geophysical activities for mineral prospecting, exploration, or scientific
research activities authorized under Section 11 of the OCS Lands Act, 30 CFR Part 580, as applicable, and in
compliance with all applicable mitigation measures so that those activities do not:
A. Interfere with or endanger operations under any lease or right-of-way or permit issued or maintained
under the OCS Lands Act;
B. Cause harm or damage to aquatic life or to the marine, coastal, or human environment;
C. Cause pollution;
D. Create hazardous or unsafe conditions;
E. Unreasonably interfere with or harm other uses of the area (including submarine cables); or
F. Disturb archaeological resources.
Any person conducting geological or geophysical activities for mineral prospecting, exploration or scientific
research under Section 11 of the OCS Lands Act and 30 CFR Part 580, as applicable, must immediately report to
us if you:
A. Detect hydrocarbon and/or mineral occurrences;
B. Encounter environmental hazards which constitute an imminent threat to human activity; or
C. Are aware of activities which adversely affect the environment, aquatic life, archaeological resources, or
other uses of the area in which you are conducting prospecting or scientific research activities.
Any person conducting shallow or deep stratigraphic test drilling activities under a permit for mineral prospecting
or scientific research under 30 CFR Part 580 must utilize the best available and safest technologies that BOEM
determines to be economically feasible.
The authorization BOEM grants you under Section 11 of the OCS Lands Act and 30 CFR Part 580, as applicable,
to conduct geological and geophysical prospecting or exploration for minerals other than oil, gas, and sulphur or
for scientific research does not confer a right to any discovered oil, gas, or other minerals, or to a lease under the
OCS Lands Act.
FORM BOEM-0134 (June 2015)
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Time Restriction for Permits, Authorizations, and Notices
We limit the term of a permit or authorization to a period not to exceed 3 years but we issue it in 1-year
increments. We limit extensions to a period of not more than two 1-year extensions from the initial termination
date of the permit.
Geological and Geophysical Activities Requiring Permits, Authorizations, and Notices
Geological and Geophysical Prospecting for Mineral Resources
You may not conduct geological and geophysical prospecting or exploration for minerals other than oil, gas, and
sulphur in the OCS without an approved permit or authorization unless you conduct such activities under a lease
issued or maintained according to the OCS Lands Act. You must obtain separate permits or authorizations for
either geological or geophysical prospecting or exploration for mineral resources. If BOEM disapproves an
application, the statement of rejection will give the reasons for the denial and will advise the applicant of those
changes needed for you to obtain approval.
Geological and Geophysical Scientific Research
You may not conduct geological and geophysical scientific research related to minerals other than oil, gas, and
sulphur in the OCS without an approved permit or filing of a notice. You must obtain separate permits for
geological and geophysical scientific research which involves the use of solid or liquid explosives or the drilling
of a deep stratigraphic test. If BOEM disapproves your application, the statement of rejection will give the
reasons for the denial and will advise the applicant of the changes needed for you to obtain approval.
You must file a notice with BOEM at least 30 days before you begin scientific research not requiring a permit.
We may inform you of all environmental laws and regulations pertaining to the OCS. BOEM recommends that
you submit your notice 90-120 days prior to beginning your work to ensure timely review of your notice by
BOEM
Information Required for Permits or Authorizations
Each applicant for a permit or authorization must complete the applicable sections of the Application for Permit or
Authorization (Attachment 1) and must include a public-information, page-size plat(s) showing the location of the
proposed area of activity (Section B.2 or C.1). In addition, each applicant for a geological or geophysical permit or
authorization must submit the appropriate attachment to section D of the application. This includes a detailed map of
the proposed activity for Section D.8 (Geological Application) or Section D.12 (Geophysical Application). Only
applicants for a Notice of scientific research must complete a Nonexclusive Use Agreement (Attachment 2).
The information you provide on the Application for Permit or Authorization (excluding section D) and on the
Nonexclusive Use Agreement, including continuation sheets and the page-size plat(s), is NON-PROPRIETARY
INFORMATION. These non-proprietary portions of the application constitute the "public information" copy of Form
BOEM-0134 and with the executed permit we will make them available to the public
The information listed in section D is PROPRIETARY INFORMATION. We will not make this information
available to the public without the consent of the applicant/permittee for a period mandated by law or regulation.
However, we may determine that earlier release is necessary to properly develop the area permitted.
FORM BOEM-0134 (June 2015)
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Modifications to Approved Permits or Authorizations
The BOEM Regional Supervisor must approve any modification to the permitted or authorized operations.
Filing Locations for Permits or Authorizations to Conduct Prospecting or
Exploration for Mineral Resources and for
Permits or Notices to Conduct Scientific Research
File two originals, one digital copy, and one public copy (all with original signatures) at the following locations at
least 30 days before you begin operations. BOEM recommends that you submit your notice or application 90-120
days prior to beginning your work to ensure timely review of your notice by BOEM.
A. For the OCS off the State of Alaska:
Regional Supervisor for Resource Evaluation
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Alaska OCS Region
3801 Centerpoint Dr., Suite #500
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-5823
B For the OCS in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Atlantic Coast, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories in
the Caribbean Sea:
Regional Supervisor for Resource Evaluation
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Gulf of Mexico OCS Region
1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394
C. For the OCS off the States of California, Oregon, Washington, or Hawaii and other Pacific
Federal Territories:
Regional Supervisor for Office of Strategic Resources
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Pacific OCS Region
760 Paseo Camarillo
Camarillo, California 93010-6092
FORM BOEM-0134 (June 2015)
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Attachment 1
UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT
(select one)
______________________________________________
(Insert Appropriate Regional Office)
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT OR AUTHORIZATION TO CONDUCT GEOLOGICAL OR
GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING OR EXPLORATION FOR
MINERAL RESOURCES OR NOTICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON THE
OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF RELATED TO
MINERALS OTHER THAN OIL, GAS, AND SULPHUR
(Section 11, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of August 7, 1953, as amended on September 18, 1978, by Public
Law 95-372, 92 Statute 629, 43 U.S.C. 1340; and 30 CFR Parts 580 and 280, as applicable)
______________________________________________________________
Name of Applicant
______________________________________________________________
Number and Street
______________________________________________________________
City, State, and Zip Code
_____________________________________________________________
Application is made for the following activity: (check one)
_______Geological prospecting or exploration for mineral resources
_______Geological scientific research
_______Geophysical prospecting or exploration for mineral resources
_______Geophysical scientific research
Submit: Original plus three copies, totaling four copies, which include one digital copy, and one public
information copy.
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To be completed by BOEM
Permit Number: __________________________
Date: ________________________
FORM BOEM-0134 (June 2015)
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