Surface disturbing activities "on lease" (i.e. located on the same lease, unit, or communitization agreement as the lease from which all processed fluids are produced) must be permitted on Sundry Notice Form 3160-5. The proposal must include a Surface Use Plan.
Proposal to build large oil and gas processing facility "on lease"
Statute or Regulations:
Mineral Leasing Act (30 USC) 43 CFR3162.3-2