Public Notices

Title 22 Part 13 - Lease Shapes and Boundaries - Proposed Changes

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) does hereby give public notice that on September 20, 2016 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission on Marine Resources, the Commission approved a Notice of Intent to update, modify and change below listed sections of Title 22 Part 13. Said Notice of Intent was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office on September 22, 2016. A complete copy of Title 22 Part 13 and the proposed changes are available are available at www.dmr.ms.gov. Public comments on the proposed regulation changes will be accepted through October 17, 2016. All comments should be mailed to the MDMR, Attn: Joe Jewell, 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530 or emailed to: Joe Jewell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and delivered by 5:00 PM on October 17, 2016.

Description of Proposed Changes:

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100.03.01  The proposed lease area must be configured as a square or rectangle with the lease area boundaries meeting at right angles. However, the lease rent may be adjusted pro rata to conform to non-rectangular shapes within the lease area.

100.04       100.04 No proposed lease areas will be approved that are within 500 100 feet of an existing lease area or lease area that is pending final approval, unless the same person holds both leases.

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