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Title 43Subtitle BChapter IISubchapter CPart 3200


TITLE 43—Public Lands: Interior

Subtitle B—REGULATIONS RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS (CONTINUED)

CHAPTER II—BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

SUBCHAPTER C—MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000)

PART 3200—GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING

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Subpart 3200—GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING

§3200.1
Definitions.
§3200.3
Changes in agency duties.
§3200.4
What requirements must I comply with when taking any actions or conducting any operations under this part?
§3200.5
What are my rights of appeal?
§3200.6
What types of geothermal leases will BLM issue?
§3200.7
What regulations apply to geothermal leases issued before August 8, 2005?
§3200.8
What regulations apply to leases issued in response to applications pending on August 8, 2005?
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Subpart 3201—AVAILABLE LANDS

§3201.10
What lands are available for geothermal leasing?
§3201.11
What lands are not available for geothermal leasing?
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Subpart 3202—LESSEE QUALIFICATIONS

§3202.10
Who may hold a geothermal lease?
§3202.11
Must I prove I am qualified to hold a lease when filing an application to lease?
§3202.12
Are other persons allowed to act on my behalf to file an application to lease?
§3202.13
What happens if the applicant dies before the lease is issued?
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Subpart 3203—COMPETITIVE LEASING

§3203.5
What is the general process for obtaining a geothermal lease?
§3203.10
How are lands included in a competitive sale?
§3203.11
Under what circumstances may parcels be offered as a block for competitive sale?
§3203.12
What fees must I pay to nominate lands?
§3203.13
How often will BLM hold a competitive lease sale?
§3203.14
How will BLM provide notice of a competitive lease sale?
§3203.15
How does BLM conduct a competitive lease sale?
§3203.17
How must I make payments if I am the successful bidder?
§3203.18
What happens to parcels that receive no bids at a competitive lease sale?
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Subpart 3204—NONCOMPETITIVE LEASING OTHER THAN DIRECT USE LEASES

§3204.5
How can I obtain a noncompetitive lease?
§3204.10
What payment must I submit with my noncompetitive lease application?
§3204.11
How may I acquire a noncompetitive lease for lands that were not sold at a competitive lease sale?
§3204.12
How may I acquire a noncompetitive lease for lands subject to a mining claim?
§3204.13
How will BLM process noncompetitive lease applications pending on August 8, 2005?
§3204.14
May I amend my application for a noncompetitive lease?
§3204.15
May I withdraw my application for a noncompetitive lease?
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Subpart 3205—DIRECT USE LEASING

§3205.6
When may BLM issue a direct use lease to an applicant?
§3205.7
How much acreage should I apply for in a direct use lease?
§3205.10
How do I obtain a direct use lease?
§3205.12
How will BLM respond to direct use lease applications on lands managed by another agency?
§3205.13
May I withdraw my application for a direct use lease?
§3205.14
May I amend my application for a direct use lease?
§3205.15
How will I know whether my direct use lease will be issued?
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Subpart 3206—LEASE ISSUANCE

§3206.10
What must I do for BLM to issue a lease?
§3206.11
What must BLM do before issuing a lease?
§3206.12
What are the minimum and maximum lease sizes?
§3206.13
What is the maximum acreage I may hold?
§3206.14
How does BLM compute acreage holdings?
§3206.15
How will BLM charge acreage holdings if the United States owns only a fractional interest in the geothermal resources in a lease?
§3206.16
Is there any acreage which is not chargeable?
§3206.17
What will BLM do if my holdings exceed the maximum acreage limits?
§3206.18
When will BLM issue my lease?
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Subpart 3207—LEASE TERMS AND EXTENSIONS

§3207.5
What terms (time periods) apply to my lease?
§3207.10
What is the primary term of my lease?
§3207.11
What work am I required to perform during the first 10 years of my lease for BLM to grant the initial extension of the primary term of my lease?
§3207.12
What work am I required to perform each year for BLM to continue the initial and additional extensions of the primary term of my lease?
§3207.13
Must I comply with the requirements of §§3207.11 and 3207.12 when my lease overlies a mining claim?
§3207.14
How do I qualify for a drilling extension?
§3207.15
How do I qualify for a production extension?
§3207.16
When may my lease be renewed?
§3207.17
How is the term of my lease affected by commitment to a unit?
§3207.18
Can my lease be extended if it is eliminated from a unit?
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Subpart 3210—ADDITIONAL LEASE INFORMATION

§3210.10
When does lease segregation occur?
§3210.11
Does a lease segregated from an agreement or plan receive any benefits from unitization of the committed portion of the original lease?
§3210.12
May I consolidate leases?
§3210.13
Who may lease or locate other minerals on the same lands as my geothermal lease?
§3210.14
May BLM readjust the terms and conditions in my lease?
§3210.15
What if I appeal BLM's decision to readjust my lease terms?
§3210.16
How must I prevent drainage of geothermal resources from my lease?
§3210.17
What will BLM do if I do not protect my lease from drainage?
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Subpart 3211—FILING AND PROCESSING FEES, RENT, DIRECT USE FEES, AND ROYALTIES

§3211.10
What are the processing and filing fees for leases?
§3211.11
What are the annual lease rental rates?
§3211.12
How and where do I pay my rent?
§3211.13
When is my annual rental payment due?
§3211.14
Will I always pay rent on my lease?
§3211.15
How do I credit rent towards royalty?
§3211.16
Can I credit rent towards direct use fees?
§3211.17
What is the royalty rate on geothermal resources produced from or attributable to my lease that are used for commercial generation of electricity?
§3211.18
What is the royalty rate on geothermal resources produced from or attributable to my lease that are used directly for purposes other than commercial generation of electricity?
§3211.19
What is the royalty rate on byproducts derived from geothermal resources produced from or attributable to my lease?
§3211.20
How do I credit advanced royalty towards royalty?
§3211.21
When do I owe minimum royalty?
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Subpart 3212—LEASE SUSPENSIONS, CESSATION OF PRODUCTION, ROYALTY RATE REDUCTIONS, AND ENERGY POLICY ACT ROYALTY RATE CONVERSIONS

§3212.10
What is the difference between a suspension of operations and production and a suspension of operations?
§3212.11
How do I obtain a suspension of operations or a suspension of operations and production on my lease?
§3212.12
How long does a suspension of operations or a suspension of operations and production last?
§3212.13
How does a suspension affect my lease term and obligations?
§3212.14
What happens when the suspension ends?
§3212.15
Will my lease remain in effect if I cease production and I do not have an approved suspension?
§3212.16
Can I apply to BLM to reduce, suspend, or waive the royalty or rental of my lease?
§3212.17
What information must I submit when I request that BLM suspend, reduce, or waive my royalty or rental?
§3212.18
What are the production incentives for leases?
§3212.19
How do I apply for a production incentive?
§3212.20
How will BLM review my request for a production incentive?
§3212.21
What criteria establish a qualified expansion project for the purpose of obtaining a production incentive?
§3212.22
What criteria establish a new facility for the purpose of obtaining a production incentive?
§3212.23
How will the production incentive apply to a qualified expansion project?
§3212.24
How will the production incentive apply to a new facility?
§3212.25
Can I convert the royalty rate terms of my lease in effect before August 8, 2005, to the terms of the Geothermal Steam Act, as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005?
§3212.26
How do I submit a request to modify the royalty rate terms of my lease to the applicable terms prescribed in the Energy Policy Act of 2005?
§3212.27
How will BLM or MMS review my request to modify the lease royalty rate terms?
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Subpart 3213—RELINQUISHMENT, TERMINATION, AND CANCELLATION

§3213.10
Who may relinquish a lease?
§3213.11
What must I do to relinquish a lease?
§3213.12
May BLM accept a partial relinquishment if it will reduce my lease to less than 640 acres?
§3213.13
When does relinquishment take effect?
§3213.14
Will BLM terminate my lease if I do not pay my rent on time?
§3213.15
How will BLM notify me if it terminates my lease?
§3213.16
May BLM cancel my lease?
§3213.17
May BLM terminate my lease for reasons other than non-payment of rentals?
§3213.18
When is a termination effective?
§3213.19
What can I do if BLM notifies me that my lease is being terminated because of a violation of the law, regulations, or lease terms?
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Subpart 3214—PERSONAL AND SURETY BONDS

§3214.10
Who must post a geothermal bond?
§3214.11
Who must my bond cover?
§3214.12
What activities must my bond cover?
§3214.13
What is the minimum dollar amount required for a bond?
§3214.14
May BLM increase the bond amount above the minimum?
§3214.15
What kind of financial guarantee will BLM accept to back my bond?
§3214.16
Is there a special bond form I must use?
§3214.17
Where must I submit my bond?
§3214.18
Who will BLM hold liable under the lease and what are they liable for?
§3214.19
What are my bonding requirements when a lease interest is transferred to me?
§3214.20
How do I modify my bond?
§3214.21
What must I do if I want to use a certificate of deposit to back my bond?
§3214.22
What must I do if I want to use a letter of credit to back my bond?
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Subpart 3215—BOND RELEASE, TERMINATION, AND COLLECTION

§3215.10
When may BLM collect against my bond?
§3215.11
Must I replace my bond after BLM collects against it?
§3215.12
What will BLM do if I do not restore the face amount or file a new bond?
§3215.13
Will BLM terminate or release my bond?
§3215.14
When BLM releases my bond, does that end my responsibilities?
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Subpart 3216—TRANSFERS

§3216.10
What types of lease interests may I transfer?
§3216.11
Where must I file a transfer request?
§3216.12
When does a transferee take responsibility for lease obligations?
§3216.13
What are my responsibilities after I transfer my interest?
§3216.14
What filing fees and forms does a transfer require?
§3216.15
When must I file my transfer request?
§3216.16
Must I file separate transfer requests for each lease?
§3216.17
Where must I file estate transfers, corporate mergers, and name changes?
§3216.18
How do I describe the lands in my lease transfer?
§3216.19
May I transfer record title interest for less than 640 acres?
§3216.20
When does a transfer segregate a lease?
§3216.21
When is my transfer effective?
§3216.22
Does BLM approve all transfer requests?
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Subpart 3217—COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

§3217.10
What are unit agreements?
§3217.11
What are communitization agreements?
§3217.12
What does BLM need to approve my communitization agreement?
§3217.13
When does my communitization agreement go into effect?
§3217.14
When will BLM approve my drilling or development contract?
§3217.15
What does BLM need to approve my drilling or development contract?
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Subpart 3250—EXPLORATION OPERATIONS—GENERAL

§3250.10
When do the exploration operations regulations apply?
§3250.11
May I conduct exploration operations on my lease, someone else's lease, or unleased land?
§3250.12
What general standards apply to exploration operations?
§3250.13
What additional BLM orders or instructions govern exploration?
§3250.14
What types of operations may I propose in my application to conduct exploration?
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Subpart 3251—EXPLORATION OPERATIONS: GETTING BLM APPROVAL

§3251.10
Do I need a permit before I start exploration operations?
§3251.11
What information is in a complete Notice of Intent to Conduct Geothermal Resource Exploration Operations application?
§3251.12
What action will BLM take on my Notice of Intent to Conduct Geothermal Resource Exploration Operations?
§3251.13
Once I have an approved Notice of Intent, how can I change my exploration operations?
§3251.14
Do I need a bond for conducting exploration operations?
§3251.15
When will BLM release my bond?
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Subpart 3252—CONDUCTING EXPLORATION OPERATIONS

§3252.10
What operational standards apply to my exploration operations?
§3252.11
What environmental requirements must I meet when conducting exploration operations?
§3252.12
How deep may I drill a temperature gradient well?
§3252.13
How long may I collect information from my temperature gradient well?
§3252.14
How must I complete a temperature gradient well?
§3252.15
When must I abandon a temperature gradient well?
§3252.16
How must I abandon a temperature gradient well?
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Subpart 3253—REPORTS: EXPLORATION OPERATIONS

§3253.10
Must I share with BLM the data I collect through exploration operations?
§3253.11
Must I notify BLM when I have completed my exploration operations?
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Subpart 3254—INSPECTION, ENFORCEMENT, AND NONCOMPLIANCE FOR EXPLORATION OPERATIONS

§3254.10
May BLM inspect my exploration operations?
§3254.11
What will BLM do if my exploration operations are not in compliance with my permit, other BLM approvals or orders, or the regulations in this part?
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Subpart 3255—CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY INFORMATION

§3255.10
Will BLM disclose information I submit under these regulations?
§3255.11
When I submit confidential, proprietary information, how can I help ensure it is not available to the public?
§3255.12
How long will information I give BLM remain confidential or proprietary?
§3255.13
How will BLM treat Indian information submitted under the Indian Mineral Development Act?
§3255.14
How will BLM administer information concerning other Indian minerals?
§3255.15
When will BLM consult with Indian mineral owners when information concerning their minerals is the subject of a FOIA request?
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Subpart 3256—EXPLORATION OPERATIONS RELIEF AND APPEALS

§3256.10
How do I request a variance from BLM requirements that apply to my exploration operations?
§3256.11
How may I appeal a BLM decision regarding my exploration operations?
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Subpart 3260—GEOTHERMAL DRILLING OPERATIONS—GENERAL

§3260.10
What types of geothermal drilling operations are covered by these regulations?
§3260.11
What general standards apply to my drilling operations?
§3260.12
What other orders or instructions may BLM issue?
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Subpart 3261—DRILLING OPERATIONS: GETTING A PERMIT

§3261.10
How do I get approval to begin well pad construction?
§3261.11
How do I apply for approval of drilling operations and well pad construction?
§3261.12
What is an operations plan?
§3261.13
What is a drilling program and how do I apply for drilling program approval?
§3261.14
When must I give BLM my operations plan?
§3261.15
Must I give BLM my drilling permit application, drilling program, and operations plan at the same time?
§3261.16
Can my operations plan, drilling permit, and drilling program apply to more than one well?
§3261.17
How do I amend my operations plan or drilling permit?
§3261.18
Do I need to file a bond with BLM before I build a well pad or drill a well?
§3261.19
When will BLM release my bond?
§3261.20
How will BLM review applications submitted under this subpart and notify me of its decision?
§3261.21
How do I get approval to change an approved drilling operation?
§3261.22
How do I get approval for subsequent well operations?
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Subpart 3262—CONDUCTING DRILLING OPERATIONS

§3262.10
What operational requirements must I meet when drilling a well?
§3262.11
What environmental requirements must I meet when drilling a well?
§3262.12
Must I post a sign at every well?
§3262.13
May BLM require me to follow a well spacing program?
§3262.14
May BLM require me to take samples or perform tests and surveys?
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Subpart 3263—WELL ABANDONMENT

§3263.10
May I abandon a well without BLM's approval?
§3263.11
What information must I give BLM to approve my Sundry Notice for abandoning a well?
§3263.12
How will BLM review my Sundry Notice to abandon my well and notify me of their decision?
§3263.13
What must I do to restore the site?
§3263.14
May BLM require me to abandon a well?
§3263.15
May I abandon a producible well?
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Subpart 3264—REPORTS—DRILLING OPERATIONS

§3264.10
What must I submit to BLM after I complete a well?
§3264.11
What must I submit to BLM after I finish subsequent well operations?
§3264.12
What must I submit to BLM after I abandon a well?
§3264.13
What drilling and operational records must I maintain for each well?
§3264.14
How do I notify BLM of accidents occurring on my lease?
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Subpart 3265—INSPECTION, ENFORCEMENT, AND NONCOMPLIANCE FOR DRILLING OPERATIONS

§3265.10
What part of my drilling operations may BLM inspect?
§3265.11
What records must I keep available for inspection?
§3265.12
What will BLM do if my operations do not comply with my permit and applicable regulations?
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Subpart 3266—CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY INFORMATION

§3266.10
Will BLM disclose information I submit under these regulations?
§3266.11
When I submit confidential, proprietary information, how can I help ensure that it is not available to the public?
§3266.12
How long will information I give BLM remain confidential or proprietary?
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Subpart 3267—GEOTHERMAL DRILLING OPERATIONS RELIEF AND APPEALS

§3267.10
How do I request a variance from BLM requirements that apply to my drilling operations?
§3267.11
How may I appeal a BLM decision regarding my drilling operations?
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Subpart 3270—UTILIZATION OF GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES—GENERAL

§3270.10
What types of geothermal operations are governed by these utilization regulations?
§3270.11
What general standards apply to my utilization operations?
§3270.12
What other orders or instructions may BLM issue?
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Subpart 3271—UTILIZATION OPERATIONS: GETTING A PERMIT

§3271.10
What do I need to start preparing a site and building and testing a utilization facility on Federal land leased for geothermal resources?
§3271.11
Who may apply for a permit to build a utilization facility?
§3271.12
What do I need to start preliminary site investigations that may disturb the surface?
§3271.13
How do I obtain approval to build pipelines and facilities connecting the well field to utilization facilities not located on Federal lands leased for geothermal resources?
§3271.14
What do I need to do to start building and testing a utilization facility if it is not located on Federal lands leased for geothermal resources?
§3271.15
How do I get a permit to begin commercial operations?
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Subpart 3272—UTILIZATION PLAN AND FACILITY CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

§3272.10
What must I submit to BLM in my utilization plan?
§3272.11
How do I describe the proposed utilization facility?
§3272.12
What environmental protection measures must I include in my utilization plan?
§3272.13
How will BLM review my utilization plan and notify me of its decision?
§3272.14
How do I get a permit to build or test my facility?
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Subpart 3273—HOW TO APPLY FOR A SITE LICENSE

§3273.10
When do I need a site license for a utilization facility?
§3273.11
When is a site license unnecessary?
§3273.12
How will BLM review my site license application?
§3273.13
What lands are not available for geothermal site licenses?
§3273.14
What area does a site license cover?
§3273.15
What must I include in my site license application?
§3273.16
What is the annual rent for a site license?
§3273.17
When may BLM reassess the annual rent for my site license?
§3273.18
What facility operators must pay the annual site license rent?
§3273.19
What are the bonding requirements for a site license?
§3273.20
When will BLM release my bond?
§3273.21
What are my obligations under the site license?
§3273.22
How long will my site license remain in effect?
§3273.23
May I renew my site license?
§3273.24
When may BLM terminate my site license?
§3273.25
When may I relinquish my site license?
§3273.26
When may I assign or transfer my site license?
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Subpart 3274—APPLYING FOR AND OBTAINING A COMMERCIAL USE PERMIT

§3274.10
Do I need a commercial use permit to start commercial operations?
§3274.11
What must I give BLM to approve my commercial use permit application?
§3274.12
How will BLM review my commercial use permit application?
§3274.13
May I get a permit even if I cannot currently demonstrate I can operate within required standards?
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Subpart 3275—CONDUCTING UTILIZATION OPERATIONS

§3275.10
How do I change my operations if I have an approved facility construction or commercial use permit?
§3275.11
What are a facility operator's obligations?
§3275.12
What environmental and safety requirements apply to facility operations?
§3275.13
How must the facility operator measure the geothermal resources?
§3275.14
What aspects of my geothermal operations must I measure?
§3275.15
How accurately must I measure my production and utilization?
§3275.16
What standards apply to installing and maintaining meters?
§3275.17
What must I do if I find an error in a meter?
§3275.18
May BLM require me to test for byproducts associated with geothermal resource production?
§3275.19
How do I apply to commingle production?
§3275.20
What will BLM do if I waste geothermal resources?
§3275.21
May BLM order me to drill and produce wells on my lease?
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Subpart 3276—REPORTS: UTILIZATION OPERATIONS

§3276.10
What are the reporting requirements for facility and lease operations involving Federal geothermal resources?
§3276.11
What information must I include for each well in the monthly report of well operations?
§3276.12
What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for facility operations?
§3276.13
What additional information must I give BLM in the monthly report for flash and dry steam facilities?
§3276.14
What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for direct use facilities?
§3276.15
How must I notify BLM of accidents occurring at my utilization facility?
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Subpart 3277—INSPECTIONS, ENFORCEMENT, AND NONCOMPLIANCE

§3277.10
When will BLM inspect my operations?
§3277.11
What records must I keep available for inspection?
§3277.12
What will BLM do if I do not comply with all BLM requirements pertaining to utilization operations?
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Subpart 3278—CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY INFORMATION

§3278.10
When will BLM disclose information I submit under these regulations?
§3278.11
When I submit confidential, proprietary information, how can I help ensure it is not available to the public?
§3278.12
How long will information I give BLM remain confidential or proprietary?
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Subpart 3279—UTILIZATION RELIEF AND APPEALS

§3279.10
When may I request a variance from BLM requirements pertaining to utilization operations?
§3279.11
How may I appeal a BLM decision regarding my utilization operations?


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