THE REQUEST IS RECEIVED AND ACTED UPON
The BLM state office receives the request which triggers some internal actions, including:
- Research of official public land records
- Research of other Federal agencies, state and local governments, and various non-governmental sources
- Evaluation of the information obtained to extract what is pertinent to the survey and using that information to prepare a plan of survey
This step initiates the gathering and evaluation of evidence portion of the survey which continues until the survey is complete.