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Bureau of Land Management


Part 3

COMMERCIAL USES AND REVENUES GENERATED

The demands being placed on the public lands are growing in tandem with the number and diversity of the people the BLM serves.  Our ability to meet these new demands will depend on improving the Bureau's accountability to users of the public lands, while emphasizing the responsibility of these users to adhere to an ethic that is sensitive to the land's health and responsive to the public's right to receive fair value in return.

The BLM historically has made land available for authorized private sector activities, such as recreation, energy and mineral commodity extraction, livestock forage use, sawtimber harvest, and other related land use authorizations and land dispositions, and we will continue to do so.  Taxpayers should expect to receive a fair return from such transactions, consistent with existing laws.  The BLM will also ensure that adverse impacts on the land, other users, and on the American public are minimized so as to prevent long-term environmental impairment or the creation of unfunded taxpayer liabilities.

The BLM administers an onshore surface and mineral estate of over 264 million acres of public land, plus another 370 million acres of mineral estate underlying other lands.   The BLM also provides technical supervision of mineral development on 56 million acres of American Indian trust lands.

The following tables of statistics show the essential outputs of various interrelated programs that provide commercial uses as shown in Tables 3-1 through 3-23.  Beginning with this edition of the Public Land Statistics, new and continuing geothermal activities on Federal lands have been added to Tables 3-16 and 3-17.

Tables 3-24 through 3-32 display outcome-oriented information in terms of receipts or payments and the allocation of funds generated from commercial use activities on public lands.  Table 3-32 is a new table that lists receipts from mining fees, consistent with the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 (PL 105-277, October 21, 1998).

Please note that only receipts and payments collected by the BLM are listed.  For revenues derived from BLM energy and mineral activities, refer to Mineral Revenues in the Annual Report of the Minerals Management Service, a Department of the Interior agency.   The total onshore mineral revenues, including royalties, rents, and bonus bids, were $1,073 million for Fiscal Year 1999.

 3-1 Applications, Entries, Selections, and Patents 99pl3-1.pdf
 3-2 Patents Issued with Minerals Reserved to the United States 99pl3-2.pdf
 3-3 Rights-of-Way Workload for the Lower 48 States 99pl3-3.pdf
 3-4 Number of Existing Rights-of-Way 99pl3-4.pdf
 3-5 Nonspecific Land Use Authorizations 99pl3-5.pdf
 3-6 Miscellaneous Land Use Authorizations 99pl3-6.pdf
 3-7 Summary of Authorized Use of Grazing District Lands (Section 3) 99pl3-7.pdf
 3-8 Summary of Authorized Use of Grazing Lease Lands (Section 15) 99pl3-8.pdf
 3-9 Grazing Permits in Force on Grazing District Lands (Section 3) 99pl3-9.pdf
 3-10 Grazing Leases in Force on Grazing Lease Lands (Section 15) 99pl3-10.pdf
 3-11 Timber, Wood Products, and Non-Timber Forest Product Sales 99pl3-11.pdf
 3-12 Forest Products Offered by State 99pl3-12.pdf
 3-13 Competitive Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Leasing 99pl3-13.pdf
 3-14 Noncompetitive Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Leases 99pl3-14.pdf
 3-15 Other Oil and Gas Leasing Actions 99pl3-15.pdf
 3-16 New Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Activities on Federal Lands 99pl3-16.pdf
 3-17 Continuing Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Activities on Federal Lands 99pl3-17.pdf
 3-18 Federal Coal Leases, Licenses, Permits, Preference Right Lease Applications, and Logical Mining Units 99pl3-18.pdf
 3-19 Other Solid Mineral Leases, Licenses, Permits, and Preference Right Lease Applications 99pl3-19.pdf
 3-20 Disposition of Mineral Materials 99pl3-20.pdf
 3-21 Mineral Patents Issued 99pl3-21.pdf
 3-22 Recordation of Mining Claims, Public Law 94-579, From October 21, 1976 through Fiscal Year 1999 99pl3-22.pdf
 3-23 Notices and Plans of Mining Operations Filed with the BLM, Fiscal Years 1992 through 1999 99pl3-23.pdf
 3-24 Helium Operations and Revenues 99pl3-24.pdf
 3-25 Receipts From the Disposition of Public Lands and Resources, May 20, 1785 through Fiscal Year 1999 99pl3-25.pdf
 3-26 Statement of Receipts by Source 99pl3-26.pdf
 3-27 Receipts from Oil and Gas Right-of-Way Rentals, Rents, Bonuses, and Royalties 99pl3-27.pdf
 3-28 Allocation of Receipts to States and Local Governments by Program 99pl3-28.pdf
 3-29 Allocation of Receipts by Source and Fund 99pl3-29.pdf
 3-30 Payments to States (Including Local Governments) and Territories 99pl3-30.pdf
 3-31 Legal Allocation of BLM Receipts 99pl3-31.pdf
3-32 Receipts from Mining Fees 99pl3-32.pdf

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