UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
                                                                                     
September 5, 2008
 
In Reply Refer To:
3000 (WO300) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 09/12/2008
Information Bulletin No. 2008-107
 
To:                   All Field Offices and Executive Leadership Team
 
From:               Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management
 
Subject:           Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Energy and Mineral Policy
 
This Information Bulletin transmits the BLM Energy and Mineral Policy signed by the Director on August 26, 2008. This revised policy is based on input from the Bureau’s Executive Leadership Team. The revised policy now includes Renewable Energy and a principle on split estate.
 
This updated policy (attached) will be incorporated with BLM Manual Section 3000. Please share this policy with employees and distribute at workshops and conferences, as appropriate.
 
In 1984, the BLM issued its first mineral policy. In 1993, Executive Order 12861 required Federal agencies to reduce their internal management regulations and directives by at least 50 percent. In 1995, as part of this effort, the 1984 Mineral Policy was eliminated. In 2006, the policy was updated and re-issued via Instruction Memorandum 2006-197.
 
If you have any questions, please contact me or Bob Anderson at 202-208-4201.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                Authenticated by:
Michael D. Nedd                                                        Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director                                                     Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Minerals and Realty Management
 
 
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