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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
 
September 8, 2008
                                   
In Reply Refer To:
2740/2912 (350) P         
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 09/17/2008
Information Bulletin No. 2008-111
 
To:                  All Field Office Officials
 
From:               Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management
 
Subject:           Information on Recent Regulatory Change Affecting Landfills Leased under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act prior to November 9, 1988
                                                                                                                                   
On August 26, 2008, a final rule was published in the Federal Register that revised 43 CFR §2743.3(a). The revised regulation deletes the requirement for the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to approve patents for solid waste disposal sites or similar purposes leased prior to November 9, 1988.  The rule will become effective on October 27, 2008.
 
The deletion of this non-statutory requirement means that BLM State Offices are able to issue such patents without Washington Office involvement. As indicated in Instruction Memorandum No. 2006-238, landfill patents remain a high priority for the BLM. A list of unexpired solid waste disposal leases compiled from the LR2000 database system is attached.
If you have any questions, please contact me at (202) 208-4201, or your staff may contact Jeff Holdren, Acting Division Chief, Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey, WO-350, at (202) 452‑7779.
 
Signed by:                                                                 Authenticated by:
Michael Nedd                                                             Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director                                                      Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Minerals and Realty Management
 
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