U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
May 29, 2012
In Reply Refer To:
9670 (350) P
EMS TRANSMISSION 06/06/2012
Information Bulletin No. 2012-087
To: All Washington Office and Field Office Officials
Attn: Field Office Managers and State Office Chief Cadastral Surveyors
From: Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management
Subject: Department-wide Cadastral Services Outreach Program to Educate and Promote the Range of Available Services; Potential Benefits of These Services Including the Opportunities to Maximize
The Management of Land Boundaries brochure is available for download at the “Cadastral Survey Review of Boundary Evidence” webpage: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/cadastralsurvey/cadastral_review_of.html
A recent Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General (OIG) Audit Report “Department of the Interior’s Management of Land Boundaries” (Audit No. C-IN-MOA-001-2009) reported that the proper survey and management of high value land with antiquated surveys has the potential to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from land with valuable surface and subsurface resources. Therefore, the OIG recommended the Bureau of Land Management (BLM):
Director Abbey, through the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, concurs with the recommendation. The BLM response to the OIG pledged to develop and implement an outreach program to address the findings of this report. This program would include a discussion of the new standards for boundary evidence products; new policies; enhancement of training curriculums; website publication of best practices, lessons learned, and fact sheets; and presentations at BLM state office conferences and workshops.
The Management of Land Boundaries is consistent with the response to the recommendation. All BLM field managers and program leads should read the brochure and distribute it to their employees and Federal-interest land users. This initiative supports efforts to protect the environment, conserve energy resources, prevent unauthorized uses, and collect currently uncollected revenues.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 202-208-4201, or your staff may contact Don Buhler, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, at (202) 912-7344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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