U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
September 17, 2012
 
In Reply Refer To:  
3809 (320) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 10/11/2012
Information Bulletin No. 2012-104
 
To:                   All Field Officials
 
From:               Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management
 
Subject:           Availability MS 3809 Manual – Surface Management and 3809-1 Handbook – Surface Management
 
This Information Bulletin (IB) transmits the revised manual section MS-3809, Surface Management, and new handbook H-3809-1, Surface Management.  The manual section and handbook contain national policies, processes, and procedures for surface management of operations authorized by the mining laws. 
 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) personnel must review and implement the policies, procedures, and guidance contained within these documents. Field officials will ensure that all BLM employees with surface management responsibilities receive this IB and the associated manual and handbook and become familiar with the contents of both documents.
 
The final revised surface management regulations at 43 CFR 3809 became effective January 20, 2001.  The revised manual and new handbook reflect this and subsequent revisions.  The policies, procedures, and guidance outlined in this manual section and handbook may differ from existing practices and therefore require careful review. 
 
For additional information, please contact Adam Merrill at 202-912-7044.
 
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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Last updated: 10-12-2012