U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
EMS TRANSMISSION 07/17/2006
Instruction Memorandum No. 2006-194
To: All State and Center Directors
Attn: CIO’s and Engineers
From: Assistant Director, Information Resources Management
Subject: Radio Infrastructure Site Inventory DD: 08/01/2006
Program Area: Telecommunications and Engineering
Purpose: This Instruction Memorandum (IM) is published requesting that the States and Centers submit an inventory of radio infrastructure sites. This information will be incorporated in the Bureau's CASHE and Safety Management System (CSMS).
Policy: By August 1, 2006, each State and Center shall provide to the Division Chief for IRM Governance (WO-560) an inventory of all radio infrastructure sites using the attached spreadsheet.
Waiver requests from this policy will not be accepted. However, requests for an extension of the due date may be addressed to the above office. The request should contain a justification why the due date cannot be met and the proposed completion date.
Action: Provide the inventory information for every radio site used within the State or Center.
A radio site is defined as any combination of fixed facility or structure (building, container, cabinet, shed, tower, pole, etc.) where the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land mobile radio equipment, and any related antenna or supporting systems are installed; and the BLM is responsible for maintaining that equipment. The site, facility, or tower may be owned by the BLM, another Federal, state or local agency, or be a privately owned site on which the BLM leases space.
Any facility or structure which is part of a radio site that is already contained within the Bureau's Facility Asset Management System (FAMS) will also require the FAMS record number entry on the inventory.
Time Frame: This policy is effective upon receipt.
Background: Findings from the 2005 OIG Report on the Radio Program indicated the need to improve condition and safety at the Bureau's radio infrastructure sites. The plan to address these findings is to inventory, inspect, and correct discrepancies at these sites. The information provided by the States and Centers will be used to create the inventory within CSMS. CSMS was selected for the inventory system as it is currently used by Facilities and Safety to schedule inspections, document discrepancies, and track corrective actions.
Formal inspection of these sites is planned for FY2007 and FY2008.
Budget Impact: Minimal.
Manual/Handbooks Affected: None.
Coordination: This document was coordinated with WO-300 and WO-700.
Contact: Please address any questions or concerns regarding this policy to John Livornese at (202) 452-5008, or Russ Sveda at (303) 236-2315.