UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
May 8, 2009
                                   
In Reply Refer To:
1220/1677 (560) P        
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 05/11/2009
Instruction Memorandum No. 2009-118
Expires: 09/30/2010
 
To:             All Washington Office and Field Office Officials
                  Attn: State/Center Records Administrators and Records Managers
 
From:          Assistant Director, Information Resources Management (IRM)
 
Subject:       Assignment of Subject Code 1677 – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act)
 
Program Area:  Records Management and the Recovery Act.
 
Purpose: This Instruction Memorandum (IM) establishes subject code 1677 for the filing of all information pertaining to the Recovery Act.
 
Policy/Action: Information pertaining to the Recovery Act must be filed under subject code 1677.
 
Timeframe: This IM is effective upon receipt.
 
Budget Impact: None.
 
Background: The Division of IRM Governance received a request to establish a subject code for the maintenance and disposition of all documents relating to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) responsibilities under the Recovery Act. The Recovery Act, signed into law on February 19, 2009, includes $320 million for the BLM to expand its capacity to authorize renewable energy development on public lands while ensuring environmental protection of these areas, construct or improve facilities, remediate abandoned mines, restore native habitat and improve public lands.  Funding is also included to eliminate underbrush and other vegetation in fire-prone areas in order to reduce the threat and potential severity of fire. 
 
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: 1220 – Records Management.
 
 
Coordination: This IM was coordinated between the BLM Project Lead for the Recovery Act (WO-100) and the Division of IRM Governance (WO-560).
 
Contact: For questions regarding the creation of this subject code, contact Kaveh Sadeghzadeh, Directives Analyst, at (202) 452-7748. For questions regarding the BLM’s activities under the Recovery Act, contact Barron Bail, BLM Project Lead for the Recovery Act, at (202) 208-1423.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Ronnie Levine                                                             Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director                                                       Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Information Resources Management