U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
March 26, 2010
In Reply Refer To:
2800/3100 (310) P
EMS TRANSMISSION 04/13/2010
Instruction Memorandum No. 2010-098
To: State Directors - New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
From: Assistant Director, Minerals and Realty Management
Subject: Review of Draft Interim Reclamation, Internal Control Review Report
Program Areas: Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Operations.
Purpose: This Instruction Memorandum (IM) instructs the State Directors to review the Division of Fluid Minerals (WO-310) – Environmental Best Management Practices, Interim Reclamation, Internal Control Review (ICR) report.
Policy/Action: Please review the findings and recommendations contained in the draft Environmental Best Management Practices, Interim Reclamation Report and provide comments and recommended edits in Track Changes format to Jim Perry, WO-310.
Timeframe: Please submit comments and edits by April 23, 2010.
Budget Impact: None.
Background: WO-310 conducted a focused ICR of the Fluid Minerals program implementation of Interim Reclamation Best Management Practices in Fiscal Year 2009. As part of the ICR, review teams headed by personnel from the Washington Office (WO) visited selected field offices in New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The Interim Reclamation ICR was a follow-up to the 2008 BMP Self-Assessment and the 2005 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT: Increased Permitting Activity Has Lessened BLM’s Ability to Meet Its Environmental Protection Responsibilities (GAO-05-418).
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None.
Coordination: Preparation of this IM was coordinated with the Wyoming State Office and the Washington Office Division of Fluid Minerals.
Contact: If there are any questions concerning this IM, please contact me, or your staff may contact Jim Perry, Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Washington Office Division of Fluid Minerals (WO-310), at 202-912-7145 or email@example.com.
Signed by: Authenticated by:
Michael Nedd Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Minerals and Realty Management