Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA) of 2009

16 USC 470aaa


The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA) was signed into law on March 30, 2009.  Section 6310 of the Act requires the Department of the Interior to issue such regulations as are appropriate to carry out this subtitle, providing opportunities for public notice and comment.

 Department of the Interior Proposed Rule under PRPA


Paleontological Resources

Paleontological resource means any fossilized remains, traces, or imprints of organisms, preserved in or on the earth's crust, that are of paleontological interest and that provide information about the history of life on earth.

This site will soon serve as the portal to information on the Department of the Interior's proposed rule under PRPA.  Please select the link to be taken to the BLM paleontology program.