Right-of-Way Application Procedures
The Pinedale Field Office provides the following information to assist and advise you regarding the acquisition of rights-of-way (ROW) across public land. Refer to the brochure "Obtaining a Right-of-Way on Public Lands" for more information. Due to Sublette County's oil and gas growth, the Pinedale Field Office usually has 50 to 75 right-of-way (ROW) applications pending at any one time. A pre-application meeting with a BLM Realty Specialist is required on all ROWs.
Processing & Monitoring Fees
Rent For Use of Public Land
- If the area has pre-existing impacts or little to no proposed new impacts to land or resources, expect 3 months.
- For projects proposing new disturbance, expect 4 to 6 months or more depending on size of the project.
- Contracting for NEPA compliance and collection of land or resource data may be required of the applicant on large Right-of-Way Grant
- The grant and applicable stipulations will be offered to applicant for review prior to issuance. Signature by applicant confirms agreement to the terms and conditions. A construction (performance) bond may be required.
- The grant is issued only for a specific use on public land as stated in the right-of-way.
- The grant will be issued for a maximum 30 year term.
- The grant may be renewed.
- Grantee responsibilities continue after termination until facilities are removed or site reclamation is complete.
- Reclamation bonds may be required.
Assignment is the transfer of a right-of-way from one holder to another. A BLM right-of-way does not transfer with a private property title transfer. The right-of-way assignment must be completed in the BLM Office holding the right-of-way.
- Assignee must complete items numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 and 12 and sign and date the SF299 - pdf.
- Both parties must complete the assignor consent/assignee agreement form.
- Attach a Category I processing fee.
- Send all documents and fees to the BLM Office.
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