Drainage of Federal and Indian Resources

  • Drainage Regulations
    Regulations that govern the protection of federal and Indian lands from drainage.
  • Montana Instruction Memorandum to Field Offices
    This Montana instruction memorandum clarifies the drainage regulations and establishes new procedures regarding how the BLM in the Montana/Dakotas will implement these changes.
  • Drainage Protection Guidelines
    This manual section provides guidelines, standards, and procedures for protecting leased and unleased public domain, acquired, Indian tribal and alotted mineral interests from the loss of oil and gas or geothermal resources by drainage and the resulting loss of royalty revenues.


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