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Land Withdrawal - General Information Oregon/Washington BLM

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Land Withdrawal - General Information


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Land Withdrawal Info
General Information
Types of Withdrawals
Withdrawal Authority
Withdrawal Laws
Withdrawal Definitions
Withdrawal Questions

There are four major categories of formal withdrawals:

  1. Administrative
  2. Presidential Proclamations
  3. Congressional
  4. Federal Power Act (FPA) or Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Withdrawals

Withdrawals must accomplish one or more of the following:

  • Transfer total or partial jurisdiction of Federal land between Federal agencies.
  • Close (segregate) Federal land to operation of all or some of the public land laws and/or mineral laws.
  • Dedicate Federal land to a specific public purpose.