Surface Management in Alaska

Permits to Mine

The majority of mining operations on BLM managed lands are Placer Mining operations. Most placer miners in Alaska choose to use the State of Alaska’s "Application for Permits to Mine in Alaska" (APMA), formally called the "Annual Placer Mining Application," to apply for permits. Through an agreement with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR), the BLM also allows federal claim operators to use the APMA on BLM managed lands. The completed APMA is automatically distributed to other state/federal permitting agencies that have jurisdiction over your proposed activity.

BLM Regulations

Reclamation Bonding and Reclamation Cost Estimates (RCEs)

BLM Surface Management Handbook