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.
- Title 43 CFR - Subpart 3715 - Regulations for Use and Occupancy Under the Mining Laws (scroll to 3715)
- Title 43 CFR – Subpart 3809 – Regulations for Surface management of Mining Claims under the General Mining Laws
- Title 40 CFR – Subpart 109 – Regulations for Oil Removal Contingency Plans