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Bureau of Land Management
Washington, D.C. 20240
November 16, 2006
In Reply Refer To:
2800 (350) P
Information Bulletin No. 2007-011
To:                  All Field Officials, except Alaska
From:              Division Chief, Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey
Subject:           Calendar Year (CY) 2007 Linear Right-of-Way (ROW) Rental Schedule
Program Area: Rights-of-Way Management
Purpose: This Information Bulletin (IB) provides the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with the Calendar Year 2007 linear ROW rent schedule (Attachment 1). The schedule provides linear ROW rental rates by State and county and reflects the annual adjustment based upon the change in the Implicit Price Deflator Gross Domestic Product (IPD-GDP) index, up 3.9 percent from the second quarter of 2005 to the second quarter of 2006.
Policy/Action:  The ROW Regulations at 43 CFR 2806.21 state that the linear ROW rent schedule will be adjusted annually according to the IPD-GDP.  Also attached are rental determination worksheets reflecting the adjustment and the IPD-GDP Index percent change (Attachments 2 and 3). Please note Footnote 1 on the worksheets regarding use of the schedule for CY 2008 and beyond. In addition, all rent calculations are rounded to the nearest cent. Round acreage figures to hundredths of an acre, e.g., 12.34. Locally produced versions of the worksheets (electronic or otherwise) should be revised to reflect the new rates. The use of these worksheets is optional.
Prior to generating the CY 2007 ROW rent bills, offices should review the Unpaid Bill Report located on the Collections and Billing System (CBS) web site. The report contains ROW authorizations that have unpaid rent, late payment fees, or administrative fees.  The unpaid bills appearing in the CBS report must be cleared up prior to issuing the CY 2007 rent bill. The unpaid bill report is located at: http://cbs.blm.gov/cbs/reports/Billsum.bqy.  The report is not available on the BLM external web site.
Timeframe:     Effective January 1, 2007.
Budget Impact: There is no budget impact. 
Background: The ROW Regulations at 43 CFR 2806.21 state that BLM will revise the rent schedule each calendar year based on the previous year’s change in the IPD-GDP, as measured second quarter to second quarter.
Please review WO IB No. 2006-006, dated October 21, 2005, which describes specific linear rent provisions contained in the revised ROW Regulations, which became effective June 21, 2005. The IB can be accessed at the following web site:                         http://www.blm.gov/nhp/efoia/wo/fy06/ib2006-006.htm.
For additional information regarding the BLM ROW regulations, visit the following web site:             http://www.blm.gov/nhp/what/lands/realty/rowcr/.
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected:  This IB follows the guidance provided for in BLM Manual Section 2806.
Coordination: ThisIB was coordinated with WO-330D, CBS, and U.S. Forest Service.
Contact: Any questions concerning the content in this IB should be directed to the Washington Office Division of Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey (WO-350). Points of contact are:  Ron Montagna at (202) 452-7782 or e-mail at ron_montagna@blm.gov, and Rick Stamm at (202) 452-5185, or e-mail at rick_stamm@blm.gov.
Signed by:                                                                   
Authenticated by:
Jeff Holdren                                                                 
Robert M. Williams
Division Chief                                                              
Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey
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