30 CFR § 291.115 - How do I exhaust administrative remedies?
(a) If the BSEE Director issues a decision under this part but does not expressly make the decision effective upon issuance, you must appeal the decision to the IBLA under 43 CFR part 4 to exhaust administrative remedies. Such decision will not be effective during the time in which a person adversely affected by the BSEE Director's decision may file a notice of appeal with the IBLA, and the timely filing of a notice of appeal will suspend the effect of the decision pending the decision on appeal.
(b) This section does not apply if a decision was made effective by:
(1) The BSEE Director; or
(2) The Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management.