30 CFR 746.13 - Decision document and recommendation on mining plan.
OSM shall prepare and submit to the Secretary a decision document recommending approval, disapproval or conditional approval of the mining plan to the Secretary. The recommendation shall be based, at a minimum, upon:
(a) The permit application package, including the resource recovery and protection plan;
(b) Information prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.;
(c) Documentation assuring compliance with the applicable requirements of other Federal laws, regulations and executive orders other than the Act;
(d) Comments and recommendations or concurrence of other Federal agencies, as applicable, and the public;
(e) The findings and recommendations of the Bureau of Land Management with respect to the resource recovery and protection plan and other requirements of the lease and the Mineral Leasing Act;
(f) The findings and recommendations of the regulatory authority with respect to the permit application and the State program; and
(g) The findings and recommendations of OSM with respect to the additional requirements of this subchapter.