43 CFR § 2804.16 - Who is exempt from paying processing and monitoring fees?
You are exempt from paying processing and monitoring fees if:
(a) You are a state or local government, or an agency of such a government, and BLM issues the grant for governmental purposes benefitting the general public. If your principal source of revenue results from charges you levy on customers for services similar to those of a profit-making corporation or business, you are not exempt; or
(b) Your application under this subpart is associated with a cost-share road or reciprocal right-of-way agreement.