43 CFR 3255.13 - How will BLM treat Indian information submitted under the Indian Mineral Development Act?
Under the Indian Mineral Development Act of 1982 (IMDA) ( 25 U.S.C. 2101et seq.), the Department of the Interior will hold as privileged proprietary information of the affected Indian or Indian tribe:
(a) All findings forming the basis of the Secretary's intent to approve or disapprove any Minerals Agreement under IMDA; and
(b) All projections, studies, data, or other information concerning a Minerals Agreement under IMDA, regardless of the date received, related to:
(1) The terms, conditions, or financial return to the Indian parties;
(2) The extent, nature, value, or disposition of the Indian mineral resources; or
(3) The production, products, or proceeds thereof.