43 CFR 3256.10 - How do I request a variance from BLM requirements that apply to my exploration operations?
(a) You may submit a request for a variance for your exploration operations from any requirement in § 3200.4. Your request must include enough information to explain:
(1) Why you cannot comply with the regulatory requirement; and
(2) Why you need the variance to control your well, conserve natural resources, or protect public health and safety, property, or the environment.
(b) BLM may approve your request orally or in writing. If we give you an oral approval, we will follow up with written confirmation.