43 CFR § 3256.10 - How do I request a variance from BLM requirements that apply to my exploration operations?
(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.