43 CFR 3809.411 - What action will BLM take when it receives my plan of operations?

§ 3809.411 What action will BLM take when it receives my plan of operations?

(a) BLM will review your plan of operations within 30 calendar days and will notify you that -

(1) Your plan of operations is complete, that is, it meets the content requirements of § 3809.401(b);

(2) Your plan does not contain a complete description of the proposed operations under § 3809.401(b). BLM will identify deficiencies that you must address before BLM can continue processing your plan of operations. If necessary, BLM may repeat this process until your plan of operations is complete; or

(3) The description of the proposed operations is complete, but BLM cannot approve the plan until certain additional steps are completed, including one or more of the following:

(i) You collect adequate baseline data;

(ii) BLM completes the environmental review required under the National Environmental Policy Act;

(iii) BLM completes any consultation required under the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, or the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act;

(iv) BLM or the Department of the Interior completes other Federal responsibilities, such as Native American consultation;

(v) BLM conducts an on-site visit;

(vi) BLM completes review of public comments on the plan of operations;

(vii) For public lands where BLM does not have responsibility for managing the surface, BLM consults with the surface-managing agency;

(viii) In cases where the surface is owned by a non-Federal entity, BLM consults with the surface owner; and

(ix) BLM completes consultation with the State to ensure your operations will be consistent with State water quality requirements.

(b) Pending final approval of your plan of operations, BLM may approve any operations that may be necessary for timely compliance with requirements of Federal and State laws, subject to any terms and conditions that may be needed to prevent unnecessary or undue degradation.

(c) Following receipt of your complete plan of operations and before BLM acts on it, we will publish a notice of the availability of the plan in either a local newspaper of general circulation or a NEPA document and will accept public comment for at least 30 calendar days on your plan of operations.

(d) Upon completion of the review of your plan of operations, including analysis under NEPA and public comment, BLM will notify you that -

(1) BLM approves your plan of operations as submitted (See part 3810, subpart 3814 of this title for specific plan-related requirements applicable to operations on Stock Raising Homestead Act lands.);

(2) BLM approves your plan of operations subject to changes or conditions that are necessary to meet the performance standards of § 3809.420 and to prevent unnecessary or undue degradation. BLM may require you to incorporate into your plan of operations other agency permits, final approved engineering designs and plans, or other conditions of approval from the review of the plan of operations filed under § 3809.401(b); or

(3) BLM disapproves, or is withholding approval of your plan of operations because the plan:

(i) Does not meet the applicable content requirements of § 3809.401;

(ii) Proposes operations that are in an area segregated or withdrawn from the operation of the mining laws, unless the requirements of § 3809.100 are met; or

(iii) Proposes operations that would result in unnecessary or undue degradation of public lands.

[ 65 FR 70112, Nov. 21, 2000, as amended at 66 FR 54860, Oct. 30, 2001]

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 22 - Lands open to purchase by citizens

§ 23 - Length of claims on veins or lodes

§ 24 - Proof of citizenship

§ 25 - Affidavit of citizenship

§ 26 - Locators’ rights of possession and enjoyment

§ 27 - Mining tunnels; right to possession of veins on line with; abandonment of right

§ 28 - Mining district regulations by miners: location, recordation, and amount of work; marking of location on ground; records; annual labor or...delinquency in contributing proportion of expenditures; tunnel as lode expenditure

§ 28-1

§ 28-2

§ 28a - Omitted

§ 28b - Annual assessment work on mining claims; temporary deferment; conditions

§ 28c - Length and termination of deferment

§ 28d - Performance of deferred work

§ 28e - Recordation of deferment

§ 28f - Fee

§ 28g - Location fee

§ 28h - Co-ownership

§ 28i - Failure to pay

§ 28j - Other requirements

§ 28k - Regulations

§ 28l - Collection of mining law administration fees

§ 29 - Patents; procurement procedure; filing: application under oath, plat and field notes, notices, and affidavits; posting plat and notice on claim;...nonresident claimant’s agent for execution of application and affidavits

§ 30 - Adverse claims; oath of claimants; requisites; waiver; stay of land office proceedings; judicial determination of right of possession; successful claimants’...land office proceedings and judgment roll; alienation of patent title

§ 31 - Oath: agent or attorney in fact, beyond district of claim

§ 32 - Findings by jury; costs

§ 33 - Existing rights

§ 34 - Description of vein claims on surveyed and unsurveyed lands; monuments on ground to govern conflicting calls

§ 35 - Placer claims; entry and proceedings for patent under provisions applicable to vein or lode claims; conforming entry to legal subdivisions and surveys; limitation of claims; homestead entry of segregated agricultural land

§ 36 - Subdivisions of 10-acre tracts; maximum of placer locations; homestead claims of agricultural lands; sale of improvements

§ 37 - Proceedings for patent where boundaries contain vein or lode; application; statement including vein or lode; issuance of patent: acreage payments...proceedings; knowledge affecting construction of application and scope of patent

§ 38 - Evidence of possession and work to establish right to patent

§ 39 - Surveyors of mining claims

§ 40 - Verification of affidavits

§ 41 - Intersecting or crossing veins

§ 42 - Patents for nonmineral lands: application, survey, notice, acreage limitation, payment

§ 181 - Lands subject to disposition; persons entitled to benefits; reciprocal privileges; helium rights reserved

§ 182 - Lands disposed of with reservation of deposits of coal, etc.

§ 183 - Cancellation of prospecting permits

§ 184 - Limitations on leases held, owned or controlled by persons, associations or corporations

§ 184a - Authorization of States to include in agreements for conservation of oil and gas resources lands acquired from United States

§ 185 - Rights-of-way for pipelines through Federal lands

§ 186 - Reservation of easements or rights-of-way for working purposes; reservation of right to dispose of surface of lands; determination before offering of lease; easement periods

§ 187 - Assignment or subletting of leases; relinquishment of rights under leases; conditions in leases for protection of diverse interests in operation of mines, wells, etc.; State laws not impaired

§ 187a - Oil or gas leases; partial assignments

§ 187b - Oil or gas leases; written relinquishment of rights; release of obligations

§ 188 - Failure to comply with provisions of lease

§ 188a - Surrender of leases

§ 189 - Rules and regulations; boundary lines; State rights unaffected; taxation

§ 190 - Oath; requirement; form; blanks

§ 191 - Disposition of moneys received

§ 191a - Late payment charges under Federal mineral leases

§ 191b - Collection of unpaid and underpaid royalties and late payment interest owed by lessees

§ 192 - Payment of royalties in oil or gas; sale of such oil or gas

§ 192a - Cancellation or modification of contracts

§ 192b - Application to contracts

§ 192c - Rules and regulations governing issuance of certain leases; disposition of receipts

§ 193 - Disposition of deposits of coal, and so forth

§ 193a - Preference right of United States to purchase coal for Army and Navy; price for coal; civil actions; jurisdiction

§ 194 - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–554, § 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 644

§ 195 - Enforcement

§ 196 - Cooperative agreements; delegation of authority

§ 301 - Authorization for lease of oil and gas deposits; by and to whom leased

§ 302 - Assignment of lease; subletting

§ 303 - Conditions precedent to award of lease; preferred class; bidding

§ 304 - Provisions authorized in lease

§ 305 - Royalties under lease

§ 306 - Rules and regulations

§ 351 - Definitions

§ 352 - Deposits subject to lease; consent of department heads; lands excluded

§ 353 - Sale of lands unaffected; reservation of mineral rights; sale subject to prior lease; naval petroleum reserves unaffected

§ 354 - Lease of partial or future interests in deposits

§ 355 - Disposition of receipts

§ 356 - Furnishing description of lands and title documents; recordation of documents; authenticated copies

§ 357 - State or local government rights; taxation

§ 358 - Rights under prior leases; priority of pending applications; exchange of leases

§ 359 - Rules and regulations

§ 601 - Rules and regulations governing disposal of materials; payment; removal without charge; lands excluded

§ 602 - Bidding; advertising and other notice; conditions for negotiation of contract

§ 603 - Disposition of moneys from disposal of materials

§ 604 - Disposal of sand, peat moss, etc., in Alaska; contracts

U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS
Statutes at Large