43 CFR 3835.15 - If I qualify as a small miner, how do I apply for a waiver if I paid the maintenance fee in the last assessment year?
You must submit a waiver request complying with § 3835.10 before the assessment year begins for which you wish to obtain a waiver. In addition, you must -
(b) Perform your assessment work in the assessment year for which BLM waived the maintenance fee; and
(c) Make a FLPMA filing in the form of an affidavit of assessment work under §§ 3835.31 and 3835.33 of this part on or before the December 30th immediately following the close of the assessment year in which you performed assessment work.