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Peter Vahry
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« on: October 02, 2013, 04:34:33 am »



September 27, 2013
The BLM is the Nation’s largest land management agency and has responsibility for managing
245 million surface acres, primarily in 11 Western States, including Alaska, and 700 million
acres of Federal onshore mineral estate, as well as the responsibility for mineral operations and
cadastral surveys on 56 million acres of Indian trust lands. The BLM is entrusted with managing
13% of the United States land mass and more than 40% of all federally-managed lands. These
lands encompass a broad range of habitats, including desert, grassland, sage-steppe, forest, high-
mountain, and arctic tundra. BLM managements benefits conservation and traditional land
users, while contributing to the vitality of State and local economies and delivering benefits to all
Americans through outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy
production. In the event that Congress is unable to enact appropriations for FY 2014 or a
continuing resolution, most activities of the BLM will be halted.
Services and Programs that would remain operational
Law Enforcement and Emergency Response to ensure safety of human life and protection of
property across the states
Inspection and Enforcement of Existing Oil and Gas, Goal, and other Mineral Activities
Alaska Pipeline Operations
Rights of Way and Construction
Management of wild horse and burro holding facilities to include animal caretaking
Helium operations
Services and programs that will cease
Recreation areas, including campgrounds, visitor center and concessions
Businesses operated by outfitters with BLM
issued permits will not be able to operate on
managed public lands that are closed
Some roads
emergency Abandoned Mine Land and hazmat mitigation
Processing of Applications for Permits to drill for oil and gas
Processing of lease sales, permits and other non
emergency authorizations of onshore oil and
gas, coal and other minerals Permits and approvals for renewable energy and other rights of
way issuances
Endangered Species Act and cultural clearances
Range management restoration
Wild horse and burro adoptions
Sand and gravel permits
Timber sales
Work on resource management plans, including those driven by court deadlines
Monitoring of grazing allotments
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