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Special Use Permit (BLM)

Responsible Agency: 
DOC
Sector: 
Renewable Energy
Description: 
Special Use Permit (no form). In split estate where BLM is the surface management (the mineral estate was not reserved to the Federal government), a special use permit, usually, a rights of way (ROW) is required to occupy the surface. The drilling permit will be approved by the appropriate State agency.
Activity/Trigger: 
Split estates where BLM is the surface managing agency but does not own the subsurface mineral resource (the mineral estate was not reserved to the Federal government)
Statute or Regulations: 
Geothermal Steam Act (30 USC 1001 et seq.); Federal Land Policy Management Act (43 USC 1701 et seq.); Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58)
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