Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management: Oil Shale Management--General
GAO-09-214R: Dec 2, 2008
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) new rule on general oil-shale management. GAO found that (1) the final rule sets out the policies and procedures for the implementation of a commercial leasing program for the management of federally-owned oil shale and associated minerals located on federal lands, implements section 15927 of title 42, United Sates Code, and provides for these leases to incorporate the standard components of a BLM mineral leasing program, including work requirements and milestones to ensure diligent development of leases and other standard components; and (2) BLM complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.