BLM, Forest Service propose permit-process changes

08/15/2005
Two US agencies regulating onshore oil and gas activities on federal land proposed changes that they said would improve drilling-permit application processing while protecting private surface owners and public lands.The Department of the Interior ’s Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service, which is part of the Department of the Agriculture, said the proposed changes would update and revise regulations in a document known as Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 1.“The proposed onshore order establishes common procedures for obtaining drilling permits from either the Forest Service or the BLM,” Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth said. He said it was part of efforts by...
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