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Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA)

Legislation establishing public land policy and establishing guidelines for the administration, management, protection, development, and enhancement of public lands. Regulations under FLPMA (43 USC 1701 et seq.) established the procedures the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) follows in managing public lands. Elements of FLPMA that could apply to energy development activities are the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (43 USC 2301 et seq.) and the Federal Land Exchange Facilitation Act (43 USC 1716), which address land sales, disposals, and exchanges. The full suite of regulations promulgated by the BLM is available at 43 CFR 1600-9260. Although FLPMA addresses the management of public lands, not tribal lands, the BLM must comply with FLPMA regulations when it is involved in reviewing and approving energy development activities on tribal lands.

Regulations Applicable to Energy Development

Elements of the FLPMA regulations may be applicable to energy development activities on tribal land if the BLM is involved in review and approval of the activities.

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This statute may apply to the following energy resources:
Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Coal, Geothermal, Low-Head Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, Transmission, Wind
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