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Citation Label: UT27
Publication Name: Vernal Field Office: Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan
Publication Type: Land Use Plan / NEPA Document
Section Name: Appendix K. Surface Stipulations Applicable to All Surface Disturbing Activities
Author Name: Bureau of Land Management
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Publication Year: 2008
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External Link:

http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ut/vernal_fo/planning/rod_approved_rmp/rod_appendices.Par.98663.File.dat/K_Stips.pdf

Local Source File: UT27-VernalAppK_Stips.pdf
Annotation: The main document provides guidance for the management of over 1.7 million acres of public land and 3.9 million acres of Federal mineral estate administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah, and a small portion of Grand Counties in Northeast Utah. "This appendix lists surface stipulations referred to throughout the Approved RMP. Surface stipulations will be appended, where applicable, to land use authorizations, permits, and leases issued on BLM administered lands." (page K-1)
Required vs.
Recommended:
Required - Industry is required to follow oil and gas stipulations attached to a particular lease. "Three surface stipulations could be applied to land use authorizations: (1) controlled surface use (CSU) (2) no surface occupancy (NSO) (3) timing limitation (TL)."; "Surface stipulations could be excepted, modified, or waived by the authorized officer." (page K-1)
Ownership: Federal - "Surface stipulations will be appended, where applicable, to land use authorizations, permits, and leases issued on BLM administered lands" (page 1)

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