The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced that its permitting processes will be completely online, in an effort to streamline operations and increase efficiency. This includes Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs) and Notices of Staking. The BLM has been working toward this goal of 100% online permitting gradually, and full implementation is now in effect.
"The current average processing time for permits is 220 days; the BLM estimates that with the new rule, 90 percent of permits will be processed within 115 days. In addition, the new system increases transparency by allowing operators to see where their application is in the approval process," reads the press release from the BLM.
For more information, see the full news release from the Bureau of Land Management.
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