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Improve Processing of Drilling Applications

Photo of Brian Steed Goal Leader: Brian Steed, Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management

Deputy Goal Leader: Mike Nedd, Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals, and Realty Management

Goal Statement: Extracting oil and gas resources on public lands improves our energy security, drives economic growth, and provides revenues collected on behalf of the American public. By September 30, 2019, the Bureau of Land Management will eliminate its backlog of fluid mineral Applications for Permits to Drill (APDs) that have been pending for 3 years or more.

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