BLM Idaho Mining and Minerals
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MINING CLAIM AND SITE FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR 2022 ASSESSMENT YEAR
If you own unpatented mine claims or sites on Federal lands, your annual sustenance tip payments or maintenance fee release documentation, Form 3830-2, ( release ) are due on or before September 1, 2021, in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho State Office. failure to timely pay the tip or file the release in the proper BLM office, will subject your claims or sites to forfeiture by process of law .
Maintenance Fees: The care fees for a lode claim, mill site or burrow site are $ 165 per title or locate. The fee for placer claims is $ 165 for each 20 acres of the claim or parcel thereof. For exemplify, if a placer title contains 70 acres, you must pay $ 660 for the sustenance fee ( $ 165 for each 20 acres + $ 165 for 10 acres ).
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Waiver Requirements: You may file the release if you and all relate parties own 10 or fewer claims or sites nationwide on September 1, 2021. Form 3830-2 must be used and must contain original signatures of each owner and include their current mailing address. If an agent signs the release on your behalf, you must have a current notarized appellation that the agent is authorized to sign on your behalf. This appointment should be submitted with your release if not already on file with the BLM, or if the one on charge with the BLM is over 5 years erstwhile. There is no processing tip when filing the release. Faxed or emailed waivers are not acceptable and will be returned unrecorded.
Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) Document Filings: If you filed a release for the 2021 assessment class, you must besides file the following on or before December 30, 2021, to complete that file :
- For placer or lode claims, an affidavit of assessment work (proof of labor) attesting that you performed at least $100 worth of labor to make improvements on each of your claims, during the 2021 assessment year, along with a $15 processing fee for each claim; or
- For mill sites and tunnel sites, a notice of intent to hold, along with a $15 processing fee for each site.
Forms can be found on-line at http://www.blm.gov/noc/st/en/business/eForms.html. It is highly commend that your proof of labor or notification of purpose to hold, along with your process fee, be submitted at the lapp time your release is filed .
Please make sure you submit the correct amount of processing fees with these documents.
- Mail in all required paperwork and payments to the Idaho State Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise ID 83709. All mail must be postmarked by September 1, 2021.
- Visit the Idaho State Office Public Room to submit paperwork and/or payments on or before September 1, 2021 at Idaho State Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise ID 83709.
- Pay online using the new Mineral and Land Records System (MLRS). Visit https://mlrs.blm.gov/s/ for instructions on how to set up an account and how to make a payment. Documents requiring original signatures can either be mailed in or dropped at the Idaho Public Room.
The BLM administers approximately 36.5 million subsurface acres in Idaho, along with mine claim records and mineral leases for lands managed by early Federal agencies .
Phosphorus is an important industrial commodity and an essential food for all biography, including agricultural crops. Phosphate mine and processing put up $ 2 billion in value-added products to the U.S. economy and directly hire over 1200 people in high-paying jobs. Phosphates are used in an range of products, from baked goods and personal wish products to fertilizers, textiles and electronics, among others .
Phosphate mining has been an significant industry in southeast Idaho since the early 1900s. today, southeast Idaho ‘s open-pit phosphate mines supply about 22 % of the nation ‘s and 4 % of the populace ‘s phosphate. The BLM Pocatello Field Office is situated at the heart of the western Phosphate Field – the largest remaining phosphate deposition in the U.S. – and administers the Bureau ‘s largest and most complex non-energy leasable minerals program. The BLM oversees 86 active phosphate leases in easterly Idaho on a full of 44,000 acres. In 2017, Idaho produced 6 million tons of ore. In 2018, direct contribution to undertaking income from non-metallic mine in Idaho totaled $ 282 million .
There are three active voice, boastfully open-pit phosphate mines in the Pocatello Field Office that operate on BLM-administered federal mineral leases :
|Rasmussen Valley||Itafos||P, F, S, B|
|Blackfoot Bridge||Bayer||P, B|
|Smoky Canyon||J.R. Simplot Co.||F|
*B=Bureau of Land Management, F=Forest Service, S=State of Idaho, P=Private
The ore produced from these mines feeds industrial plants in Pocatello and Soda Springs that produce phosphate fertilizer and elemental morning star .
The BLM ‘s Pocatello Field Office is presently processing four newfangled mine plan applications, including cooking of respective environmental affect statements for the Dairy Syncline, Husky/North Dry Ridge, East Smoky Panel ( expansion ) and Caldwell Canyon mines. These proposed mines would replace the presently operating mines when ore is depleted .
In Idaho, all mining claim placement notices are submitted to the Idaho State Office. Fees are accepted through the BLM ‘s Payment Portal ( preferred ), mail or telephone .
In Idaho, BLM administers 115 community pits and provides 264 release use permits to county and state government for a wide variety show of landscape rock, gravel and sand. For more information or to purchase a let, please contact your local BLM position. BLM staff can answer your questions and choose rock candy that best meets your needs .