Non-Sale Disposals of Mineral Material
To permit free use of certain mineral material from federally owned lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management by governmental units and nonprofit organizations.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Land Management, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
H - Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods
Fiscal Year 2016
This information will be available in 2017 in the Public Lands Statistics Publication for FY2016, which can be found in most public libraries. Free Use Permits are being issued to States and local governments and non-profit organizations and corporations for sand and gravel, stone, soil, clay, and pumice. This information will be available in 2017 in the Public Lands Statistics Publication for FY2016, which can be found in most public libraries. Free Use Permits are being issued to States and local governments and non-profit organizations and corporations for sand and gravel, stone, soil, clay, and pumice.Fiscal Year 2017
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2018
This information will be available in 2019 in the Public Lands Statistics Publication for FY2018, which can be found in most public libraries. Free Use Permits are being issued to State and local governments and non-profit organizations and corporations for sand and gravel, stone. soil, clay, and pumiceFiscal Year 2019
No Current Data AvailableFiscal Year 2020
No Current Data Available
Minerals Act of 1947 U.S.C. 30 601-604, 611
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Any Federal or State agency, unit, or subdivision, including municipalities, where material will be used for public project; or any nonprofit association or corporation. A free use permit will not be issued upon the determination that the applicant owns or control an adequate supply of suitable mineral materials that are readily available and can be mined in a manner which is economically and environmentally acceptable. Mineral material obtained under a free use permit may not be bartered or sold.
Federal or State agencies, units, or subdivisions, including municipalities, where material will be used for public project; or any nonprofit association or corporation.
Evidence of eligibility, i.e., nonprofit status, delegation of authority for signing official to take such action, surety bond, etc. 2 CFR, Part 200, Subpart E Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. This program may require submission of a performance bond. An environmental analysis is required for this permit.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Submit application on Form 3604-1a to identify eligibility and needs for materials to the proper Bureau of Land Management office. If eligible, BLM may require additional supporting information about the proposed operations. If the application is approved, BLM will issue Form 3604-1b Mineral Material Free Use Permit.
If mineral material is available, applicant is qualified and application does not conflict with other management practices or uses, application is approved and one copy of the executed form is returned to the applicant. Environmental analysis is accomplished and environmental impact statement is prepared if necessary.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The term of the permit varies but will not exceed 10 years to any Federal or State agency, unit, or subdivision, including municipalities. Permits to nonprofit organizations are not to exceed 1 year.
Appeals may be made to the Board of Land Appeals, Office of Hearings and Appeals as specified in 43 CFR Part 4 et seq.
Any free use permits may be extended for a single additional period not to exceed 1 year.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Free use permits are granted to governmental units without regard to number of permits or value of mineral material provided the mineral material is for use on a public project. Permits are granted to nonprofit organizations for mineral material not to exceed 5000 cubic yards during any period of twelve consecutive months. All free-use mineral material must be extracted in accordance with approved conservation practices, terms, and conditions that provide for protection of environment and rehabilitation of any damage caused by mineral material extraction. Permittees must not barter or sell mineral materials, or remove mineral materials before BLM issues a permit or after the permit expires. BLM may incorporate other conditions and restrictions into the free use permit.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance monitoring is conducted by the BLM.
Production documentation must be available if requested to confirm production.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses.
Bureau of Land Management, Solid Minerals Division (WO-320), 1849 C St., N.W., Room 2134 LM,
Washington, DC 20240 USA
(Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods) FY 18$14,391,000.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$14,391,000.00; FY 16$6,071,882.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
43 CFR 3620 and 43 CFR Part 4.
Examples of Funded Projects