Interior Sec. Zinke Signs Order To Streamline Federal Onshore O&G Lease Permit Process
As of January 31, 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had 2,802 Applications for Permit to Drill (APD) pending, and despite the fact that statute requires that the DOI  and the BLM process APD reviews within 30 days, the average time to process an APD in FY16 was 257 days.

The five BLM field offices with the highest number of pending APDs are listed below which account for 2,060 or approximately 74 percent of the total pending APDs.


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