Thermal – 11 V. Appendices C. Interagency Agreemen

Report of the Sec. of the Interior under Sec. 7 of Public Law 100-443 on the Presence or Absence of Significant Thermal Features Within Crater Lake National Park, 1992

V. Appendices


C. Interagency Agreement Among the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Forest Service for implementing
Section 115 of the FY’87 Appropriations Act dated December 9, 1987.

Interagency Agreement Between

the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service,

the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Forest Service

for Implementing the Department of the Interior

and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 1987

in Regard to Geothermal Leasing

I. Purpose

The purpose of this Interagency Agreement (IA) is to establish the procedures to be used for ensuring compliance with Section 115 of the General Provisions of the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 1987.

II. Responsibilities

The principal officials responsible for implementation of this IA will be the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) State Directors, the National Park Service (NPS) Regional Directors, the U.S. Forest Service (FS) Regional Foresters, if National Forest System (NFS) lands are involved, and representatives of the U.S. Geological Survey (GS) for scientific information and advice as needed.

III. Procedures

A. Within 30 working days from the effective date of this Agreement, the NPS principal officials will identify for the BLM principal officials those areas within which NPS wishes to review geothermal leasing proposals on a case-by-case basis. For areas so identified, the procedures in this IA will be followed. For leasing proposals outside such areas, BLH will ensure compliance with section 115 and if connections between these areas and listed thermal features or potential impacts on listed features are identified, will notify the principal officials of the agencies party to this IA.

B. Within 10 working days of opening a geothermal lease application or at such time as BLM decides to hold a competitive lease sale, BLM will complete a checklist analysis (see Attachment 1). If the checklist indicates potential for a geologic/hydrologic connection between the proposed leasing area and a significant thermal feature that has been identified in accordance with section 115, the procedures established in section III.C. of this IA will be followed. If the checklist does not indicate a potential connection, the procedures will be as follows:

1. Within 10 working days, BLM will forward a copy of the checklist to NPS for review and concurrence.