Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Cooperative Inspection Agreements with States and Tribes
OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Oil and Gas Royalty Act of 1982, Public Law 97-451, Title II, Section
202, 30 U.S.C 1732.
provide for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enter into cooperative
agreements with Tribes so that authorized Tribal inspectors can
carry out inspection activities on Indian oil and gas leases within
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
to be used only for costs directly required to carry out the agreed
upon activities as described in the signed agreement.
Eligibility: Indian tribes with producing tribal
oil and gas leases for which the Federal government has trust responsibility.
States may enter into a cooperative agreement for inspection of
tribal oil and gas leases with the permission of the Tribe.
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: Indian tribes with producing
tribal oil and gas leases for which the Federal government has
trust responsibility. States that have tribal permission to enter
into cooperative agreements to conduct inspections on tribal oil
and gas leases.
None. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular
No. A-87 for State and local governments.
Coordination: States or Tribes may request oil
and gas inspection information necessary to prepare a proposal.
The standard application form as furnished by the Federal agency
and required by 43 CFR, Subpart C, must be used for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: Completed SF 424, Application for
Federal Assistance; 424A, Budget Information - NonConstruction
Programs; and 424B, Assurances - Nonconstruction Programs and
proposal must be submitted to the appropriate BLM State Director.
The proposal must include a description of the type and extent
of inspection activities proposed under the agreement, the number
of proposed inspectors, the proposed period or time the agreement
will be in effect; and the name, address and telephone number
of the State or Tribal contact.
Procedure: Within 30 days of receipt of the
proposal BLM will determine if the application is complete. If
the application is acceptable, a start date will be given for
negotiating the agreement. Negotiations will be carried out by
the appropriate Field Office of the BLM.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Within 30 days
the District or Resource Area Office will notify the State or
Tribe if the application is complete and acceptable.
Agreements may be renewed with the consent of the BLM and the
State or Tribe.
and Matching Requirements: As provided in 43
CFR 3190.2-2, funding will be up to 100 percent of allowable cost.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Funding shall
be at least quarterly, upon submission of invoice or request for
As specified in the agreement.
For awards made under this program, grantees are responsible for
obtaining audits in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendments
of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.), and OMB Circular A-133, Audits
of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. In
accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised,
June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-profit
Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance
of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program- specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities
that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt
from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted
in Circular No. A-133.
All records are to be maintained for a period of 6 years or as
specified in the agreement.
(Grants) FY 01 $421,008; FY 02 est $405,000; and FY 03 est $420,000.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
Past partnership projects have ranged from $346,000 to $402,600. Average amount is $244,650 or less.
To date, Tribal Oil and Gas Inspectors conducted 655 Inspections
resulting in 394 violations being detected.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
43 CFR 3190; 43 CFR 3192.
or Local Office: See Catalog Appendix IV for
list of BLM offices.
Office: Assistant Director, Resource Use &
Protection (300), Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Telephone: (202) 208-4201.
Web Site Address:
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
To date there are four funded inspection agreements with Tribes.
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Availability of funding and inspection workload.