Accession Number : ADA291186

Title :   Grazing Fees: BLM's Allocation of Revenues to Montana Appears Accurate.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA291186

Report Date : 11 MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This report responds to requests to review payments made to the state of Montana from grazing fees collected by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on certain federal lands within the state. The concern was that the state and its counties may not be receiving their full share. The correctness of BLM's payments depends primarily on two factors. The two factors are properly classifying grazing lands into one of three categories that determine the specific percentage of receipts to be paid to the state and its counties and ensuring that the system for collecting and distributing the fee receipts produces complete and accurate results. Accordingly examined were the procedures used by BLM to classify federal grazing lands for fee distribution purposes and the system that BLM uses for collecting and distributing fee revenues. We also reviewed BLM's response to several related concerns raised by state and county officials in Montana. -BKA

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *COST ANALYSIS, *LAND USE, *GRAZING, PAYLOAD, FLOW CHARTING, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, MONTANA, LIVESTOCK.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE