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Secretary Zinke Announces PILT Payments

Montana Counties Receive $40 Million
Posted Date: 
June 27, 2018
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Communications Director, Montana Association of Counties

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke met with local officials, including County Commissioners, Billings Mayor and City Council Members, and Representation from Montana’s Congressional Offices, on June 27th in Billings to present Montana counties with a large check for $40,073,049 in PILT (payment in lieu of taxes).

Secretary Zinke Announces PILT Payments

Montana Counties Receive $40 Million
Posted Date: 
June 27, 2018
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Communications Director, Montana Association of Counties

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke met with local officials, including County Commissioners, Billings Mayor and City Council Members, and Representation from Montana’s Congressional Offices, on June 27th in Billings to present Montana counties with a large check for $40,073,049 in PILT (payment in lieu of taxes).

Secretary Zinke to Visit with Local Officials in Billings

Payment in Lieu of Taxes to be Discussed
Posted Date: 
June 21, 2018
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Communications Director, Montana Association of Counties

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will be meeting with local Montana officials on June 27th to talk about the payment in lieu of taxes program (PILT).  The group, which will include Montana County Commissioners, Billings Mayor and City Council Members, and Representation from Montana’s Congressional Offices, will convene at 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. in room 3108 of the Stillwater Building in downtown Billings (316 N. 26th Street).  “We are honored to host Montana’s first cabinet member, Secretary Zinke, and look forward to the discussion,” said Yellowstone County Commissioner, John Ostlund.

BLM's West-wide Wind Mapping Project Documents Posted & Comments Requested

Posted Date: 
October 2, 2014
Contact: 
Eddie Arreola, Supervisory Project-Manager, Bureau of Land Management; Jayme Lopez, Program Lead, National Renewable Energy Coordination Office

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the process of evaluating wind energy development potential and resource conflicts for development on public lands across 11 western states, excluding Alaska.  The West-wide Wind Mapping Project is a collaborative effort between the BLM and the DOE Argonne National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory to generate maps and geospatial data reflecting wind energy resources on the public lands and identify existing land use exclusions and other potential sensitive resources that may affect wind energy development opportunities.  A stakeholder outreach meeting was held in Denver, Colorado on September 16, 2014 to provide an opportunity for input on this effort.

Secretary Jewell Announces $436.9 Million in PILT Payments to Support Vital Services in Rural Communities

Posted Date: 
June 18, 2014
Contact: 
U.S. Department of the Interior

WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to rural communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that about 1,900 local governments around the country are receiving a total of $436.9 million under the 2014 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. 

Nominations Open for Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

Posted Date: 
July 3, 2013
Contact: 
Tom Gorey, Senior Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management is requesting public nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.  Nominations are for a term of three years and are needed to represent the following categories of interest: wild horse and burro research, natural resource management, and public interest (with special knowledge of equine behavior).

Interior Announces Nearly $400 Million in PILT Payments to Rural Communities for Police, Fire and Schools

Posted Date: 
June 13, 2013
Contact: 
Jessica Kershaw, Department of Interior

Payments to Montana Counties  |  Full List of Funding by State

WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that about 1,900 local governments around the Nation are receiving a total of $399.8 million under the 2013 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

Secretary Salazar Announces Record $393 Million in ‘PILT’ for Police, Fire, and Schools in Rural Communities

Posted Date: 
June 14, 2012
Contact: 
Blake Androff, U.S. Department of Interior

WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to rural communities, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that more than 1,850 local governments around the Nation are receiving a record total of $393 million under the 2012 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Being distributed today, the payments are the largest amount ever allocated under the PILT program to compensate counties and local governments for non-taxable Federal land in their jurisdictions.

Comment Period for Greater Sage-Grouse Scoping Extended by BLM and Forest Service

Posted Date: 
February 7, 2012
Contact: 
Mitch Snow, Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are seeking public comment on issues that should be addressed in Environmental Impact Statements (EIS’s) and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements (SEIS’s) that will evaluate and provide greater sage-grouse conservation measures in land use plans in 10 Western states.   To address requests for additional time to provide comment, the two agencies have extended the public scoping period an additional 45 days and will continue to accept scoping comments through March 23, 2012.

Office of Surface Mining, Bureau of Land Management Schedule Meetings with Stakeholders on Proposed Consolidation

Posted Date: 
January 6, 2012
Contact: 
Adam Fetcher, DOI; Christopher Holmes, OSM; Jeff Krauss, BLM

WASHINGTON -- The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a series of meetings around the country soliciting input on the proposed consolidation of OSM within BLM.