The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on the federal coal program in advance of the BLM’s intended review of that program. The Department of the Interior (DOI) also intends to conduct government-to-government consultation with affected Indian tribes about the federal coal leasing program and to consider the potential environmental, social, and cultural impacts of the coal program on Indigenous communities and their lands during this review.

The BLM invited interested agencies, states, American Indian tribes, local governments, industry, organizations, and members of the public to submit comments or suggestions to assist in identifying significant issues that the BLM should consider in its review of the program.