3503.10 Are all Federal lands available for leasing under this part§ 3503.10 Are all Federal lands available for leasing under this part?
No. The Secretary of the Interior may not lease lands on any of the following Federal areas:
(a) Land recommended for wilderness allocation by the surface managing agency;
(b) Lands within BLM wilderness study areas;
(c) Lands designated by Congress as wilderness areas; and
(d) Lands within areas allocated for wilderness or further planning in Executive Communication 1504, Ninety-Sixth Congress (House Document Number 96-119), unless such lands are allocated to uses other than wilderness by a land and resource management plan or have been released to uses other than wilderness by an act of Congress.