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Georgetown Law Library

Energy Law Research Guide

This guide is intended as a starting point for research on energy law, especially the transportation, distribution, and sale of energy and energy-related natural resources in interstate commerce. Both primary and secondary materials in print and electroni

Interior Board of Land Appeals

Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA)
The IBLA decides "appeals from bureau decisions relating to the use and disposition of public lands and their resources, mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf, and the conduct of surface coal mining operations under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act." Regulations regarding the IBLA are published in title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Sources of IBLA regulations and decisions include:


Code of Federal Regulations (1938-), KF70 .A3.

Free Web

CFR on FDsys (1996 -; no more up-to-date than the print, but provides historical regulations when needed).

e-CFR (current regulations only).

Federal Register on FDsys (1994 -; proposed and final rule notices; preambles).

IBLA decisions: searchable database from Office of Hearings and Appeals (1970 -).

IBLA Manual

Interior Board of Land Appeals & Department of Interior Decisions

Bloomberg Law

Code of Federal Regulations - Title 43

Federal Register


Code of Federal Regulations - Title 43

Federal Register

Materials from the Dept. of Interior