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Administrative Appeal

All final decisions issued by the BLM authorized officer in connection to the authorization of a right-of-way (ROW) grant or lease for solar energy projects can be appealed to the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) under 43 CFR Part 4 and 43 CFR 2801.10. ROW authorizations are issued as full force and effect decisions (43 CFR 2801.10(b)) and will remain effective during any appeal period. Final decisions issued by the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, or Assistant Secretary will not be subject to administrative appeals to the IBLA.