A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
In accordance with 41 CFR 102-74,405 and 310 DM 13, the use of alcoholic beverages in DOI occupied or controlled facilities is allowed only if a prior written exemption by the Secretary or his/her designee has been granted. The Director of the Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS) or his/her designee is the authorizing official for the Main and South Interior Buildings (MIB/SIB) in Washington, DC. The authorizing official in other locations is the respective Bureau/Office head or his/her designee.
Submitting a Request for MIB/SIB:
An alcohol waiver approval form (Authorization to Serve Alcoholic Beverages in the MIB/SIB Complex) must be completed and sent to the Administrative Services Division, Conference and Special Events Office, for processing. Completed request forms may be sent via inter-office mail to Mail Stop-1420; email; or fax to the individuals listed below. Please note that prior written approval is required and a copy of the approved waiver is needed by the requesting bureau or office official to bring alcohol into the MIB/SIB Buildings.