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).
The Office of Facilities and Administrative Services is pleased to present your 2015 drinking water quality testing results for the Main Interior Building (MIB) and South Interior Building (SIB). On May 18, 2015, an independent laboratory, sampled potable water sources testing for lead, copper, total chlorine and total coliforms. Test results from all water samples were negative or well below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits for drinking water quality and no system adjustments are necessary. Additional testing of the drinking water system for the MIB and SIB will continue annually.
The Branch of Building Operations is responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and care of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building and the South Interior Building (Interior Complex). The standard services that are provided to occupants include:
Daily operation of the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on each government workday.
Repair and maintenance of the building equipment and component systems
The costs for these services are included in the rent payments made by each occupant organization. With the exception of the recycling program which was a Department initiative that started in the Interior Complex in 1988, the Branch of Building Operations is responsible for providing the above services as outlined in the Delegation of Authority Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Interior and the General Services Administration.
Building Maintenance and Repairs:
Your comfort is important to us. We know you cannot do your best work if you are distracted by environmental conditions in your office. Our policy is to maintain office temperatures between 72° - 74° Fahrenheit. If the conditions in your office are outside these parameters, contact the Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS) service desk on 208-2222 that we may make any needed repairs or adjustments. Our goal is to respond to each request within one business day.
The Branch of Building Operations is responsible for providing a full range of custodial services for the occupants of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building and South Interior Building. The cost for this service is included in the rent paid by your bureau or office.
You may contact us through the administrative contact for your bureau or office, the OFAS service desk on (202) 208-2222, or one of the individuals below: