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 requirements for SAM (System of Award Management) registration have changed. You are only required to register in SAM if you enter into a contractual agreement with the Federal Government. PILT payment recipients (vendors) are NOT REQUIRED to register in SAM even though electronic payment is the most cost-effective, convenient method of payment.
If you are registered in SAM and have no updates to your banking information, you do not need to do anything else to receive your 2013 PILT payment.
If you are registered in SAM and have updates to your banking information, you need to visit the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM to make changes and it will interface to our financial system so that you can receive your 2013 PILT payment.
If you are not registered in SAM to receive electronic payments and you receive a check each year, we encourage you to register in SAM. If you wish to continue receiving a check, and your banking information has changed, you can fill out and submit a vendor update form to OSPayments_IBCDENVER@ibc.doi.gov with “Vendor Update” in the subject line. This form can be obtained from Debbie Sanrah or Lisa Gonzales at the addresses at the bottom of this update. If you wish to continue receiving a check, and your banking information is the same, you do not need to do anything else to receive your 2013 PILT payment.
If you are a new vendor (county, town, or other unit of local government), you can register in SAM or fill out and submit a vendor update form to OSPayments_IBCDENVER@ibc.doi.gov with “Vendor Update” in the subject line. This form can be obtained from Debbie Sanrah or Lisa Gonzales at the addresses at the bottom of this update.
Should you have any questions or you need to request a form, please contact Lisa Gonzales at (303) 969-5142 and firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any general questions on the PILT program, please contact Ryan D. Brown at 202-208-3078 and email@example.com.
FY 2012 Updates
In July 2012, SAM will be the primary supplier database for the U.S. Federal government. SAM collects data from suppliers, validates and stores this data, and disseminates it to various government acquisition agencies. Due to the conversion to a new Financial System (FBMS), the mandates require a valid registration in SAM.
The banking information and mailing address contained in SAM now interfaces with the Financial System from which PILT payments are issued. It is mandatory that all payment recipients (ACH or Check) register in SAM. When your county is registered with SAM, you must be sure that your banking information in SAM is current for ACH payments and the mailing address in SAM is correct if a check payment is received. If the information is not current it must be updated immediately.
In the past you have been instructed to contact NBC Denver to make banking information changes. However, since SAM now interfaces nightly with our payment system any manual banking changes that we make to our system for SAM registered counties will be overridden to match the information in SAM. When your county is registered with SAM, it is imperative that you update your banking information and your mailing address in SAM even if you have submitted changes to Denver. After this transition, PILT ACH or Check payments will be issued exclusively from the information that resides in SAM.
At this time we are requesting that you complete the SAM registration to include your DUNS (Duns and Bradstreet) number in order to continue to receive disbursements from the respective offices within the Department of the Interior.
If you have questions concerning receipt of payment please contact: Lisa Gonzales Fiscal Service Specialist DOI National Business Center-Denver Accounting Operation Services Division (303) 969-5142 303-969-7281 fax