Records are maintained on individuals and businesses that are authorized to graze livestock on lands administered by the BLM, applicants for grazing authorizations, base property owners, and lien holders that have notified BLM. Only records reflecting personal information of individuals (i.e. citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence) are subject to the Privacy Act. This system contains records which are not subject to the Privacy Act.
The publicly accessible Web site makes a number of reports available to the public. The reports are generated from the information in RAS. The BLM will provide personal and corporate names and addresses of grazing permittees on the publicly accessible Web site. Telephone numbers of individuals with a grazing authorization will not be made available on the publicly accessible Web site. Any personal financial information also will not be made available on the publicly accessible Web site. After the system amendment is published in the Federal Register, BLM will notify permittees of a 60 day opportunity to provide an alternate mailing address before providing access to names and addresses of individuals through the RAS public Web site.
Disclosures outside the DOI may be made without the consent of the grazing permittee to whom the record pertains under the routine uses listed below:
Records are indexed and associated by grazing permittee and grazing authorization number, operator, allotment number, range improvement number, or location.
Electronic records are covered by the BLM Record Schedule 20, Item 42 and the NARA guidance on permanent and temporary records disposition.