Indian Energy Service Center Referrals
If you have an idea for a new project or a request for assistance for the IESC, agency employees may submit new projects for consideration through their leadership.
How to Request Assistance
Use the Request for Indian Energy Service Center (IESC) Assistance digital form to nominate a project.
Project submissions should include:
- Contact information for the project.
- Brief description of the technical support needed and reasons for the need.
- Estimate of the timeframes associated with the workload.
- Potential critical deadlines.
- Risk posed to DOI if the work is not completed.
After completing the digital form, email any supporting documents to IESCRequests@bia.gov.
All projects submitted will be ranked based on the above criteria. Due to staffing limitations, we may not be able to select all projects. We will keep you apprised of the status of your request.
The IESC provides a suite of support services to Department of the Interior agencies to expedite leasing, permitting, developing, and reporting for energy, mineral, and renewable development on Indian Trust lands.
It provides these services to:
- Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agencies and regional offices
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field offices and state offices
- Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA) fiduciary trust officers and regional trust administrators
- The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR)
- Offices and bureaus within the Department
IESC responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Serving as a processing center to expedite certain nationwide Trust functions and provide support to an office.
- Formulating and developing consistent policy, rules, regulations, and business processes.
- Contracting for direct services in support of Indian energy and mineral development.
- Addressing backlogs restricting the timely development of energy and mineral resources.
- Encouraging coordination and resource sharing between Interior Bureaus and Offices, as well as other federal agencies.
- Conducting Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) training of Interior and Tribal employees having a role in Indian oil and gas programs.
- Reconciling data between the Bureau systems during performance of work tasks.