In the Salt Lake Tribune yesterday:
[T]he order, which goes into effect May 7, changes how the agency tracks applications to drill, known as APDs.
BLM must have visited the proposed drilling site with the energy developer and other federal agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service and the federal Fish and Wildlife Service, if necessary. After that visit, the BLM can start work under the National Environmental Policy Act to ensure wildlife, water and cultural protections are enforced without unrealistic deadline pressure.
The order also deals with split estates... land owners will be allowed to participate in onsite inspection meetings, and drillers may be required to put up larger bonds than previously required to rectify damage caused by drilling or impoundment of by-product saline water.