Administrative Rules


Pursuant to N.D.C.C. § 28-32-01(2)(y), the Board of University and School Lands (Board) is subject to administrative rules but is exempt from the adjudicative proceeding requirements and procedures under N.D.C.C. §§ 28-32-21 through 28-32-51.

The Board’s Administrative Rules concerning General Administration, Energy Infrastructure and Impact Grants, and Unclaimed Property can be found in Title 85 of the North Dakota Administrative Code.

When adoption, amendment, or repeal of any Administrative Rules of the Board of University and School Lands entered pursuant to N.D.C.C. ch. 28-32 is proposed, the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands (Department) shall provide all interested persons with a reasonable opportunity to submit data, views, or arguments, orally or in writing, concerning the proposed rule, including data concerning the impact of the proposed rule per the Department's procedure. (Admin Rules Procedure)



TAKE NOTICE the Department of Trust Lands, on behalf of the Board of University and School Lands, will hold a public hearing to address proposed rules and amendments to N.D. Admin. Code Title 85, at 10:00 a.m. CT, on August 26, 2020 at the Fort Totten Room, North Dakota State Capitol, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota.  The purpose of the proposed rules and amendments is to implement additional administrative rules.  The proposed rules and amendments address additional Definitions, Surface Land Management Land Exchange and Land Sales, and Minerals Management Offset Obligations.   

The proposed rules are not expected to have an impact on the regulated community in excess of $50,000.   

The proposed rules may be reviewed at the Department of Trust Lands, 1707 North 9th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota 58501, or online at the web address:  A copy of the proposed rules and/or regulatory analysis may be requested by writing the above address, emailing, or calling (701)328-1918. Written or oral comments on the proposed rules sent to the above address, email address, or telephone number and received by September 8, 2020 will be fully considered.

If you plan to attend the public hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please contact the Department of Trust Lands at the above telephone number or address at least two days prior to the public hearing.

DUE TO COVID -19 and the limited number of people that can be accommodated due to limited capacity, we encourage written or oral comments be submitted as set forth above.  There will be real time public streaming of the public hearing through a Microsoft Teams meeting.  No testimony will be accepted through the Microsoft Teams meeting. 

Information concerning listening access by telephone or through Microsoft Teams:

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Conference ID: 321 400 855#