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BLM Alaska announces the Call for Nominations and Comments for the 2016 National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) Oil & Gas Lease Sale
BLM published a notice in the Federal Register calling for nominations and comments on available tracts to be considered for its fall 2016 oil and gas lease sale in the NPR-A. The notice announces a 30-day period in which interested parties may nominate or comment on available tracts. The Federal Register notice is the first step in the process leading up to the next oil and gas lease sale, which is tentatively scheduled for fall of 2016. BLM Alaska must receive all nominations and comments on these tracts for consideration on or before May 2, 2016. Read More>
Planning 2.0: Input Sought for Resource Management Planning Proposed Rule
BLM is seeking input on its ongoing Planning 2.0 initiative, an effort to rethink the resource management plans that provide the framework for the management of public lands.
In response to requests from the public, the BLM has extended the comment period on the proposed planning rule by 30 days. The comment period now closes on May 25, 2016. Learn more>
Proposed Rule | Categorical Exclusion | Economic Analysis | Fact Sheet | Video | More About Planning 2.0
Donlin Gold Project Draft EIS Public Meeting
Approximately 170 people attended an Anchorage public meeting about the Donlin Gold Project Draft EIS on Jan. 28, 2016. For a full schedule of public meetings and subsistence hearings, please visit the Donlin EIS website. The public comment period has been extended to May 31, 2016.
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