From May 17 through May 31, 2013, the Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office accepted public input regarding five parcels containing approximately 5,444 acres of federal mineral estate located in Dolores, Montrose, and San Miguel counties, Colorado nominated for consideration during the February 2014 Oil & Gas Lease Sale (TRFO NEPA Action #13-27).
On July 10, 2013, the BLM announced the temporary deferral of the five parcels. The deferral provides the BLM with additional time to conduct further analysis of the proposed lease parcels. Once the analysis is completed, the parcels may be offered again, perhaps as early as the May 2014 Lease Sale.
Questions regarding this lease proposal should be directed to BLM Natural Resource Specialist Tracy Perfors at 970-317-1534. To learn more about oil and gas leasing on federal lands, visit: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/oilandgas.html