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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Eastern States Office of External Affairs
 
Release Date: 03/26/13
Contacts: Davida Carnahan , 202-912-7713 , dcarnahan@blm.gov

Oil and Gas Lease Sale Scheduled in June at Bureau of Land Management Eastern States Office


SPRINGFIELD, Va. – The Bureau of Land Management Eastern States (BLM ES) office will hold a quarterly, competitive oil and gas lease sale on June 20, 2013, at the BLM ES office located at 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia. The sale is open to the public. Parking is available. The Public Room at the BLM ES office will open at 8:00 a.m.; registration begins at 9:00 a.m.; bidding at the oral auction will begin at 10:00 a.m.

The BLM ES is offering seven parcels containing 668.82 acres of Federal lands in the states of Louisiana and Michigan. Parcels are offered in Rapides and Caddo parishes in Louisiana and Newaygo County, Michigan.

A Notice of Interest that describes the competitive lease sale, the mineral parcels, and stipulations is available at http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/minerals/nominated_parcels.html. Comments will be received at any time, however, protests must be received before 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, April 23, 2013.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 03-26-2013