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October 21, 2014 Oil & Gas Lease Sale

Field Offices with parcels in this lease sale:

Billings Field OfficeButte Field OfficeDillon Field Office
Lewistown Field OfficeMiles City Field Office 

Other Information

Documents and links will be posted as they become available on the publish dates listed below.


Date(s) Available


 Public Scoping

Billings Field Office

Butte Field Office

Dillon Field Office

Lewistown Field Office

Miles City Field Office


Publish Date: March 25, 2014

Comment Period: March 25 - April 9, 2014

Comment Period Closed


Two week public scoping period of nominated lease parcels including the field offices preliminary recommendations and stipulations. Stipulation summaries, GIS shapefiles, and maps are also provided. This allows the public an opportunity to provide comments which are then analyzed and incorporated into the final environmental analysis as appropriate.

30 Day Public Review

Billings Field Offce

Butte Field Office

Dillon Field Office

Lewistown Field Office

Miles City Field Office


Publish Date: May 19, 2014

Comment Period: May 19 - June 20, 2014

Comment Period Closed

Thirty day public review and comment period of the lease sale Environmental Assessment (EA) and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Comments received from the public will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Lease Sale Notice and Protest Period

  • Competitive Sale Notice and List
  • Map of Sale Parcels
  • GIS Data
  • Final Environmental Assessment (EA)

Publish Date: July 23, 2014

Protest Period: July 23 - August 22, 2014

Submit Protests to:
BLM Montana/Dakotas State Director
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings MT, 59101

The Sale Notice includes a list of all sale parcels, legal descriptions, applicable stipulations, and questions and answers about the lease sale process. This section will also include amendments to the original sale notice if changes are made before the sale.

Decision Record & Signed FONSI

  • Decision Record
  • Signed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
Publish Date: On or before October 17, 2014Signed FONSI and Decision Record (DR) for Leasing EA and Lease Sale.

Sale Results (October 21 Sale Date)

  • Competitive Sale Results

Publish Date: October 22, 2014

Summary of the lease sale results. It includes the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale.

Public Comment

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.