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January 21, 2015 Lease Sale


The BLM New Mexico State Office will be accepting Expressions of Interests (EOIs) for both the Las Cruces District Office and Rio Puerco Field Office. However, only EOIs received for one of these offices will be offered for sale in the January 2015 Oil & Gas Lease Sale. This decision will be made by April 11, 2014. All other EOIs received for the January 2015 Lease Sale will be considered in future sales. For more information see the BLM to Hold Rotational Federal Oil & Gas Lease Sales news release or contact Becky Hunt, Natural Resource Specialist, at or 505-954-2154.

Document Index
Please note that not all documents may be available at a given time. They will be added as they become available.

DocumentDate(s) Available 

Two Week Public Scoping

  • Nominated Parcels and Maps

Field Office project lead contacts are listed on the nominated parcel webpage.

6/9/2014 through 6/23/2014Two 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 environmental analysis as appropriate.

30 Day Public Review

  • EA & Unsigned FONSI

Comments can be submitted to the BLM NM State Office at the following address:

8/7/2014 through 9/5/2014

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 & Protest Period

  • Sale Notice

10/22/2014 through 11/20/2014

Last day to submit protest: 11/20/2014

Notice of Competitive Lease Sale and lease sale Environmental Assessment (EA) posting with unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Thirty day lease sale protest period begins.


  • Protests Received
  • Protest Response

10/22/2014 or later

Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30 day protest period and BLM responses to the protests and decisions.

Sale Results

  • Sale Results
1/21/2015Summary 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.

EA, FONSI & Decision Record

12/19/2014 or laterFinal lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record (DR).
LR2000 Lease Issuance ReportTBDReport of the leases issued after the sale.