Cut off for Accepting Expressions of Interest
February 1, 2016
30 Day Public Scoping
Field Office project lead contacts are listed on the nominated parcel webpage.
May 9 - June 8, 2016
Thirty day public scoping period of nominated lease parcels including 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
Tres Rios Field Office
Comments on these documents should be submitted to the individual field offices.
August 9 - September 8, 2016
Thirty day public review and comment period of the lease sale Environmental Assessment (EA) or Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) 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.
November 10, 2016
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.
November 10-December 12, 2016
Lease sale protests received from the public during the 30-day protest period and the BLM's responses to the protests and decisions.
For information on how to file a protest, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
February 9, 2017
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.
EA, FONSI & Decision Record
February 8, 2017 or later
Final lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record (DR).
LR2000 Lease Issuance Report
Report of the leases issued after the sale.