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January 28, 2014 Oil & Gas Lease Sale

Field Offices with parcels in this lease sale:

North Dakota Field Office


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


Date(s) Available


 Public Scoping

Publish Date: July 1, 2013

Comment Period: July 1 - July 15, 2013

Submit comments to North Dakota Field Office (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

Publish Date: August 26, 2013

Comment Period: August 26 - September 24, 2013

Submit Comments to North Dakota Field Office (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

Publish Date: October 30, 2013

Protest Period: October 30 - November 29, 2013

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

Publish Date: On or before January 27, 2014 Signed FONSI and Decision Record (DR) for Leasing EA and Lease Sale.

Sale Results (January 28 sale date)

Publish Date: January 29, 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.

Last updated: 04-14-2014