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July 15, 2014 Oil & Gas Lease Sale

Field Offices with parcels in this lease sale:

North Dakota Field Office

South 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: December 16, 2013

Comment Period: December 16 - December 31, 2013

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: February 10, 2014

Comment Period: February 10 - March 12, 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

North Dakota

South Dakota

Publish Date: April 16, 2014

Protest Period: April 16 - May 16, 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

North Dakota

South Dakota

Publish Date: On or before July 14, 2014 Signed FONSI and Decision Record (DR) for Leasing EA and Lease Sale.

Sale Results (July 15 Sale Date)


Publish Date: July 16, 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: 07-16-2014