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April 20, 2016 Lease Sale


April 7, 2016
Additional Amendment Made to the BLM’s April 20, 2016 Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Amendment No. 2 to the April 2016 Oil and Gas Lease Sale

March 4, 2016
BLM Amends the April 2016 Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Amendment No. 1 to the April 2016 Oil and Gas Lease Sale

February 25, 2016 - The New Mexico State Office has received a large number of protest letters for this lease sale. We are currently processing the protests and will post them to this site as soon as possible. We currently do not have an anticipated posting date. Please continue to monitor this website for updates on the protests.

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

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

8/31/2015 through 9/14/2015Two 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

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

10/29/2015 through 11/27/2015

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

1/20/2016 through 2/19/2016
Last day to submit protest: 2/19/2016

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.


2/22/2016 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

4/20/2016Summary 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

3/28/2016 or laterFinal lease sale EA with signed FONSI and Decision Record (DR).
LR2000 Lease Issuance ReportTBDReport of the leases issued after the sale.

The BLM New Mexico State Office will only be considering Expressions of Interests (EOIs) received for the Oklahoma Field Office (Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma) in the April 2016 Oil & Gas Lease Sale. All other EOIs received for the April 2016 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.

Confidentiality Policy
Any comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, you submit may be made available for public review. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.