BLM releases public meeting information for proposed NPR-A rule

Proposed rule revises management framework for the protection of subsistence resources and significant cultural and environmental values



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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Land Management will host eight public meetings that will provide forums for the public to learn more about the proposed National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) Rule, announced in early September, and have questions about the rule answered.

The BLM intends to host two virtual and six in-person meetings to provide detailed information about the proposal. The current meeting schedule is:

  • Virtual meeting on Friday, October 6, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AKT. Register at
  • Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. AKT, Dena'ina Center, 600 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska, in the Kahtnu 1 Room
  • Atqasuk, Alaska on Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. AKT, Atqasuk Community Building, 5010 Ekosik Street, Atqasuk, Alaska
  • Nuiqsut, Alaska on Friday, October 13, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. AKT, Kisik Community Center, 2nd Street, Nuiqsut, Alaska

Additional meeting locations and dates will be posted on the NPR-A Rule website.

In addition to these informational public meetings, the BLM wants to hear from the public on the proposed NPR-A Rule. To learn more about this proposed rule, or to provide comments, please visit the Management and Protection of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska proposed rule on The public comment period is open until November 7, 2023.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.