BLM seeks comments on analysis of oil and gas lease sale in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas
NORMAN, OK - The Bureau of Land Management is seeking input on the analysis of 25 parcels across Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas for the June 2018 competitive oil and gas lease sale.
The BLM Oklahoma Field Office is asking the public to review and provide comment on the June 7, 2018, Oklahoma Field Office Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale Environmental Assessment that proposes 25 parcels for oil and gas lease sales in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The 30-day public comment period begins Dec. 20 and concludes Jan. 19, 2018.
The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 and the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands of 1947, as amended, require the BLM to promote exploration and development of Federal minerals. Providing an opportunity for individuals and/or companies to lease identified Federal mineral estate through a competitive lease sale process also meets the Department of the Interior’s goal of strengthening America’s energy independence. Additional information can be obtained in the preliminary EA, available online at https://www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/oil-and-gas/leasing/regional-lease-sales/new-mexico.
Public comments are an important component of the National Environmental Policy Act process and help identify issues, concerns and mitigation opportunities that may not be covered in the preliminary EA. Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Oklahoma Field Office, 201 Stephenson Parkway, Suite 1200, Norman, OK 73072, Attn: June 2018 Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale; or fax them to the office at 405-579-7101. Comments may also be submitted electronically at email@example.com with “June 2018 Oil and Gas Lease Sale” in the subject line.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 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 your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.