BLM Posts Proposed Parcel List for June Oil and Gas Lease Sale


Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office has posted the proposed list of parcels for the upcoming internet-based quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale, tentatively scheduled for June 12, 2017.  The BLM plans to offer for lease 20 parcels covering 23,733 acres in the Richfield Field Office. 

The sale will be conducted utilizing the EnergyNet internet-based auction system.   Additional details about the internet auction process are included in the Notice of Competitive Lease Sale (NCLS). All 20 parcels are identified as available to oil and gas leasing under the current resource management plan for the Field Office. More information about the parcels, including maps, the environmental assessment and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact, can be found on the lease sales’ National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) project page on BLM’s National NEPA Register at:  http://bit.ly/2lEwIKY

This NCLS initiates a 30-day public protest period. All protests must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., April 10, 2017.  Protests should be as specific as possible.  Those which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process.  Protests may be mailed to the BLM-Utah State Office at 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, or faxed to the attention of Sheri Wysong at (801)539-4237.

For information on how to file a timely protest, please refer to the June 2017 Notice of Competitive Lease Sale, which can be accessed online at:  https://on.doi.gov/2jZe9jU.  Hard copies of the sale notice may also be obtained in person from the BLM-Utah State Office Public Room at the address listed above.

Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that the entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.

For additional information about oil and gas leasing in Utah, please contact Sheri Wysong at (801)539-4067.  Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Release Date

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Bureau of Land Management


Utah State Office


Ryan Sutherland