Bureau of Land Management Nevada issues notice for oil and gas lease sale


Bureau of Land Management

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Reno, NV — Following an injunction from the Western District of Louisiana, today the Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office issued a final Environmental Assessment and sale notice for June 14, 2022, Oil and Gas Lease Sale.

Today’s notice incorporates recommendations from the Department of the Interior’s Report on the Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program, as well as other reports issued by the Governmental Accountability Office and Congressional Budget Office.

The BLM is applying a first-ever increased royalty rate of 18.75% for the leases sold in the current competitive lease sales, in keeping with rates charged by states and private landowners.

The BLM Nevada State Office will move forward with Alternative B, as analyzed in the environmental assessment (DOI-BLM-NV-B000-2021-0007-OTHER_NEPA), by offering 5 parcels totaling 2,560 acres in Nye County on public lands managed by the Battle Mountain District Office. The parcels will be offered at the online oil and gas lease sale scheduled for June 14, 2022; the sale can be accessed at www.energynet.com; the parcels may also be viewed on the EnergyNet website approximately 10 days after today’s posting of the Notice of Competitive Lease Sale on the BLM Nevada oil and gas web page at https://www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/oil-and-gas/leasing/regional-lease-sales/nevada.

Additionally, today’s posting of the sale notice initiates a 30-day public protest period that ends on May 18, 2022. You may file a protest either by hand delivery, by telefax or mailed in hardcopy form. You may NOT file a protest by electronic mail. A protest filed by fax must be sent to (775) 861-6606. We will dismiss a protest sent to a fax number other than the fax number identified or a protest filed by electronic mail. BLM must receive all protests by 4:00 p.m., on May 18, 2022

Links to the environmental assessment, maps, parcel lists, Notice of Competitive Lease Sale, and proposed lease stipulations are available online at the BLM ePlanning website at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2015604/510.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 7-1-1 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The TRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

The National Fluid Lease Sale System includes information on current and upcoming BLM lease sales.

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.