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BLM seeks public comment on state indemnity selection

(BILLINGS, Mont.) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input on a proposal to transfer certain lands to the State of Montana to satisfy the obligation made by Congress to the State of Montana under its Enabling Act of 1889. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) filed a State Indemnity Selection application with BLM in December 2015. Lands identified in the State's application total approximately 16,000 acres located in Chouteau, Custer, Fallon, Hill, Prairie, Richland, and Yellowstone counties. It is not expected that the total acreage will be needed in order to fulfill the obligation to the State of Montana and complete the project. The lands are administered by the BLM's Billings, Havre, and Miles City Field Offices.

Open house meetings to share information with the public will be hosted by the BLM and the DNRC at the following locations:

November 9, 2016, 5-7 p.m.

BLM Miles City Field Office

Main Conference Room

111 Garryowen Road

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Miles City, Montana 59301

November 10, 2016, 5-7 p.m.

BLM Billings Field Office

Main Conference Room

5001 Southgate Drive

Billings, Montana 59101

November 16, 2016, 4-6 p.m.

BLM Havre Field Office

Main Conference Room

3990 Highway 2 West

Havre, Montana 59501

You do not need to attend a meeting in order to comment. Written comments should be submitted to the Montana State Office, Branch of Realty, Lands and Renewable Energy, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101 on or before December 16, 2016. F

–BLM

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