BLM opens public scoping for oil, gas lease parcels sale |

BLM opens public scoping for oil, gas lease parcels sale

The Bureau of Land Management has opened a 15-day public scoping period on six nominated Oil and Gas Lease parcels located in Garfield, Sheridan, Richland, and Roosevelt counties Montana. The public scoping period will end Oct. 21, 2015. A parcel list and maps are available at

This public scoping process is intended to solicit input on issues, impacts and potential alternatives that the BLM will address in an upcoming NEPA document and is only the first of several opportunities for the public to comment on this Oil and Gas Lease Sale.

The lease sale is tentatively scheduled for May 4, 2016. The final acreage amount will be determined after the full public review process.

The public is welcome to contribute comments regarding these lease parcel nominations by one of the following methods:


Mail: Miles City Field Office

Attention: Irma Nansel

111 Garryowen Road

Miles City, MT 59301-7000

Those who provide comments are advised that before including their address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information, they should be aware that the entire comment – including the personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While those commenting can ask in their comments to withhold personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so.

For more information contact the BLM Miles City Field Office at (406) 233-3653.

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