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THE MCFO EA AND UNSIGNED FONSI FOR THE DECEMBER 2017 SALE HAS BEEN POSTED IN THE DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR A 30-DAY PROTEST PERIOD, BEGINNING 9/13/2017.

"Due to the large number of parcels the sale will take place December 11 and 12, 2017.  
The sale is held online at https://www.energynet.com/govt sales.  Click on the Government Lease Sales icon to view this online lease sale.  Parcels can be viewed online at the EnergyNet website.  Please contact the Montana/Dakotas State Office at 406-896-5007 for questions on the sale."
 
 
 
 
Document                 Date(s) Available          Notes/Comments                                       
Public Scoping                                                                                                                                                                   
•    Nominated Parcels List
•    Nominated Parcel Maps
•    GIS Data (Preliminary List)
•    Dear Reader Letter (Public Scoping)                                                                                                          
                                   
Publish Date: May 16, 2017

Comment Period: May 16 – May 30, 2017.

Submit Comments to:

Email: BLM_MT_Miles_CityFO_Lease_EA@blm.gov

Mail: 
Miles City Field Office
Attention:  Irma Nansel
111 Garryowen Road
Miles City, MT  59301-7000                                                                                    
Two week public scoping period of nominated lease parcels including the field office’s preliminary recommendations and stipulations. Stipulation summaries, GIS shapefiles, and maps are also provided. This allows the public an opportunity to provide comments which are then analyzed and incorporated into the final environmental analysis as appropriate.                                                                                                                       
30 Day Public Review
•    Dear Reader Letter (Public Comment)
•    Environmental Assessment (EA)

                                     
Publish Date: July 11, 2017

Comment Period: July 11 – August 10, 2017

Submit Comments to:

Email: BLM_MT_Miles_CityFO_Lease_EA@blm.gov

Mail: 
Miles City Field Office
Attention:  Irma Nansel
111 Garryowen Road
Miles City, MT  59301-7000
Thirty day public review and comment period of the lease sale Environmental Assessment (EA) and the unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Comments received from the public will be analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.                                                                                                                                    
Lease Sale Notice and Protest Period
•    Competitive Sale Notice and List
•    Map of Sale Parcels
•    GIS Data
•    Final Environmental Assessment (EA)
•    Finding of No Significant Impact (Unsigned)
Publish Date: September 14, 2017

Protest Period
September 14 – October 16, 2017

Submit Protests to:
BLM Montana/Dakotas State Director
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings MT, 59101
Fax:406-896-5292
The Sale Notice includes a list of all sale parcels, legal descriptions, applicable stipulations, and questions and answers about the lease sale process. This section will also include amendments to the original sale notice if changes are made before the sale.
Decision Record and Signed FONSI
•    Decision Record
•    Signed FONSI
Publish Date:  December 12, 2017         Signed Decision Record (DR) and FONSI for Leasing EA and Lease Sale.
Protests         Publish Date:  December 12, 2017  
Sale Results     Publish Date:  December 12, 2017     Summary of the lease sale results. It includes the total number and acreage of parcels sold and the net revenue (bonus bids, fees and first-year rentals) generated from the sale.
 Public Comment:  Before including your address, phone number, e-mail adderess, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying inofrmation, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.