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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received Expressions of Interest (nominations) to sell Federal oil and gas leases on 119 parcels of federal minerals in a future lease sale. The parcels are located within the following field office areas: 

Glasgow Field Office (10)       Havre Field Office (15)           Lewistown Field Office (14)         Butte Field Office (2)            
Dillon Field Office (15)            Miles City Field Office (48)     Billings Field Office (14)              North Dakota Field Office (1)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be offering 23 Federal oil and gas leases in the December lease sale. The parcels are located within the following field office areas: 

Butte Field Office (1)         Havre Field Office (12)                    Miles City Field Office (10) 
               
 
 
 
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: 07/05/2018

Comment Period: 15 days
07/06/2018 - 07/20/2018

Submit Comments to:

Mail:

North Central Montana District 
Division of Oil and Gas
Attn: Thomas Barrett
1220 38th Street North
Great Falls, MT 59405

Electronically:

See Documents, Preliminary Parcel Worksheet
 
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.  
15 Day Public Review
Dear Reader Letter (Public Comment)
Environmental Assessment (EA)
Unsigned FONSI
Publish Date:  08/09/2018

Comment Period:  15 Days
08/10/2018 - 08/24/2018

Submit comments to:

Mail:

North Central Montana District 
Division of Oil and Gas
Attn: Thomas Barrett
1220 38th Street North
Great Falls, MT 59405

Electronically:

See Documents, EA
 
Fifteen 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 enviornmental 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: 10/23/2018

Protest Period: 10 days
10/24/2018 - 11/03/2018

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: 12/10/2018 Signed Decision Record (DR) and FONSI for Leasing EA and Lease Sale.
Protests Publish Date: 12/10/2018 Resolution
Sale Results Publish Date: 12/12/2018 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.