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It is the mission of the Bureau of Land Management to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Listed below is the tentative timeline for the September 24, 2019 Oil and Gas Lease Sale.  
All documents associated with this Lease Sale are posted under the documents link on the left hand side of your screen.
The GIS data and parcel maps are posted under the Maps and Data link on the left hand side of your screen.
To submit comments electronically through this site click on the documents link and then click on the "Comment on Document" button on the right hand side of the screen.

IMPORTANT!  30-day Public Comment period will begin on 5/17/19 and run through 6/16/19.  
 
 
 
Document Date(s) Avialable Notes/Comments
Public Scoping
Nominated Parcels List
Nominated Parcel Maps
GIS Data (Preliminary List)
Dear Reader Letter (Public Scoping)
Publish Date: 04/04/2019

Comment Period: 15 days
04/04/2019 - 04/19/2019
**Extended to 04/23/2019

Submit Comments to:

Electronically:

See Documents, Preliminary Parcel Worksheet

Mail:          Bureau of Land Management          
                  North Central Montana District
                  Division of Oil and Gas
                  Attn:  Tessa Wallace
                  1220 38th Street N
                  Great Falls, MT 59405
 
 
Contact:     Tessa Wallace (406) 791-7768
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)
Unsigned FONSI
Publish Date:  05/15/2019

Comment Period:  30 Days
05/17/2019 - 06/16/2019

Submit comments to:

Electronically:

See Documents, EA

Mail:          Bureau of Land Management          
                  North Central Montana District
                  Division of Oil and Gas
                  Attn:  Tessa Wallace
                  1220 38th Street N
                  Great Falls, MT 59405
 
 
Contact:     Tessa Wallace (406) 791-7768
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 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:  07/31/2019

Protest Period: 30 days
07/31/2019 - 08/30/2019

Submit Protests to:

Electronically:

See Documents, Final EA

Mail:       BLM Montana/Dakotas State Director
               5001 Southgate Drive
               Billings, MT 59101

Or 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
Environmental Assessment
Signed FONSI
Publish Date:09/23/2019 Signed Decision Record (DR) and FONSI for Leasing EA and Lease Sale.
Protests Publish Date:09/24/2019 Resolution    
Sale Results Publish Date:09/25/2019 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