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Listed below is the tentative timeline for the March 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:  There are 305 parcels on this lease sale (final number).  Please refer to the document "Parcel List Timeline" for information regarding parcels that have been brought forward from previous lease sales.
IMPORTANT:  Updated maps and GIS shapefiles have been posted under 'Maps'.  The changes reflected in the maps are a result of issues identified during the scoping and comment periods and are analyzed in the Environmental Assessment.
 
 
 
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: 10/10/2018

Comment Period: 15 days
10/11/2018 - 10/25/2018

Submit Comments to:

Mail:

Montana State Office 
Fluid Minerals
Attn: Amy Waring
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59101

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. 
30 Day Public Review
Dear Reader Letter (Public Comment)
Environmental Assessment (EA)
Unsigned FONSI
Publish Date:  11/20/2018

Comment Period:  30 Days
11/21/2018 - 12/21/2018

Submit comments to:

Mail:

Montana State Office 
Fluid Minerals
Attn: Amy Waring
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59101

Electronically:

See Documents, EA
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: 1/31/2019

Protest Period: 30 days
02/01/2019 - 03/03/2019

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: 03/24/2019 Signed Decision Record (DR) and FONSI for Leasing EA and Lease Sale.
Protests Publish Date:03/24/2019 Resolution
Sale Results Publish Date:03/28/2019 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.