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BLM Seeks Input on Public Lands Nominated for Oil and Gas Exploration

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From the Bureau of Land Management:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is asking the public to review and provide comment on parcels of public land nominated for potential oil and gas exploration and development.  The 30-day public comment period concludes Friday, July 11, 2014.

The BLM received requests to lease 193 nominated parcels of public land, totaling 406,653 acres.  The parcels have been analyzed for potential impacts in the preliminary environmental assessment (EA), in accordance with the Oil & Gas Leasing Reform mandated in 2010.  Lease stipulations identified in the Ely Resource Management Plan (2008) are attached to some parcels to help protect certain resources.  The preliminary EA is available for public review at: https://www.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=dispatchToPatternPage&currentPageId=52317.

Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Ely District Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 89301, Attn: Travis Young or fax them to Young at (775) 289-1910.  Comments may also be submitted electronically at https://www.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=dispatchToPatternPage&currentPageId=52318.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 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 your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

A Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale is scheduled on December 9, 2014.  Additional information about the sale is available at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/minerals/leasable_minerals/oil___gas/oil_and_gas_leasing.html

From the Bureau of Land Management
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