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Pinedale Online > News > November 2015 > BLM seeks public comments on May 2016 O&G lease parcels
BLM seeks public comments on May 2016 O&G lease parcels
by Bureau of Land Management
November 2, 2015

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) High Desert District is seeking public comments on the environmental assessment (EA) for the May 2016 Notice of Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale parcel offering.

Thirty-two parcels totaling 29,736.22 acres will be offered within the district, including 11 parcels in the Rawlins Field Office, 13 in the Rock Springs Field Office, four in the Pinedale Field Office, and six in the Kemmerer Field Office. Two parcels are within both the Rawlins and Rock Springs Field Offices.

An EA addresses the impacts of offering 32 parcels that are available for oil and gas leasing. The EA is available online at

Public comments are an essential component of the National Environmental Policy Act process. The public is encouraged to identify issues, concerns, ideas or mitigation opportunities not currently addressed in the EA to help ensure the best possible analysis. Written comments may be mailed or delivered to the BLM High Desert District, Attn: Tom Foertsch, 280 Highway 191 N., Rock Springs WY 82901; faxed to 307-352-0329; or emailed to with "May 2016 Lease Parcels" in the subject line. Comments must be postmarked or delivered by December 2, 2015.

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 may 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.

For more information, please contact Tom Foertsch at 307-352-0249.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the individual above during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the below individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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