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BLM seeks comment on February lease sale

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The New Mexico division of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico is holding a two-week public comment period on the environmental analysis for its Feb. 6, 2020 oil and gas lease sale.

Seventy-two parcels (17,464.42 acres) of federal minerals are proposed for lease, located in Eddy, Lea, Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties in New Mexico, and Kingfisher, Roger Mills and Cheyenne counties in Oklahoma.

By statute, the BLM is required to offer quarterly oil and gas lease sales of available federal lands.

Public comments will be accepted electronically via the BLM Land Use Planning and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Register (ePlanning). The BLM website, blm.gov., links to the ePlanning site.

Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your public scoping 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 we will be able to do so.

For more info, call BLM Land Law Examiner Lourdes Ortiz at 505-954-2136.