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(BILLINGS, Mont.) – (RealEstateRama) – The BLM has opened a 30-day public comment period for nominated oil and gas lease parcels located in Montana and North Dakota. The comment period runs August 15-September 14, 2019, and is intended to solicit public input on issues and potential impacts described in the Environmental Assessment.

Parcels nominated for inclusion on the December sale are located in Powder River and Richland counties in Montana and Burke, Divide, and Williams counties in North Dakota.

Updated information on the sale and information on how to submit electronic comments is available on the BLM ePlanning website at Comments can also be mailed to the Bureau of Land Management, Division of Oil and Gas, Attn: Tessa Wallace, 1220 38th Street North, Great Falls, MT 59405.

Those who provide comments are advised that before including their address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information, they should be aware that the entire comment – including the personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While those commenting can ask in their comments to withhold personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.

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