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Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 215 in the Western Planning Area (WPA) in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)

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Minerals Management Service, Interior.


Notice of availability of the proposed NOS for proposed Sale 215.


The MMS announces the availability of the proposed NOS for proposed Sale 215 in the WPA. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides the affected states the opportunity to review the proposed Notice. The proposed Notice sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals.


Comments on the size, timing, or location of proposed Sale 215 are due from the affected states within 60 days following their receipt of the proposed Notice. The final NOS will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days prior to the date of bid opening. Bid opening is currently scheduled for August 18, 2010.

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The proposed NOS for Sale 215 and a “Proposed Notice of Sale Package” containing information essential to potential bidders may be obtained from the Public Information Unit, Gulf of Mexico Region, Minerals Management Service, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394, telephone: (504) 736-2519.

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Dated: March 31, 2010.

S. Elizabeth Birnbaum,

Director, Minerals Management Service.

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[FR Doc. 2010-7713 Filed 4-2-10; 8:45 am]