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Call for Nominations and Comments for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office is issuing a call for nominations and comments on all unleased tracts for the upcoming National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska (NPR-A) Oil and Gas Lease Sale, including tracts currently unavailable for leasing under the 2013 NPR-A Integrated Activity Plan.


BLM Alaska must receive all nominations and comments on these tracts for consideration on or before September 6, 2017.


Mail nominations and/or comments to: State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, Mailstop 13, Anchorage, AK 99513-7504.

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Wayne Svejnoha, BLM Alaska Energy and Minerals Branch Chief, 907-271-4407. People who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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The BLM is issuing this call for nominations and comments on all tracts within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska and for tracts available for leasing under the upcoming NPR-A Oil and Gas Lease Sale, pursuant to 43 CFR 3131.2. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your nominations and/or comments, 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 map of the petroleum reserve showing all tracts and areas available for leasing is online at​programs/​energy-and-minerals/​oil-and-gas/​leasing/​regional-lease-sales/​alaska.

To describe the tracts you are nominating for leasing or when providing comments, please use the NPR-A maps, legal descriptions of the tracts, and additional information available through the Web site. The BLM also requests comments on tracts that should receive special consideration or analysis.

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Bud Cribley,

State Director, Alaska.

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[FR Doc. 2017-16604 Filed 8-4-17; 8:45 am]